NOAA August 2004

We rolled the dice for Reunions 2004, and ended up with . . .

708 registered alumni,partners, kids, faculty, and staff (plus other alumni who lurked, strolling onto campus through the balloon-laden Sallyport to enjoy the festivities)

1,000 bright blue, silver, and gold kazoos for the all-class parade led by Mike Teskey, director of alumni relations, who simultaneously directed traffic with megaphone in one hand and drove a golf cart with the other hand (multitasking at its best!)

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52 fans scattered throughout campus when it soared to the high 80s on Friday night (just in time for the 12 class dinners for alumni from 2004, 1999, 1994, 1989, 1984, 1979, 1974, 1969, 1964, 1959, 1954, 1949, 1944, Pre-Meteorology, 1939, and 1934)

422 guests at the all-class Northwest salmon bake who sampled 250 pounds of wild salmon in commons when the weather dropped into the 60s on Saturday night and rain pounded the city just in time for the Rose Festival Starlight Parade

43 Alumni College participants studying the role of probability in life—so is it better to be lucky or good?

12 different class photos completed in exactly the record time of one hour and 45 minutes with the help of 29 staff, two photographers, and many a paper plate

6 kegs of beer consumed over the course of the weekend’s revelry

Thanks for coming and don’t forget,
next year Reunions Week
will be May 31 – June 5, 2005.

154 guests in the residence halls, enjoying their college days again in Anna Mann, Old Dorm Block, Bragdon Hall, and Steele West

56 people who ventured off campus to the Crystal Springs Rhododendron Garden to enjoy the flowers in bloom

39 oral history transcripts, from classes ranging from 1925 to 1952, presented to President Colin Diver at the Foster-Scholz Club annual luncheon

18 multicolored flags waving around the quad, which helped to herald a wonderful weekend full of countless conversations between alumni of all ages, dancing galore, late nights, and early mornings . . .

7,650 miles traveled by Michael Humphreys ’64, who came from Australia for his 40th reunion, and .2 miles traveled by Robin Tovey ’97, assistant director of communications and information


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100 different events and meals arranged, from the class of 1954’s The Pirates of Penzance Sound Experiment to the class of 1994’s croquet and mint juleps on the front lawn

1,310 email messages sent and received in six months for the planning of Reunions Week


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Thank you, reunions volunteers!

Thank you to our 2004 reunions committee members who worked so hard to design fun and interesting programs for their classmates. We could not have done it without you! End of Article

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