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1968 is proud to have broken attendance records for a 50th Reunion- a joyous and exuberant celebration of friendship​. 

Now 1968 invites classmates to return  to Penn for Homecoming 2018 - continuing  50th Reunion celebrations​, as we bury the 1968-2018 Time Capsule in our Legacy Garden and dedicated the bronze Garden plaque. 

 

​The name of every donor to 1968's Legacy Project will be included in the Time Capsule for posterity.  

 

The Legacy Garden is enjoying great popularity among students and faculty who keep the Garden filled with life. 

 

Congratulations to the Class of 1968 for envisioning and building this beautiful garden -- and for raising over $7 million dollars for scholarships and undergraduate initiatives.

 

If you have ideas for the items to be included in the Time Capsule please email lisbethw@upenn.edu or  send them to Lisbeth Willis, Penn Alumni Relations, Sweeten Alumni House 3533 Locust Walk, Philadelphia, PA 19104 before November 9.  

 

Click here to read September 12, 2018 email with updated Homecoming events information.

 

 

IMPORTANT DATES TO REMEMBER!

Homecoming Weekend featuring Arts and Culture at Penn on November 9-10, 2018 

  • Friday, November 9 (6-10 PM) 84th Annual Alumni Awards of Merit
    • Class of 1968 will receive the David N. Tyre Award of Excellence in Class Class Communications.
    • Location is the Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts, 3680 Walnut Street. Cost is $75. 
    • Cocktail Attire. 
  • Friday, November 9 (6 PM) Dutch-treat Dinner at Louie Louie
    • Location is The Inn at Penn, 3611 Walnut Street.
    • Contact Karen Carr at kwc41247@gmail.com if you plan to join her for dinner.
  • Friday, November 9 (8 - 11 PM) 1968 'Parties-On - Dancing, Drinks & Dining
    • Location is the E. Craig Sweeten Alumni House, 3533 Locust Walk.
    • The Class will close the Time Capsule at 9:30 AM.
    • Casual Attire.
    • Classmates attending the Award of Merit Gala are asked to join the party at Sweeten Alumni House immediately after the Awards presentation. 
  • Saturday, November 10 (10 -11 AM) Class of 1968 Legacy Garden Program
    • Program includes: Burying of the Time Capsule; Dedicate the bronze Donor plaque; Install the Class Officers and Advisory Board Members; Welcome 1968's Scholarship recipients.
    • The Program is followed by Class brunch at QuakerFest (11 AM - 1 PM)
    • Location is the Legacy Garden, College Green, adjacent to Van Pelt Library. Cost: $15 with purchase of Homecoming Red Pass.
  • Saturday, November 10 (1 PM)  Football game - Penn vs. Harvard.
    • Register for a 1968 Chair back ticket for $25 per person (Class will sit together).
    • Pick up your football ticket at the 1968 QuakerFest location.
  • Saturday, November 10 (1:15 - 3:30 PM) "Bagels Over Berlin" Documentary Screeing
    • Produced by Alan Feinberg, W'68.
    • Location is Houston Hall, Ben Franklin Room.
    • No Charge.
  • TO REGISTER FOR HOMECOMING EVENTS: visit https://penn.reunioniq/
    • Follow Class of 1968 options after signing in
    • or call Penn Alumni Relations at 215.898-7811 to register by phone.
    • For a more complete listing of our Class events held during Homecoming visit www.alumni.upenn.edu/1968

Class Updates:

Class of 1968 won the  David N. Tyre Award for Excellence in Class Communications​:

Congratulations to the 1968 Communications team, led by Class Vice President, Micky Neiditch, who will accept the Tyre Award. The communications team includes Betty Ostrov Rothschild (Penn1968.com), Rich Sabreen, Susan Croll, Carolyn Marcus Jacobs and Janet Oberlander Simons (The 1968 Retrospective Video); Leslie Maddin Bayer, Randy Elkins, Jack Goldenberg and Peter Marvin (the 1968 Bio-Book), and Carol Clapp Coonley (Facebook).

1968 set new records in every category – 

  • 338 Classmates & 522 total alumni and guests registered for an official event 
  • More than 100 additional classmates attended only unofficial events, linked to the Reunion  
  • 510 classmates submitted biographies for the 50th Reunion Book 
  • Over 400 images became a part of the Retrospective Video
  • 300 classmates have registered for the Penn1968.com website – open to classmates until at least 2020
  • 1968 set a remarkable new Donor Participation Record - 500 donors to the Penn Fund.  

1968 enhanced  the Sunday Memorial Brunch- and  created multiple successful new events

  • The inaugural Faculty Reunion :  
  • The Breakfast of Champions: 
  • The Military Reunion: 
  • The Legacy Garden Dedication 
  • A new  Penn tradition  linking  the   Graduating class &  the 50th Reunion Class;. 
  • The Singles Mingle 
  • The Cinema Celebration 

For photos of the 50th Reunion:  

https://pennalumni.smugmug.com/2018/Alumni-Weekend/Class-of-1968-50th-Reunion

Class Advisory Board Established 

The Class of 1968 leadership team has established a Class Advisory Board. The Board and the Honorary Vice Presidents will be welcomed into office at the Legacy Garden Ceremonies on Saturday, November 10th.   Officers and members of the Advisory Board are as follows:

Officers

Alex Conroy:  President

Mia Argentieri:  Vice President

Barbara Russo Bravo: Vice President

Douglas Cox:  Vice President

Jack Goldenberg: Associate Vice President 

Elsie Sterling Howard:  Vice President

Michael Neiditch: Vice President/communications

Sidney Rodbell:  Vice President

 

Honorary Vice Presidents

Michael Crow

David Montgomery

Larry Nussdorf

Gail Petty Riepe

 

Class Advisory Board 

Leslie Maddin-Bayer

Frank Boka

Karen Whitestone Carr

Joe Cohen

Jim Colins

Carol Clapp Coonley

Robert Cort

Bill Creeden

Susan Croll

Tad Decker

Randolph Elkins

Neal Friedlander

Lee Gordon

Colin Hanna

Bill Herrmann

Diane McClure Holsenbeck

Beth Hurwich

Joe Hurwich

Carolyn Marcus Jacobs

Marilyn Kramer Kahn

Marilyn Kanas

Michael Kanas

Betsy Scott Kleeblatt

Jack Lehman III

Mike Levy

Peter Marvin

Larry Miller

Phyllis Ettinger Rodbell

Betty Ostrov Rothschild

Rich Sabreen

Lionel Schooler

Mona Shangold 

Fran Poeppelmeier Sheeley

Janet Oberlander Simons

​Win Walp​

 
 

 

 

 

 

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JOINED CLASSMATES


Percentage of Joined Classmates: 13.9%


A:   283   Joined
B:   1759   Not Joined

PROFILE UPDATES


•   Carol Ann Kiryluk  8/27
•   Mathilde Benveniste (Benveniste)  8/22
•   Harris Stutman  8/10
•   Garry Preble  8/1
•   Kelly O'Connor  8/1
•   Nick O'Shaughnessy (O'Shaughnessy)  8/1
•   Ronald Bush  7/19
•   Carol Shlifer (Clapp)  7/3
•   James Breen  6/8
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3 live in Arizona
17 live in California
2 live in Colorado
13 live in Connecticut
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6 live in District Of Columbia
22 live in Florida
4 live in Georgia
1 lives in Idaho
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1 lives in Louisiana
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11 live in Maryland
11 live in Massachusetts
2 live in Michigan
1 lives in Minnesota
4 live in Missouri
3 live in New Hampshire
23 live in New Jersey
1 lives in New Mexico
29 live in New York
2 live in North Carolina
2 live in Ohio
4 live in Oregon
60 live in Pennsylvania
1 lives in Rhode Island
2 live in South Carolina
1 lives in Tennessee
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3 live in Utah
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2 live in Washington
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1 lives in Germany
1 lives in Israel
1 lives in Mexico
4 live in United Kingdom
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209 are deceased

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