STUDY IN GREECE
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oMaryann Hrichak o Margaret Moody Moran eTom
Gevas ‘Anthea-Maria Poole
°Anne Vicory e Kent Dunlap
total this year was $11 5 and contributions ranged from $7.50 to $35.
Dennison Sakellariou joined Study in Greece
in May. 1986. as Assistant Director. taking over from Laura Griner. A long-time resident of Greece. a poet and a New Englan der. Becky is a graduate in literature
of Antioch College. Yellow
She comes to Study
in Greece with work experience in
publishing, editing. writing, public relations and
organizing. Presently she is working on her MA in Education with a focus in
Counseling and helping raise her two teenage boys.
Judy Flaherty is Study in Greece’s new Housing Coordinator
since November. 1985. Originally from Massachusetts.
she came to Greece in 19,73 and spent 14 year
as a “pink collar worker.” i.e. mother and housewife. Her previous work
experience includes employment in a bank, as a legal secretary. and in a shoe import firm. She has two healthy daughters.
Dorothy Twelves, SIG’s new Office Coor dinator began with us in
April. 1986. Although British in nationality, she likes to think of herself as
Greek. All together. she has
been in Greece
for eight years. but her secretarial and office work
has taken her to places we only read about: Libya. Zambia. the
Scottish highlands (there she managed a hunting lodge). Dorothy was a
grandmother before she ever went abroad, and she reminds us that life doesn’t
start only at 40. but also at 50. 60 or whenever you
Our official address has been changed back to Neofronos 1, GR-161 21 Athens, Greece.
Office operations and the library have new headquarters across the campus and
down the hill. Office hours:
9-2. Telephone: 723-8825.
From this year on, Study in Greece will be
subletting its student apartments in the summer months. If you plan to be in Athens between June 10
and August 10, any summer, write and we’ll send you all the information.
IIL EAI1HNIKH MOYIIKH
For every $20 donation we will send you our
Greek music tape free. Separate purchases of the tape and explanatory sheet
cost $8. Make checks payable to Katharine M. Butterworth.
have lost track of the following alums. Some newsletters have been returned;
other alums have no addresses.
Does anyone have information on what
they’re up to or where they can be located?
*Kenneth A. Siegel
- CONTRIBUTIONS -
thanks to Alumni who contributed in 1985-86:
in Greec&s library has been
lovingly and painstakingly acquired over the years T-he one single thing our students continually express desire for is more
books, either new or second copies.
Every year there are at least two major books published on modern Greece. We need
a copy of these in the library.
All of your contributions go directly to the library. The book purchased is
inscribed with your name and the year you attended Study in Greece. Is
there a special, remembered book you would like us to buy with your name as
donor in the front? Is there a specific area you’d like us to purchase more
texts in? When you think of Study in Greece, think books and send
us a donation.
Alexis Alexandris discovered extensive archives at the Ministry of
Foreign Affairs that documented a Greek holocaust in 1920-1922 with statistics
of over 700,000 Greeks killed. He has written an article on this as a rebuttal tà another one which claimed there was no such event. He
also attended a conference in New
York in May on Greek, Turkish and American relations.
His four year old son. Nicholas. is
showing an extremely advanced interest and skill in languages. already speaking French. Greek and English!
Katharine Butterworth has recently climbed 35 mountain peaks; studied Greek
with Maria LaIna; attended an outstanding
environmental, ecology conference on Zakynthos;
stayed for two weeks in James Cerruti’s Santorini hermitage; spent one month on Zakynthos
as a volunteer for the Greek Turtle project; and finally, is doing an
independent study in Fernand Braudel’s
works. Steven Diamant gave a paper on “Problems in Aegean Prehistoric
Archaeology” at a conference organized by the University of Manchester.
spring. Presently he is finishing Lip his
written work on the Franchthi Cave.
Lambrini Dimitriadou acted in an Athens production of John
Alden’s “Live Like Pigs” and had a part in the film “Meteoro Kai Skia.” about a young
Greek poet. which won 4 prizes at the 1985
Thessaloniki Film Festival. She is presently involved in theatrical studio work
with a group of professional and amateur actors.
writes. “After 6 1/2 years (that’s 13
semesters) of working for Study in Greece. I’m moving on. I’ll still
be living in Athens.
though. In September I start work as a computer
programmer. of all things. A friend who has a software
company will be training me in the development of database programs for Greek
businesses. This is entirely different from anything I’ve done up-to no-w, so
I’m approaching it with some. trepidation, but great
curiosity. I will miss the contact with all of you but I’m excited about
entering a new phase of my life. More news next year.”
F’etã icat xapã ctç!s.
Yannis Hans continues
to write for Anti and travels occasionally to Patmos.
Dionysis Kapsalis will be taking a sabbatical this year to finish his PhD
thesis. “Autobiography in the Poetry of Kavafy.”
He is also at work on an article on Andreas Embirikos.
the surrealist poet.
Kostas Karamanlis is practising law and just
published his PhD thesis. Venizelos and Greece’s
External Relations —
has taken a teaching position in Greek
History at City College of New York. He
will be doing research for the Commercial Bank of Greece
on a project known as “Pelop ponesus.
USK’ on Greek-American immigrants. He will be living
Maria LaIna has recently published a translation of Edith Wharton’s
and a dramatic monologue. The Clown. At present
she is involved in hard manual labor renovating her new apartment.
joined an international delegation to observe the elections in the Philippines organized by the U.S. Democratic
and Republican Institutes. He recently published articles for both Encounter
and Survey magazines and continues to write for the Wall Street Journal.
Anthi Maroniti continues to edit
for the Cultural Foundation of the National Bank of Greece. She recently attended a
symposium on Ancient Theatre in Delphi.
gave a paper on the “Decentralization Strategy of the Commercial Bank of Greece” at a conference on Eurobanking
in Madrid. He
is now working on a long term study of the contributions of the Greek banking
system to the economic development of Greece.
Theodoros Pangalos is now
the Alternate Minister of Foreign Affairs.
Takis Roumeliotis is presently
Deputy Minister of the National Economy.
Elizabeth Sahin-Georgiadou married a Dutchman in
1979, got her PhD in England
and now has 2 children. She runs a seed company for the breeding and production
of’ flower seeds for export and travels quite extensively for the business.
Sanders was at the American School of Classical Studies
finishing her PhD. (See also 5 ‘76).
*Cathy A bell
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We all want to know!
Joan Kelley Cassidy is delighted with
her new job —
challenging and interesting with flexible hours.” She continues to interpret
for Greek children in local schools and has started serious swimming with Tom.
He is participating in a 5-yr Harvard study on the effect of micro-computers as
a tool in the developing countries.
Langille spent eight months on the road in Scotland,
England and US in ‘84 with her trio “Touchstone”; their second album Jealousy
(with Claudine’s the title song) has received honorable mention from the
National Association of Independent Record Distributors. She was on Kos last summer taping fishermen’s songs.
James Cerruti (also F ‘74) visited Greece and his house on Santorini last year. He is still VP of Bank of America
doing wholesale marketing for a’ of $o.!’th America. k participated in Carnival in Rio and is looking forward to
his next cycle trip through either Bordeaux or Scandinavia.
Martha Mohn Brady went to St. Moritz in January with Brian to ski and
“try our hand at making babies.”
Margaret Moody Moran moved to Columbus. Ohio from the
Upper Peninsula of Michigan.
Her husband is coaching and teaching. she is in
graphic design and her letter says they have a 2 yr-old, Shane. “a cross between a turkey. ham, and
tiger.” Please clarify. Peggy!
Christin Bowen is doing some exciting work with a
director and, despite the “ever-present office job.” is feeling slightly more
comfortable financially. She has been planning a visit to Greece.
Pamela Low, one of our “missing persons.” has now been found, thanks to Maureen
Dougherty (King), S ‘74, who sent her a newsletter. She lived and worked in Boston for 5 years, then went to Syracuse for her MS in Environmental Biology.
Presently a 3rd year student at Tufts School of Veterinary Medicine in Boston, Pamela will
graduate in ‘87 and leans “toward small animal clinical medicine and/or
after a long silence that she married an Athenian. Vassili Papanikolaou,
in ‘76 whom she met in Boston.
They now live in Nashua NH where he designs computers for Air Force
planes and she is at home “lIE
tct TratöiOL”, George, 5, and Tina, 2, who are
both fluent in Greek. Susan Robinson moved to Greece with her husband and their
two children in the fall of ‘85. She is teaching English.
(also S ‘76) is writing her dissertation in “Dylan Thomas country.” Along
with very satisfactory teaching, she has also
worked in a group of
women anthropologists on cross-cultural ideas of “person” and “gender,” and
gave a paper at the Modern Greek Studies Association challenging the facile use
of the category ‘minority’ based on Sohos material.
She is now “working on deals with coffee drinking and Sohos
girls, and women’s controversial entrance into local cafeterias.” She married
Charles in June and will be in Greece
early fall for a symposium on Lesbos for the new University of the Aegean.
Thomas Gevas writes that Tom Burnham and Martha Hubert are working
in SF. California. as is Susan Kern. Tom G. continues
to live in SF and work for ITEL Containers “spending more than I make... a
confirmed non-swinging single.”
James Stone has moved to Greece
with his wife. Eugenia and young daughter. Assimina.
In the spring, he taught American Poetry at the American Hellenic Union and has
a job as Director of the English language program at one of Athens’ better private schools. James won
Columbia Universily’s presigio!Js “Best Translator of a Greek Book” Prize for the
translation into English of Yianni Kondou’s “TL 0c5t0 lOLl
72-82.” He is presently
preparing an anthology of Takis Sinopoulos’
poems and will be teaching a semester of Modern Greek Poetry for SIG.
Kalogerakis vIsited Greece this
year for the first time in 10 years. He now works as an editor for SPY, a new,
irreverent and humourous magazine for and about New York City.
was in Athens. summer ‘85. After finishing her work with
Turkish immigrants in Berlin.
she has returned to the University
of Chicago to write her Ph D.
Motyka Sanders studied at the American School
of Classical Studies in Athens,
finishing her PhD in Classical Archaeology on “Cult and Sculptural
Representations of Kastor and Polydeukes,
the Laconian Dioscuri.” Jan
was the cook on a dig in Laconia
this summer. This year. she
will be studying on a Kress Fellowship at the University of Missouri.
Columbia. Her husband. Guy. is studying Byzantinç pottery from Corinth.
Perchik and Jeffrey Bergen married each other
last year with a celebration for 250. They then spent 2 months in Ladakh. Northern India. and Nepal
Dorian is establishing a real estate business in NYC and Jeff runs his family
galleries of l9th/2Oth Century American painting and contem
Karem is living in Israel. married to a Frenchwoman and was researching a history of
the Jews in Greece.
Deborah 1-lurley now lives in Petersburg.
Alaska where she and her companion have a canoe and kayaking business.
To make ends meet she works for the Alaska Dept. of Fish and Game; her present
project is to “count pockeye salmon through a fish wier on
Bay River. During the day I
go for walks, watch the 7 pairs of eagles we have. eat
wild blueberries.., and during the nights
—all 4 hours of them— I count fish and listen to the bears downstream.”
Paula Mirk, one of our “found” alumnis. has been living in Barcelona. Spain with her husband and 5-year old daughter. Paula teaches
English there. They are thinking of going back to Mexico to be closer to their
families. Amanda Summer-Slavin was back in Greece again June and July ‘85 working at the Ithaca excavations. Her
mother joined her for the last week of the dig.
Elizabeth Wessinger-Doulgerakis visited Study in Greece in
summer ‘85. She is living in Atlanta,
raising her 2-yr-old daughter. Anna, tending the garden and has begun painting.
Her husband, Yannis. is Vice President and General Manager of Harris Engineering
Co. in Atlanta.
in the nrner
with her mother who
& o he the KoulI7tapa at her
foster brother, Tassos’s wedding. “SIG was one of the
best things that ever happened to me
Jennings was working as a ranger at Rio Grande
National Park in Marathon.
Texas which, she said in a letter to someon else, is not as attractive as Marathon.
We still haven’t found her; the newsletter got there after she left.
Joshua Plaut’s photographic exhibition of the small
Jewish community in Greece
continues to tour the US
from Miami to LA and may go on to Jerusalem. Joshua has
been mountain climbing in Kashmir. and he became a Reformed Rabbi in May. His thesis is on Jews
Mindy Posoff is in the Wharton School
at the University
of Pennsylvania working
towards her MBA. She worked for an investment bank/venture capital firm — “I am thoroughly
enjoying myself, love my work and am completely excited by the future.”
Hrichak (also 5 ‘78) is working full time at the
Georgetown University Center for Immigration Policy and Refugee Assistance. She
coordinates programs. placing students in refugee or
development work. In 1984. she
worked in the Philippines.
helping to transport Vietnamese refugees.
Denise Gorant (also 5 ‘78) has moved to a smaller PR
firm, still in NYC. which she enjoys. She and Kevin
skied in Utah
this last spring.
Markos Kounalakis is the
anchorperson for a weekly cable TV program called “News Europe.” He is hoping
to land a teaching assistantship at a foreign service
school to continue his studies. He has recently travelled
to Turkey and extensively on
(Katy) Cushman has finished
Health and is job hunting in. Boston although
she’d consider an overseas position.
Shawn Keys left Japan last spring, travelling through Africa to
He will be going to graduate school in
the US in creative writing. Christopher Popov lives in Aptos. CA and engineers and produces
local talk shows with
KMFO Newstalk. During breaks, he provides a few minutes of news and weather.
Marcella Simon is
still employed as a publisher’s
Phoenix but recently passed
her foreign service exams. She
now waiting for her security investigation clearance.
is in his second year at medical school and Jan works
at a child abuse agency. They visited Greece in
summer ‘85. Life in N.C.
agrees with both of them immensely.
Triada Samaras married a fellow artist from Switzerland
while in art school, as reported by a relative who met Katharine in the tax
Elizabeth Scheller visited Greece for a
friend’s wedding in May ‘86.
Anthea-Maria Poole sold her family business
and her home last year and now lives in the Italian community
in Boston “that is as close to Europe as I can get.” She has recently applied to schools for her
Master’s in Elementary Education.
Liza Cabot is living and working in Paris. “Its a wonderful city
and I truly appreciate its virtue after two years of ‘city life’ in
Denver and NYC. Guests welcome!” Liza tells us that Steve McAdams was catering in Denver, Cob, and that Lauren Rich Fine is married and living in Mountain View, CA.
lizahe1h Dfike-G-idon went to the States for a month last year. She and Yoram
and son, Gad —
is “blooming” —
to another kibbutz where the life “is hard but often rewarding. I’m still questioning how I, Liz Drake, am on a
religious kibbutz, doing religious things....”
to Athens this summer (and is sub-letting flivöou 43!) on an independent study program with the
Minnesota Study project for Amity Among Nations to study the “bloodier aspects
of the Greek Civil War.” He has resumed Greek language study and is also engaged
to an international health educator, Michelle Moran, who may be working in Africa in the near future.
Nancy Osborne has been in Law School in Florida and was to have taken her bar exam this past July.
happily working long but fulfilling days as Assistant Editorial Art Manager at
a weekly newspaper called The Tab. “I’m still learning, acquiring the necessary
skills for my Grand Plan in Graphic Design.”
Denise Sinchock is married to an Englishman, Peter Morton,
and living in Midland, Texas, “the Saudi Arabia of America!” She is
a records manager for a law firm and Peter is a geophysicist, and they have two
sheltie dogs, Kirby and Meyrick.
Chris Houser is working for Columbia Systems designing the flexible parts of
computer systems to meet a radio or TV station’s specific needs. She travels to
different stations each month to install software and train personnel. “I still manage to
fit in the travel and people-work I was eager for.”
Despina (Nina) Koules has gotten her Master’s at Harvard School of
Education and is working with a Boston firm handling
program development for
a new higher education loan program plus getting higher education financial aid
information into the community and the schools. She also keeps tabs on
Congress’ redesigning of their higher education finance programs. Nina went to
Carol O’Connor’s wedding to Fish last year which turned into a mini Study in Greece reunion
with Nina Bogosian Quigley and Matthew there, too.
Charles Brown (also S ‘82) is working as Press Secretary to Congressman Nick Mavroulis in Washington
Judy Cummings was teaching English at the Hellenic-American Union in Athens last year. Althea Vitikos moved to Cambridge
to study at the Kushi Institute for Healing and
Susan White (also 5 ‘82) has
left DC for Boston where she’s landed a great job as a medical assistant and
sees herself settling in for a good long while.
Wingarten is an anthropology graduate student at
Stanford. She was in a Geek class with Cecile Fraley (S ‘85) “which made 2 out
of 3 students Study in Greece
alums.” She did pre-dissertation work for her PhD in Athens this summer, and stayed at Mcnicfjvu 93. She says that all the stereotypes of the west
coast are true. Penny bumped into Monica Rickenberg
who has finished law school.
given up plans for the priesthood and is studying for his Master’s in public
relations/communications at Syracuse
University. He sees Lori Ramus about once a year
and still tries to speak Greek, if only to himself.
Debbie Ostrow finished her Master’s thesis, a
research study on the VS day-care system and now works as a research
assistant for a psychological study on mother’s emotional responses to
children. Among other things, she is learning a facial coding system for
interpreting facial expressions. She wants to continue doctoral work in
psychology. Emily Young visited Debbie in Berkeley
last year. She has been working in a school for emotionally disturbed and
learning disabled children, and hopes to travel to the orient. Eon Ramus has just moved to Cleveland Heights, Ohio,
still working for Sherwin Williams. She’s happy, working hard and planning a
trip to Australia
this year. According to Lori, Sally Brainard has left
her job in a bank in Boston to study
architecture in Boulder,
Belcher travelled in Europe,
worked with the American Field Service and now is looking for a job in NY,
while thinking of “a Peace Corps type of experience.” She stayed with Jennifer
Marshall in La Coste where she teaches drawing, and
has had visits from Shawn Stewart, Fotis and Janet Serrin.
Barbara Close is living in the Berkshires (MA) and working as an employment
counselor for welfare clients, “satisfying and challenging work.” She spent 10
days in Greece
with old friend Dimitri this summer. Nicole Judy
(also F ‘83) visited Greece
and Study in Greece
in ‘85. She has now begun graduate school at the University of Chicago
working towards her PhD in Intellectual History with a concentration on Modern
Greece. Nicole told us that Nina Nickles had a job
working with lonian Villages, summer ‘85. Other news
from Nicole: Andrea Wiley graduated from University
of Pennsylvania, went to Alaska where she worked gutting fish, and then travelled for 4 months in Asia.
Now she’s at Berkeley working towards a degree
in anthropobogy and Michael Aliber
is in Togo (Africa) with the Peace Corps teaching agricultural
Moutsos has applied to graduate school at U Mass.
Anne Vicory has been accepted at New York Law
School and is living in Queens. She broke both her tibia and her tibia (in leg)
when a friend accidentally ran over her, so she was laid up for quite a while.
She hopes to visit Greece
Cody is currently a research assistant/junior correspondent with Kyodo News
Service, the Japanese wire service, at its Washington DC bureau. He visited Japan recently — “I was very
impressed... but there is too much pressure from every corner...” Elizabeth
Dear is in Zaire
with the Peace Corps teaching English. She has developed a taste for Zairian
food, some of which “would make Mexican eyes water,” and is excited about the
challenges of her experience.
Grace DeMajewski (also S ‘84) was looking for a job
teaching Latin and “hopefully Ancient Greek.” last time we heard. She has
decided to reapply to graduate school in a year or so, perhaps to U Mass.
LeighAnn Hieronymus is working in stocks, bonds, etc.
with Prudential-Bache Securities. “At my desk I have my own computer with
access to many fun and secret things, not to mention stock trades, foreign
currency, etc...” Jim Oerther was looking for work in
spring and plans to go to a seminary in about four years.
Titika Panagakos spent part
of last summer in Cyprus
on a dig, with her fiancé. Andreas Orphanides, a
Cypriot and an archaeologist. They plan to be married this year when he
finishes his doctorate and she her bachelor’s. Sam Paul (also S ‘84) graduated
from Bates last year, writing his PoliSci thesis on
the Greek party system. After a 4000 mile trip out to Tucson, and a wide variety of “work
experiences,” he has found his niche substitute teaching on a Navajo
reservation. Sam also coaches a Special Olympics Track Team, plays basketball
for the reservation and is excited about learning
Navajo, primarily an oral language. “Living on the reservation engineers the
same challenges as living in Athens...”
According to Sam, Kitten Genner is “doing tine” and
still trying to get her degree and Barbara Govin is
busy with a new baby daughter. Karen Winters is living in Old Greenwich. Conn., and reluctantly commuting to work in NYC.
Valerie Smith married Angebos in the summer of ‘85
and has been working in an office in Athens.
They are thinking of moving to the States.
Evelyn Tsamtsouris is busy at Law
School and hoped to come to Greece in the
summer. She tells us that Amy Lynch is working at a marketing company.
Dunlap studied the homing behaviour of acquatic turtles in Minnesota
last summer and is now teaching English as a Second Language in Brooklyn. He hopes to go to Southern
India on a crocodile project next year. Kent has seen Steve Pratt recently.
Steve Pratt, who also saw and reported to us on Kent Dunlap, landed a political
research job in Washington D.C. where he does legislative analysis of the
Congress for corporate clients and “a healthy amount of consulting work for
members of Congress on how to deal with the private sector.” The future
definitely has a place for his PhD. and he plans to do his graduate work on the
role of the mass media in democratic theory. He has seen a bevy of SIGs — Sam Paul, Kent
Dunlap, MulTy Cohn.
Broude graduated from Williams this spring and,
although accepted at U Chicago Law School. he “might
go to Yale and might go to Greece
to teach at Athens
College.” Kathy Colbert
graduated from Colby this