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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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 andFor 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 –
1968 enhanced [EH1] the Sunday Memorial Brunch- and created multiple successful new events
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
Gail Petty Riepe
Class Advisory Board
Karen Whitestone Carr
Carol Clapp Coonley
Carol Soiffer Greco
Diane McClure Holsenbeck
Carolyn Marcus Jacobs
Marilyn Kramer Kahn
Betsy Scott Kleeblatt
Phyllis Ettinger Rodbell
Betty Ostrov Rothschild
Fran Poppelmeyer Sheely
Janet Oberlander Simons