The Class of 1957 held its 50th reunion with a record number of classmates returning—about 60 percent of the living members of the class. We all had a wonderful time meeting and talking with one another.
At the Annual Meeting on Saturday morning we were happy to see one of our members, Howard Minners, receive the Distinguished Alumni Service Award, a well-deserved tribute to his work with the alumni fund and our class over the years.
Later that afternoon, after the class picture on the steps of the entrance to the Medical School simulating the one taken 50 years ago, we convened in the Beaumont Room for our class meeting. Gil Hogan told of his work as the alumni representative to the education, policy and curriculum committee and his experiences teaching the clinical skills course. Harry Briggs told of his many years of teaching anatomy. Calvin Bigler delighted us by recounting his years of practicing in a rural setting as a “compleat surgeon.”
Later on Saturday we reconvened at the home of Bill and Priscilla Kissick in Branford for our class dinner, which was a great success. Dean Alpern and his wife came and broke bread with us, making it even more special.
Earlier in the evening a champagne toast was given by the assembled class for our survival and for our return to a wonderful school with many memories. As usual, we were happy to be with one another.