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Lakehead University Magazine Fall/Winter 2006

Class Notes



Deborah Jones (Dipl.Lib.Tech '76) is living in New Mexico and has retired after a 22-year career with AT&T.

Brenda Chapman (BA'77) is a Communications Advisor with Health Canada in Ottawa, Ontario. In 2006, her second novel was published by Napoleon Publishing. Hiding in Hawk's Creek is a suspense/mystery geared toward 10-to15-year-olds and is set in Northern Ontario (Thunder Bay and a fictional town north of Lake Superior). It is a sequel to Running Scared, released in 2004.

David Crowe (HBSc'78) is president of Cellular Networking Perspectives Ltd., and living in Calgary. In 2007, he will be interrupting his career in software development and telecommunications to write a book tentatively titled The Infectious Myth. It will explore his interest in alternative, non-infectious causation for diseases like AIDS, SARS, Mad Cow, and West Nile.


Donna Fossum (BA’87, Dipl.Lib.Tech’73) says her husband Earl is Vice President of ICORR Properties International and has accepted a transfer to the office in Sarasota, Florida. Their daughter Elsbeth and her husband Regan Fielding live in Yellowknife, NWT.
Email: Atwowleners@hotmail.com


John Coleman (BSc’94) is a chiropractor in St. Thomas, Ontario, and is the father of Reece, a younger sister to John Jr.

Paul McAughey (HBK'95) has obtained Microsoft certifications and has entered the IT field.

Chris Jones (BA'97) attended Fanshawe College in London and graduated from the Television Broadcasting program. He is working as a camera man for A-Channel London (Chum Ltd.).

Kevin Marchment (BA'99, HBA'00) met his wife Natalie Boudens (BEd’99, BSc’99) in Residence (Geraldton House) during his first year at Lakehead. They now live in Pembroke, Ontario, with their year-and-a-half-old daughter, Madison.


Meghan Hachkowski (née Venhola) (HBMus'00) was married in 2004 and is the proud mother of Jack Michael John Hachkowski. She teaches music in North Bay, Ontario.

Gillian Hamby (née Tomlins) (BA/BEd'00) was married in July 2005 and was expecting her first child in October. She is teaching in Cookstown.

Lori Skerritt (née Kenny) (BScN '00) and Mark Skerritt (BKin'98, BEd '99), along with big brother Kenny, welcomed Kezia Marie on January 12, 2006. Mark teaches high school in Guelph, Ontario, while Lori continues to work in the field of public health in the Elora and Fergus area.

Janet Littlejohn (née Crawford) (HBOR'03, BA'05) is married to Jonathan Littlejohn. On December 21, 2005, they welcomed baby Joshua.

Mark Stevens (HBFA'04, BEd'05) has taken five Additional Qualification courses; Intermediate, Senior, Special Education, Family Study 1, and Guidance 1, and is looking for a fulltime contract position with the Peel District School Board.


Four athletes were inducted into Lakehead University's Wall of Fame in October of 2005. We need help in finding out where they reside so that we can forward them a gift from the Wall of Fame Ceremony.

Female Athlete 1970 – 75
Patti Brousseau BPHE ‘74

Inducted as members of the 1972 – 73 Men's Basketball Team:
Joe Edwards
Tom Francis HBComm ‘76
Jerome Blue

If you can help us locate them, please contact Lou Pero by phone: (807) 343-8644 or by email: lou.pero@lakeheadu.ca

A Gift to Remember

Mr. and Mrs. MannKevin Mann (HBComm'98) and Sherry Mann (née Neimann) (BAdmin'98) first met in 1997 while taking Business 4039 – Canadian Financial Institutions. Kevin went on to earn a CMA designation and an MBA from the University of Windsor, while Sherry completed a two-year Bachelor of Education degree at the University of Alberta.

In lieu of table favors at their wedding on August 6, 2005, they chose to make a donation on behalf of their guests to Lakehead University's Faculty of Business. Kevin is now an accountant with Hydro One in Thunder Bay and Sherry is a high school teacher with Lakehead Public Schools.
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