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
Dale Mrazik, '80
D-Day on the Quad!
Mike Kotlar, '80
Killer Kegs, Wiffle Ball, Gym Hockey, Full-Contact Monopoly, and the
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
If anyone from those years wants to please email me. I'm thrilled to
have found the site.
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)!
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
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....
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....
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!
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.
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!
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
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!
Cooper Stover, '81 - email@example.com
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
December 16, 2009
Mary Ann Pinto, '81 - firstname.lastname@example.org
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
Michael G. Bray, '82
I met Michele Windsor at Nasson who I later married. Need I say more?
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...
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
The Pryor Hussey Christmas Party that turned into Sodom and Gomorrah
with people carrying their own mistletoe and conveniently forgetting
Desy bringing drinks to the Judicial Board hearings.
Late night hockey practices in Rochester, NY - Not really memorable,
Watching the Bruins lose the Canadians in seven with Ronny Savenor and
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
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.
Mark Colby, '82
D-Day, Project Pals, 8 at 8 for 2, etc....
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.
Ackerson Cerretani, '82- email@example.com
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)
Fahey, '82 - firstname.lastname@example.org
Would like to reach out to Mark Colby and Kathy Caslavka, class of 82
Leilani Martin Cardoza, class of 79. Would like to know how they're
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)
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. email@example.com hey steve rosenshine you still out
there? Will trade stories with anyone that was there.
(October 4, 2008)
Fred Morrison, '83 - firstname.lastname@example.org
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)
Steven Fanale, '84 - email@example.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
Steve Rosenschein, '85 - firstname.lastname@example.org
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)