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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 October 9, 2018 email with latest Class events at Homecoming, as well as Engaging Minds and The Power of Penn Regional Event updates.



In Memoriam - Alex Conroy

It is with profound sorrow that we share with you the sad news of Alex Conroy’s passing.
We lost our wonderful and charismatic Alex on January 31, 2019.

Click here to read Alex's obituary. 

Click here for information about the funeral sent to the Class on February 3, 2019.



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:  


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:


  • Alex Conroy:  President (deceased)
  • 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 Shlifer 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 Kanas
  • Michael Kanas
  • Betsy Scott Kleeblatt
  • Jack Lehman III
  • Mike Levy
  • Peter Marvin
  • Larry Miller
  • Donald Morrison
  • Phyllis Ettinger Rodbell
  • Betty Ostrov Rothschild
  • Rich Sabreen
  • Lionel Schooler
  • Mona Shangold 
  • Fran Poeppelmeier Sheeley
  • Janet Oberlander Simons
  • ​Win Walp​
  • Marilyn Kramer Weitzman






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Percentage of Joined Classmates: 14.0%

A:   286   Joined
B:   1756   Not Joined


•   George Korengold  4/12
•   Ronald Bush  1/15
•   Earl Andrews  1/8
•   Stephen Foxman  12/2
•   Francis Gehman  12/1
•   Franklin Holland  10/11
•   Carol Shlifer (Clapp)  9/25
•   Carol Ann Kiryluk  8/27
•   Mathilde Benveniste (Benveniste)  8/22
•   Harris Stutman  8/10
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Who lives where - click links below to find out.

1 lives in Alabama
1 lives in Alaska
4 live in Arizona
17 live in California
2 live in Colorado
13 live in Connecticut
1 lives in Delaware
6 live in District Of Columbia
22 live in Florida
4 live in Georgia
1 lives in Idaho
3 live in Illinois
1 lives in Kansas
1 lives in Louisiana
5 live in Maine
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
3 live in South Carolina
1 lives in Tennessee
6 live in Texas
3 live in Utah
10 live in Virginia
2 live in Washington
1 lives in Alberta
1 lives in British Columbia
1 lives in Germany
1 lives in Israel
1 lives in Mexico
4 live in United Kingdom
1,756 location unknown
209 are deceased


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