Evelyn Torrey TORREY

Profile Updated: September 1, 2016
Evelyn Torrey
Residing In: Boynton Beach, FL USA
Spouse/Partner: Mary Davis
Occupation: University Faculty (Retired), Florida Atlantic University
Children: John (born 1979); his daughters Sloane (2000) and Everena (2012)
Peter and Patty (born 1981)
Yes! Attending Reunion

Looking forward to seeing everyone next year.
I spent two years in Ohio, about four in North Carolina, lived briefly in Texas, back to Massachusetts (1972-1987) including the house I grew up in, and then to Florida. Currently living in Boynton Beach; also own home in Lake Placid, FL -- probably moving there at some point.

Worked in human services/social change and advocacy fields; college teaching. Specialized in "TESOL" (teaching English to speakers of other languages) and multicultural education; five college degrees including Ed.D. in 2002.

Retired May 2015; spending more time with grown children and two grandchildren, now 14 and 3.

School Story:

There were oh so many stories that Dorothy Yep and I shared as yearbook co-editors with our advisor, Ms. Stecker . . . that should not be told!

So often I have asked myself, with such a conservative Republican family, how did I become so radical? I have to say, Ms. Dounelis had a profound influence both on my political philosophy and my commitment to academic excellence. I was so proud of my first term paper until it came back covered in red ink -- remember the days of ibid and op. cit?

Where else have you lived?

Ohio, North Carolina, Texas, Somerville, Braintree, Coral Springs and Boca Raton, Florida.

Grand kids?

Two, 14 and 3.

Still have family around Braintree?

Brother (Arthur) is in Billerica.

How often do you get back to Braintree?

Went through in December 2013 -- oh so many changes in the Highlands.

Would you ever move back to Braintree area?

Nice place to visit!

Do you ever see/talk to/hang out with any classmates?

Kathy Bordewieck (now Campbell) stays in touch. I enjoy Facebook contact with others.

What's the farthest you've been from home?

Haiti (four mission trips)
South Korea (taught English at university, 2002)
Cozumel and Cancun cruise destinations

Favorite place to go?

long car trips

What schools did you attend?

Capital University (Columbus, Ohio)
North Carolina State University (Raleigh, NC) (B.A.)
Goddard College (Cambridge satellite campus) (M.A.)
Florida Atlantic University (M.Ed., Ed.S., Ed.D.)

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Sep 24, 2017 at 7:09 PM

Have a great one Ev. Hopefully we'll see you again next September for our Class of 66 70th Birthday Party!!

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Jun 10, 2015 at 2:54 PM

Hi Evelyn,
Glad to have you aboard. I loved reading your profile answers! Didn't Billy Nichols (class of 67) also teach at your university? He lived 3 houses from me growing up. Do you ever hear from Dorothy? I have been trying to contact her for years, but have no email or the like.