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Fall 2023


David Tyson writes: “Not a great deal new going on. Hit the big 90 recently and feel very fortunate that Henrietta and I are comfortable in a very supportive community in Chambersburg, Pennsylvania. Fond memories of Wilbraham and the great Class of ’51.”


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John Donovan writes: “Sorry I couldn’t make the (65th) reunion; my wife and I were permanently moving to Boca Raton, Florida, where we’ve owned a condo since 1982. Our last excursion abroad was to Iceland and Greenland, where we helicoptered to the small village of Tasillaq for several days.”


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Tim Huston and his wife, Liz, came to campus for Family Weekend to see their grandson Max and his parents, who came in from Maui, Hawaii.


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People standing in a public square

Michael Szklarz and his wife, Fatima, recently completed a hiking journey of the Camino Primitivo in Northern Spain from Olviedo to Santiago de Compostela (319 km). Michael notes, 

“It was an arduous and spiritual adventure, and we did it our way.”



Scott Atherley is the Head Coach of the University of Maine’s Women's Soccer team. He and his colleagues just won Coaching Staff of the Year for America East. In addition, for the first time in school history, the Black Bears competed in the NCAA tournament.



Christopher Beck welcomed daughter Evie to the family in July 2023.



Female student smiling

Peter Jurgens and wife, Colleen, recently welcomed the newest member of their family Rita Jurgens. Rita joins her siblings Vinny, Mary and Grace.



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Sean McGrath published a book of poetry (his third) this spring, which reached the top 10 in poetry releases on Amazon on its opening weekend. "Untitled Baby Project" is a collection about pregnancy and parenting, dedicated to Sean's wife, Bianca, and first child, Eden. (Available on Amazon and Barnes & Noble.) 



Brian Fracasso welcomed his son, Gregory Charles Fracasso, into the world on June 8, 2023. They were expecting him July 7, but he was an eager beaver and showed up one month early. He’s healthy and has a great set of lungs. Mom is also doing well.


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Steven Marcus writes: “After a coaching career that included two seasons with the Boston Celtics, one season at NC State and three seasons with the St. John’s Edge of the NBL Canada, I have launched the Prep Connection! My time at WMA was incredibly influential to my future, both academically and athletically. I want to now help others at the intersection of sports and academics, as they navigate finding the proper prep school fit. The everchanging landscape of prep school athletics can be daunting. The Prep Connection acts as a full service consulting agency, helping student-athletes of all ages find the prep school that is right for them. Please visit our website ( to learn more about our services. Go Titans!"



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wedding photo

CJ Woloshchuk Cruz married Bryan Cruz at Quonquont Farm in Massachusetts on July 1, 2023 and are currently residing in San Diego, California.



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Ally (Stoll) Barlock and husband, Dan, welcomed their son, Blake Austin Barlock, into the world on June 10, 2023 



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Gracie Gouin worked in Washington, D.C., on the Nancy Grace Roman Space Telescope, a NASA observatory which will collect data regarding dark energy and infrared astrophysics. 



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Camden Smith was drafted 96th overall in the National Lacrosse League’s 2023 draft by the Halifax Thunderbirds.

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