Reunited and It Feels So Good
The spirits and the temperatures were both high as the College welcomed more than 1400 people from 38 states and nine countries to campus for Alumni Weekend 2016. People came from as far away as the Channel Islands and Thailand to celebrate classes ending in 1s and 6s. 129 alumni helped to make the weekend a success by serving as class volunteers, and the reunion classes contributed nearly $12 million in gifts to the College.
During the weekend there were many different events to enjoy—from film screenings to panels to dinners. There were trips to the Barnes Foundation downtown. A Bi-Co party was held at Bryn Mawr after Step Sing. And awards were given to 13 deserving Fords (including Lifetime Achievement Award winner Howard Lutnick ’83 and Kannerstein Award winner Hunter Rawlings ’66) on Saturday morning following a mimosa toast from President Kim Benston. As is tradition, Saturday night hosted dinners for each reunion class—some at local alumni homes, others on campus in tents or in the Dining Center.
In addition to catching up with old friends, attendees could choose from events that engaged with world events (such as Associate Professor of Political Science Barak Mendelsohn’s talk on “The Islamic State and al-Qaeda: A Troubled Relationship”) or history (such as Emeritus Professor of History Roger Lane’s talk on “Abraham Lincoln, As Seen From 2016”) or finance (such as the discussion with Harvard Business Review‘s Adi Ignatius ’81). The 18th annual Family Fun Fair provided cooling water ice, balloon animals, bounce houses, and a magician to entertain the weekend’s littlest attendees. And everyone enjoyed the newer tradition of a Music and Food Truck Festival on Founders Green, featuring alumni bands and a smorgasbord of yummy options from cupcakes and crepes to tacos and artisanal peanut-butter-and-jelly sandwiches.
Former College President Jack Coleman (who served from 1967–1977) with the Class of 1971. Photo by Sandy Sandhaus ’71.
President Benston speaks at the Class of ’66 breakfast.
Associate Professor Barak Mendelsohn gives a talk on al-Qaeda and the Islamic State.
Douglas Turgeon ’81 giving an informal talk.
Adi Ignatius ’81 gives a presentation.
(From left) Andrew Soule-Hinds ’11, Maya Bloom ’11, Heather Harden ’11, and Paul Mangelsdorf ’10 enjoying Dessert Under the Tent.
Daniel Drebing ’11 and friends at the Dessert Under the Tent event, celebrating award winners.
Heather Warren-Dombrewa ’91(left) and Veronica Olivieri ’91 outside the Dessert Under the Tent event.
(From left) Russell Stetler ’66, Stephen Harper ’76, and Sarah Craft ’02 participated in the discussion “The Death Penalty and Haverford Values.”
Amanda Zheutlin ’11 and Franklyn Cantor ’12 walk across campus together.
The All-Alumni Music and Food Truck Festival
Classes of 1966, 1971, and 1986 Present “Haverfordand Activism, from Vietnam to WikiLeaks”
Vicky Remoe ’06 greets friends at the Music and Food Truck Festival.
Enjoying the food truck wares.
Tara Colgan ’96 hugs a friend.
Charlie Wolfinger ’66 chats on Founders Green.
The band Original Mavericks plays under the tent on Founders Green .
Diann Smothers ’91 attended the 25th Reunion Presidential Reception.
Alissa Aron ’11 socializes at the 25th Reunion Presidential Reception.
Robin Albertson-Wren, left, and Clair Colburn, both class of ’91, chatted at the 25th Reunion Presidential Reception during Alumni Weekend.
The Dining Hall was crowded during the Wine and Cheese with Faculty Reception.
Socializing before the class dinner.
The Band Joe Mama plays before the dinner under the tent on Founders Green .
Speakers on the Class of 1966 Presents “Life After Haverford” panel included Hunter Rawlings, Munson Hicks, Clark de Schweinitz, Roy Gutman, and David Felson.
Members of the Class of 2001 enjoying dinner on Lloyd Green.
Ed Hatch ’61 and his wife Elke walk across campus during Alumni Weekend.
Members of the Class of 2001 enjoy the warm night on Lloyd Green.
Checking out the poster explaining the renovations to the old gym.
Elliot Suchin ’91 and his family showing Haverford pride at the outdoor photo booth.
The Class of 1951 discussion
Professor Emeritus Roger Lane on “Abraham Lincoln, As Seen from 2016”
Attending the Bi-Co theater affinity group reunion, celebrating Professor Robert Butman.
A reunion before the alumni awards presentation.
Photos by Leigh Taylor, Patrick Montero, and Swan Vacula
Memorializing the reunion with class portraits:
The Class of 1951
The Class of 1956
The Class of 1961
The Class of 1966
The Class of 1971
The Class of 1976
The Class of 1981
The Class of 1986
The Class of 1991
The Class of 1996
The Class of 2001
The Class of 2006
The Class of 2011
Portraits by Patrick Montero
Celebrating alumni award winners:
Marilou Allen with her Friend of Haverford College Award
The eldest daughter of Marilou Allen accepts the Friend of Haverford College Award on behalf of her mother.
William E. Sheppard Award recipients Martin Lehfeldt ’61 (center) and Julie Min Chayet ’91
David Felsen ’66, P’92 accepting the Lawrence Forman Award for Excellence in Athletics.
Archibald Macintosh Award winner Adam Shulman ’01
Joshua Miller ’96 and Joseph Ronan ’76 both received the Charles Perry Award.
Gary Emmett ’72, P’04 accepting the William Kaye Award.
Douglas H. Johnson ’71 (center) was the winner of the Haverford Award for Service to Society.
Jenny Rabinowich ’08 receives the Young Alumni Award for Accomplishments in Leadership.
Hunter Rawlings ’66, P’93 receives the Kannerstein Award for Sustained Service to the College .
Lifetime Achievement Award Winner Howard Lutnick ’83
Spencer M. Ware ’01, president of Alumni Association, speaks during the All-Alumni Toast.
President Benston makes a mimosa toast to reunion classes, alumni award winners, and reunion class gift achievements.
Associate Dean Donna Mancini and her former advisee Howard Lutnick ’83 before the awards ceremony.
Photos by Swan Vacula