Kathy McAnear (Smith)
Writer and Speaker MarriedFamily first: two children, and 4 step- children, all married! We have seven grandchildren who are the light of our lives. If they all come at one time, the lucky ones spill over to a local inn, though we are thinking we’ll go to the inn next Christmas and the kids can have the house!
Work: having been a Peace Corps Volunteer, teacher and a relocation consultant for British banks in London, I now focus on volunteering with the Baptist World Alliance Disaster Relief group. I’ve had the great honour of assisting with four hurricanes and two bombings in post-event trauma ministry. I speak at various church groups and have written three books, one which focuses on family Recovery.
Fun: singing (still can’t hold a note) with our local Gospel Community Choir
. Had such a good time at our 20th reunion that I started going to the reunions of other high schools. Those people were snobby. They acted like they didn't know me. Looking forward to seeing all of you!
Retired Married 4After graduating High School, 9 mo. later was drafted into the Army for 2 years. Became a professional college student for 6 years getting a associate degree in nursing. Worked as a nurse for 5 years and went back to school to get a BS as a Physician Assistant. Got married
in 1991 and had 4 boys. Lost a son at the age of 3, the worse dayof my life. I keep in touch with Cullen Hutchinson, Allen Stoudt, and Gary Thompson all from class of 69. I am now retired.
Dennis (Jack) Kinkaid
Retired MarriedAfter finishing at UVa with a degree in Economics, I went to work at the US Dept. of Housing and Urban Development where I worked mostly with the FHA Single Family Programs for 32 years. Along the way I completed a Masters Degree in Urban Planning. I met my wife, Stana, through colleagues at HUD and in 1987 we purchased a home near the old neighborhood, still in W-L’s district. In the past 20 years I have rekindled my love of music by taking up the cello. I now play in the McLean Symphony, a quartet and a piano trio. I enjoy the discipline of practicing, making music, and playing with other people. I am also involved in the Arlington Democratic Committee. Stana and I have enjoyed vacationing at the Chautauqua Institute in western NY during the summer and spending time at our condo in Ocean City. Our lives have been enlivened by a succession of three Bedlington Terriers.
Retired MarriedAfter graduating in 1968 from W&L, I headed to UNC-Greensboro and earned my B.A. in Psychology. Not really equipped to do a whole lot professionally, I moved to a farm in New Jersey to experiment with an alternative way of living. I ended up working at a nearby state school for people with disabilities. I eventually landed in Virginia Beach, worked some odd jobs and finally began a professional position at Southeastern Virginia Training Center in Chesapeake. While employed, I earned an M.S. in Special Education at Old Dominion University. I worked for five years as the Coordinator for a grant-funded technical assistance center at Old Dominion...we provided help to teachers of preschool children with disabilities. I left Norfolk in 1982 and followed my boyfriend to San Antonio, Texas where I’ve been ever since. I married the boyfriend, and was hired as a faculty member at San Antonio College where I worked for 36 years. I earned my Ph.D. in Education from Texas A&M University, and eventually became Chair of Early Childhood Studies, ending my career as Chairperson of five different programs. During my time at San Antonio College, I also taught for an international Master’s of Education program at Framingham State College in Massachusetts. That led me to teaching courses and doing special projects in Costa Rica, Italy, Spain, Brazil, Mexico, Nicaragua, Honduras, Turkey, and Jordan. My husband - John Onderdonk- and I were not fortunate enough to have children, but we have many friends and family members who are an integral part of our lives. I fell in love with the southwest, and guarantee that San Antonio is very different from the rest of Texas! We also spend a lot of time in Taos New Mexico.
Retired Married 3Lasted one semester as a 17-year old freshman at UVA and bought a student stand-by ticket to San Francisco - has anyone seen or heard from Dave Wynn? - missed the bus to Berkeley and went to Fresno State; graduated from Loyola Law School in Los Angeles in 1978 and met Fredda at a deposition, this Thanksgiving will be our 35th anniversary. Like our friends Paul ‘69 and Sarah Wegner and Michel ‘69 and Elizabeth Horton, we moved back to the South when our kids were little - in our case Tallahassee, Florida, Fredda’s home town - and back to LA several years later. Flew back to DC from LA many times over my last fifteen years of work on cases at the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, and retired the month I turned 66, December 2016, when I won the lottery ... for a tee time at St. Andrews. Looking forward to seeing friends from both the graduating classes, 1968 and 1969; thanks very much to the people who did the planning for the reunion.
Jim Saunders '69
Retired biologist Married 2For the first decade after graduating from W-L, I managed to avoid employment by staying in school. When employment became unavoidable, I began what became a 35-y career in water quality that concluded with a decade of work for the Colorado Water Quality Control Division. Since retiring in 2016, I’ve had more time to devote to music (which I’m sure would have surprised Mr. Pfeiffer after he put up with 6 years of my lackluster performance in school bands at Stratford and W-L); playing in a brass quintet and a British-style brass band has been a great respite from the more analytical requirements of work. I met my wife-to-be at biology summer camp in 1972. Susan and I live in Boulder, CO and have been married for 46 years. We have two grown daughters and two grandsons. I’m looking forward to catching up with classmates at the reunion.
I didn’t actually graduate from W-L (though it’s nice to be included, and I have enjoyed attending several of the W-L reunions over the years). I grew up in Arlington: Walter Reed Elementary; Swanson Jr High; and W-L, until my family moved to Seattle the summer before my senior year.
Newport High School, Bellevue, Washington 1968; BA/economics University of Washington 1972; MBA/economics NYU 1976; CFA 1979.
I got married the week after college graduation, and moved to New York City, where my new husband was enrolled at Columbia. Living on the upper East Side at my starting salary of $9,100, we ate meat (usually, chicken livers –ugh!) once a week and I sometimes walked the two miles to work to save the bus fare.
I was extremely lucky in the job market, as I started working at a large bank (in the Statistical Department, where female college graduates would often be placed, while their male counterparts would become Junior Analysts). In this era of Affirmative Action, and nervous large corporations, who were looking for women who they could promote, I was in the right place at the right time. In a matter of years, I went from Statistical Assistant, to Assistant Treasurer, to Assistant Vice President, to one of the first female Vice Presidents at Bankers Trust (now Deutche Bank). Oh, I got divorced in the meantime.
I worked “on Wall Street” for twenty years, as a financial analyst and portfolio manager of pension funds, and then retired to The Berkshires (in southwestern Massachusetts) where I wrote a weekly newspaper column on flowers for twenty years, was Treasurer of the Berkshire Botanical Garden for fifteen years, and raised a dozen puppies for Canine Companions for Independence (the largest world-wide provider of service dogs for non-blind disabilities), along with my new, wonderful, husband, Ed, since 1990.
I’ve been involved with the Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) organization – developing curriculum, writing exam questions, and grading exams – for the last thirty-five years. I sing a lot, take classes with our local Life-Time Learning organization, and work-out most days.
Principal www.apsva.us/ATS Married 2The summer after high school graduation, I camped through Europe for 10 weeks and visited 13 countries. I attended Lynchburg College and majored in education followed by a Master's degree in Curriculum and Instruction from The George Washington University. I taught one year in Lynchburg,VA then moved back to Arlington. I taught at Woodmont, Taylor, and Randoph elementary schools, teacher mentor, assistant principal at Key and Abingdon, and have been prinicpal of Arlington Traditional School (formerly named Page Traditional School) located in the former Stonewall Jackson Elementary School since March 1992.
I am married to Dean Scribner, senior scientist at Northrop Grumman, and have two stepsons, Justin and Garen. Both boys work on Broadway and live in Brooklyn, NY. Justin is a Production Stage Manager of Broadway Shows. He is now the Asssiant Director of Once on this Island national tour. Garen danced with San Francison Ballet for ten years (soloist) and one year for the Netherlands Dance Theatre, then transitioned to the lead of the Broadway show and first 6 months of the national tour of American in Paris. Presently, he is one of the producers and host of Broadway Sandwich which can been seen on PBS All Arts. He just completed 10 espisodes highlighting what Broadway stars do "sandwiched" between the matinee and evening performance.
I enjoy traveling and have a passion for supporting rural children in Uganda through the Arlington Academy of Hope, aahuganda.org. I sponsor students and support education, health care, and community development.
I am looking forward to seeing everyone at our reunion, catching up, and sharing old stories. Go Generals!
Maynard '68 Creel
Retired MarriedMAYNARD P CREEL
Life After High School
06/1968 Moved to Augusta Georgia
09/1968 Attended University of Richmond
Majored in Sociology and Speech and Dramatic Arts
ROTC Cadet Corps as Freshman.
Member Sing Out South/Up with People two years. Toured State of Virginia weekends.
University Players 1970-1971. Eight productions.
Worked for MCV Hospital 3 years.
05/1972 Senior year ended. No degree. Went home to Augusta Georgia. Visited Army and Air Force recruiters. BP too high. Worked at Augusta University Hospital in building maintenance. Learned how to run three miles twice a day.
03/1973 Enlisted USMC. Reported to Parris Island 05/1973.
Medically discharged 06/06/1973. BP.
07/1973-06/30/2003 Appointed to US Postal Service Merrifield. Returned to Arlington. Over 29 years working as:
Distribution and Window Clerk, Expediter, Bulk Mail and Passport Clerk.
09/1974 to 06/1975 Attended NOVA Annandale Campus. Medical Record Technology. No degree.
05/1976 to 08/1976 Attended Control Data Institute. Arlington VA. Certificate in Computer Programming and Operations.
06/1977 to 05/1983 Attended George Mason University part time. BA Government and Politics.
08/1983 Hired as an extra for the George Washington Mini-series on CBS. Filmed partially in Northern Virginia locations. Extra job in movie Prime Risk in 1984 locally filmed.
05/1989 Met the love of my life, Kay. We were married in September 1996. Second chance for both of us.
06/2003 Applied in 2002 to go to DOD. Transferred in June 2003. Worked in personnel security. Finally retired on September 2, 2014 after eleven years.
I love relaxing with my wife, tv, movies, music, writing stories, computing, taking online classes, attending church and working out. Life after high school has been interesting to say the very least. Looking forward to what’s next.