ed.miller [at] cancerhelpinstitute.org
Suggestion for Class Soundtrack:
Any blues song from Alligator Records Greatest Hits
We had so many great blues bands from Chicago perform in the Union or at Springfest, many from Alligator Records.
I live in Wilmette, Ill., with my wife Celia of 17 years and two stepchildren — Catherine, 26, and Michael, 24. We have a wonderful blended family and we are active in community events including advocating for affordable housing in the northern suburbs of Chicago. Celia and I co-manage a small software company known as the CancerHelp Institute. The institute produces a touch-screen software program for cancer patients and is in 200 hospitals around the U.S. My favorite part of what I do is to create ways for patients and their families to learn more and better cope with their condition.
Also for the past eight years, in the summer, I have gotten together with fellow classmates from ’82 — George Case, Paul Schuster and Brian Wicker for a Baseball, Blues and Beer (BBB) weekend. We had the BBB blessed by Norm Rosenberg and Chuck Green, so it has the official Mac seal of worthy alumni events (just kidding). I can't wait until the Reunion to reconnect with everyone.
My Mac Memories: I have fond memories of the great conversations with classmates and faculty. The campus was a great place to walk around and find a quiet place to sit down. I also loved the "Blues" education we received from all the bands that played in the Union on Friday or Saturday nights or at Springfest. It made a big impression on me that our campus community helped us realize our voices did matter and that it was worthy and part of our Mac tradition to speak out on what we believed. I feel we learned that politics was important and worthy.
Lucia (Lucy) Davenport Wocial
I was thinking about attending, but will be starting a new job and it involves a move. Have a great time!
My Mac Memories: Snow that sparkles under the moonlight, the riverboat cruise, food at Kagin Commons, walks to the river, the primal scream outside the library for finals and quality time spent with friends.
d60657m [at] yahoo.com
Suggestion for Class Soundtrack:
"Rock Lobster" by B-52’s
The name says it all... great party tune then and now.
After I recovered from a long bout of gout, I lost my job at the local Wal-Mart after I was caught stealing another Gino Vanelli CD… Just kidding.
Actually, I'm working with Chicago Public School's Teacher Induction Program training mentors and overseeing 170 schools (K-12). I have been in education ever since I did my 1981 internship at Cook County Jail and realized social work wasn't going to work for me after all. I've also been a freelance photographer, worked with the International Chicago Film Festival and more recently been a movie extra in films with Clint Eastwood, Robert Altman, Vince Vaughn, Dustin Hoffman and Will Ferrel. I married (>40) a wonderful (younger) man and I highly recommend it! He's become a chef and we invite everyone to come visit us in Chicago for the best vittles you've ever had! Summer in Chicago is a blast!
My Mac Memories: Gigi, Jesse, Kari, Lori, Kenny, Sneedly, Andy, Elaine, Professor Norm Rosenberg, Professor Chuck Green, Professor Tom? Moody, the Sociology Department, Stillwater prison, Tom O'Neill at Dayton, "the wall" at Dupre and the Pigs Head at Kirk, Beano & reggae at Springfest, K-MAC radio, Urban Studies Program, The Boss, Talking Heads, B-52's, Blondie, Dana's "special brownies" foreign films, Mac's Spotlight, Mac Weekly, Hungry David, and a bunch of other vague and not so vague memories that together put a smile on my face and create a sense of "nostalgia" for my college years — the good, the bad and everything in between. Macalester was a great place to go to college and the class of ’82 was a great class to go through college with.