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Suzanne Bakey Fricke (AIS Class of 1972), Corresponding Secretary of the AIS/AES Alumni Association since 2003, announced her retirement effective August 14, 2019. She served as the 1972 Class Secretary before joining the Board of Directors and was responsible for locating many '70's and alumni from other classes over the years. Her cheerful enthusiasm and event planning skills helped us to successfully host three of the largest all-classes reunions in our association's history.

Suzanne and Bob on the rocks behind the Art Room at AIS (1972)

Suzanne is married to Robert (Bob) Fricke, (AIS Class of 1969); and they have two daughters, Samantha and Rachel, who both volunteered in the past as reunion-helpers, and two grandchildren, Kara and Mike. You may remember Samantha at the Registration Desk and as the Honorary Duck Boat captain during the last reunion!

In 1968, Suzanne's family moved to India from Turkey, and she graduated from AIS in 1972. Her family stayed on in India until her father was transferred to the American Embassy in London, England in 1973. She spent her summers interning in the London Embassy Personnel Office and graduated from Wilson College, with a year's study at the Ohio University School of Journalism. After graduation, she worked as a production manager outside Pittsburgh and in 2016, retired from CSC (now part of General Dynamics) Corporate HR's management team after a 32-year career.

In leaving the Board, Suzanne told us that she will still be around and is happy to continue sharing news and stories for our website and Facebook page. She also says after working on reunions for the last two decades, it
will be fun to attend the next reunion as a guest!

Suzanne with her reunion-helper daughters, Samantha (center) and Rachel

The Board of Directors thanks Suzanne for her many years of hard work, comradery, sage advice and helping to build our alumni association to what it is today. We look forward to seeing her at reunions and get-togethers!




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