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CLASS OF 1964 | 2017 | ISSUE 1

Class of 1964 Endowed Wesleyan Scholarship Quinn Grom ’19, Belgrade, MT Once again, I’m coming to you from my trusty recliner, in my man cave, somewhere in the central Florida area. I woke up earlier to a slight chill in the air. Checking my iPhone, the temperature was 49 degrees. It should reach the upper…

CLASS OF 1964 | 2016 | ISSUE 3

I’ve settled down in my recliner, with the sound of raindrops on the roof of my man cave, and it’s Labor Day weekend. My wife, Becky, is out having lunch with her BFF, and our cats are napping, leaving me with the opportunity to do notes for about the 120th time. The television is muted…

CLASS OF 1964 | 2016 | ISSUE 2

I’m back in my recliner, once again, taking on my assignment of sharing updates about our class. In this age of social media, I’m not sure where my conversation fits into the mosaic of our common memories. I am present to the phrase about Wesleyan that we all share, “shrine of long ago.” I just…

CLASS OF 1964 | 2016 | ISSUE 1

Class of 1964 Endowed Wesleyan Scholarship Quinn Grom ’19, Belgrade, Mont. Well, guys. I’m in my recliner, NFL Network is on, and the Super Bowl is the topic. Roger Staubach is on the segment, which is appropriate for us, as he attended the Naval Academy around the time our class was at Wesleyan. It was an era…

CLASS OF 1964 | 2015 | ISSUE 3

Another round of class notes is upon me. I feel like I’m on a highway, and when I look back at where I’ve been, all I see are walls of telephone poles. So, the first item I’d like to address is a communication from Stephen Oleskey that somehow was lost back in February of this year. He…

CLASS OF 1964 | 2015 | ISSUE 2

Here I go again, putting together class notes for another issue of our alumni magazine. Where will my thoughts take me, and in keeping with the “this is why” at Wesleyan, I’m looking at our class, a half-century removed from undergraduates, to lend some perspectives to the conversation. I would like to believe that we…

CLASS OF 1964 | 2015 | ISSUE 1

Jim Workman reported recently, “As I suspect is true with most of our classmates, we are traveling as long as we’re mobile.” I say, good point. They travel to the south of France, Florida and the North Carolina seashore. I’m happy to announce that he and his Green Bay neighbors have “largely gotten over the…

CLASS OF 1964 | 2014 | ISSUE 3

I’m sitting here in Florida on a lazy Saturday morning, the weekend after our 50th Reunion. I could bore you with the details of jet travel and rental cars at JFK International Airport but let’s say I arrived safely Thursday evening, late for the welcoming banquet but before they put the main meal away. The…

GEORGE L. SMITH JR. ’64, M.D.

GEORGE L. SMITH JR., M.D., a cardiologist, co-owner of the restaurant John Ash and Co., and one of the founders of Viking River Cruises, died Apr. 15, 2014. He was 71. A member of the Commons Club, he received his medical degree from the University of Tennessee. He served in the U.S. Army medical corps…

CLASS OF 1964 | 2014 | ISSUE 2

I have been working on our class 50th Reunion committee and would like to acknowledge those classmates who have spent months working on the Reunion with e-mails, conference calls, idea sessions, and many hours reflecting on how quickly the time has elapsed. We have been led by three co-chairs, Frank Judson, Steve Oleskey, and Bill…