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Dennis Bartleman

Profile Updated: June 25, 2014
Residing In:
Brighton, MI USA
Spouse/Partner - wedding date:
Debra Rowe - 10/27/01
Children:
Lisa, born 1967
Michael, born 1970
Erich, born 1971
Evan, born 1987
Amanda, born 1989
Lilah, More…born 1992
Current Occupation:
Retired
Did you graduate in January or June?

June '59

Grandchildren:

8 grandchildren

About My Career:

I taught political science at Oakland Community College from 1967 until my retirement in 2013. I was at the Royal Oak Campus from 1974 until my retirement where I was chair the Behavioral Sciences Department and the faculty union for many years. I was actively involved in union and college politics throught my tenure at OCC. My wife (who teaches at OCC) and I made numerous presentations at higher education conferences in the past. I have dropped out of the conference scene, however I often accompany my wife as she gives key note speeches at national and international conferences on sustainability and climate change.

Redford Memories:

Unfortunately, high school was a painful time for me. I moved into the Redford area just prior to high school and was somewhat shy. I delivered newspapers for spending money and I don't think I was involved in any school clubs or extracurricular activites. However, I took college prep classes and I feel that I got a solid education, regardless of my personal situation of social obliviousness.

Education after Redford:

BA in Political Science at Wayne State 1964
MA in Political Science at Wayne State 1966

Family/Travels/Events:

My oldest son and his family live in Bethesda, MD so we often travel to Washington, DC. All of our other children are still in Michigan. However, with extended family in Florida and Seattle, we typically drive or fly to the Pacific Northwest every summer and to Florida in the winter.

I'm pleased to say that I'm finally happily married (after numerous attempts) and madly in love with my wife. We have a blast together - we are very fortunate in that all of our children and grandchildren are healthy and leading productive lives. We can travel as much as we want and we do.

I'm now retired after 46 years at OCC. Deb and I now live in Brighton on 35 acres with a pond in our front yard. We have a Great Dane and 2 Bernese Mountain Dogs. We do some organic gardening in our hoop house and external gardens. We enjoy our picturesque setting and lots of wildlife which has significantly reduced our travels, except in the winter.

States/Countries:

just in Michigan

What grade school did you go to?

K-7 at Farris School in Highland Park
8th grade at Burt School

Did you attend any of our 50th Reunion Weekend Events September 25 - 26 - 27, 2009?

I attended the Friday Night Reception at the Embassy Suites Hotel
I attended the Saturday Night Banquet at the Embassy Suites Hotel
I attended the Burt Elementary School Event at the Embassy Suites Hotel
I attended the Geiger's Drive In Get Together at the Milford Family Restaurant
I attended the Parshallville Cider Mill Outing

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John - Bob Wright would like you to contact him at 248-705-4817 or 248-961-1404. He's now living in New Port Richie and is technologically challenged- please call. Dennis

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Posted: Dec 17, 2013 at 12:08 AM
This picture was taken this past winter in Savannah, GA on a trip from Washington, DC to Florida. Sam is my sixth Great Dane. We also have a Brenese Mountain Dog (Max) that we travel with as often as possible.
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Dennis and Debra (serving as faculty marshals) at the 2009 OCC commencement.
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Debra and Max (our Bernese Mountain Dog).