Class Notes, January/February 2009
Honors continue for our classmates. The Class Officer Newsletter Association has awarded Donald Carpenter Goss a lifetime achievement award (the first of its sort). They cited his many records. He has produced 284 newsletters over a period of 30 years which included 3124 total pages ranging from 8 to 24 pages per issue. He has averaged 9,549 words per issue totaling 2,711,916 words in all. They are records which will never be broken. In addition the Class has given Donald a portrait which is to be hung in the Paganucci Conference Room of the 1953 Commons. Present from our class at the newsletter ceremony were: John Springer, Tom Bloomer, Bill French, Bill Chamberlain, Nancy and Allen Collins, Donna and Chuck Reilly, Bonnie and David Siegal, Phil Beekman, Lillian Goss, Nancy Elliott and Mark Smoller.
Homecoming’s Class dinner was highlighted by President John Springer’s presentation of our Classmate of the Year Award to Fred Whittemore. Fred joins a most distinguished group of previous winners. He has dedicated himself to all things Dartmouth having served as an Overseer to the Tuck School, and currently as Head of the Board of Overseers to the Hopkins Center. He has been president of our Class, and has been a most generous philanthropist, supporting among many other things, a new dormitory for the Tuck School which has been named for him as well as buildings at UNH and Kimball Union Academy. He has commissioned a new song for Dartmouth and has been a moving force in every venture in which our Class has participated. Fifty-five classmates and guests were present for the presentation. After an eloquent citation, written and read by Donald Goss, Fred spoke of his vision for the future. There could be no one more deserving of this wonderful honor.
And finally, Harlan Fair’s wife, has been named the winner of the Edith Amden Award as the volunteer of the year by the Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center. Congratulations, Ann!