I am a member of the class of 1983, University of Massachusetts in Amherst. My degree is in English, although my dream was to become a veterinarian. I failed chemistry—twice—and that dream died. The job market was not good in 1983. I had no marketable business skills, and almost no work experience because I spent my college summers teaching horseback riding at a YMCA camp. Despite my father’s business connections in Boston, no one was interested in hiring an English major with no skills or experience. So Mom and Dad decided I should attend Katharine Gibbs School and learn how to type and take shorthand. So I did.
|Tim Shanahan, 1984|
|Ken Smith, Susan Scheide, and the “portable” Compaq|
|Compass holiday party host and hostess (Tim and Susan)|
|Tim and Susan in their Nantucket Reds|