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Class of ’66

June 8, 2020

More news from our 55th reunion in October: The Class of ’66 has raised $7,188,066, which breaks the record for prior Classes’ 55th reunions. To achieve that, we had 612 donors—another record! Barbara Frost Nilmeier is happily and fully retired from the travel industry after 30-plus years as an agent in Walnut Creek. She has been a Cal football season ticket holder since 1966 but will miss her first Big Game since 1960.

Judy Coates Scotchmoor is fully retired but busier than ever—mostly giving back through nonprofit work in Sonoma. Ever the optimist, she has reserved a hotel room in Pasadena every year in the hopes that she will actually use it for the Rose Bowl.

Living in Sun Valley, Idaho, Mary Jane Burns enjoyed an academic career as a political science professor at Idaho State University in Pocatello. Her interests are golf, skiing, hiking, biking, and travel.

Carol McDonald Palmer lives in the Central Valley near two of her four sons and five of her twelve grandchildren. She retired from 30-plus years of teaching in the West Contra Costa Unified School District a little over two years ago. Carol enjoys swimming and martial arts.

Linda Schacht Gage still lives in Berkeley. She has retired from journalism as well as teaching journalism at Cal. Nevertheless, she is continuing to serve on the Daily Californian board and is helping the publication celebrate its 150th anniversary.

Ron Stolowitz reports that he still loves Berkeley, as does his 23-month-old granddaughter. Two of his three children are also Bears.

Kathleen Canrinus has been writing stories from her life since retiring from teaching elementary school. In January, her debut memoir, The Lady with the Crown: A Story of Resilience, was published by Fuze. What’s next? A collection of short stories.

Class Secretary: Mary Beth Mulvey Buck, 212 East 63rd St, New York, NY 10065,

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