Class Notes November 2002

Herb Allison is justifiably enthusiastic about the current semester of his on-line Alliance for Lifelong Learning (ALL): “We just launched an enhanced offering including 50 enrichment courses in the arts and sciences from top faculty of Yale, Stanford, and Oxford as well as an expanded online library of over 12,000 postings in about 20 academic disciplines plus 40 self-study guides. The courses will commence in October and we’re expecting our enrollment to double. Last term we had over 800 students in 27 countries. Most were alumni of our member universities. Their average age was 48 and about three-quarters had graduate degrees – – an impressive group. Satisfaction with our courses was very high; over 80% said they’d take another Alliance course.” Suzanne and I subscribed to two ALL courses last year, ” World War II and the World it Made” and “Animal Behavior,” taught by Stanford and Princeton faculty members respectively. They were fascinating. If you didn’t sign up for the October semester, don’t miss the next opportunity. ALL’s website is Mike Cole has been appointed senior vice president at the Cleveland Institute of Art. Drawing on his experience in senior management at National City Bank and previously at the Jewish Community Federation, both in Cleveland, Mike will oversee development, alumni relations and marketing at the college. The Cleveland Institute will also profit, no doubt, from Mike’s prowess as trivia champion during his Yale days. Bill Hopkins is embarked on a new career and has a new address. Always a wine lover, he passed the Society of Wine Educators test in New York City and is now a Certified Wine Professional. Bill wants a change after 33 years of law practice and says, “If anybody out there has work in the world of wine, let me know!” His new address and telephone number are 6 Baptist Road, Canterbury, NH 03224, (603)-783-8340. Joel Papernik wrote that he attended Steve Dorros’ son Seth’s wedding in Rancho Santa Fe, CA and had lunch with Dave Nochimson, who practices entertainment law in the Los Angeles area and is planning an assault on Mount Kilamanjaro. Congratulations to Lee and Francis Wadelton on their twenty-fifth wedding anniversary. Their daughter, Anne, is now 20. We received a nice letter from Ron Wilmore thanking us for sponsoring Mulon Ruo, a Yale student, as this summer’s community service fellow at Ron’s Northwest Settlement House (NWSH). Mulon came to the U.S. with her family from Taiwan. She was barely a teenager and did not speak English, but she learned, excelled in school and gained admission to Yale – only in America! From Ron’s report and Mulon’s essay, which Ron enclosed, it’s clear that NWSH’s summer day camp benefited from her participation and that she benefited as well. In short, this program works. Please send news.