Slideshow: Reunion Weekend 2012

The Franklin & Marshall campus was abuzz June 1-3 as the College welcomed an estimated 1,200 alumni and guests to Reunion Weekend 2012. F&M alumni from class years ending in “2” and “7” returned to campus to attend dinners, presentations and special events as they reconnected with classmates and learned about current events at their alma mater.

A slideshow of images captures some of the highlights of Reunion Weekend, including the Reunion Class Parade, Party on the Green, alumni presentations and class dinners. Hundreds of other images are available in the Reunion Weekend gallery on Flickr. Additional coverage of Reunion Weekend appeared in a June 3 story on F&M News.

  • Reunion 2012 (1) Franklin & Marshall College alumni participate in the Reunion Class Parade in front of Stager Hall on June 2, 2012.
  • f malum2012 2 Classmates LeRoy Lightner ’42 (walking) and Frank Graham ’42, escorted in a cart by F&M student Will MacArthur ’14, participate in the Reunion Class Parade. Lightner and Graham returned to F&M to celebrate their 70-year Reunion.
  • f malum2012 3 Happy members of the Class of 2002 march through campus during the Reunion Class Parade.
  • f malum2012 4 From front left, Larry Coles ’77, Sheila Willis ’77 and Paula Dow, Esq., ’77 arrive at an alumni reception hosted by F&M President Daniel R. Porterfield at the President’s House on June 2.
  • f malum2012 5 Russell C. Vollmer ’62 shows off his ride during his 50-year Reunion.
  • f malum2012 6 Associate Dean David Stameshkin, prefect of Bonchek College House, led two tours of campus during Reunion Weekend. Here, Stameshkin tells alumni about the history of Distler House, which today houses the F&M Bookstore and Jazzman’s Café.
  • f malum2012 7 Sidney Dickstein, Esq., ’47 delivers remarks after receiving F&M’s Nevonian Medal at the Nevonian Luncheon June 1 in the Alumni Sports & Fitness Center. The medal is presented annually to a member of the society who has demonstrated “extraordinary and sustained dedication to the College.” Karl G. Klinges, M.D. '52 P'77 G'11, also a recipient of the Nevonian Medal this year, was unable to attend and will receive his medal in the future.
  • f malum2012 8 Franklin & Marshall College alumni dance to the sounds of the band Clockwork on Hartman Green during Reunion Weekend’s Party on the Green event June 2.
  • f malum2012 9 G. Terry Madonna, director of F&M’s Center for Politics and Public Affairs and the Franklin & Marshall College Poll, delivers a presentation to alumni on the 2012 presidential election in the Barshinger Life Sciences & Philosophy Building on June 1.
  • f malum2012 10 Trustee Laurence A. Shadek ’72, P’05, P’06 (center), joined here by F&M President Daniel R. Porterfield (left) and Chair of the Board of Trustees Lawrence I. Bonchek, M.D., P’91, received F&M’s Founders Medal at his class dinner on June 2 in the Barshinger Life Sciences & Philosophy Building. Shadek and the Shadek Family Foundation continued their support of the College in 2012 with a $5 million gift to help build a new multipurpose stadium. The Founders Medal recognizes donors whose gifts to the College total $1 million or more.
  • f malum2012 11 Members of the Class of 2002 share a laugh as they look at the 2002 F&M yearbook prior to their class dinner in F&M’s Bonchek College House.
  • f malum2012 12 Lt. Gen. Richard P. Mills ’72 delivers a presentation in F&M’s Stahr Auditorium as part of Reunion Weekend’s Alumni Forums.
  • f malum2012 13 F&M President Daniel R. Porterfield (left) and Alumni Association President Amy Rose Francek ’97 (fourth from left) join alumni award winners following the Alumni Celebration at Reunion Weekend. Pictured here, from left, are Porterfield; James R. Stengel ’77; Paula T. Dow, Esq., ’77; Francek; Allan Tasman, M.D., ’69; Trustee John F. Burness ’67; Charles “Chiz” Patterson ’54, P’79; Jody Haller Drake, Esq., ’77; Catherine Jasons, Esq., ’76; and Morris “Maury” L. Garten, Esq., ’89.
  • f malum2012 14 Justine Freisleben ’07 (holding bowl) enjoys a moment with some of her classmates after receiving the GOLD Alumni Award at her class dinner in Ware College House.
  • f malum2012 15 Members of F&M’s Class of 1962 take a class picture in the Alumni Sports & Fitness Center after being inducted into the Nevonian Society, which honors alumni and surviving spouses of departed classmates who have reached the 50th anniversary of their graduation.
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