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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 if you haven't already done so. Click First-time sign up in orange Login box at right 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? Pickens honored. Brothers's clipping. 5/16/18 PAW column. Florida golf outing. Cookie's room. Fishy Ben. Florida group lunch. CT group dinner. Pettibone co-author. Carol's barnRippin Co-class agent. Marshall update. Zirin's latest article.

Deaths posted within the last 6 months (click any name for details): Jerry O'Neill. David Newhall. James FosterLewis NeisnerScott DriscollDave PetersonGeorge JahelkaAxel Harvey. Skip Bryan. Bill O'Connor.  Bill KincadeFred Wanklyn.

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 We are now in fiscal '17-'18 and again the goal is 61%.

 As of 2/17/18, 216 classmates and associates (41%) have paid dues.

 Please log in and click here to see your personal payments history, pay your dues, and optionally donate to the scholarship fund and Foundation. (Note: login is optional;
if you do, you will see your history and the system will 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.

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).     


  • April 27-28: Dedication of the Cookie Krongard Team Room in 1952 Stadium. Click here for more information.

  • May 31 - June 3, 2018 - 57th Reunion.  Friday, June 1st, 6pm: Class Dinner hosted by Martha & Jim Wickenden. Dinner speaker: John Cooper. Chair: Joe Prather Click here for details and signup.

  • March 28, 2018 - Class golf outing at the Oaks Club in Osprey, FL. Host: Don Swan. Details and reservations: Joe McGinity. Lunch at the club, and dinner at the Casey Key Fish House. Spouses and guests welcome. Who's coming: Swan, McGinity, Higgins, Judy & Dick Edmunds, and Suzanne & Scott McWhinnie. Click here for photo and results.

  • February 24, 2018 - Alumni Day. Click here for University information. At the Service of Remembrance, Peter Pettibone represented the class, and George Brakeley ushered. Afterwards, there was a class gathering at Tiger Inn. Chair: Joe Prather 


  • November 11, 2017 - Yale game and tailgate, 1pm. Lecture, AA Luncheon, Class dinner at Cannon. Click here for the details.  Chair: Joe Prather

  • September 10, 2017 - Pre-rade for Class of 2021, 4pm. Class gathering lunch at Cannon. Click here for Alumni Council info including RSVP for their welcome picnic. Photo, click here. Chair: Joe Prather

  • June 15, 2017 - Denver area mini-reunion - All classmates and associates were invited to a cookout in Centennial, CO. Sage chicken and mountain oysters. Host Joe McGinity. Click here for photos and who was there.

  • June 1 - 4, 2017 - 56th Reunion.  Friday Class Dinner at Nassau Club hosted by Carol Wojie. Click here for details + photos. Chair: Joe Prather 

    Click here for earlier events.

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.

Click here for earlier past events.  Click here for the class song.

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