Welcome to our Class of 1961 web site!  If you are a classmate, please set up your username & password to access private pages and features. Click First-time sign up in below right orange Login box and follow the directions.  [NOTE: do not use suffix such as Jr. or III when entering your surname.]

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What's New? 54th reunion. Class lunch photo. 4/22/15 PAW column. Zirin's latest. Dinner for Brakeley. Oestreich video. Horn re-elected. Ben & Cookie go fish. Pettibone party.

Recent Deaths: Don Spangenberg. Howie Olgin. Frank Towne's spouse. Wally PhillipsJohn KellerJohn GroveJudy Sykes.


 194 (34%) classmates and 9 (69%) of the associates/honoraries have paid dues so far in fiscal year 2014-15, for an overall percentage of 35%.
The goal is 61%. Click here to see who paid as of 3/28/15.

 Please log in and click here to see your personal payments history, pay your dues, and optionally donate to the class scholarship fund and Foundation. (Note: login is optional, but of course
if you do not you will not see your history, and the system won't be able to auto-fill your information for you.) Dues payments and donations are tax-deductible in the U.S.

Virtual Yearbook

In the on-line "Virtual Yearbook" you can read about classmates, look at their photos (many were not in the print edition and most are in color). You can edit your profile, your essay, and add/delete photos as you see fit.  While logged on, click this link and use the navigation buttons on the top and right. - Don Swan, Virtual Yearbook Chair

Directory Link (on left, second from bottom while logged on)

It has three selections: Classmates (you can look up details on anyone) My Profile (update your own details), Deceased (lists all those we've lost, including links to their memorials).

  • May 28 - 31, 2015 - 54th Reunion. Friday Class Dinner: Nassau Club, hosted by the Blairs. Speaker: Jim Zirin. Click here for the details and sign up. Chair: Peter Pettibone.
  • May 26 - 29, 2016 - 55th Reunion. Chair: Peter Pettibone.


  • March 19, 2015 - Lunch with the Class of 1960. PCNY, 12:00 - 2:30pm. Humorous speakers: Rich McGlynn '60 & Dave Lank '60. Click here for details and signup.
  • February 20-21, 2015 - Alumni Day (100th anniversary). Visit the Alumni Day 2015 website to register and view the full 2-day schedule of events. George Brakeley will usher and Joe Prather will represent the Class at the Service of Remembrance.
  • November 18th, 4:30-6pm - campus. The 3rd annual Gil Omenn lecture on Science & Technology Policy at Woodrow Wilson School was presented by Dr. David Kessler, former FDA Commissioner.
  • November 7th-8th - campus. New event: Academic Mini Reunion. Precepts/seminars followed by Penn game.  Details and photos click here.

  • October 25th - campus. Gathering for Harvard game. Details click here. Chair: Patrick Davidson

  • September 19th-21st� Gathering in San Diego. Football weekend surrounding the game. Details, click here. Chair: Jim Blair

  • September 7th. Gather on campus for the Pre-rade to welcome the Class of 2018. Attending: Pat & Diane Davidson, Bob Pickens, Spence Reynolds, Carol Woji, and Ev &Event Chair Joe Prather
  • June 10th. At NYC's St. John the Divine Cathedral, Peter Georgescu was honored at a reception and dinner at which he received the Spirit of the City Global Citizenship Award. Click here for details and photos by Joe McGinity.
  • May 29 - June 1, 2014 - 53rd Reunion. Friday class dinner at the Wickenden's.  Speaker: Peter Georgescu. Chair: Peter Pettibone. Click here for details, photos, and who was there. Click here for Frank Novak's story.
  • Friday, May 9th: Campus visit by the students of Esther Clovis '12, one of our current Teach For America Fellows. Click here for photo. Host: Joe Prather
  • Monday, February 24th, 4:30pm. Woodrow Wilson School. 3rd annual Omenn Lecture on Science Policy. Gil Omenn & Martha Darling, Jim Wickenden, and Ev & Joe Prather attended.
Click here for earlier past events.  Click here for the class song.  Click here for larger class photos.

Our Class News page contains short items which appear from newest to oldest.  Some items appear on the Class Acts if they are longer.  We welcome your submissions but suggest you read our Guidelines.  You can see the roster of Class Officers (including their smiling faces).  Also, please go to the President's Page, and the Treasurer's Page.  Viewing and updating personal data requires classmates to login with their own i.d. and password.

Memorials are on the PAW website.  Past Class Notes are archived on PAW as well.

If you are a member or widow of the class, this is your site.  This medium serves as a valuable resource for news of the class.  Please tell other classmates!  Whether you have news about yourself or others, want to post a notice of a class event, or have other information of interest, please send it here.  Items will also be passed on to our class secretary, George Brakeley, for possible use in PAW.

On this site: You may click on links, which are in orange and underlined, to be transported to the page described (and you can use the "Back" button of your web browser to return), or to send e-mail to the person identified.  You may also click on the links at the left of all pages.  Clicking on a "thumbnail" picture with an orange border will display a larger and clearer image.



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