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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.  1968's plan for Class celebrations during Homecoming weekend will be announced soon.


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.​



Congratulations to the 1968 Communications Team which won the Alumni Award of Merit for Communications​-- and the  David Tyre Communications Award -from the  ACLC

Micky Neiditch, Vice President for Communications and 

For  the Penn 1968.com website- Betty Rothschild; for The Video- Rich Sabreen, Sue Croll, Carolyn Marcus Jacobs and Janet Oberlander Simons; for the Reunion Book:  Leslie Maddin Bayer,  Randy Elkins, Jack Goldenberg , and Peter Marvin, and for Facebook:  Carol Clapp. 

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  [EH1] 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:  


50th Reunion Homecoming weekend planning is underway for November 9th & 10th.  

Micky Neiditch, Vice President for Communications, will accept the Award on behalf of his team and the Class of 1968 on Friday, November 9th at The Awards of Merit Gala . All classmates will be invited to join the celebration, Invitations from Penn will be mailed in the fall.

Karen Carr,  Jim Colins,  Jack Goldenberg and Betsy Scott Kleeblatt are planning a very special 1968 Friday night November 9th cocktail buffet  & dance party, beginning at 7 pm,  on campus, at which  1968 will “close”  the Time Capsule - at 9:30  pm, after the Awards event concludes.  Fran Sheely reminds us that this will be your final chance to add items to the capsule.  The theme is:  Keep the party going!” 

On Saturday morning 1968 & 2018 will bury the Time Capsule, and  1968 will dedicate the Donors’ plaque in the Legacy Garden. Fran Sheely and Diane Holsenbeck are chairing the Time Capsule & Legacy Garden event,  expected to begin at 9:30 a.m.  A Class Brunch will follow, chaired by Barbara Bravo and her team.  Classmates will have post-brunch options of either purchasing tickets to the football game or complementary admission to the screening of Bagels Over Berlin. All Arts & Culture events are open to 1968. Karen, Betsy, Jim  and Jack note that Saturday afternoon’s festivities  will close with an on-campus’ cocktail party – as 1968 ‘Drinks a Highball” and toasts our 50thReunion year.  Karen adds that when 1968 classmates get together dinner always follows!  More information regarding reservations and  ticket purchases in August  . 

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 


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

Jim Colins

Carol Clapp  Coonley

Robert Cort

Bill Creeden

Susan Croll

Tad Decker

Randy Elkins

Neal Friedlander

Lee Gordon

Carol Soiffer Greco

Colin Hanna

Bill Herrmann

Diane McClure Holsenbeck

Carolyn Marcus Jacobs

Marilyn Kramer Kahn

Betsy Scott Kleeblatt

Peter Marvin

Larry Miller

Phyllis Ettinger Rodbell

Betty Ostrov Rothschild

Rich Sabreen

Lonny Schooler

Mona Shangold 

Fran Poppelmeyer Sheely

Janet Oberlander Simons

​Win Walp​






  • Homecoming Weekend featuring Arts and Culture at Penn on November 9-10, 2018 
  • Saturday, November 10 - Burying of the Time Capsule (time TBD)
  • Saturday, November 10 -  Football game - Penn vs. Harvard



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Percentage of Joined Classmates: 13.9%

A:   283   Joined
B:   1759   Not Joined


•   Harris Stutman  8/10
•   Mathilde Benveniste (Benveniste)  8/1
•   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
•   Scott Mastenbrook  6/5
•   Eric Berg  5/14
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1 lives in Alaska
3 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
2 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
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209 are deceased


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