50th Reunion: October 14–16, 2011!

Richard “Dick” Rundell is retiring after 35 years of teaching German and film studies at New Mexico State University in Las Cruces, most recently as department head of languages and linguistics.


Bruce Boyd ’62 reports that 39 people showed up for a reunion of Phi Gamma Delta in Las Vegas in April. The group gathered for dinners and reminiscing. “There was a bond formed between us many years ago, and this bond has been reinforced by the wonderful experience of seeing each other again and interacting in strikingly different but wonderful ways,” Bruce said.

A documentary film by two CC alumni was screened at the Texas Black Film Festival in February 2011. “Luc Marlin, artiste et enseignant martiniquais” is the work of Ann Scarboro ’63 and Susan Wilcox. It features Luc Marlin, an acclaimed French Caribbean artist and teacher, as he talks about his paintings, French Caribbean history, and culture from his studio in Fort-de-France, Martinique. Ann and Susan teamed up 11 years ago to produce a series, “Ethnic Expressions from the Mosaic of the Americas,” which includes films about artist Victor Anicet, poets Aime Cesaire and Jocelyn Valverde, and writers Maryse Conde, Raphael Confiant, and Edwidge Dandicat. Ann has her Ph.D. in French Caribbean literature, and Susan founded her videography company in 1990.


Ben Eastman retired from teaching at the end of the 2010–11 school year. “Forty-eight years is enough, even with the satisfactions. It’s time to do something else,” he says.

Harris Sherman ’64 and Bill Hochman


Professor Emeritus of History Bill Hochman and Harris Sherman recently reunited at Sherman’s office at the U.S. Department of Agriculture. Said Prof. Hochman: “Harris was one of my favorite students of all time. He was my advisee through four years. He wrote a distinction thesis in history with me that probed the intention of the framers of the 14th amendment. In it he showed, contrary to some views, that the framers certainly wrote the amendment to protect the rights of the newly freed slaves. I have referred some prominent legal beagles to that undergraduate enterprise. Later, he used the same kind of inquiry using original sources in an appearance before the U.S. Supreme Court to argue that the Bureau of Indian Affairs was created not only to protect the interests of Native Americans, but also to be a government agency run by them. He won the case. Of course, it was a great thrill to visit him in his office in the Department of Agriculture in Washington.”


An Arbor Day Foundation award was presented to Tom Zetterstrom ’67 of Canaan, Conn. Tom received the Public Awareness of Trees Award for bringing attention to the importance of planting and preserving trees. Tom is founding director of Elm Watch, and he has worked to protect and plant hundreds of American elm trees over the past 12 years. His photographs of trees are known throughout the country, and have been displayed in university galleries and national museums over the past three decades.

45th Cluster Reunion: October 14–16, 2011!

Edward Loosli has been working on a community wildlife project in Kenya (KenyaMaasaiWildlife.blogspot.com). He is working in cooperation with Maasai pastoralists living in the wildlife dispersal area of Nairobi National Park. The Kenya Wildlife Foundation was started in 2000 to promote and implement conservation projects. Ed is a professional cameraman who worked for Steve Sabol ’65, NFL Films, and the United Nations.



45th Cluster Reunion: October 14–16, 2011!


Todd Ballantine, co-owner and director of science, education, and sustainability for Ballantine Environmental Resources (www.toddballantine.com), has joined the Boulder Chamber Board of Directors’ Community Affairs Council in Boulder, Colo. Todd is an award-winning environmental scientist, community leader, journalist, and best-selling author. In his new role, he will advise the CAC on environmental and sustainability issues.