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A bagpiper leads the Parade of Classes down the Long Walk.

Nearly 1,000 alumni and their family members returned to the College for Reunion 2015, held June 4-7. This year’s Reunion classes – those with years ending in 5s and 0s – reconnected with old friends, enjoyed presentations by alumni and faculty, and took part in open houses, tours, class dinners, and other events.

Thursday evening marked the start of the festivities, with a Class of 1965 reception, dinner, and passionate pursuits display, and the celebration continued throughout the weekend. Sunny skies ruled, offering a picture-perfect backdrop for all events, including the bagpipe-led Parade of Classes down the Long Walk. At Saturday’s Alumni Convocation, featuring Dean of the Faculty Tom Mitzel, alumni awards and class gifts were presented. Sunday morning’s offerings included a conversation with President Joanne Berger-Sweeney’s Cabinet members at Vernon Social. The blue and gold were out in full force!

For more Reunion photos, please visit our Flickr gallery.

Photos by The Defining Photo, John Marinelli

 

Friends and family gather at the Watkinson Library courtyard for the dedication of a locust-tree planting in memory of Peter Knapp ’65, P’10, former College archivist and special collection librarian.

Friends and family gather at the Watkinson Library courtyard for the dedication of a locust-tree planting in memory of Peter Knapp ’65, P’10, former College archivist and special collection librarian.

2015 REUNION AWARD WINNERS

THE EIGENBRODT CUP 
Edward C. “Ted” Rorer ’65, P’91

THE ALUMNI ACHIEVEMENT AWARD
Bernard “Ben” Barber ’65

THE KATHLEEN O’CONNOR BOELHOUWER ALUMNAE INITIATIVE AWARD
Nina McNeely Diefenbach ’80, P’18

THE GARY W. MCQUAID AWARD
Samuel H. Kennedy ’95

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Alumni from the Parade of Classes on the Long Walk head to Convocation.

THE ALUMNI MEDAL FOR EXCELLENCE 
Patrice Ball-Reed ’80
Peter L. Denious ’90
Matthew A. Levine ’60
Andrew D. Smith ’65

THE OUTSTANDING CLASS SECRETARY AWARD 
Grosvenor “Rick” Richardson ’60, P’92, ’95

BOARD OF FELLOWS AWARD 
Class of 1960

JEROME KOHN AWARD 
Class of 1965

GEORGE C. CAPEN TROPHY 
Trinity Club of Hartford

Former members of the men’s rowing team participate in the Alumni Row at the Trinity Rowing Boathouse in Hartford. Enjoying the day are Eric Rosow ’86, Jay Manson ’86, Andy Merrill ’85, Bob Rochelle ’84, Bob Reichart ’84, Peter Van Loon ’78, Steve Hamilton ’70, and Scott Goldsmith ’90

Former members of the men’s rowing team participate in the Alumni Row at the Trinity Rowing Boathouse in Hartford. Enjoying the day are Eric Rosow ’86, Jay Manson ’86, Andy Merrill ’85, Bob Rochelle ’84, Bob Reichart ’84, Peter Van Loon ’78, Steve Hamilton ’70, and Scott Goldsmith ’90