Wednesday, May 30, 2007

A COLORADO UPDATE FROM DAN LUECKE NDHS CLASS of 1957

"A brief summary of the past 50 years: After NDHS I graduated from Notre Dame in engineering, spent time in the Marine Corps, and returned to Notre Dame for a M.S. Following that I went on for a Ph.D. (Harvard), taught
there for four years, then worked for an environmental consulting firm in Cambridge.
I was married in Cambridge in the late 70's and, in 1980, my wife (Rosemary), our son (Andrew), and I moved to Boulder, Colorado where I was the Rocky Mountain director of an environmental organization.
For the last several years I'm been a consultant to a number of environmental organizations, a group of state and federal judges who deal with western water issues, and the U.S. Department of Justice.
Rosemary is a psychotherapist with a private practice here, and our son (a graduate of Kenyon College) lives in New York City and is the administrative and
research assistant to the director of the Center for Puerto Rican Studies at Hunter College (one of the colleges that is part of the City University of New York).
I plan to try to make the reunion in October."

4 comments:

Richard said...

Dan'l!
Wonderful to learn that you are still shaking up things in your area! Did you receive the mail I sent you some time ago?
Andrew seems to be doing something constuctive-great!
Hugs to you and 'Roses'!
Rich

Museum of San Fernando Valley said...

Dan seems to be doing some research on the Platte River. I can remember wading "across" it, just before coming to California in 1953.
Fecht

Museum of San Fernando Valley said...

Dan,
Checking on what Sarff has been saying about his Colorado farm, you should be able to get a good deal on organic asperagus.
Fecht

Dan Baedeker said...

Dan -
Though I'm sure we didn't realize it at the time, we Lueckes, Fechts and Baedekers were the "ethnic majority" of our day. I think there are still (barely) more of us German-Americans than any other kind.

It was great to read of your achievements, and it will be gratifying to trade stories with our classmates about the diverse paths our lives have taken.

- Dan Baedeker