MEMORIES - 1980 to 1986


From Bonnie "Bones" Hamm, '80
Upper 1 keg parties, Hilltop House. "Pre-Beas Party Hardy Show and the many friends I made from '76-'80. The Blue Grass Festival was always fun, and who could forget D-Day!!!! Did we do any drinking back then????

From Dale Mrazik, '80
D-Day on the Quad!

From Mike Kotlar, '80
Killer Kegs, Wiffle Ball, Gym Hockey, Full-Contact Monopoly, and the Find Cuisine.

From Anne (Burke) Roberts, '80
I was Cathy Ackerson's roommate and the best one she probably ever had because I was always over at Allen with Paul Lowerre!
GOOD GOD those were craaaazy years. I wonder about all of you guys and gals and how everyone has hopefully grown up without losing the magic.
I remember writing some pretty God-awful poetry for the newsletter. But they printed it anyway. Very sweet. D-day is something I still talk about. That kind of stuff would not go over these days. Can you imagine? A truck filled with Screwdrivers and Bloodies and....at 8:00 am?
Despite the fact that I was a party animal I did receive a nice education. Labatte (Sp?) the English teacher really drove me nuts...He was tough and we didn't get along but I NEVER forgot him and what he taught me.
I remember the gross hot-dogs all the guys would get at 2:00 am down at the stop and go. Keith singing CSNY songs so beautifully and some great Dave Mason harmonies with Seth, Paul, Keith and myself plus others.
I'm living in Vermont and married with no kids...yay! Loving life and have my own business designing and selling Polar Fleece clothing and hats.
If anyone from those years wants to please email me. I'm thrilled to have found the site.

From William Bigg, '80
History classes with Dr. Young. Bluegrass festivals. Hikes in the fall. Hunting excursions before class. Dr. Henderson's seminar on Latin American. The boys of Pryor Hussey (76-78)!

From Keith Lanzoni, '80
(In no particular order) Hilltop House, The Blend, backgammon, "The Goods", Blow Dogs, WNCY, Florence, indoor hockey, flag football, Bea's, Rockin' Robere & The Eight O'Clock Sharps, Colleen, WOP's American Flag spandex, Jill &Cathy (damn you, Ivan!), hiking with the "Doctor", the "microdot Halloween", the night Lowell took over the radio station, Lowerre, Billy Bigg's Fall harvest, Sciota, snow seals, Boston Arrowsmith & Little Feat blaring from the dorm rooms, "double-singles", lofts, D-Day, foosball, nitrous, the Robert E. Nimms Memorial Grafitti Sheet, Hook 1, Hook 2, Benny, Rochester NH, Bradco, Upper 1, Bluegrass, hookin' the pay phone...
June 24, 2010

Peter Colby, '81
Saco River, the morning after on the Quad, Allen Hall et al camaraderie, the canoe sofa, NFG outings, numerous gatherings @ the Hill, late night "basement" studies @ the library, mud rallies, snowball fights, freezin-ass beach surf fit for no man or beast, Skow's homemade movies, Ted David: where are you now?, Dr. Rollins, etc., etc., etc

From Lillian Handler Koch, '81
D day, walks through the woods in the snow, LL Bean runs in the middle of the night, Goose Rocks beach, snow sculptures on the quad....

From Keith Harlow, '81
Making the Dragon snow sculpture during Winter Weekend 1978 in front of Allen Hall. Remembering the rides up to the Hill in Jefferson's milk truck and forgetting how we got back again. Hoping "D-Day" would land on a day we had a test. "10 for 2 at 8" keg parties in Upper 1. Standing at the Observatory on top of Beaver Hill at midnight and seeing forever....

From Karin Moller, '81
The Quad in the snowstorm of '78...P.B., my friend Lillian Handler --where are you? Working in the dining commons with "mystery meat", Miles, Niles And polar bear Bruce Burrows!

From Mark Tschirch, '81
Too bad hindsight comes after.
I knew during my years at Nasson that I was having a lot of fun and making great friendships. What I did not understand was the profound effect those time would have on the rest of my life (so far). It was a great place to grow up because there were so many good people around. I am also impressed with the impact my fellow alum have had on this world in general.
I communicate with many due to this web site and see classmates in person whenever possible. All are very proud of Nasson and look back as I do on a great time in our lives.

From Lillian Handler Koch, 81
Sitting by the fire in the Marland Hall lounge when it actually had furniture. D-Day, walking in the first snow of the year, the ocean in winter, L.L. Bean in the middle of the night, "the desert of Maine," . . . . Those were the days!

From Philip Rock, '81
Roaming around the beautiful woods with my friends.
Learning to be a scientist from Drs: Ciullo, Ferren, LaPrade, and others whose names escape me at the moment!
Listening to History of Science lectures from Dr. Phelps.
It was one heck of a place to learn both subject material and lessons in Life.

From Caroline Janis Rimmer, '81
Although, I didn't actually graduate from Nasson, I was a student there and lived on campus from autumn 1977- spring 1979.
I, then remained with Nasson, but only for the first semester of my junior year, spent abroad in Florence, Italy in autumn ''79.
Afterwards, I transfered to U.R.I., but was only able to keep up with a few fellow students. I would love hearing from anyone who was around campus at this time, either those who lived in Prior-Hussey hall from '77-'78, or those who were living in Folsom hall from '78-'79, as well as those who were a part of the study abroad progrom in Florence, or anyone else from the class of 1981. I would so much appreciate hearing from anyone who was around at this time. As I live in France, I've lost touch with friends from my past so hopefully, it would be great to be put in touch with some of them again!
P.S. THANK GOD for the internet and Google!

Jocelyn Cooper Stover, '81 - jcstover@myfairpoint.net
Hi, I am looking for contact information for two graduates: James E Haley, Class of 1980,
Sandra Cadorette, Class of 1983. Thank you.
Jocelyn Cooper Stover, Class of 1981, Associate's in Accounting - Transferred to USM.
December 16, 2009

From Mary Ann Pinto, '81 - mbpinto@prodigy.net
Ulrike Fritz (later Dr. Phil Ulrike Fritz) who was a German student in the Class Year 1981 (the only year she attended) passed away on August 16, 2011. She was teaching Shakespearean literature in Munich. Sadly I received this news from her mom a very short while ago and would love to get the word out to those who knew her.
December 14, 2011

From Michael G. Bray, '82
I met Michele Windsor at Nasson who I later married. Need I say more?

From Kim (Shick) Rock, '82
In no particular order: my 1st sight of Nasson....excessive amounts of drugs & alcohol...rampant promiscuity (STRAPPIN'!!!)...
"Old" Dr. Young, Dr. Phelps (MEEF!), Dr. Calvin I-Forget-His-Last-Name (History prof) & the Poli-Sci prof (same problem)....
The Allen Hall Table in the DC...Portland, Summer of '81...Lion's Den best damned chocolate frappes...the man I never should have married...
ice sculptures...Happy Hours at the Hill & kamikaze birthday pitchers...missing out on "The Novel As History"...sort of sharing a room with Claire & T. Vela...
getting asked to live in Holmes.....watching the world go by from my corner room in Folsom ....Upper & The "Beautiful People"-and not being one...
There's probably a lot more I could mention, but after all, the brain cells DID take a beating. Combine that with middle age and, well...

From Jim Dorman, '82
My best friend from home came to visit me back in 1979. I was a living in Upper Campus I with my roommate Peter Buttkus. My friend took a bus up and got off in Springvale. He just started asking random people if they knew me and if they knew where my dorm room was. He said that everyone he asked knew who I was and exactly where my dorm room was and probably where I was at that moment. That's the kind of place Nasson was. Everyone knew each other and everyone cared about each other. It was The great part about it was that I think we knew it while we there.
A few random thoughts:
No classes on Tuesdays and Thursdays, now there's a brilliant program for 150 freshman up in the wood by themselves.
Traveling to see the Dead in Portland in the middle of finals two years in a row.
Seeing what was left to drink in Reflections the Hanscom Hall bar at 3:00 a.m.
The Pryor Hussey Christmas Party that turned into Sodom and Gomorrah with people carrying their own mistletoe and conveniently forgetting their dates.
Desy bringing drinks to the Judicial Board hearings.
Late night hockey practices in Rochester, NY - Not really memorable, just annoying.
Watching the Bruins lose the Canadians in seven with Ronny Savenor and Ronny Christ.
Watching the Red Sox lose to the Yankees in Marland. Will somebody shut up that blonde Yankees fan (Rat)?
Hearing the maid cry after she saw the state of the bathrooms on a Monday morning after an Upper I kegger.
Olam the Mad Iranian
Rat, Slify, Nesi, Anna, Bongy, Elle, Chaps and Jane
Jackie Flynn, Ronnie Christ, Brian Burke
Buttkus, Bish and Koeppler
Tim and Bert Salib
Mac, Desy, Killer, Brad, Harry O, Zip
Hurls and the Prick
Franky Silva and the Allen Dudes
Dr. Gold
Mr. Scott
Dr. Young
Dr. Russell
Added 9/4/03 - Everything was cool, but especially the crazy cocktail parties on special weekends. For example: Heaven and Hell in Upper II followed by the 1980 Olympic Hockey win followed by the Blend at the hill on Winter Weekend.
FYI I recently attended a reunion of the band Zachariah at which time we recalled their surprize performances at D-day and a pre-Christmas dinner in the DC. It seemed to be memorable for them too.

From Mark Colby, '82
D-Day, Project Pals, 8 at 8 for 2, etc....

From Alicia Mozian, '82
I remember a lot, but what immediately comes to mind was being a wombat at the Hill for 4 freakin' years and cleaning up all that crap! Oh well, now any job I have is better than that one! No really, I remember more than that, mostly that I met a lot of great people and learned a lot, (oops I mean a lot). I wouldn't have changed anything. I hope there is a big turnout at the reunion so we can reminisce in person. From Skip Pfohl, '82
Too many to tell FROM Day One with Dean Worthless gift of a kegger in Upper campus to lets give Freshmen, tuesday and thursday off for study days ya that will work needless to say that just the begining of four great memories from Reflections the after hours place in upper II, or maybe it was rhe heaven and hell bashes, to semi formals, road rallies, lacrosse games, soccer games, parties at the hill and Holesworth park all the great people who came and went in just four years what memories, most were good memories spent with good friends. Returning to the home coming events back at Nasson has nothing less than fun. I have been involved with help planning clss reunions. Just seeing your old buudies brings back some real vivid memories. Hope to hear from old friends and hopefully see them at an upcoming Home Coming Reunion.

Catherine Ackerson Cerretani, '82- catherinecerretani@mac.com
I would love to hear more from my fellow classmates. I enjoyed Nasson
greatly and although I ultimately finished my college education at
SUNY Binghamton NY, Nasson held and still holds a great spot in my
heart. I would like to give my whereabouts to those that might be
interested. I have a facebook site at Catherine Ackerson Cerretani or
I can be reached at 303-330-5389 2424 5th St. Boulder, CO 80304.
(December 16, 2009)

Stephen Fahey, '82 - sefahey@yahoo.com
Would like to reach out to Mark Colby and Kathy Caslavka, class of 82 and
Leilani Martin Cardoza, class of 79. Would like to know how they're doing.
At the very least, would like to know I was thinking about them. Hope
things have turned out well for them. If they don't respond, at least
they'll know they impacted my life greatly.
Respectfully, Stephen Fahey -
(December 16, 2009)

From Eric Petren,'83 - epatwork@bellsouth.net
What memories! 8 ball raffle for outing club first weeks of freshman year. Hanscomb’s babbling brook was great in upper. The hill the parties the people the old powder blue 74 valiant that hung in there for the three years of crazy driving and times. Steve lublin and our school court appearance. Next year nelson (campus cop) first day back,” hey 645 cdk glad to see you!” Did I get that many tickets? HE MEMORIZED MY PLATES. Then the goods, the move into my favorite dorm in upper what a great time still have so many fond memories. Would like to have all the pictures that tony baker took to believe and revisit all the things that happenend. Still in touch with some wish others would reappear. Only went to one reunion but it was great. So lucky that no serious trouble happened given all that was done. Still have dreams and thoughts of the great times I remember. Growing along with so many others, still to this day have had some say it was the best they have seen. It was so good to have been a part of that. Still can say that outside of fatherhood it was some of the freshest fun times I have ever had. Nasson hold a place in my heart that I hold on to tightly and smile. Well good luck to all and good luck in your adventures. epatwork@bellsouth.net hey steve rosenshine you still out there? Will trade stories with anyone that was there.
(October 4, 2008)

From Fred Morrison, '83 - fmorr96774@comcast.net
My name is Fred Morrison, and I attended Nasson from Sept. 1980 until the end of 1st semester, 1981. I transferred to UMass Amherst Mass then. I have a lot of fond memories of the time I spent there. I would have graduated in Class of ’84, but opted to attend UMass and major in Environmental Sciences.

(April 23, 2013)

From Steven Fanale, '84 - smfanale@gmail.com
When I heard that Nasson College was going to close on Sunday May 1, 1983 my heart broke. I was already deeply depressed because I was lonely and I need to talk to someone about this particular problem that was killing me. At 17:00 HRS I bowed my head in deep silence and went to the music room to listen to classical music. I played Adagio For Strings Op.11 by Samuel L. Barber and I started to cry. After that I played from Louis Armstrong What A Wonderful World which really made me cry. After that I played Georgia On My Mind by Ray Charles. Then after I cried I ate my supper and took a long walk around Marietta. I wanted to feel better but I did not. I did have my first kiss that day and quite frankly I did not expect it. A man who was 6’ 9’’ tall saw me walking and decided to take me into his home near the college. He knew that I was depressed and that I yearned for his friendship. He was a male escort and a male model. His name was Christian. We had a drink and then he asked me to stay with him for the night which I did. I had the best massage I ever had and that helped me to realize that all hope was not lost. I have kept in contact with him and we have seen each other in Boston.
I will always cherish Nasson College because that was the only place where I could make friends. I have since leaving Nasson College in 1982. Graduated from Bridgewater State College with a B.A. in History in 1985. My M.A. in 2003 from Shepperton University and I do have my teaching certification from Massachusetts Department Of Education which I obtained in 1994. My library of history books totals 7500 and I have published a book called The Curse Of The Bambino Or How The Red Sox Finally End It. The paperback edition cost $20 and the hardcover $25. You can purchase my book from Barnes And Noble.com, Amazon.com, Xlibrus.com If you want a copy from me just kindly send me your name, address, town/city state and zip code and I will send you an autographed copy. The price will be for the paperback $15. Shipping and handling I will take care of. I have other books that are in the production stages as well and when they come out I will gladly let you know about it. In the meantime take care. Steven M.Fanale

From Steve Rosenschein, '85 - steverosenschein@bluechiponline.com
Please put my name and E-MAIL on a contact list as these were the best years and people of my life.
(November 24, 2008)