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Charles Contant

Profile Updated: January 15, 2019
Residing In
Niantic, CT USA
Spouse/Partner
Terry Lynn
Occupation
Biostatistician
Children
Heather Matangi Contant
Born 1985
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I went to university at Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland, Ohio, where I met Terry Gensbigler. Terry and I were married in 1971, We graduated from Case Western Reserve University in 1972.. In the fall of 1973 we went into the Peace Corps and lived in the Kingdom of Tonga until January of 1977, In August 1977 we moved to Houston where I started graduate school and Terry started teaching. Our wonderful daughter was born in 1985. Terry and I both obtained our doctorates, Terry in education in 1986 and Charlie in biostatistics in 1988. Charlie went on to join the faculty of neurosurgery at Baylor College of Medicine, doing research in neurotrauma. Terry became nationally known in elementary school science education. Heather obtained a BA and MA from New School University in New York City, She is about to be granted her PhD from the University of New South Wales in Sydney, Australia.
Terry and I moved to Connecticut in 2004 so I could take a job at Pfizer. After five years, I moved to Harvard Medical School, then Novartis. Terry worked for a regional educational center until last year. We are both “semi-retired”. Terry consults and keeps active in the elementary science curriculum community.. I was diagnosed with a meningioma two years ago, and am not working.
Terry and i have had good careers. Terry has multiple accomplishments in education including a very successful science education textbooks. I had a good time doing research and ended up an author on 115 or so peer reviewed papers. Most importantly, our daughter is an intelligent, kind thoughtful young woman who is building a beautiful life of her own. We are so very proud of her.

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July 21, 1969. I was working as a surveyor for BLM in Southern Utah. Nixon gave all federal employees Monday off, so I watched the coverage on TV (probably NBC). It was the radio and bad cartoon simulation of what should have been happening. The real landing happened about a minute after the cartoon on the news.
About 20 years later I met Buzz Aldrin at a party. Go figure.

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Hi Howard. I saw you are getting some big waves. Stay safe. Mahalo.
Charlie

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My daughter in her graduation gown with her advisor.

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I added photos from our trip to Tahiti and Australia. We went to witness our daughter receive her PhD from the University of New South Wales in Sydney

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Posted on: Sep 14, 2018 at 7:07 PM

Theresa,
You are just as nice and wonderful as you were 50 years ago. I was so happy to see how well your life has been until now. May it continue so for years. I wish there were a way to exchange e-mail addresses with the assurance of security. Do you know if this can be done?
Take care of yourself and stay happy. Put blue and purple in your hair!!

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Ok, I’m going to shamelessly brag about my daughter. In Sydney, Australia at 6:00 PM local time on Wednesday she was informed her PhD had been conferred. She is now Heather Contant, PhD. Wow.

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Aug 30, 2018 at 2:33 PM

Oh no!

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Posted on: Aug 13, 2018 at 5:56 PM

I am happy you will be at the reunion events. I’ve never met a cacao rancher. I still remember our conversation at the 20th reunion fondly. I didn’t think you would have time to make the reunion as I thought you’d be out tending the chocolate rabbits. Take care. You have done well. Thanks. Charlie

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Jul 26, 2018 at 2:33 PM

Peggy was an intelligent, lovely and kind person. She had a fascination with Russian language. Unfortunately, I lost contact  with her after I moved to Houston, but knew she had married. She will always exist in my memory as a wonderful person. The world is poorer for her absence. 

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