Carola Norton

Profile Updated: April 9, 2017
Spouse/Partner: Dick Van Wagenen
Residing In: Lacey, WA USA
What have you been up to since graduation?

Greece 1967-68. Anti-war activities 68-71. Moved to Washington State in 1970. Junk jobs for a while. Then more interesting jobs including many years at the state humanities council. Then switched to computers. Greek and Latin are a great background for people who switch to computer programming. I ended up doing computer training for the rest of my working life, always for government agencies: mostly state government, but there was a 5 year stint at the US Senate in DC. Now doing volunteer work, mostly at libraries and in offices. Living in a retirement community (CCRC). Travel a lot--went back to Greece last year and all my modern Greek came back!!

Memories from your time at Swarthmore:

Loved the Greek plays we did. I was interested to see Barbara Stubbs Cochran mention Samuel Hynes: I loved the English seminars, even though English was not my major. But really that was not a good decade and my memories of Swarthmore are not that happy. Things got a lot better when I got older.

What did you always want to do that you haven't done yet?

I probably should have gone to Library school. I really enjoy working in libraries.

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Posted on: Dec 07, 2017 at 10:05 AM

Wonderful to read all your details and especially the memories. I loved those hoagies. Nothing ever since approached their deliciousness. I have the same memories of our Freshman dorm. I was there on the hall too that afternoon when we heard that Kennedy was shot.

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Apr 11, 2017 at 9:31 AM

I'm afraid I won't be at the reunion. I'm sorry not to be able to see everyone. Thanks for the message.

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