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32 / Fall 2011 / RECORD
Toronto, Jonathan near Truro, and two grand-
children, Stella and Carter in Toronto. Would
love to hear from past classmates --"
On Aug. 26 '11,
Diana Locke ('73)
after 35 years of federal service. Diana began
her federal career in the U.S. Army. Then,
after a brief break teaching biology and
chemistry in Washington, D.C., she worked
for the Smithsonian Institute at the National
Zoo, Naval Intelligence, and finally, for the
Environmental Protection Agency, where
she spent 27 years. Diana was already quite
busy with gardening, church choir, golf, ski-
ing, yoga, the gym, and attending symphony
concerts, and now hopes to devote more time
to these activities. In January, she will begin
a three-month long training class to become
a certified Master Gardener. Diana's husband,
Robert Toense (University of Maryland alum)
retired in July.
As Commanding Officer of Nova Scotia's RCMP,
Steve Graham ('75)
oversees 48 detach-
ments, as well as HQ offices in Halifax Regional
Municipality, and 1,271 employees. Graham
is the first person to serve as Commanding
Officer in all three Maritime Provinces, and
is also the acting Deputy Commissioner for
Atlantic Canada. He was recently featured in
Saltscapes magazine.
Surendra Deo
`Chas' ('78)
writes, "Just
to let you know that I feel very old at 54 and
remember Mount A and Trueman with great
affection. Since leaving I became a medi-
cal practitioner, but now mostly involved in
professional regulation and education as
associate director for University of London
and advisor to the General Medical Council in
the UK."
Dan Steeves ('81)
was inducted into the
Royal Canadian Academy of Arts (RCA) in the
media area of printmaking. The process is one
where he was nominated and elected by his
peers to receive his official designation.
On May 27 '11 at the Canadian Academic
Accounting Association AGM
Alan Webb ('85)
was presented with the L.S. Rosen Outstanding
Educator Award. In his thank you speech Alan
acknowledged the profound impact Mount A
Commerce Professor Emeritus
Dan Patridge
had on both his undergraduate education
and on his pursuit of an academic accounting
career. Alan earned his CA designation in '87
and his PhD from the University of Alberta in
'01. He has been on faculty at the School of
Accounting and Finance at the University of
Waterloo since '00.
Four grads of 1985 recently got together at
their 30-year high school reunion at Three
Oaks Senior High in Summerside, PEI. From left
to right are:
Linda Taylor
Dianna Phillips
Natalie Campbell Simmons
, and
Wayne Simmons
In Jul. '11
Chris Hawkes ('86)
completed his
third Ironman Triathlon in Austria (swim 3.8K,
bike 180K, run 42.2K). It was a real family affair
with wife
Linda Taylor ('85)
and daughters
Jessica and Melissa, pictured with Chris. He
says, "Austria was beautiful! Jessica can't wait