A Message from Class President Bob Briggs
Welcome to the Class website. It is intended to supplement the Princeton Alumni Weekly, to help disseminate timely information about the varied activities of the Class, and to facilitate more effective communication and interaction. Its content is constantly changing so please access it frequently and help us by supplying photos and items of interest that concern our Class. Its value is enhanced by your ideas and participation. The Princeton Alumni Weekly is the only vehicle that goes to all members of the Class, not just those with internet connections, so please continue to supply our Class Secretary, Dick Grieves, with news by clicking here .
Events from previous years can be found on the Archives page.
Start planning now to attend the following scheduled events:
[none scheduled right now]
Part of the business at the Class's Virtual Class Meeting (see the next item) was to make
Sue Pierson, Director of Residential Dining, an honorary member of the Class.
She had shortly before that meeting received an Award for Service to Princeton from the Alumni Council.
That award was written up on page 9 of the PAW for June/July 2020, and also
29 June 2020
The Class's Virtual Class Meeting, replacing what would have taken place
during Reunions, was held via Zoom on 6 June 2020, with good attendance and a high level of satisfaction
all around, despite the somewhat difficult conditions. Dick Grieves's minutes (in downloadable pdf format) are
9 June 2020
Lawrence Davis writes as follows:
“I’ve just finished writing and publishing a novel
based on my great-grandfather’s life during and after the civil war.
He had to walk a path between his antislavery family and the confederate draft law
which set him on a journey he never expected as a P.O.W. in the notorious
Camp Douglas prison in Chicago. After the war he lacks funds to marry his sweetheart
and asks her to wait for him not less than three years, no more than five years
to allow him to go to California to earn money. After a journey to home, family, and peace,
his life demonstrated that hardships can be overcome and a successful life achieved.
The Life and Times of Jim Henery Shore is available at
amazon.com. I hope readers will enjoy the book as much as I enjoyed writing it.”
9 June 2020
The University has put together a Virtual P-rade video as a kind of substitute
for the real thing. Our contribution was put together by the Reunions chairs, Barth, Briggs, and Bush,
and is available for download (in mp4 format; it's large, so it will take at least a couple of minutes
to download) here.
4 June 2020
The University has at long, long last announced that the 2019 winner of the Class of 1960 Quenby Cullen Williamson Award
for the outstanding Reunions costume was the Class of 2009. The theme was "09-tendo" and the marchers were
dressed as Marios and Marias. Roll over the image to pop up a larger version.
26 May 2020
The Legends have found a picture of the 1956 Freshman football team. See a much larger image (which is therefore slow to load) with names
and discussion here.
20 May 2020
I have received the sad news that Sam McKinstry has died from the Covid 19 virus.
We are all in a highly vulnerable population, so please be careful to follow
all the serious advice that comes from reliable medical sources about how to keep yourself as
safe as possible.
24 March 2020
The Alumni Day luncheon on Saturday, 22 February, was, alas, not very well
attended. But those of us who were there got to meet one of this year's two undergraduate Sachs
Scholars, Gabriela Oseguera Serra ’20, and Clare Crescimanno ’23, the
first recipient of our Class of 1960 Memorial Scholarship. President Mike Southwell represented
the Class at the post-luncheon Memorial Service in the Chapel, where the following Class members
were added to the University’s Memorial Roll during 2019:
James Andrew Aull, June 8, 2019
Carter Franklin Bales, July 5, 2019
Richard Everett Briggs, December 8, 2019
Thomas R. Brown Campbell, March 25, 2019
Chalmers Edgar Cornelius III, December 3, 2019
William Wyatt Dudley Jr., November 15, 2017
Arnold Frederick Gerstell, February 23, 2019
Alfred Robinson Glancy III, January 10, 2019
Peter Larr, December 16, 2019
Marshall Greig Metzger, September 7, 2019
John Terence Ogden, March 19, 2019
Torrance Crawford Raymond, December 29, 2017
Russell Edgar Stratton, August 27, 2019
23 February 2020
This year's Sachs Scholars have been announced.
Gabriela Oseguera Serra, of Galloway, New Jersey, is a politics concentrator focusing on comparative politics. She is also pursuing a certificate in global health and health policy. Oseguera Serra is a member of the University’s Scholars in the Nation Service Initiative (SINSI) and is the recipient of awards from the John C. Bogle ’51 Bogle Fellowship and Princeton Health Scholars among others. She will attend Oxford's Worcester College.
Yousef Elzalabany, of Allentown, Pennsylvania, is pursuing a concentration in Near Eastern studies and certificates in creative writing and humanistic studies. He is also a Princeton Institute for International and Regional Studies (PIIRS) undergraduate fellow and a recipient of the national Mellon Mays Undergraduate Fellowship. He is a Sachs Global Scholar.
Matteo Parisi is a third-year Ph.D. candidate in mathematics at Worcester College, University of Oxford. He earned a master’s degree in theoretical and mathematical physics jointly at the Ludwig Maximilian and Technical University of Munich in Germany, and a bachelor’s of science in physics from the University of Bologna in Italy. He will be a graduate student in Physics at Princeton.
Much more information is available in the University’s announcement
17 January 2020
The University reports that the Class of 1960 Memorial Scholarship Fund for 2019-20
has been awarded for the first time, to Clare Crescimanno ’23. The announcement (in pdf
format) is available here . President Southwell
has written her directly with congratulations on behalf of the Class.
28 December 2019
Treasurer Bob Seabring reports that the Class of 1960 Memorial Scholarship Fund
has received an additional $8,955 in donations accompanying the remittance of Class dues so
far for the 2019-20 academic year. This wonderful show of support suggests that members of the Class
are fully behind this effort to leave a permanent reminder of our Class's presence, along with
the Dan Sachs Scholarship, for future Classes.
18 December 2019
Mike Southwell's President's letter for 2019 is available
here (in pdf format).
9 September 2019
This list will include all recent deaths of which we have become aware.
Watch for Class Memorials in PAW, currently being written by Jean Rousseau.
If you have additions to this list, please contact us .
Previous years’ lists can be found here .
Henry D. Mirick, 1 October 2016
Torrance C. Raymond, 29 December 2017
Carter F. Bales, 5 July 2019
Russell E. Stratton, 27 August 2019
Marshall G. Metzger, 7 September 2019
Chalmers E. Cornelius III, 3 December 2019
Richard E. Briggs, 8 December 2019
Peter Larr, 16 December 2019
Peter W. Williamson, 24 January 2020
G. Grenville Cuyler, 1 February 2020
Douglas B. Leatham, 13 February 2020
Franklyn Allen “Tex” Harris, 23 February 2020
Samuel D. McKinstry, 22 March 2020
William R. Bryant, Jr., 20 May 2020
Walter N. Kirn, Jr., 26 May 2020
Information about locating Class Memorials is here . Special thanks to Paul Taylor for his work in collecting those that have never appeared in PAW.
A list (as up-to-date as we can possibly make it) of deceased members of the Class is available here .
If you have news or information you’d like to see here, please contact us. Thanks!