CLASS NOTESSeptember-October 2011
Don't worry. You haven't missed our 45th reunion. You might think so, since reunions are traditionally held just after graduation and these pages may well be bursting with glowing reports from the 10 classes that did return to Hanover this past June.
But our wise class elders have staked out October 13-17 for our celebration. We'll be the only class on campus for reunion, with school in session, the leaves a-turning and our own dean, Thaddeus Seymour, as a special guest. The best news - it's not too late. Go, now, to www.dartmouth66.org. Sign up now for old friends and new memories.
You did, however, miss a special early reunion event. When Bob Baldwin found out that Bill Roberts could not make the 45th for medical reasons he got together with Bill's wife, Paula, and arranged a two-day surprise reunion at Bill's Georgetown, Texas, home. Bob, Ed Brown, Jim Byers, Larry Goss, John Galt and our reunion chairman himself, Jim Lustenader, all visited on April 26, delighting Bill.
Harry Santangelo can remember when he founded PMC Mechanical Contractors in 1977 in Ambler, Pennsylvania. "We had a barn in the back of the house, and that's where we kept the tools and materials," he recalls. Thirty-four years later PMC is a thriving concern and the winner of the 2011 Upper Dublin Township Medal for Outstanding Business. PMC has donated more than $250,000 "to make the Upper Dublin community a better place." Harry, a long-time soccer coach, has generously supported local athletic teams, providing them with needed equipment. "I enjoy working with kids and teaching them lessons athletics have to offer," Harry explains, "helping them find that they have the ability to accomplish what they never thought they could."
Bill Higgins, who has held many class leadership positions since graduation, is retired from his Cincinnati, Ohio, investment banking practice on July 1. He won't be idle. Bill, the 152nd ranked bridge player in the country, will be attending bridge tournaments, spending time with his six grandchildren and traveling.
Cindy and Dan Barnard visited with Bob Brock during their Florida vacation. They were lucky to find Bob in the Sunshine State since he's been touring the country by motorcycle and skiing with his two daughters.
John Rollins has been elected the class of 1966 Alumni Council representative for the next three years, succeeding Wayne LoCurto, who did a tremendous job at the sessions and keeping us all fully informed. John, who built and sold a number of software companies, teaches, what else, entrepreneurship as an executive-in-residence at George Washington University in D.C. He has two grandchildren and his daughter Kattie was married in August.
We sadly announce the passing of the Rev. J. Chandler "Chan" Newton, a multi-talented renaissance man who devoted his life to consoling, counseling, caring for and inspiring others.
– Larry Geiger
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