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Dorothy Elaine (Lainie) '68 Tingen (Silny)
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retired - amateur theater, quilter Widowed 2
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Scott '68 Van Cleef
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Attended Purdue Univ (BS-'72) and  Auburn Univ-Mongomery  (MS-'83).  Married my W-L sweetheart, Barbara Olson ('69) in 1972 .  Over 29 years as an Air Force officer and fighter pilot.  Retired in 2002 as a Brigadier General.  Built furniture as a woodworker for ten years after retirement.  Became active in the Air Force Association, rising to chairman of the board from 2014-16.  Still involved with that, Civil Air Patrol, Military Officers Assoc of America, and the Virginia Museum of Transportation in Roanoke, VA.  Love to travel and take pictures.  Life is good. Send Scott a MessageSend Scott a Message
John (Jack) '68 Webb
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After W-L, I attended Old Dominion College for my freshmen year ('68), then transferred to VA Tech for fall '69, declaring a physics major--which didn't last long, but we won't talk about that. 

The following summer ('70), I met a wonderful Radford girl named Bonnie at a mixer who told me she was a christian.  In my naivete, I figured anyone who wasn't something else was a "christian" by default.  What did I know?  We dated that summer, despite her knowing I was not on her team, spiritually.  Long story short, between her influence and what I learned from the biblical teaching on it, I came to personal faith in Jesus Christ that summer. It was, and will forever be, the single most important decision of my life.

Despite my change of heart, Bonnie and I didn't continue as a couple; her role in my life had been fulfilled. But to this day--nearly 50 years later--we're still good friends. She never married, still lives in Roanoke, and has even visited our home a few times over the years.  (I'm the only married man I know who has maintained a relationship with his old college girlfriend and his wife doesn't mind.)

Anyhow, after I graduated from Tech, I worked very briefly at a restaurant in VA Beach, quit that job and came back home to Arlington.  Got a job at C&P Telephone (later Bell Atlantic, then Verizon), stayed with them until the end of 2001, then became a self-employed telecom tech until the end of 2016.  During that time, I tried the Amway business twice, dabbled in stocks and stock options (not for the faint of heart), owned a Ferrari, visited Taiwan and China, had two minor sugeries, married once, and had two children.

Our daughter graduated from Radford and became, for a time, a 1st grade teacher at the same christian school where she'd been a student herself years before.  Our son, after college, worked both in Springfield and Richmond, and then joined the Army as a guitarist in one of their field bands. He's at Ft. Stewart, GA today.

For much of the last 10 years or so, my mother-in-law needed increasing help as she reached her late 80s and beyond, so we knew we would be in N. VA as long as she was alive.  Upon her death, we decided it was time to strike out for...somewhere.  After looking around for locales that seemed right for us, we moved to the racehorse capital of the country, Versailles, Kentucky--a little town just west of Lexington.  My wife has been a huge racing fan since the early 60s, so living just minutes from Keeneland race track and horse farms where Triple Crown champions and other winners are stabled is a dream come true for her.  And I love the peacful surroundings with no 495 or 395 or 95 anywhere in sight.  The "beltway" around Lexington has two lanes in each direction, not eight or nine.  After spending all my life in N. VA, this is the change I've needed.

We've gotten involved with ministering to the homeless here (they are in every community, even small ones), so our "retirement" is not as idle as I'd expected.  At this point, we're both healthy--if not as nimble as before.  So no complaints.

All the best to my classmates.  May God richly bless each of you.
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Mike '68 Wilkinson
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Retired; accountant cliffwalkecs.com Married
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Chris '68 Wright
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Couples Therapist Married
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Charlie '69 Batten
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Life has been good.  Attended UVA (did not graduate) ... married, had two great kids, divorced...moved from VA to PA...retired from Giant Food Transportation Dept. after 24 years...got remarried 7+ years ago to Class of '69 classmate Dotti Blum...now both of us are retired and looking forward to our next adventure.... Send Charlie a MessageSend Charlie a Message
Dorothee '69 Blum
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During the first 19 years after we graduated from high school, I never lived more than 4 consecutive years in any one place.  I spent 3.5 years in Chapel Hill earning a BS degree in mathematics, then 2.25 years teaching middle school mathematics as a Peace Corps Volunteer on the lovely Carribean island of Nevis, then 2 years at Virginia Tech earning an MS in mathematics, then 2.25 years teaching college mathematics as a Peace Corps Volunteer in the African country of Zaire, then back to Virgiina Tech for 4 years, earning my Ph.D. in mathematics, then 2 years in Cincinnati teaching mathematics at Xavier University, then 3 years in Richmond, teaching mathematics at VCU.  Finally in 1988 I found my dream position at Millersville University in Lancaster County, PA, where I taught mathematics for 30.5 years, retiring in January 2019.  Along the way I became reacquainted with our classmate Charlie Batten and we got married at age 60.  It feels really good to be settled down. Send Dorothee a MessageSend Dorothee a Message
Carol '69 Brigham
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teacher Single Again 4
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Van '69 Brower
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Retired vanjeffriesmobilerockandroll Married 2
After graduation I became employed with the National Park Service and moved with my office from DC  to Denver Colorado. I tarted out as an offset pressman, progressing to a scanning tech/photographer during my 37 year carrer. I had a break in service in 1977, to become a drummer for a group on the east coast called "JANICE". We performed at several colleges along the east and south east. We also did a month at the COKE Pavillion at Disney World. Janice is the cousin of Maurice White of Earth Wind and Fire, and consequently we opened a show for them in New Orleans.  Missed Colorado, and returned to work with the National Park Service in late 1978. Married in 1972, divorced in 1976, before welcoming a son, Van Justin, who currently lives in Larkspur Colorado. Remarried in 1984 to Sharon Procopio. We were married for 24 years until her death to ALS in April 2008. Currently married 6 years to Terry. I have my own DJ/MC business, Van Jeffries Mobile Rock & Roll and perform from May thru Oct at 31 car show events in the Denver Area. I do wonder what ever happened to Jennifer Meyer,Charlene Chin,Kathy Gallivan, Sue Myers, and a keyboard player for our group we had in High School Bob "O" with Kent Krotzer, and Trudy Cavallo, Alan Rinker. Those were the days.  As I say out here in Colorado, "KEEP YOUR PEDAL TO THE METAL AND YOUR SHINY SIDE UP. Regards Van Jeffrey Brower "69" Send Van a MessageSend Van a Message
Susan '69 Cahill (Cahill-Aylward)
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