Graduate Class Notes
Diane Ohanesian ’78MS wrote to let us know about the children’s book she wrote, Hugga Bugga Love. The little boy in the book at first has had enough of his mom’s giving him hugs, kisses, and cuddles, but eventually he realizes that these things are to show him how much she loves him, and he accepts her displays of affection.
Amy Purcell Vorenberg ’86MS has been named the new head of the lower school at the King School in Stamford, CT, effective July 1. King School is a pre-K to grade 12 coed, independent day school. Amy was previously head of school at Beauvoir, The National Cathedral Elementary School, a private pre-K to grade 3 school in Washington, D.C.
After several years of doing very rewarding work, Marlene W. Ross’84AS/’86BS/’89MS says she is enjoying slowing down a bit and thinking about retirement. She is still caring for her adult son at home; he has autism and other underlying disabilities. She also continues her “consulting/advocacy work for children and families with presenting disabilities, focusing on their special education in application of the law, and their individual learning needs.” Marlene adds: “All best wishes to everyone at Wheelock, where I spent a number of wonderful years learning, growing, sharing, and meeting some wonderful people. I wish all the newbies the same wonderful experience that provided me the basis for my rewarding lifetime career. Many thanks!”
Patricia Roddy Thatcher ’94MS, a Realtor at Sotheby’s International Realty in Falmouth, MA, has received the designation Luxury Estates Advisor. “The designation propels Thatcher to an elite level of experienced professionals in the unique sphere of luxury real estate,” according to an announcement about the honor. “Every home has a story,” Patricia says. “The legacies of luxury properties are especially fascinating and compelling.” Also a resort/second home property specialist (RSPS) and a senior real estate specialist, she is one of the Top 100 agents on Cape Cod.>