Class of 1977

Let your classmates know what you are doing. Complete an online alumnote questionnaire. With your permission we will add it to this Web site and include it in the Bluffton magazine. 

Julia Szabo
Director of Alumni Relations and Annual Giving 

Class notes

 

Attending May Day?

Mustaq Ahmed of Bluffton, Ohio, has been working at Bluffton since 2007 as director of buildings and grounds after a long stint in the corporate world. Mustaq writes, "Hello 1977 graduating classmates! You may or may not remember me as 40 years is a long time. One could say I have come full circle, working at the institution where it all began. I am also working with the university women's soccer team as a volunteer assistant coach. There is a lot going on at Bluffton and I am happy to be a part of it. The proposed new science building is one of them. It will be built where old Lincoln Hall stands now. Remember Lincoln Hall? I will give you a personal campus tour when you visit. You may enjoy seeing how the campus has changed. On a personal note, I am married to Becki (Sommer `76) whom I met at Bluffton in 1974. We celebrated our 40th wedding anniversary this month. We have two daughters, Sarah and Sabrina. We have two grandchildren who live close by. Those of you who are grandparents already know how enjoyable that can be. We feel very blessed. I am looking forward to seeing you in May, if you can come, and hearing your stories and memories of those college days when things were so groovy!"

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Carol Keeney of Elkhart, Ind., works as a certified medical coder/auditor for Oaklawn Psychiatric Center in Goshen, Ind. In her free time she likes to read and knit. "My husband, Carlos, and I enjoy travelling and are working on a list of places to visit in the U.S. Other travel includes trips to visit family in Colombia."

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Bennie E. Rodgers, Jr. of Stafford, Texas, is retired after 23 years at Richmond State Support Living with mentally challenged individuals. He writes, "I travel to Ohio to visit family and go to Houston Rodeo & Livestock show once a year in March."
 
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Kathryn Mallet Siegel of New Carlisle, Ohio, remarried in 2008. She writes, "My husband, Ken Siegel, and I found a new home in New Carlisle. We retired in 2012. Ken was a tax consultant. I had taught French and Spanish at Tecumseh H.S. for 35 years. We are both active in our church, where we met. I play in the handbell choir. We enjoy travel and have taken many trips together, all over the U.S. and two trips to Europe."

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Nancy Mitchell Harman of Bellefontaine, Ohio has since retired from teaching 6th and 7th graders for 30 years. She still teaches GED classes and a few college classes.

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