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
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
Viewing plaque updated annually....
One male, one female honored each year
||(Photos by Pete Foster)|
Senior Scholar-Athletes honored by our Class in 2007
Christman (by MarkWashburn) - Dunklee (by Dart.Skiing)
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
Ivy League Champions in 2008. He did a fantastic job of
addressing the commencement crowd". (Coach Cook)
||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.
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
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
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?
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. |
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.
. 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
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.
...............................................................................................Acknowledgement of Class Gift
||..Our latest and largest project......
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