1970s L. P. Suzanne Atkinson (’72) has recently released her second book, and first novel, titled Ties That Bind (Friesen Press, June 2014). Her first book, a work of creative non-fiction called Emily’s Will Be Done was released last year (Friesen Press July 2013). She is currently working on a series of four novels to be set in a small town in northern Alberta. Suzanne and her husband, David Weintraub, make Eagle Head, NS their home. http://lpsabooks.wix. com/lpsabooks# Rick Patterson (’72) writes, “After picking up two more degrees at UNB, I spent 32 years working in the education system here in Fredericton, first as a teacher and then for 10 years in the district office. In addition to this full time work I operated a beef farm for many years outside of Fredericton. I still play soccer, currently finishing my 27th year in the local Masters League. Since retirement I have a small business here in New Maryland where I build cedar kayaks. Check them out at www.pattersonkayaks.ca.” Jo-Ann (Roberts) Kelly (’77) retired this December after 25 years with the CBC. Jo-Ann was the host of the Victoria radio program All Points West, as well as serving for several years as Information Morning’s host in Moncton. MARSHLANDS INN Serving Mount Allison alumnae, students, families and the University for eight decades. Offering 18 unique guest rooms, fine dining for up to 80 people, weddings, meeting facilities, banquets and small conferences. 1980s Sue (’80) and Paul Logan (’78) have retired after 33 years of teaching. Sue taught string music and ran the Dartmouth All-City Music Program and Paul taught grade primary for the past 20 years. Their new endeavour has been the creation of Rink Ratz: The Hockey Card Game, found in over 40 retail stores across Canada, including Sackville’s very own The Crofter. They have been very busy teaching the game to everyone who will listen! Dean Jobb’s (’80) new book Empire of Deception: The Incredible Story of a Master Swindler Who Seduced a City and Captivated the Nation, will be published in May 2015 by Algonquin Books in the U.S. and HarperCollins Canada. It’s the true story of a brazen con man who hoodwinked the elite of 1920s Chicago before escaping to a new life of luxury in Nova Scotia (details at www. empireofdeception.com). Dean is an associate professor in the School of Journalism at the University of King’s College in Halifax. Anne Pratt (’80) writes, “I am traveling this year, to France, Greece, Croatia, New Zealand, and to Newfoundland of course. Taking the time to blog and rediscover my love of art history. Thank you Mount Allison!” http://lattitude50.blogspot.ca/ Anne (Dempsey) Rodger (’81) writes, “My mother, Joan Dempsey and our entire family would like to extend our deep appreciation to the Class of 1955 for their generous contribution in establishing The Ron Dempsey Bursary Fund. We know that many students who are in financial need will benefit from their kindness. This would mean the world to our father Ron, who served as Lifetime President, Class of 1955.” 55 Bridge Street Sackville, NB E4L 3N8 1-800-561-1266 info@marshlands.nb.ca www.marshlands.nb.ca Jim Musgrave, QC (’82) was the recipient of the national Lionel J. McGowan Award of Excellence in Dispute Resolution, awarded by the ADR Institute of Canada. Jim is a partner and chartered mediator in the Halifax office of Cox & Palmer. Beth Johnston (’84) is the minister of Avon United Church (Hantsport Pastoral Charge). Heather English (’86) recently received a doctorate, earning the degree of Doctor of Education (EdD) in Human and Organizational Learning from The George Washington University in Washington, DC. John A. Keith (’86) has been appointed to the Queen’s Counsel. He is a partner at Cox and Palmer (Halifax). Alumni gathering in honour of Mark Dickie’s (’75) 60th birthday in Springbrook, PEI, August 2013. From left to right, back row: Jerry Inman (’79), Dave Betts (’75), Bill Phemister (’72), Mark Dickie (’75), Fred Watkins (’79), George Inman (’75), Jim Carpenter (’75), Kathy (McMillan) Mills (’77), Betty (Pullin) Lamont (’78), Joe Mills (’76), Harry Lamont (’75). Kneeling, left to right: Jan (Dickie) Watkins (’78), Chelsea Dickie (’13), Cheryl (Porter) Inman (’79), and Allison Watkins (’15). Dr. Alice Gaudine (’77) has been appointed dean of Memorial University’s School of Nursing, for a five-year term. 33