Share Our Stories

One of the highlights of Reunion was discovering, in both formal programs and informal conversations, the inspiring projects and experiences of classmates.

IMG_0142Susan Spoehrer Elliott recounted the digital revolution since graduation, her experiences as a woman working in the technology field, and the challenges she faced in establishing and expanding a globally successful IT company. Susan graciously provided all classmates with a copy of her book, Across the Divide.

IMG_0176Eileen Ouellette, with her extensive background in pediatrics and law, reviewed the many changes in medicine since graduation, discussing in detail cardiology, immunization, and genetic testing and their implications for the future.

IMG_0177Rosalie Horne Franks spent five years interviewing Holocaust survivors, US POWs, and military personnel for the Steven Spielberg Survivors of the Shoah Foundation. Fascinated with oral histories, Rosalie now assists families to preserve their memories on video as she interviews and creates the “Story of You” through her company, RH Franks Productions.

IMG_0611Ruth Rahn Budd shared information about her just completed memoir, From Generation to Generation: A Family History, a riveting and extensively documented account of her family’s escape from Nazi Germany and subsequent relocation to Colorado. The book is available at

‘Lyn Brown Follett, although physically not with us at Reunion, was represented with one of her beautiful poems accompanying a photography exhibit of flowers in the Lyman Plant House.