Our class has been among the most loyal in the history of Hamilton, both in financial and emotional support of the college and in our highly valued continuing associations with each other. We continued that tradition by attending our 40th reunion en masse earlier this month. More than 50 members of the Class of 1970 returned to the Hill and we counted 85 with family members.
Our first full day on the Hill was made all the more special by the Alumni Colleges developed and presented by our own classmates. Special thanks go to Dick Cohen, Ting-Yi Oei, Tom Biancaniello, Mark Kahn, Don Stangler and Stephen Rabe for sharing with us their passions and expertise. We rounded out the day with a reception with the faculty and our Class of 1970 gathering at the renovated Glen House.
Saturday's class dinner was also among the highlights of the weekend – so many of us back together again, enjoying cocktails and each other's company. President Stewart spent some time with us and told us a bit about the Continental Cane that we would receive at the end of the evening.
Two elements added to the experience of the class dinner: the glorious singing led by Bruce MacIntyre and Steve Remis, and the slideshow of various pictures and memorabilia painstakingly assembled by Tom Bursktrand. Thank you to Bruce, Steve and Tom, for taking the lead on these projects and to all who contributed.
We ended the weekend with the moving Service of Remembrance, officiated by the Rev. Dr. Charles Hambrick-Stowe.
It was truly touching to be among classmates again. For those who didn't make it, we missed you, and hope it won't be long before we reconnect.
Wilson Everhart & John Pitarresi
Class of 1970 Reunion Planning Chairs
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