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Karen Laino Giannuzzi

There is not too much news to report and the news I have is pre-Holiday season. We are now in the New Year and snow and frigid temperatures have hit many of us. I managed a 10 day cruise to the southern Caribbean just before Christmas so that certainly helped face the January frigid temperatures. I hope all of you had lovely holidays.
On a rather sad note, our classmate MaryAnn BURNS passed away suddenly late 2017. The University published and sent out the news to our class so hopefully you saw the notice. We will all continue to miss MaryAnn since she did so much for our class over the years, especially for the 40th reunion while I was still overseas. Rest in Peace.
Hearing from Penny GOODSTEIN was a pleasure. She stated she had a great time at our 45th and regretted not having participated in the past but plans to make that long trek from Anchorage once again for our 50th. Penny, after retirement, took on the presidency of two local non-profit groups, the Interfaith Council in Anchorage and the Turnagain Community Arts Alliance. Penny and Dan’s children have decided Anchorage is the place to be since her daughter and grandsons have made their home there and her son, a newly ordained reform Rabbi, and his wife and son have come back to their home synagogue. As Penny wrote, “Life in Anchorage is good.”
One day wandering the streets of York, Pa., I stopped in a lovely gift shop full of unusual items and while talking to the owner, I found out Carolyn SUTTON Morris is a graduate of UMW, Class of ’79. We had a wonderful “get to know you “chat. she has had such a variety of jobs and careers over the years, and now has added teaching a course at York College on business and organization. She has plans eventually to move back home to Fredericksburg. It is always fun to meet former classmates in unusual places.
I hear from others in our class like Liz KEITH, Barbara EXLINE Staller (who lived in Betty Lewis but left to graduate from Ursinus in Pa.) Terry TUCKER (we have promised to get back in touch this year,) Diana “Diney” LIVINGSTON, but all said they had no updates to provide at this time. So I publish their names to encourage all of us to keep up with each other and send news!
Mary McPHERSON (“Fred”) and I still co-chair the College of Arts and Sciences Advisory Board but will have given that up by the time this is published. For both of us, it has been a great honor to take on that role but there comes a time to let someone else step up to the role.
We have a lot to do to get ready for our 50th reunion. WHAT???? 50 years since graduating??? How can that be?? Where did those decades go? Well I sincerely wish that we have as many as possible from our class come together to celebrate this milestone. You will be hearing from several of us over the next months and years.