What a Weekend! Reunions ’17 One for the Books
Reunions ’17 are over but plenty of good feelings remain after a memorable weekend on the Hill for some 1,500 alumni and friends.
Members of the class of 1967 received their 50-year medallions and the annual meeting of the Alumni Association featured presentation of the Bell Ringer Award to W. Lawrence “Lawry” Gulick ’52, P’77 Stewart.
Barry Seaman regaled a crowd in the Chapel with his delivery of the Half-Century annalist letter, and classmates reunited at traditional dinners. G. Roberts Kolb was feted as he wraps up his 36-year career as director of choral programs at Hamilton and more than 150 of his former choir students took part in a final concert on Saturday. A panel discussion on social change, a Jazz Jam and talent show and tours of Root Glen and the campus were also on the schedule.
Alumni Colleges throughout the weekend covered topics ranging from “A Life in Politics” with former U.S. Secretary of Agriculture and Iowa Governor Tom Vilsack ’72, P’00 to the future of Healthcare in the U.S. with Dr. Art Jones ’67. Society gatherings took place took place on Friday afternoon and evening including annual meetings, receptions and dinners.