Kent Taylor ’62 placed his literary archive at the Bancroft Library at the University of California, Berkeley, just over a year ago. He started writing poetry his first year at OWU in 1958 and has never stopped. The archive consists of manuscripts, books, correspondence, journals, and more. (12/21)

Alice Batchelder ’64 (pictured with Richard Stranges, Hayes High School principal) was inducted into the Delaware City Schools Distinguished Alumni Hall of Fame in September. She has served as a federal judge on the United States Court of Appeals for the 6th Circuit since 1991, after being nominated by President George H.W. Bush. She served as chief judge of the court from 2009 to 2014. Alice and her husband, Bill Batchelder ’64, live in Medina, OH. (12/21)

When the Fall OWU Magazine was delivered to Nancy Nibbelink Turgeon ’64, she placed her Ohio Wesleyan blanket over the back of her most comfortable reading chair. Her 13-year-old Himalayan cat, The Sundance Kit, immediately noticed the improvement, pounced up to demonstrate his approval, and volunteered to substitute for the OWU mascot. He claimed, “I’m the new MEOW-U!” (5/22)

Robert Kuck II ’65 authored a new historic novel, Blood and Honor. The novel explores the life of French fur trader Pierre-Louis de Lorimier in a formative time of American history. (12/21)

Tom Sigafoos ’65 published The Cursing Stone, an Irish historical novel built around the shipwreck of HMS Wasp. The novel follows the lives of two men—Ruairi Mullan of Toraigh Island and Sub- Lieutenant William Gubby of the British Royal Navy—as their fates intersect in the disastrous arc of the Irish Land Wars. Tom has lived in northwest Ireland since 2003. Printed copies and e-book versions of the novel are available through online bookstores, including Lulu Bookstore, Barnes & Noble, and Amazon. Interested readers also can subscribe at (5/22)

Neil Snider ’67 received the Distinguished Service Award in recognition of his 50 years of service to the legal profession and to the Worcester County Bar Association in Massachusetts. He and his wife Diana are retired and living on Cape Cod. (5/22)

Thomas Vivyan ’67 was recognized by the Ohio State Bar Association for his 50 years of service to the community and the legal profession. He has been in private practice since 1975, working in plaintiff personal injury, collections, insurance defense, and more. (12/21)

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