January & February 1988 Mark Retik and his family were deeply affected by the events of September 11. Mark has written the column below to share his reflections on the events of that day. “My younger brother, David Retik, was seated in the first row of first-class on American Airlines Flight 11 as it plunged into the north tower of the World Trade Center at 8:45am on September 11. A partner in a venture capital firm in Boston, David (Colgate ’90) left
January & February Lots of weddings to report this month! Steve Gaffney sent news of the wedding of David Downie and Laura Gasiorowski (a graduate of Williams and Tulane Law) on September 9, 2000 in Rumson, NJ. In attendance were Steve and fellow ’88s Chris Armacost, John Wilcox, Andy Wilson, and Ed Atanda as well as David’s brother, Chris, a Dartmouth ’91. Dave and Laura are residing in New York. Dave received his JD from Columbia, has practiced corporate law in
January Class treasurer Jeff Acker has stayed in the Upper Valley since graduation, running a property management and maintenance business with Mike Davidson, ’85. Jeff keeps busy chasing his three small kids, ages 4, 2, and 6 months, and coaching soccer at the local high school. John Olson travels the globe as a consultant for Booz-Allen, and just bought a house in Lebanon to establish his personal world headquarters. The house is about 150 years old and, according to Jeff, is benefiting
January The leaves are gone, the nights are longer, and Jackson, our one-year-old, is now walking, sending our two cats into fits of panic as he lurches around the house hot on their tails. Watching him learn is as wonderful as everyone said it would be, and even more exhausting than we’d been warned! Peter Ryan is back in the east after spending most of the last 10 years in Montana (he was back at Dartmouth from ‘92-‘94 while getting a PhD).
January Derek McDowell and his wife JuliAnne moved to Miami from Chicago in June to join H.I.G. Capital Management, a leveraged buyout group. Their son Alexander was recently joined by a new sister Claire Catherine. They leave behind their Chicago Dartmouth family: Charlie and Leah Wheelan, Ross and Heather Ampel, and John Harris. Derek was best man at James Savarese’s wedding to Mary Hunter. Groomsmen included Ross Ampel, Lance High, John Wilcox, Andy Axel, and Bob Sproull. Also in attendance: Harry Schimkat,
December Lots to report this month: Doug Brockway lives on a golf course in Columbia, MD with his wife Lisa (í88 grad of SUNY Binghamton) and their dog, Charlie. Doug and Lisa met when both worked at Salomon Brothers in New York City; Lisa is currently teaching children in Baltimore County. After graduating from Harvard Business School in 1994 (where John Scott was one of his sectionmates), Doug joined Alex. Brown in Baltimore, where he is an investment banker, providing merger &