Alumni Weekend 2013

Alumni Weekend 2013

The weather was warm and the sun was shining as the College welcomed back more than 1,100 alumni, family and friends for Alumni Weekend 2013, which was held May 31 through June 2. Alumni, who came from as far as Chile, Israel, Hong Kong and the United Arab Emirates, celebrated reunions with dinners, panel discussions, trips to the Barnes Foundation downtown, campus art openings and the annual Community Achievement Celebration. (Read about the 11 award winners here.)

In and among the socializing, alums found time to take a yoga class, go for a run or introduce their children to their alma mater at the Family Fun Fair, replete with a magician performance. Other highlights included Board of Managers Co-Chair Howard Lutnick ’83 welcoming guests as they gathered to honor Interim President Joanne V. Creighton for her leadership of the College, the Class of 1958’s debate about the purpose of a liberal arts education, the Class of 1983’s panel featuring alumni with professions in the arts and a performance of alumni bands The Shameless Eclectic Duck, Dingo and Tammany.

The class of 1963

The Class of 1963

The Class of 1993

The Class of 1993

Yoga in the GIAC.

Yoga in the GIAC. *

Howard Lutnick '83 introducing Joanne Creighton

Howard Lutnick ’83 introducing Joanne Creighton. *

All-Alumni Luncheon

The All-Alumni Luncheon

The 40th reunion table

The 40th reunion table

Howard Lutnick '83 at the 30th reunion table

Howard Lutnick ’83 at the 30th reunion table

Dan Fascione '53 at the Scarlett Sages Luncheon.

Dan Fascione ’53 at the Scarlett Sages Luncheon.

Aubrey Penney '13, spoke at the Scarlett Sages Luncheon about her time at Haverford.

Aubree Penney ’13, spoke at the Scarlett Sages Luncheon about her time at Haverford.

Nelson Baker '58 laughs at the Scarlett Sages Luncheon.

Nelson Baker ’58 laughs at the Scarlett Sages Luncheon.

Kermit "Corky" Lipez '63, Robert Rudberg '63, Joseph Taylor '63 and Anthony Walton '63 on the Alumni After Haverford panel.

Kermit “Corky” Lipez ’63, Robert Rudberg ’63, Joseph Taylor ’63 and Anthony Walton ’63 on the Alumni After Haverford panel.

Broadway producer Larry Kaye '83 (standing) and artist Henry Richardson '83 on the Art of Making Art Panel.

Broadway producer Larry Kaye ’83 (standing) and artist Henry Richardson ’83 on the Art of Making Art Panel.

John Hixtable '93 and son Nathaniel at the Family Fun Fair.

Jonathan Huxtable ’93 and son Nathaniel at the Family Fun Fair.

Members of the Class of '08.

Members of the Class of ’08.

Old friends from the class of '08.

Old friends from the class of ’08.

Alumni relax on the porch of the Cope Field House.

Bill Patzer '83 and Dave Schwed '83 toss a frisbee on Cope Field.

Bill Patzer ’83 and Dave Schwed ’83 toss a frisbee on Cope Field.

From Left: Callie Lytton Carroll '03, Laura Blitzer '05, Mark Blitzer '03, Cay Miller '03 and Sasha Brady '03 at the class of 2003 meet up.

From left: Callie Lytton Carroll ’03, Laura Blitzer ’05, Mark Blitzer ’03, Cay Miller ’03 and Sasha Brady ’03 at the Class of 2003 meet-up.

Alumni make their way to the wine and cheese reception.

Alumni make their way to the wine and cheese reception.

The all-alumni reception

The wine and cheese reception

Alumni from the class of 2008 chat at the reception.

Alumni from the class of 2008 chat at the reception.

Mari Christmas '08 and Evan Rodriguez '08, who met at Haverford and are engaged to be married.

Mari Christmas ’08 and Evan Rodriguez ’08, who met at Haverford and are engaged to be married.

Jim Gilbert Class of '43

Jim Gilbert ’43

 

Looks like fun, doesn’t it? Join us next year when we will celebrate class years ending in a 4 or a 9 at Alumni Weekend 2014: May 30–June 1, 2014.

 

All photos by Brad Larrison unless otherwise noted.

*Photos by Thom Carroll.

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