BKaylinBeryle Gaylor Kalin '25


1992 marked the 50th consecutive year that Beryle Kalin sang with the New Orleans Opera Association. For New Orleans audiences, her spirited performances in the chorus became a special treat; and most didn't realize that the woman galloping about the stage with the other chorus members was eighty-something and almost totally deaf - Kalin lost 95 percent of her hearing due to a childhood bout with the measles. In addition to her work with opera, Kalin was repeatedly recognized as one of New Orleans' volunteer leaders. She was a music major at Middlebury where she met Eddy Stephen Kalin '23 and they were married after her graduation.
Adapted from Middlebury Magazine, Winter 1992 pg. 37

RSkiffRobert Skiff '64
Education administrator, retired President Champlain College

Robert Skiff stepped down in 1993 from the presidency of Champlain College in Burlington, Vermont, where he had worked for the past 25 years. A history major at Middlebury, he arrived at Champlain in 1967 as Dean of Students after a year of teaching high school and the completion of his master's degree work at Springfield College. In 1972, having received a Ph.D. from the University of Northern Colorado, he was named vice president at Champlain, and in 1977 he began his tenure as president. He guided the college through a period of significant growth, academically and physically, while at the same time devoting time and energy to charitable, business and professional organizations, in Burlington and the region.
Adapted from Middlebury Magazine, Winter 1992 pg. 37

Young Alumni Achievement Award

AOsiusAlison Osius '80
Magazine editor, world class rock-climbing champion

Alison Osius, three-time national rock climbing champion and editor at Climbing magazine, was named president of the American Alpine Club, a national non-profit organization that has represented mountaineers and rock climbers for almost a century. She is the first female president in its 96-year history.
Adapted from Middlebury Magazine, Spring 1998, pg. 17

FSesnoFrank Sesno '77
White House Correspondent for CNN

Frank Sesno began his journalism career at WRMC, and then as a part-time newsman at the local Middlebury station, WFAD. He worked at WCFR in Springfield, VT., and then moved to Washington to take a job with Voice of America. In 1979, he became European correspondent for Associated Press Radio, covering such stories as the attempted assassination of the Pope, the arrival of hostages in West Germany, the royal wedding, the Falkland Islands war, and major meetings of OPEC, NATO and the Common Market. He became White House correspondent for AP Radio, and then joined the Cable News Network, also covering the White House. In the spring of 1991, he became anchor of the CNN "International Hour" and the 6 p.m. news.
Adapted from Middlebury Magazine, Winter 1992, pg. 37


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