the second consecutive year, the weather here in Princeton for Reunions was
very favorable, though a little steamier than a year ago. Thanks to DAN HARMAN, our Reunion
Chair, a good time was had by all who attended. Thanks also to the Class of
1970 who hosted us in Holder Courtyard. Click here to see photos of the weekend's events.
Kudos to TOM FLEMING who received the Alumni Council Award for Service
to Princeton, the highest honor that can go to an alum on Reunions
weekend. Click here to read President Eisgruber's remarks to Tom. Tom joins our prior
recipients of this award: DOUG YEAGER (1992), JIM FLOYD (1998), PAUL SITTENFELD (2006) and DAVID
FISHER (2012), giving us 5 winners of this prestigious award. We now join the
Great Class of 1955, who inspired us to start the PICS Program, with 5
recipients. No other class has
more. Tom was honored for his work as Chair of the Graduate Interclub Council,
and clearly his work was appreciated as he was also singled out in President
Eisgruber’s annual conversation with the alumni on Reunions Saturday. As
BOB DURKEE put it, "The relationships between the clubs and the University
are as strong as they have ever been, and Tom deserves an enormous amount of
credit for that."
recap the weekend, over 50 of us gathered for our Friday evening barbecue in
Hamilton Courtyard. We were joined
by the Classes of 1968 and 1971 driving the total to nearly 100. The next day about 60 of us gathered in
the ’69 Memorial Garden for a hoagie lunch prior to the P-rade. We then marched in the P-rade with JEFF
MARSTON ably handling the locomotive-leading duties in the absence of SANDY REA
who had to attend a family wedding. In the evening, nearly 70 attended our
annual Class meeting and dinner in the Class of 1956 Lounge at Princeton
Stadium, and we were entertained by The Katzenjammers, one of the University’s
a capella groups.
our dinner, Tom’s award was recognized, along with the University anniversaries
of two of our classmates: JOHN BURGESS’s
40th year as a Professor in the Philosophy Department and BOB DURKEE’s
44th year as a member of the University’s Administration. The dinner was followed by the
University’s annual fireworks show that seemed even more spectacular than in
the past. Photos of the weekend
can be found here.
we move toward our 50th, I hope many of you can come back for the off
year Reunions. It’s an opportunity
to get together with classmates in a more intimate setting.
This communication will soon be followed by an e-mail inviting you to
sign-up for our mini reunion in Williamsburg next October 8-11 organized by CLAY
and PINKY MCELDOWNEY. We’ll be
handling this event on a first-come, first-served basis, so please watch your
inboxes and respond promptly if you’d like to join us.