May 29, 2010
Weldon uncovers long lost
ARE THEY NOW?
Guide: STUDENTS, FACULTY, DIRECT LINK TO EMAIL OR WEBSITE(CLICK ON WORDS)
KOKAS, DORIAN(?-72)- Dorian lives with his wife and teaches English in Athens between entrepreneurial endeavers.
KARAKONDIS, PETER(?-73)- Peter works for the United States Postal Service in San Diego, California.
KARAKOSTA, MITZI(?-73)- Mitzi lives in Las Vegas, Nevada and work as a cousellor in a secondary school.
KARAMABELAS(STARR), DEBBIE(66-69)- Returned to the U.S. and graduated from Boston University School of Nursing in 1974. Worked in D.C., moved to Baltimore until 1985, my husband and daughter moved to Severna Park, MD. On to Omaha, NE in 1990, where were are today. My husband is a child/adolescent psychiatrist and I am a clinical nurse specialist in child/adolescent psych. with my nurse practitioner credentials pending as we speak. We enjoy the midwest but miss the East Coast and family (parents, brother Nick and family in D.C. and New England inlaws)--we address our yearnings for the East by visiting when we can and eating lots of fresh seafood. Would love to hear from alumni or anyone from 1966-1969 at ACS. Everytime I explain my background or introduce myself, ACS and living abroad is a primary focus.Living in Greece and attending ACS in the late 60's influenced me more than I ever thought possible. I would love to compare notes with alumni or former contemporaries. We probably have more in commin than you think!! Regards and cheers. email@example.com
KARAMABELAS, NICK(?-71)-attorney, lives and works in Washington, D.C. and NYC - firstname.lastname@example.org
KATSURUBAS, CHUCK- Chuck is married with kids and works as a travel agent in the DC area. Rubas@aol.com
KAUSHIK, NEHA(?-1996)- I passed out from ACS in 1996 and then shifted to Delhi, India. I am majoring in Economics.email@example.com
KEELEY, CHRIS(?-68)- I went to ACS in 6th grade that would be 1968 or so Then I went there after being evacuated from Uganda for 9th grade I was enrolled for only One week in 1973/1974 I blew up the water fountain during flag football practise in sixth grade . Now I am a Social Worker for D,C Human Services Child and Family Services In Washington DC I am an award winning Artist with exhibits in Thessalonki , Athens , Paris Washington DC Baltimore. firstname.lastname@example.org My Website Http://intervention.org
KEENE, SCOT M.(85-87)- I graduated in 1987. Since then I have lived in Carbondale,IL. I got married April 1,1996 to Catherine Simmons of Chicago. I currently work for GTE. I can be reached at by regular mail at 1214 E. Pleasant Hill Rd. # 5, Carbondale, IL 62901 or my E-mail address of Vrmnlrdsmk@AOL.com
KENNEDY, KERRY(68-72)-I'm just gonna say thanks to Mr. Green and Ms. Young for getting in touch with me. Short story ... left Greece; went to college; met Becky; moved to Colorado; Erin born Feb.1977; great kid; me and B split up; came out; ups and downs for -what- thirty years? Looking for Chris Hightower and Phil Weiss. Thanks to Mitchell Kief for the '73 Evzone. Hello to Sharon H. and Aleasha C.(my step-daughter is called Alisha!) I've used my 50 words. Hello to Katrina, Terri, Stella, Sandra (think about you all the time and hope you're well). To anyone out there: Go to Vegas next year. 1. Love to see any and all. 2. Don't want to be the oldest thing there. email@example.com
KISHNANI,RAHUL(92-93)- I studied in this school for just one year. I would have graduated in 1994 but I had to suddenly shift back to india. I just did my Junior Grade in ACS. I'm presently doing my Computer Eng. in Bombay, India ( My hometown). Currently I'm in the final year. and I will graduate with the Bachelor's degree next year. firstname.lastname@example.org
KLIMETZ, S(67-69)-I attended school there from 1967 till 1969 (6th and 7th). email@example.com.
KOHN, ROBERT ALEXANDER(83-87)- My brother Aaron also attended the same years but did not graduate from ACS. I am now living in Atlanta and my brother is living in D.C.. I am an attorney and my brother just started his MBA at Georgetown University. As to fellow members of the class of 87. Cindee Pazuros is out in Los Angeles as is Ken Sloan. Chris Kypriotis is also out in California in Orange County. firstname.lastname@example.org
KOSMIDES, GREGORY(?-93)- I am currently in Boston attending Boston University for my Masters degree. I graduated from ACS 1993. It is very exciting that ACS has finally gotten a web page and I would love to be included in your index of alumni. There are a few other friends from ACS here in boston and we get together all the time. email@example.com
KOROVESSIS, JIM(69-73)- Lives in Montreal, Canada, is married with two boys and works for Orlecon Aerospace .firstname.lastname@example.org
KOROVESSIS, BELINA(69-78)- Married to Peter Makris (78), works at ACS as Admissions and Alumni Coordinator. She and Peter have two children at ACS and Peter has his own business equipment co. and they own shares of two Mexican Restaurants in Halandri. email@example.com
KOROVESSIS, MARIA(69-75)- Lives in Cambridge, Canada and owns and operates her own graphics firm. Is married and has two girls
KOUMANAKOS, DEMETRE(?-80)- Lives in Ekali, Married with Anna, one baby boy 13 months old named Andreas, Works in Intracom SA Hellenic Telecommunications and Electronics Industry as European Union Development Programmes Project Coordinator since 1990. firstname.lastname@example.org
KRESS, JIM(?-74)- I now live in Falls Church, Va., with my three boys, Thomas, Matt, and Bryan. We are about twenty minutes outside of Washington, D.C. This is a beautiful area, especially in the spring and fall. Outside of the usual ' dad stuff,' I am still involved in music, inviting outside musicians to play with the core group I've been with since my return to this area in 1976! For work, I install and maintain data circuits for Bell Atlantic, one of several jobs I've had there. In the years after ACS, I've worked on a luxury yacht, been a student, bank teller, nurseryman, and done landscape construction I attended ACS for only one year, but I really felt like one of the ' family.' My time in Athens, and in Europe was a real experience, and it's been great when I've run into former students and other friends. Besides calls or an occasional letter, I've seen people in fast food restaurants, and probably the biggest surprise was spotting someone in the crowd leaving a Led Zeppelin concert in ' 76, at what is now the USAIR arena. Well, uh, yes that was some time ago! email@example.com
KRODEL(BROSKY), KATIE(69-70)- I went to ACS from 1969-70 for 7th grade. After travelling throughout Europe the summer of 1970, I returned to Phila. and graduated H.S there. I went to Wagner College on Staten Island, New York. Through Wagner, I spent a semester in Bregenz, Austria and was able to again travel through Europe and return to Greece that summer of 1977. I graduated Wagner with a B.S in Nursing. I served as the medical officer on an archeological expedition in eastern Turkey in 1982. I worked as a psychiatric nurse / psychotherapist in an outpt. psych clinic on Staten Island from 1979-1995, eventually becoming the administrative and clinical director. Married Robert Brosky in 1991. Megan was born in 1993, and Rebecca in 1995, and I adore them. We moved from the NYC metro area in 1995 to rural N.E. Pennsylvania. Since then, I have been a stay at home Mom, and loving it. I'm so happy to find the ACS website and would love to hear from classmates. Even though I was only there for 1 year, it was such an incredible time, one that I have never forgotten, and one of the best years of my life! Btw, I was Student Council President of the Middle School during my year there. RR3 Box 1680, Honesdale, PA 18431 firstname.lastname@example.org
LAPPAS(FOLEY), FRAN-(?-65)- email@example.com
LARSON, VICKY(?-86)- I graduated ACS Athens in 1986. I now live in East Tawakoni, Texas, which is in Northeast Texas. I am a court clerk and utilities analyst for the city I live in. I have been married to Larry Turner for 6 years and no children. firstname.lastname@example.org
LEIGHT, ED(?-?)- Ed is married, has a daughter and works as a contractor in the Chapel Hill area. He and his wife Meredith love to sail. email@example.com
TINA(?-71)- My husband and I live in Southern
Maryland. I've been running a day care for years. I have 18yr. old twin
daughters in their first year of college, Mandy goes to school inMaryland
and Brianne goes to school at Winthrop University in S.C. Our 17yr.
old daughter Beth is graduating from high school next spring. My
LEWIS(ISOM), ANITA(?-74)- I graduated from ACS in June 1974. Left Athens November 1975. Went to San Diego to live with my sister whose husband was in the Navy and out to sea. After living in that fast lane for 9 months, I rejoined my parents in Spain. Left there in the fall of 1977 and went back to Guantanamo Bay Cuba. Lived there until summer of 1981, because my father went into a coma in March 1981 due to brain death after a botched operation at Duke University. He stayed in the coma until his death in February 1982.
Between the time of my father's coma and death, I married Wayne Isom from Guantanamo. We had been together since 1978, and had planned to marry. Wayne remained in Gitmo while I lived in North Carolina as we could not get housing on the base. I went to work civil service and continued to live with my mom to help take care of her.
Finally in 1984, Wayne was able to get housing in Gitmo so off I went. His two sons also came to live with us. We stayed in Gitmo until Sept of 1986 when the company he worked for moved to Yuma Arizona. I was pregnant at the time with my first child so instead of going to Yuma I came to NC to have my son. In January 1987, I moved with my son to Arizona. Stayed there five months - knew the marriage was not going to work - (Wayne liked to drink too much) - and came back to NC where I have lived with my son and mother ever since.
I work for Civil Service as a Personnel Management Specialist with the Human Resources Office at Cherry Point. Started out as a clerk in 1987 and have worked my way up. I enjoy my job, my son, my life. No remarriage - once was enough thank you. firstname.lastname@example.org
BILL(?-77)- I attended ACS from 1971 to 1976 leaving my junior
year for Spain. I graduated from D. G. Farragut Highschool in 1977 and
then went on to College at Northwest College in Kirkland Washington.
After a year I transferred to the University of Washington in Seattle.
In 1979 I married Angela Guerrero (Cheerleader for the Kifissia Packers-Champions
forever) and we set up house while I finished up with school. We have
four kids now (Daniel,17;Aaron,15;Kefalari,13;Rachel,11). Daniel is
getting ready for college next year and yes he did get perfect scores
on his SAT's!
We love to remember our days in Greece (We started dating in Kefalari Park some 23 years ago!). The smell of the pine trees, the trickling running water down the road from the American Club to the Esso station, the heat of the sun on your back in the Islands, Mr Davis yelling at me to take it easy on the Foosball machine and the sounds of Elton John blaring from the Jukebox! Carefree, Sunlit days, without a care in the world. I feel ANCIENT! Soon, though our children will be gone and Angela and I will roam free once more-Look out! We love to hear from all of you, even those of you time has swept away. Write us! Bill and Angela Lewis PO Box 50096 Seattle WA 98145 University of Washington Press Box 359120 Seattle, WA 98195 USA (206) 543-8870 voice (206) 685-3460 fax FbLewis@u.washington.edu
JIM(71-76)- I went to ACS till my Junior
year and then left for Rota, Spain in 1976 where we stared till the
first quarter of my senior year then we left the US Naval Base in Guantamamo
Bay, Cuba where I graduated from the Willliam T. Sampson High School
in 1978. I worked on the base wiht a water pipe company from the States
then I joined the US Army and went to boot camp in Fort McClellan, AL
then I went to Germany for about 20 months. My father became ill in
the early 1980's. I got out of the army in 1982 where I just fooled
around for awhile then I joined the US Coast Guard in 1983 and was stationed
in Chinoteague, VA. I got out of the USCG in 1985.
LITSAS, JIM(70-73)-Graduating from ACS in 1973, then attended Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh for 2 years, completing my degree at NYU. I joined IBM in 1977 and continue to work there. I married my wife Nancy in 1981 (just celebrated our 20 year anniversary!) and we've lived in Queens the entire time. We have 2 daughters Stephanie (12) and Diana (6). email@example.com
JAN('68-70) sailed to Greece from L.A. and
met Xenia Anagnostopoulos (ACS class of '70) in Rome in 1967. They got
LYNCH, JIM(74-79)- After graduating from the American Academy in the summer of 1979, I attended and graduated from Boston University College of Communication having studied advertising and public relations. After a couple of graduate degrees (M.F.A. and M.S.) and a few jobs within the realm of mass media, I decided to return full-time to academia to pursue a doctorate in higher education administration; a field that has always excited me! I received my doctorate from the College of William and Mary in Virginia in 1994 and since that time have been working as an enrollment services administrator at The College. I'd really love to hear from any of my old high school chums. firstname.lastname@example.org
MACKIE, ROBB(76-79)- returned to the Annapolis, Maryland area and graduated from high school at Severna Park High School and then on to Frostburg State University. I am now working for the American Bakers Association in Washington, DC as VP of Government Relations. email@example.com
MAKRIYIANNIS, ELIAS(?-82)- Living in NYC where he owns Amaryllis Flower store.
MALANOS, JOANNA(?-74)- Joanna lives in Sedona does astrological work and is expecting her first child. firstname.lastname@example.org
MAJOR, MICHAEL(79-81)- I went to the Middle School from the middle of sixth grade through the middle of eighth grade. Too bad the yearbooks only show the first initial! My yearbooks were destroyed, so if anyone wants to scan in the pages, I'll be thrilled! I went back to D.C. & then St. Louis, MO for Ba & Ma in Advertising. email@example.com
MAKRIS, JIMMY(74-80)- is married and has a daughter, now living in Ottawa, Canada and working for Nordion in the computer department
MAKRIS, PETER(74-78)- see Belina Korovessis firstname.lastname@example.org
ED (71-74)- Left ACS in 74 and graduated
from Buena High School, Sierra Vista AZ in 75. Went to school off and
on then worked for a landscaping company in Tempe AZ, Married in 83,
Divorced in 94. Now works as an optician in Pinetop AZ and raises his
two boys Brian age 9 and Matthew age 5. Sings in his church and in local
TED (71-74)- I can't believe it
been nearly 5 years since I updated this thing so here goes. After graduating
from ACS in 74, I headed for the USAF Academy in Colorado Springs Co.
I spent a little too much time watching TV and not enough time studying
so managed to flunk out after three years. I headed home to AZ and finally
graduated in 1980 from Arizona State U with a BS in Aerospace Engineering.
Still wanting to fly, I rejoined the Air Force in 1980. I met my wife
Ava at my first assignment at Kelly AFB, (San Antonio) TX and we've
been married since 82. We have three kids: son Theo, Laura, and Christopher
born in 84, 86, 88. We've traveled the country since San Antonio, living
in Enid OK, Colorado Springs CO, Warner Robins GA, Ft Walton Beach FL,
and now retired from the military and living in Anchorage AK. While
in the Air Force I was a pilot flying the C-130 Hercules. That skill
transferred pretty easily to my current job flying for Alaska Airlines
as a 737 copilot. I had only been with the company 8 months on 9/11
and that event hit our industry hard. Alaska has weathered the storm
relatively well, so far, so I still have job. In addition, we started
a business in the local area and opened a Baseball and Softball Batting
Cage. Baseball in Alaska, you ask? You bet. It's a pretty short season
but business is pretty good. I do miss the time living in Greece and
hope to get back there soon. Love to hear from anyone. PO Box 672405
Chugiak, AK 99567-2405. Phone 970-688-3276 Manolasak@gci.net
MARKOGIANIS, GEORGE(70-77)- RCNCWBY@Aol.com
MARLOWE, JOHN AND SUE- After leaving ACS, I worked for ten years as a vice principal for curriculum in a low-income racially mixed high school with a propensity for violence and another suburban high school with innovative programs and aspiration to Stanford and UC Berkley. My family and I lived in San Francisco and Contra Costa Counties at that time. In 1982, I was appointed principal of Albany High School, next to Berkley where I worked for five years, and then became principal of an alternative high school in Danville, CA. During this time we bought a home on Russian Hill in San Francisco, from which I made a reverse commute. I began to feel stale at the principal's job, and I took a job for the Fulbright Commission in Cairo Egypt, working with Egyptian teachers and school administrators helping them learn new teaching and administrative skills. Along the way, we bought a home in Kyparissi Greece (a village we found through our friendship with Matt), I went to India on a Fulbright grant, did a lot of writing (short stories, art criticism, education, and three small books relating to education, a couple of pieces have won prizes even). After returning from Egypt, I have been consulting and writing. Our daughter, Ryann is an architect in San Francisco, and our son John who just got married last year and whose wife is expecting their first child soon, rides and builds mountain bikes in Marin County, where we all live (in separate houses) now. Sue, who is a pastry chef, and I, divide our time between California and Greece. I am regular contact with Chip Ammerman, Matt, Peter Christ, Jo and Barney Howard, George Stephanou, Tom and Steve Mazerakis, John Hrones, and Paul Whatsisname, Ron and Liz Davenport and Bruce and Marcia Hunt. Ward Hedges once sent me a long letter. I still have it. I can be reached at Mstrjack@aol.com
MARTIN, PAM- Pam married Chris Siotis and they live in the Houston area.
MATTHEWS, SACHA(1983-89) After leaving ACS, I majored in philosophy at Amherst College before completely medical school at Columbia University. I am now an orthopaedic surgery resident at Columbia University living in Westchester County, NY with my wife, Elizabeth. I will eventually open a private practice in sports medicine. email@example.com
MAYS(BUNKER), KATHERINE(?-87)- After graduating from ACS in 1987, I went to college at American University in Washington D.C. where I studied art history. Other '87 ACS grads were also studying in D.C. including Robert Kohn, Nadim Sawaya, Sinan Akiman and Ziad Kawash to name a few. Undergraduate life was followed by a job at the Philadelphia Museum of Art, graduate school in art history at University of Maryland (where I reunited with another ACS graduate Amy Shipman Day who was pursuing her Ph.D. in art history)...both of us have Mr. Medeiros to thank as our inspiration! Moved to Chicago in 1994, worked at Terra Museum of American Art for two years, married my highschool sweetheart Brett Bunker in 1996 and now I work at The Art Institute of Chicago as Assistant Director of Student Programs. I'm responsible for the planning and implementation of programs for 140,000+ students annually in grades 1 - 12 and the training of 135 volunteer educators (docents) who tour our student groups. I Love Chicago and it looks like Brett and I will be here for awhile since we recently bought a condo near the home of the Cubs in Wrigleyville. I can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.
MAZARAKIS, STEVE- Steve and Tom live in Athens and operate a carpet business in downtown Athens. Blakjohn@compulink.gr
MAZARAKIS, TOM- See Steve above
MAZZA, MARIE(?-74)- Marie married Richard Gareau and they live in Florida.
CATHEY(81-86) - Returned to U.S. in 1986
- went to Radford University and took my degree in English - hey, I
like to read. Went back to Greece in 1995 for half a year. Wow! Kiffissia
meets L.A. and Glyfada cleaned up nicely. Wasn't the same without the
gang though. Back in the States working as a marketing geek/computer
geek - get to be very creative, pays the bills and allows me to travel.
Is there anything else in Life?
Kelly(76-78)- I left Greece in 1978 and came
to Manassas, VA where I've been ever since. I have an 18 yr old son
named Gary. Nine years ago I married Bob Harman and also have 2 step
sons that are 18 and 21. I'm Director of Marketing
MCKENNA, CONNIE(67-73)-alive and well living in tampa florida, breeding siberian huskies! email@example.com
McQuillin(Bonney), Susan(74-76): I left Greece in í76 (end of 10th grade) for Virginia Beach. I moved to Washington in í82 and have been there ever since. Iím marketing manager at the American Association of Clinical Chemistry and have worked for three other associations. My younger sisters are Kathy and Nancy McQuillin, and they are doing well. In 1991 I married Keith Bonney, my senior prom date from Virginia Beach in 1978 (with a big no contact break in between). Iíve kept in touch with Mike Allen, Debbie Athanason, Anne Ball, Jack and Paula Bedrosian, Jerry Gaffney, Billy and Charlie Sinunu, Vernon Smith, Melina and Daphne Vassiliades, and I have their numbers if anyone needs them. Lost Mary McKinney, last in Norman, OK. Please email me if you know her. firstname.lastname@example.org
MEINHARDT(Tiffany), KATRINA(69-72) I cried the entire summer of '72, when I had to leave my best-ever friends, the "love of my life" and Greece for VA, where we stayed long enough for me to graduate from Herndon High. In '73 we moved again to NC. My twins, Kari and Philip Adams, were born in Germany in June '78. Back to NC. The American Red Cross, my first employer after I finally finished college in '82, is now my avocation. Much of my time off from selling insurance is spent traveling the state as a volunteer. Husband Bob retired from the Army in '94 and is now a surgical tech. We share a money pit in the historic district of Fayetteville. email@example.com
MILLER, CHUCK(?-72)- Chuck and Julie Rice were married a bunch of years ago after a 12+ year courtship. They live in the Chapel Hill area. Chuck has a European Automobile custom repair shop.
MILLER, RICK- Rick lives in Los Angeles, California and works as a musician and producer. He has number of albums out and has produced a number of up and coming bands.
JOANNA(70-73)- I live in the UK and handmake jewellery. I have
a son born in 2001. I love gardening and growing my own food. I lived
in Greece for 25 yrs and travelled extensively during and since. Living
in a rural village in East Sussex. firstname.lastname@example.org
MYERS, MICHAEL(83-85)- works for Bechtel Corp.. BS MS UMD in Computer Science and Telecommunications. Happily married with two kids. Live in Frederick, Maryland. You can email me at Mike_Myers@Engineer.com or email@example.com.
MYRIAN,ERICA(79-87)- After graduating from ACS, I moved to California until 1990. In August of that year, I transferred to Pratt Institute in New York and received a BFA in Advertising Art Direction. I now live and work in Manhattan as a freelance Art Director for various ad agencies and also teach Advertising and Design at Pratt Institute. I visit Greece once or twice every year (my parents are still there) and can't believe how much it changes daily. I've been in touch with many ACS alums and would love to hear from more. Emyrian@hotmail.com
SHIRLEY(?-65)- I was a freshman the year my brother graduated
from high school in Athens (1965). My cousin, Jack Nickolisen, also
attended school there, but he had gone back to the states by the time
I was in high school. We were in Greece as our fathers were working
on a dam at the time. Since leaving ACS I made several moves, including
spending my junior year at the American school in Tehran, Iran. I have
been in the Sacramento area of California for the past 27 years, so
I guess I have finally settled down. I have been married to Wayne Kuykendall
for 27 years. We have one daughter, Annie, who just turned 21. We have
our own business, Kuykendall Appraisal Services, Inc. (residential real
estate appraisals). I haven't kept in touch with anyone from either
Athens or Tehran, except, of course, my brother & cousin. Gary lives
in Oregon and we usually see each other once or twice a year. Hopefully,
he will write to give you an update on his family. I hope this is the
type of information you were looking for. My address is: 135 Gold Creek
Circle Folsom, CA 95630 phone: (916) 988-0555 FAX: (916) 988-1241 firstname.lastname@example.org
OLIN, JOHN AND DORITHEA- John and Dorithea live and teach in Northern Los Angeles.
OSBO, DOUG AND KATHY CARROL- They are now living in Scotland. Doug is an administrator while Kathy works as a substitute teacher in phys. ed. They are not online, but you can e-mail here to leave a message. email@example.com