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CLASS NOTES AUGUST 2011
Greetings from sunny and warm Lake Tahoe. You should be able to read this while you are enjoying the plethora of activities at our 40th reunion – canoeing, hiking, biking, golfing, eating, drinking, dancing, listening, baking, marching, reminiscing, laughing, cheering, learning
This will be my last Classnotes column. I have been humbled and inspired by the numerous accomplishments of our classmates. Thanks to all of you who sent in some news over the last five years. I hope that more of you will be open to sharing some news over the next five years.
One example of these contributions is Russell Mitermeier, President of Conservation International which empowers to responsibly and sustainably care for nature, our global biodiversity, for the well-being of humanity. Board members include the Chairman of the Board of Walmart, Gordon Moore of Intel, the CEO of Northrop Grumman, the CEO of Starbucks, and the President of Botswanasocieties
Richard Wooster passes along that he married Liz Hopper on July 9 at a small ceremony in Greenwich, CT. Liz is the Director of Development at the Bruce Museum in Greenwich. She has a son Jonathan (D '08) and two daughters Allyson (Bucknell '11) and Katey (Hamilton '15). After 12 years of being single, Richard is excited to start a new chapter of his life. Hopefully, many of you will have the chance to meet Liz at the Reunion and realize Derek Jeter was not the only one to hit a home run on July 9.
In case any of you missed it, Murry Bowden was featured a few years ago in a movie called “Ivy League Football and America” which explores the unique role that the eight Ivy League schools played in developing American football. You can watch a trailer at: http://wwf.wgbh.org/programs/8-Ivy-League-Football-and-America-113
Curt Welling will receive the 2011-2012 Alumni Distinguished Service Award. Congrats Curt!of humanity. Board members include the Chairman of the Board of Walmart, Gordon Moore of Intel, the CEO of Northrop Grumman, the CEO of Starbucks, and the President Hovey Mural Book Project. Mickey got an advance copy and the results were fantastic, especially the chapters that deal with the various perspectives of the history and background of the murals. Mickey has been the driver on this since day one when the project was conceived five years ago. Make sure you attend the session on the murals and the book at the Reunion. Thanks Mickey! If anyone has an idea for our next class project, send in your ideas.
Pete Webster was recently featured on the front page of the Valley News (Pete is the Norwich Town Manager) exposing his “wilder” side. The article described a packed Norwich Public Library basement where a 1999 documentary was shown which featured Pete and seven companions summiting 22,841 foot Aconcagua in the Argentinian Andes. The documentary was first shown at the Banff Film Festival. The article also mentioned his renowned white water rafting prowess. That might come in handy during our reunion canoeing adventures.