Safari, Madam?

June, 2004

by Jeanne Dubino, Associate Professor of English

Esther Keino (left) and Jeanne Dubino (right) at a harambee.

Esther Keino (left) and Jeanne Dubino (right) at a harambee.

“Safari, madam?”

“No, thank you,” I said, and often, as I walked through the streets of Nairobi. I thought proudly, “Safari? I’m not here to go on a safari; I’m here to work!” Read More

A Great Season for Men’s Basketball

June, 2004
Junior Nick Pelotte (#4) was named to the All-Northeast Region Team after leading the Little East Conference in scoring with 18.2 points per game. Photo by John Scott.

Junior Nick Pelotte (#4) was named to the All-Northeast Region Team after leading the Little East Conference in scoring with 18.2 points per game. Photo by John Scott.

Pymouth State University was in the midst of perhaps its most successful men’s basketball season in school history in the winter of 2003-04. The Panthers had won 13 of their first 14 games, and were in the process of setting the school record for wins in a season with a 23–5 record while advancing to the championship game of the Little East Conference Tournament. Read More

Whitney Swaffield Earns Her Place Among the Best

June, 2004

The top skier on the Plymouth State University women’s ski team competed against the best skiers in the country in March 2004 at the United States Ski Association (USSA) National Alpine Championships at Alyeska Resort in Alaska. Read More

Another Look at Diving

June, 2004

There may be a Sports Illustrated cover jinx, but there is no Plymouth Magazine curse. Just ask the seniors on the Plymouth State women’s diving team. (Summer 2003)

The trio went on to enjoy a terrific senior season. Krit Kearins, Becky Huntington and Jenna Crescenzi all established school records during the season as PSU dominated opponents throughout the winter. Read More

First Camp Out

June, 2004

by Joe Monninger

Illustration by Karel Hayes.

Illustration by Karel Hayes.

It was the last part of June, and hot, and my 11-year-old son, Pie, declared that he had never camped out. Oh, he had camped out, he said, when I raised my eyebrow. He had done the traditional backyard tent affair, complete with a work lamp connected to an inside socket strung all the way into the wild flower meadow behind our house. And he had car camped with another family, pulling up and emptying out a veritable household of goods at a nearby campground, but he had never, you know, camped. Read More

Leaders in Education

June, 2004

by Terry Rayno

Dr. Richard Wylie ’63  Katherine Eneguess ’72  Dr. Jim Hundrieser ‘90

Dr. Richard Wylie ’63 Katherine Eneguess ’72 Dr. Jim Hundrieser ‘90

Plymouth State University has always been known for producing educators, so it’s no surprise to find that so many Plymouth alumni are currently in senior positions as college and university administrators.

For some the move to administration was the fulfillment of a lifelong dream—for others, a natural progression from teaching. One thing they have in common, though: they all praise Plymouth State for providing a solid educational base and the opportunity to apply what they learned in the classroom in the real world—often at the same time. Read More

Who Makes Jane Run

June, 2004
Debbie McHugh ’96 and Melissa Cartright ’95; roommates in NYC.

Debbie McHugh ’96 and Melissa Cartright ’95; roommates in NYC.

When Debbie McHugh ’96 graduated from Plymouth State, foremost on her mind was how to put her B.A. in English literature to work. Today, she’s managing editor of Jane, a national lifestyle magazine for women. Read More

Keeping the House Lights Burning

June, 2004
Neil Anderson ‘97

Neil Anderson ‘97

When Neil Anderson left Plymouth State in 1997 with a B.A. degree in theatre arts, little did he know that he’d one day be back to teach it. One of his former teachers and mentors, Associate Professor Matthew Kizer, went on sabbatical during the 2004 spring semester, and Anderson was called upon to replace him. Read More

Edward Thorney ’77: A Life of Teaching and Sharing

June, 2004

by Terry Rayno

Ed Thorney ’77 and Jill Gibbons at the top of Mt. Brace, Taconic State Forest (N.Y).

Ed Thorney ’77 and Jill Gibbons at the top of Mt. Brace, Taconic State Forest (N.Y).

Edward Thorney ’77 has spent his life helping others bring about positive changes in their lives.

Over the last 27 years, he has trained more than 30,000 people—children, business leaders, even United Nations diplomats. He has gained a reputation as a leader in what is often called the “human potential” movement by integrating various disciplines into his work. Read More

From the PSUAA President

June, 2004
Dr. Eric C. Schwarz ’91 President, PSUAA

Dr. Eric C. Schwarz ’91 President, PSUAA

One of the major tasks of an alumni association is reconnecting the family we call Plymouth. As our mission states, the Plymouth State University Alumni Association coordinates events, activities and initiatives that will keep alumni and their university connected, with the goal of fostering and supporting communication between every group within the PSUAA and its board, and being proactive in providing choices and guidance for alumni and PSUAA activities. Read More