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Class Notes are back!

swimming goggles

Robert (Bob) Bruce ’66 (NMH faculty 1973–80) was honored by the U.S. Masters Swimming organization with the 2021 Ransom J. Arthur Award, recognizing “the person who has done the most to further the objectives of USMS and the sport of swimming.” Bob continues to swim, race, and coach a large adult team in Bend, Oregon, wryly identifying his charges as “8-and-unders with credit cards.”


Check out our new online portal where you can post photos and updates about marriages, births, career news, and alumni gatherings — and see them appear immediately! Read stories from classmates and gain access to a full, searchable alumni directory. The online portal replaces the traditional Class Notes section in NMH Magazine; visit to learn more.


Lucy Brown ’63, a retired professor of neuroscience at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine, decided to become a Tai Chi instructor four years ago. “It’s more restful than teaching medical students about the brain, although I loved that, too. I also started mindfulness meditation two years ago — a little like ‘Quiet Time’ at Northfield.”




Toasted marshmallows on a stick

Felice Merrit Gelman ’63: “When COVID hit, my daughter persuaded me to start a neighborhood mutual aid group. We put a letter in every mailbox on our street inviting people to check in [on Zoom]. Now we get together for backyard barbecues, marshmallow roasts — or whatever — about once a month.” 

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Maurice Coleman ’87, a senior VP at Bank of America, delivered NMH’s Commencement address in May. He’s worked in commercial real estate banking on Wall Street for more than two decades — but 35 years ago? “The year that I spent at NMH transformed my life,” he says.


Cover of book - So you want to be a diplomat


George Lambrakis ’48 recently published a memoir titled So You Want to Be a Diplomat?, which covers his decades-long career as a U.S. Foreign Service officer around the world, including in Vietnam, Laos, Guinea, Israel, Munich, Washington, D.C., London, Lebanon, and Iran.