1956 - 50th Reunion

For those returning to New Haven, it was a weekend of reminiscence, rekindled friendships, and now, with the perspective of time, an even greater appreciation of the Yale System. Seeing the growth of the campus and learning of Yale’s pre-eminent role in the advancement of science left us feeling proud.

Our 50th reunion was spread over three days. The opening event was an elegant private party hosted by John Gardneron Thursday. On Friday night there was an equally elegant party hosted by the Downings (the fifth in 25 years). As a measure of the spirit and good feeling toward Yale, more than 50 percent of the class came back. Those coming back included Caland Phyllis Bigler, Gloria and Leo [Levon] BoyajianTomand Joyce BrownRosalie Burnsand husband Herb Goldberg, Georgiann and John Carroll, Barbara and Ed Child, Tina and Jim Collias, Paula and Chandler Dawson, Helen and Steve Downing, Janet and Mitch Edson, Rona and Gil EisnerJohn Gardner, Shayna and Sumner Gochberg, Charmian and Alan Gurwitt, Susan and Bill Hindle, Joan and Chuck Hopper, Marie-Louiseand Ken Johnson, Linda and Jerome Klein, Gloria and Bill LewitPres [Preston] Manning, Carol and Dwight MillerDon Nalebuff, Jane and Fred North, Beverly and Jim Patrick, Ruth and George Paulson, Denise and Bob Scheig, Ruth and Jim Scheuer, and Bruce Trembly. Suzanne (Supplee) BeckerJoe CernyJack Loveand Bill Narvasent regrets but could attend only in spirit.

Thanks to the efforts of Mitch Edson, reunion gift chair, and those generous classmates, especially the Hindles, for their remarkable gift, a scholarship was established. Also, thanks to Mary Meehan and her alumni office staff, who made the whole event run so smoothly.

John Gardner
Dwight Miller


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2001 - 5th reunion

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