Like a fine wine, the Pomona experience has aged well. Some years ago I was inspired to re-evaluate my disdain for the 'college' and began to realize those early days in academia had shaped me in unexpected ways, mostly beneficial. This realization was prompted in part by a career change into education seventeen years ago. The broad knowledge base acquired at Pomona was a definite asset in my new profession, which demands the art of a stage performer and the analytical mind of a scientist.
Three, ending in death, divorce and annulment
Presently: Long term significant other
Fashion Retail, Performance Dance, Personnel Administration, and Education
Presently: Coordinator of Teacher Support and Development, Murrieta Valley Unified School District
Three daughters, two granddaughters
Mary Lehman, Appellate law, practicing in San Diego, also a professional boxer, mother of twins
Annalee Lehman, Nurse and photographer
Sarabeth Ellsworth, Student, George Washington University, DC, International Business
Skiing, Travel, Gardening
March 2002: Earned Certification as Level I Ski Instructor, Professional Ski Instructors Association
Teach skiing on week-ends during the season at Bear Mt., Big Bear, California
Favorite Pomona Instructors
Ray Frazer, Roger Hazelton, Virginia Princehouse Allen, Sears Jayne, Jeannette Hypes
Plans for the future
With houses in Mexico and Whistler, BC, Canada I hope to spend time in both places, skiing, playing tennis, hosting my granddaughters, maintaining friendships, gardening, and growing spiritually. I try to fit all of this in my present life; but know that the full experiences will come after my youngest completes her undergraduate work, and I no longer bear the escalating costs of a college education!
I too have posted on my office wall the Pomona Gate Message, " Those only are loyal to this college who in departing bear their added riches in trust for mankind." I continue to judge my actions in relation to that measure, and relative to that value aspire to be a worthy Pomona Alum.