Class Projects on Campus

Campus improvements we make and support

The Class of 1948 now undertakes six Special Projects
which are ongoing and reaffirmed at each annual class meeting.

And one Project to honor the late Bob Huke in September, 2005 open for contributions
See the report on the Minutes Page

Scholar Athletes

John Hatheway, our Projects Chairman maintains, for the class, a handsome plaque (see below) in Alumni Gym listing all winners of our Annual Scholar-Athletes Award. This is fully funded by an endowment set up by Bud Gedney and John Hatheway on behalf of the Class. This award is highly prized by Senior students and makes our relationship a personal one. It is an enduring credit to our Class and has recently been moved to a more visible area. See pictures and award history below.

Wall of Fame

Another Athletics-oriented project in which we participated was the display of Dartmouth's proud History of Hockey Players which appears in the Smoyer Lounge at the Thompson Arena. This installation has been endowed by a group of nine classes including 1948 and is reported to be very impressive when observed by potential new recruits. (I'll have to get a picture of this to add to this page. Dick Dahl take note.)

We also get credit in the Big Green Sports News for support of the Athletic Sponsor Program annually.The purpose is to help bring aspiring athletes to Hanover in Application season. This effort is also participated in by individual Class members who are so moved.

  • Hanover Inn Porch Rocking Chairs

    The Hanover Inn is sporting three additional Class-sponsored rocking chairs awaiting your arrival for a campus vista in complete leisure from the Inn porch. Three replacements will be needed in 2006 since they are often well used and enjoyed. These are much appreciated according to John who monitors all ongoing projects and comes up with new and exciting ones as our resources permit.
    ....Plaque on Hanover Inn porch.... Rocking chairs sponsored by our Classy class

  • Scholar-Athlete Awards at Alumni Gym

    (Photos by Pete Foster)
    Viewing plaque updated annually.... One male, one female honored each year

    Senior Scholar-Athletes honored by our Class in 2007

    Nick Christman '08 from Falmouth Mass. is a solid 4.0 student and plays Midfield on the Varsity Soccer Team for the third year following his outstanding performance in High School as team Captain for two years where he was All State and MVP in a Mass. All-Star game. He has made ESPNs Magazine Academic All-America National First Team, played in all 17 games, making 12 starts, tallied the game winning goal against Rhode Island last year and made a corner kick which provided the first goal in the 2007 win over Penn.
    Susan Dunklee '08 of Barton, VT a First Team All-East Cross Country skier made the 2nd Team All-American, was 7th in NCAA Championship CL, 10th in NCAA Championship FS and 2nd in the Dartmouth Carnival CL as well as being a top ranking scholar.
    Christman (by MarkWashburn) - Dunklee (by Dart.Skiing)                                                                                                        Nick also graduated as one of two valedictorians in his class as  a double major in Math and Computer Science with             an unbelievable 4.0  cumulative grade point average, an  "outstanding representative of Dartmouth Soccer who were                    Ivy League Champions in 2008.  He did a fantastic job of addressing the commencement crowd". (Coach Cook)

  • Senior Scholar-Athletes selected in 2005

    At our October Mini-reunion dinner John Hatheway announced the names of honorees selected by the Athletic Department this year, who were:

    Alison Crocker '06, a Nordic Team NCAA All American, Astrophysics major and Rhodes scholar, one of 32 out of 903 applicants. A Phi Beta Kappa award winner she is a double major in Physics and Mathmatics and was named to the ESPN Academic All American Team. Alison is an active member of the Outing Club and was a hopeful for the U.S. Olympic team in Cross Country for the 2006 winter games in Torino, Italy. She spoke at our 2005 Mini Reunion dinner in September.

    ___with John Hatheway_____skiing cross-country______

    Dave Burnham '06, co-Captain of the Cross Country Track Team finished sixth in the Heptagonals this year, only 12 seconds behind winner Ben True '08 and grouped with three other Green harriers to beat Princeton who "had their best race of the season". In this dominating performance, Dartmouth regained the Championship for the first time since 2002.

    Co-Capt. Dave Burnham, '06

    We will publish more information and pictures on this site as they become available.

    Year 2004 Class of '48 Winners

    At the annual Dartmout Celebration of Athletic Excellence on Monday, May 24 two student-athletes were honored with the Class of 1948 Scholar-Athlete Award. The honor goes to one male and one female of the junior class who have combined outstanding performance in athletics and significant achievement in academics. the 2004 recipients are Lee Stempniak (West Seneca, NY) of the men's hockey team and Lauren Padilla (Grosse Pointe, MI) of the women's sailing team.
    Dartmouth photos
    Stempniak is and economics major with a 3.49 grade average. A first team All-Ivy and first team All-America, he has been named Academic All-Ivy and ECAC All-America each of the past two seasons. He was Dartmouth's leading scorer last season with 16 goals and 22 assists."He is an electrifying player who has the rare combination of elite level skills, a tireleww work ethec, and and remarkable amout of humility"As of Spring, 2007 Lee is reported as having a very successful tour in Professional Hockey and starring on the US Team seeking placement in the World Hockey Championships. How about that?

    Padilla, an engineering major with a 3.8 grade point average, led her team to a first place national ranking most of the year. She is a two-time All-America who helped wormen's sailing finish fifth at the 2004 national championship in Oregon. She "served as captain of last season's team as a junior and is the first member of the junior class to be captain in her sport in more than 15 years". Her coach says, "her grade point average does little justice in describing her educational experience at Dartmouth. She is not satisfied without turning over every rock to see what is underneath and learn from it".


    Last year the male recipient was Brian Van Abel from Lino Lakes, Minnesota, a three year starter on the men's Hockey Team who attended the Class Friday night dinner in the Hayward Lounge during our mini-reunion. A two year member of the ECAC All-American team as well as a two time academic all-Ivy selection, Van Abel has been chosen Captain of his team for this season. He has a 3.42 GPA in Economics.

    Anne Peick of St. Paul, Minnesota (again?) who started all 17 games for the soccer team this season. was the female award winner. Peick was a second team All-Ivy pick last season and carries a 3.74 GPA in Environmental studies. A midfielder, she had four assists on the year and helped Dartmouth return to the NCAA tournament in 2002.

    Dartmouth Photos

    . The Class is proud to honor the skill and achievements of these two fine students.

    Previous Honors Winners
    Male Scholar Athlete Female Scholar Athlete
    Greg Lewis, '94 Cathy Birkland, '94
    Josh Bloom, '95 Mya Mangawang, '95
    Chris Schmidt, '96 Lauren Demski, '96
    Sea Lonergan, '97 Andrea Hill, '97
    Jeremiah Buckley, 98 Jenna Rogers, '98
    Andrew Pennock, '99 Anne Devlin, '99
    Aaron Meyer, '00 Lauren Scopaz, '00
    John Nichols, '01 Kristina Guarino, '01
    Taylor Smith, '02 Correne Bredin, '02
    Jay Connor, '03 Carolyn Steele, '03
    Brian Van Abel, '04 Anne Peick, '04
    Lee Stempniak, '05 Lauren Padilla, '05
    David Burnham, '06 Alison Crocker, '06
    Nick Bonacci, '07 Coleen Kelly, '07
    Nicholas Christman, '08 Susan Dunklee, '08
    ......................ACTION..................................CAROLYN STEELE................................SUCCESS!..........
    part of Jay's Heavyweight Crew, (he's on the right)

  • Garden at Blunt Alumni Center

    (You should see the Rhododendrun in the Spring!)
    ..Recognition of contribution by our Class...... ......Garden at entrance to Blunt..................
  • Hood "Space for Dialog"

  • At our 2003 Annual Meeting a relatively new project was reaffirmed for the Hood Museum which involves sponsorship of the 1948 Student Curatorial Project. This exhibit is currently on display, and was a Class Meeting tour stop. You should make a point of visiting this worthwhile effort which is exhibited just inside the main entrance of Hood. This project is not only sponsored by our Class Treasury but also individually by Bud Elliott, Don Smithand Joe Smith personally.

    Recently, John Hatheway, Bud Elliott and Warren Daniel met with new Hood Director, Brian Kennedy discussing our support. Although the project is fully funded through 2007, 1948 will not be able to continue its recent level of support. We're now learning that the Class of 1967 will take over with an endowment large enough to support this highly respected project fully and allow it to expand significantly. This largest financial contribution to a Class Project ignited this unusual artistic enterprise which has attracted the attention of other Art Museums and which participating students enthusiastically endorse. Our Class will continue to be acknowleged as the Project's proud initiator.
    ..Our latest and largest project......
    ...............................................................................................Acknowledgement of Class Gift

    Class members can take great pride in these contributions to the image and functioning of our beloved College.

    Our class has become well recognized as a valued benefactor on campus.

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    updated February 26, 2008