Bruce Titus sends this picture of himself and his oldest grandson, Will, on his first day at the helm. From Bruce:
I’m sorry not to be able to attend the reunion. However, I hope that the weekend will be a resounding success. As promised, here is a “Reader's Digest” version of my life since NCHS.
Four years after NCHS, I departed Williamsburg, VA and William and Mary (fortunately, with a degree) and headed to Newport, RI and Navy OCS. During the ensuing four years, I served one tour aboard the USS Shangri La as the photo interpreter with VFP-62 followed by a stint of presenting intelligence briefings to ships deploying to the Mediterranean. Then, discharge in hand, I returned to W&M for law school -- they seemed pleased to see what a touch of maturity did for me.
I spent the first eleven years of my legal career at the U.S. Department of Justice. Since then, I have been in private practice and am currently a member of Rees Broome, PC. My practice centers on commercial dispute resolution with an emphasis on design and structural failure litigation and the representation of architects and engineers. I also serve as a mediator and arbitrator with The McCammon Group.
My wife, Susan Hicks, and I have four daughters (a teacher, nurse, architect and actor) and six grandsons. During the winter we usually get in a bit of skiing out west and, in warmer weather, some sailing on the Chesapeake Bay and, on occasion, in the Caribbean.
It’s hard to believe how fast it’s gone by….
Have a great weekend!!!
P.S. I have attached a recent family photo:
Sarah (von der Heyde) Richards: A brief update on my life:
Am still working, tho part time now, as a primary care pediatrician at a community health center run by Mass. General Hospital. Since I have been here for 35yrs, I now see children and a few grandchildren of my former patients! I have 4 children and 6 grandchildren (ages 14yrs to 10mos) who fortunately all live in the Boston area. I love being a grandmother and being involved in their lives! After living in Lexinton for 27yrs, I moved to a condo in the neighboring town of Waltham. I also enjoy spending time at our summer home on Lake Winnipesaukee in NH. I am a 10yr cancer survivor (CA of the mandible) and am now being faced with needing a hip replacement-the joys of growing older! I love to travel-next trip is in March to Patagonia.
Mary Ellen Naylor Connell
When the NCHS Class of 1960 last gathered in 2000, I was serving as a member of the Secretary of State’s Policy Planning Staff in Washington. In the fall of 2001, I retired from the United States Foreign Service and began my third or fourth career as a political/military analyst and consultant to companies and universities.
My main “gig” is as a research analyst in the strategic studies division of the Center For Naval Analyses, a federally-funded research and development center, which supports the U.S. Navy and Marine Corps and other U.S. Government institutions. The work is very interesting and I have been happily challenged to develop some expertise in parts of the world which I had not previously studied (my graduate degree is in French literature) or where I was assigned as a diplomat. As you might imagine, these include the Arabian Gulf and South Asia, the southern and eastern littorals of the Mediterranean, and China.
Recently I have been assisting the Naval Criminal Investigative Service (NCIS) with its outreach on national security issues. This involves working with the real-life equivalents of Special Agent Leroy Jethro Gibbs and his team. It is important work and also fun. I hope to keep doing it for a while.