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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? Zirin's latest. Zirin's book. 6/1/16 PAW column. Edmunds's record. Forney awarded. Ben/Cookie fish. Etsuko's painting. Florida tour. Alumni Day. FL group meets. Prathers host Clovis. Dana elected. Cooper's letter.

Recent Deaths (click any for details): George Barker, Dave DraudtMichael WilkGary FieldsJim Kellogg,   Rein (Herb) Runne,  Steve Schragger
Just heard about losing several years ago: Joe Biesel, Layton Runkle, Rudy Staroscik and Eric Christofferson
 Amazon will donate 0.5% of your purchases to our Foundation when you shop at AmazonSmile (smile.amazon.com). Click the word "Supporting" at the top and select our Foundation if not already shown.                                                              


 We are now in fiscal '15-'16 and again the goal is 61%. So far 196 classmates and 7 honorary/associate classmates have donated (35%). Click here to see who they are.

 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 26 - 29, 2016 - 55th Reunion. Chair: Peter Pettibone. Use tab in left sidebar for all the details

  • February 29, 2016 - Dr. Julie Gerberding, former Director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, delivered the 4th Annual Gilbert S. Omenn Lecture on Science, Technology and Public Policy at the Woodrow Wilson School.
  • February 20, 2016 - Alumni Day,  luncheon meeting of the Alumni Association, Service of Remembrance (Joe Prather representing the class and George Brakeley ushering). Click here for the details and photos.

  • December 19, 2015, Baltimore - Princeton-Maryland basketball gathering. See details on Class News page

  • November 14, 2015 -Yale game at home. Class Gathering details, click here.

  • September 13, 2015 - Pre-rade to welcome Class of 2019. Click here for details and photos.
  • May 28 - 31, 2015- 54th Reunion. Friday Class Dinner: Nassau Club, hosted by the Blairs. Speaker: Jim Zirin. Click here for the details. Chair: Peter Pettibone.

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.  Click here for larger class photos.


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