Fifty Years Ago
FIFTY YEARS AGO...
Hard to believe that it's almost fifty years since we were undergraduates at Springfield. From beanies, Freshman Court and Senior Walk to somatotype photos, the rope-pull, and cage ball, it is difficult to remember... or maybe hard to forget!
In our sophomore year, some of our classmates moved off campus and the social life changed for many of us. Academic life, along with sports and activities, took us on many new paths that led us to our future dreams and aspirations. Also during our four years, events on the international and national scene impacted us. Whether the nation’s involvement in Vietnam or the death of President Kennedy, we were changing and moving ahead out into the "real" world.
Our experience at Springfield College gave each of us the foundation, the skills and a humanistic approach to life that not many of our friends received at other colleges and universities. Spirit, mind, and body became, to a different degree for each of us, part of our daily lives.
Our 50th Reunion on June 4-7, 2015 will be OUR time to celebrate friends and relationships that began so long ago. While some of those relationships drifted apart, our Reunion is a time to catch up and reflect on the times and activities that brought us together so many years ago. The world has changed and so have we but there is a common thread for each of us... Springfield College.
The activities and events your Reunion Committee is considering will include informal gatherings and social time. We will have an opportunity to learn how the College changed, how the facilities changed and how a humanics philosophy remains at the core of the institution. Current suggestions include a golf tournament, golf cart campus tour….what else might you suggest?
Your Reunion Planning Committee is looking for any and all ideas you might suggest for events or activities that are important to you. The names and email addresses of our Reunion Committee are listed at the end of this letter. This is our weekend… so please share your thoughts.
To help "personalize" our weekend, please share with us any photos you might have from our days at the College. While we have access to a number of Class of ’65 photographs which the College archived, it would be great to be able to display any personal photos you may have. Please send your photos to Bill Spelman (firstname.lastname@example.org) or mail them to Bill at 667 Midship Circle, Webster, NY 14580.
Please take a moment to review the material with this letter and provide us with a response. Most importantly, mark your calendar now for June 4-7, 2015!
We will see you at REUNION!
Carole Bigony Brennan (email@example.com)
Rit Mayer (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Bob Lincoln (email@example.com)
Mike West (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Art Wester (email@example.com)
Bill Spelman (firstname.lastname@example.org)
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