A Message from Class President Philip Detjens

[image of Class President Philip Detjens] Welcome to the Class website. It is intended to supplement the Princeton Alumni Weekly and help disseminate timely information about the varied activities of the Class and 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.


Upcoming Events

Start planning now to attend the following scheduled events:

26 - 28 September 2014 Mini-reunion in Philadelphia, with an emphasis on historic Colonial Philadelphia. More information, and a list of attendees, is  here .
25 October 2014 Class Tailgates and Cocktail Party before and after the Harvard game. The Alumni Association will host all classes for a free Tailgate on Fine Plaza (northwest of the stadium, just south of Lewis Library). Following the game, we will hold our traditional Class Cocktail Party at Terrace Club.
21 February 2015 Alumni Day, its 100th anniversary! Save the date, and watch for more information!
28 - 31 May 2015 ADVANCE NOTICE for Reunions 2015, our 55th. Start planning now! And note that this Reunion, like our 54th, is on the weekend after Memorial Day. You will be hearing a lot more about this as the time for it approaches.

Current News

Paul Raeder, our Class’s liaison, reports spectacular Annual Giving results for last year, under the leadership of David Dodge and Rich McGlynn and 16 Section Chairs. With participation of 67.9% (6.5% better than the University’s rate), we gave a total of $197,218, exceeding the target of $190,000. Congratulations and thanks to all, especially David and Rich!
10 July 2014

Joe Healey, M.M., takes the occasion of World Cup 2014 to reflect on his relationship with the famous football [aka soccer] Bradleys, father Bob and son (and current US national team star) Michael. Read his report  here , and see pictures and read World Cup game reports  here .
22 June 2014

Reunions 2014 concluded with a general feeling that a great time had been had by all attendees. Details and pictures are  here .
2 June 2014

Treasurer Bob Seabring reports that the Class has a dues participation rate of 54.73% after three mailings.
6 May 2014

Doug Hopper reports on a freshman-year meeting with President Eisenhower and (believe it or not) a rototiller, and on his resulting induction into the American Legion Hall of Fame,  here .
4 May 2014

An article in the Princeton Alumni Weekly for 23 April discusses Fidel Castro’s visit to campus during the spring semester of our senior year, and mentions that Castro had been invited by Paul Taylor, who went on to become US Ambassador to the Dominican Republic, and to regret his initial enthusiasm for Castro’s unfulfilled promises to bring democracy to Latin America. Read the article  here .
24 April 2014

Class President Philip Detjens reports as follows on Alumni Day, 22 February 2014:
At the Awards luncheon there was:
Ellen and Bob Seabring
Dick Limoges
Harry Lord
Philip Detjens
Jane Osgood and Ted Hilles
Peter Williamson
Katie Dubbs (Sach scholar)
(the other Sachs scholar, Anastasya Lloyd Damnjanovic, had a conflict and could not attend)

The Service of Remembrance, at which I represented the Class, honored the following classmates:
William Edward Bowers (May 9, 2013)
Donald Bernard Hajec (August 6, 2013)
George Peter Hutchinson (June 17, 2013)
Malcolm Kenyon Ottaway (June 5, 2013)
Ira Benjamin Silverstein (Oct. 9, 2013)
Crompton Smith Jr. (March 5, 2013)
Bruce Gilbert Soden (Feb. 10, 2013)
24 February 2014

The annual dinner of the Classes of '60 and '61, usually held in March and which was to be hosted by the Class of '61 this year, has been cancelled. The next event for the Class of '60 will be a luncheon during reunions at the Nassau Club in Princeton on Saturday, May 31 at noon, followed by the P-rade at 2pm. This date is not during a Memorial Day weekend which is on the previous weekend.
19 January 2014

Tex Harris was honored on 12 December, Human Rights Day, by the  United Nations Association  for his human rights work, fighting notably against terrorism in Argentina in the 1970s, but also against transmission of the HIV virus in South Africa, and against attempts to weaken protection for the atmosphere's imperiled ozone layer. Read the article in the 14 December issue of the Houston Chronicle  here , or as reprinted in the Texas on the Potomac blog  here . Read Tex’s notes for his acceptance remarks  here .
16 December 2013

This year’s two Sachs Scholars have been announced: Katie Dubbs ’14 (left; as the Sachs Global Scholar, to study late 19th-century lieder in Vienna), and Anastasya Lloyd-Damnjanovic ’14 (right; to study international relations at Worcester College, Oxford). The University’s Press Release is  here .
16 December 2013

The Class of 2008 has won the 2013 Quenby Williamson Reunion Award for the (second) best Reunions costume.
16 December 2013

The Alumni Association sponsored Tailgates before the Yale game on 16 November; sorry, no information about them. But the Class’s traditional Cocktail Party at Terrace Club after the game had a nice turnout, with wonderful food and drink and good comradeship. Not in attendance there but known to be around somewhere were Batcheller, Briggs, Lippincott, and McGlynn; there may have been others who escaped notice. At the party were (from left) Klineberg, Fisher, Hughes, Ippolito, Detjens, Conway, Joan Sachs Shaw, Willard, Szvetecz, Southwell, and Max, along with latecomers Beaver and Howson. Also in attendance were Bill Sachs ’66 and various spouses.
18 November 2013

Memorialized in PAW for 5 February 2014, and now quoting from the Tiger E-News for 14 October 2013: “A substantial bequest from industrialist and philanthropist William S. Dietrich II '60 will endow the University's Economic Theory Center, which has been renamed [as the William S. Dietrich II Economic Theory Center] in his honor. His gift will also support undergraduate and graduate student financial aid by establishing a fund for the William S. Dietrich II Scholars and Fellows.” Read more  here .
14 October 2013, revised 5 February 2014

President Philip Detjens, inspired perhaps by being in Los Angeles, has created a Trivia Quiz which will surely test the knowledge of all of us about Princeton. Take the quiz  here .
7 October 2013

The mini-reunion in Los Angeles on the weekend of 26-29 September 2013 was a tremendous success. Read more, and see pictures,  here .
2 October 2013

President Philip Detjens’s August letter to Class members summarized last year’s events, reported that the recently completed Sachs Scholarship capital campaign was a success, having raised over $200,000 to enhance the endowment and help insure the longevity of this Class memorial, announced some upcoming events, and solicited payment of Class Dues. Read the letter  here .
4 September 2013


Recent Deaths

This list will include all recent deaths of which we have become aware. Watch for Class Memorials in PAW. If you have additions to this list, please  contact us . Previous years’ lists can be found  here .

Crompton (Tommy) Smith, Jr., 5 March 2013
Malcolm K. Ottaway, 5 June 2013
Donald B. Hajec, 6 August 2013
Ira Silverstein, 9 October 2013
James A. Stansbury, Jr., 16 January 2014
William J.C. Merrill, 6 March 2014
H. Arthur Bellows, Jr., 20 March 2014
James F. Lynn, Jr., 21 March 2014
Steven Young, 2014

Information about locating Class Memorials is  here . Special thanks to Paul Taylor for his work in collecting these.


 

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