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A Weekend to Remember With Friends You'll Never Forget

Reunion Weekend 2018: June 1, 2 & 3

Celebrating with the classes of 1958, 1963, 1968, 1978, 1982-83-84, 1993 & 2008!

It was the best of times. It was the first of times. And it’ll be just as much fun decades later. Come home to UNH to see old friends and make new memories. Enjoy a weekend packed with events, visit your favorite places on campus and discover what’s new at New Hampshire’s flagship research university.


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  Reunion Highlights

Thursday, May 31
• Pre-reunion director's tour of Shoals Marine Laboratory, Appledore Island, Isle of Shoals, Maine

A unique opportunity to experience this incredible marine science education and research station in the Gulf of Maine.  Tour and activities, hot lunch and boat transportation included, $50 pp.  Limited to 35 people (waitlist available).  Please note: no wheelchairs, walkers or strollers on board.  One must be able to stand for the 45-minute boat ride and walk steadily on rocky, uneven ground.  To register, call Phebe Moore at (603)862-5001.  (Rain date: Friday, June 1) 


Friday, June 1

• Move to the beat and march in style with the UNH Pep Band at the annual class march.
• Honor the 50th reunion class at the Wildcat Luncheon.  All 50th + reunion alumni welcome to attend!
Campus bus tour: Transformed for the 21st Century, led by UNH Campus Architect, Doug Bencks.
• Be amazed!  Explore Wildcat Stadium or the newly renovated Hamilton Smith building.
• Visit Woodman Farm and the Fairchild Dairy and learn about some of the important agricultural and sustainability research underway.
Air Force and Navy ROTC Affinity Group Gathering at the NH State War Memorial in the UNH Memorial Union Building (MUB).
• Reunite with old friends and new at the all-class welcome reception and lobster bake, Thompson Hall Lawn.
• View the documentary film, Mayflowers, Defending Free Speech in Hard Times, about the student strike for free speech at UNH during the Vietnam War after the Kent State Killings in May 1970.  Commentary led by a 1968 classmate.
• Peace, love and wagon wheels at the Freshman Camp Counselor bonfire, The Browne Center, Durham Point Road.


Saturday, June 2

• Take in the view at the sunrise Thompson Hall Clock Tower Tour.
Wildcat Kid's Zone kid friendly activities all day long - ages 6 and up!
Future Wildcats - Behind the scenes University tour for teens (14+).

Wildcat Alumni Academy - Session 1:

William Blake in the Age of Aquarius, Dr. Michael Ferber, UNH Dept of English and Humanities
Blake’s surprising impact on the art, literature, and politics of a generation born more than a century after he died.
 
Sustainability talk (title to be confirmed), Michael Palace, PhD, Department of Earth Sciences, College of Engineering and Physical Sciences, Earth Systems Research Center, Institute for the Study of Earth, Oceans, and Space
 
How to Quit Facebook in 10,000 Difficult Steps, Kevin Healey, PhD, Assistant Professor of Communication
What do we love about the social media platforms we're so addicted to and how do we move beyond our obsessive-like use? Rather than abandoning social media, perhaps we can re-envision it so it serves our personal needs as well as the broader social good. Through a healthy mix of critique, humor, and hopefulness, this talk explores the present state and possible futures of our emerging digital economy.  
 
• Wildcat Alumni Academy - Session 2:

Advancing New Ideas for Social Impact: Connecting Two Generations of Change Agents, Dr Fiona Wilson, Executive Director, Center for Social Innovation and Enterprise Learn more about the work UNH is doing as one of the most active and progressive universities in the country to solve some of the most pressing local and global social and environmental challenges.
 
Balancing Care: Supporting Aging Loved Ones, Kate Crary, Project Director, UNH Institute for Health Policy and Practice Explore tools and problem solving methods to use when helping aging parents navigate the healthcare system in this interactive workshop.
 
Professional Development: Becoming a leader within your industry (speaker to be confirmed)

• Wildcat Picnic (family friendly): Pep rally, food trucks, live music and fun activities for all ages.

• Wildcat Academy - continued

Social Innovation Hot Seat: Your chance to make an impact In this lively and participatory session, we will hear from three different young social entrepreneurs who will share with us their biggest challenges and obstacles for the future of their social venture. Join us to share your expertise and knowledge with these young change makers to help them solve their leadership dilemmas.

“Visual Impressions”, Richard Whitney PhD.H., ‘68 Meet the painter, author and educator, Richard Whitney, who was named one of the top dozen portrait painters in America by Town & Country magazine.  His work hangs in over 750 public and private fine art collections worldwide. Dr. Whitney will give an illustrated talk on his training and career as a successful portrait and landscape artist. 

• Reconnect with your Fraternity & Sorority Life family at an all-Greek gathering.

• Reconnect and reminisce with classmates at individual class dinners

1958 – Home of David and Mary Ann Chase, Durham Point Road

1963 – Skybox Lounge, Whittemore Center

1968 – Dining Room, Huddleston Hall

1978 – Demo Kitchen, Hamel Recreation Center

1982-83-84 – Tent, Thompson Hall Lawn

1993 – Rotunda, Holloway Commons

2008 – Upper level, Holloway Commons


• After parties!

1978 & 1982-83-84 – Tent, Thompson Hall Lawn, Get on the dance floor with only the best music of the 70s and 80s!

1993 & 2008 – Libby’s Bar and Grill, Come and dance with music by the '90s band, Groove Child, and a DJ to round off the night!

 
 

 

Reunion Information

  • Registration opens in March 2018.
  • On-campus accommodations:

Adam's Tower West and Mills Residence Halls

  • Off-campus accommodations:

Holiday Inn Express, Durham – (603) 868-1234

The Pines Guest House, Durham – (603) 868-3361

Comfort Inn & Suites, Dover – (603) 750-7507

Hampton Inn, Dover - (603) 516-5600

Reunion Weekend 2018:  Classes of 1958, 1963, 1968, 1978, 1982-83-84, 1993 & 2008

Class of 1958 - 60th Reunion




1958 Reunion Committee:

Dick Aronson, Mary Ann Chase (Stoney), Ossie McLeod, Bill Nelson, Garth and Cindy Rand, John and Jane Rasmussen, Peggy Shea, Lyn Slanetz and Jim Twaddle

Class of 1963 - 55th Reunion




1963 Reunion Committee:
Cheryl (Kuebler) Dickson, Pete Garry, Diane (Abramowitz) Glenn, Nelson Kennedy, Susan (Robinson) Long, Peter Randall, George Roberts, Sherwin Smith, Jim Twombly

Let us know if you are planning to attend Reunion by filling out the 1963 Reunion Intentions formNote: this is not an official registration. Look for registration materials to be mailed in March, 2018.

1963 Lost List
Help us to ensure that all of your classmates get their reunion invitation!  If you know anyone on the lost list please send their contact details to reunion.weekend@unh.edu.

 
Class of 1968 - 50th Reunion




1968 Reunion Committee:
Ron Bickford, Jill (Feldmann) Brandt, Priscilla Coffin, Michael Corbett, Charles Doleac, Bill Estey, Bruce and Donna (Cheney) McAdam, John Rodat, Janice (Maddocks) Sheen, Mary Ellen Wright

1968 Lost List:

Help us to ensure that all of your classmates get their reunion invitation! If you know anyone on the lost list please send their contact details to reunion.weekend@unh.edu.


Join the UNH Class of 1968 Facebook page.

 

 

 


Golden Granite Questionnaire

  •  Fill out the questionnaire online
  •  Download a questionnaire to print and mail
  • If you are submitting info via snail mail send the completed form with a photo to: UNH Reunion, Elliott Alumni Center, 9 Edgewood Road, Durham, NH 03824.  Call (603) 862-2040 if you have questions.
  • If you are submitting info/photos via email: reunion.weekend@unh.edu
  • NOTE: By submitting a photo you are giving us permission to publish it in the Golden Granite. Please be sure to identify names and dates. Photos received by mail will be returned upon request. Please provide a self-addressed envelope.
  • Please return your Golden Granite form no later than March 30, 2018.
  • If you are unable to attend reunion but would still like to receive the Golden Granite, please send a check for $15 to the address noted above with your completed questionnaire. Checks can be made payable to: University of New Hampshire.

Class of 1978 - 40th Reunion



1978 Reunion Committee:
Rolly Janetos, Carol (Scagnelli) Edmonds, Randy Schroeder, Tracey Smith, Barbara (Prudhomme) White

1978 Lost List
Help us to ensure that all of your classmates get their reunion invitation!  If you know anyone on the lost list please send their contact details to reunion.weekend@unh.edu

Join the UNH Class of 1978 Facebook page

 

Classes of 1982-83-84 - Joint 35th Reunion

1982-83-84 Reunion Committee:
1982: Cheryl Blackwood, Julie (Lake) Butterfield, Larry McGrath, Paul Mitchell, Robbin Ray, Cathleen (Nelson) Wardley
1983: Lindsey (Edmands) Burns, Mitch Duggan, Bert Freedman, Wendy Gilday, Jeff Hird, Debbie Metcalfe, Ilene Segal
1984: Donna Kelsey Chisholm, Beth Bye, Susan (Sepich) Choquette, Rae Ann (Hoyt) Chrane, Chris Drain, Kerry Pattie, Kathy Reilly, Robin (Peters) Schell, Elaine (Messier) Walczak

1982 Lost List  |   1983 Lost List  |   1984 Lost List
Help us to ensure that all of your classmates get their reunion invitation!  If you know anyone on the lost list please send their contact details to reunion.weekend@unh.edu.

Join the UNH Classes of 1982-83-84 Facebook page


 

Class of 1993 - 25th Reunion



1993 Reunion Committee:
Ursula (Robinson) Daley, Amy (Nelson) Greenberg, Amy (Seif) Hattan, Ken LaValley, Erin (Whitehead) Trainer, Dave Zamansky


1993 Lost List
Help us to ensure that all of your classmates get their reunion invitation!  If you know anyone on the lost list please send their contact details to reunion.weekend@unh.edu.

Join the UNH Class of 1993 Facebook page

 

Class of 2008 - 10th Reunion

Celebrating the first annual 10-year reunion at UNH!




2008 Reunion Committee:
Alexander Bell, Vanessa (Williams) Bush, Richard Drenkhahn, Meghan (Hastings) Harrington, Caitlin (Southmayd) Hussey, Lauren (Colanto) Kranz, Victoria (Aviles) LaPlante, Megan (Rand) Meagher, Emily (Auger) Murray, Tyler Wentworth

2008 Lost List
Help us to ensure that all of your classmates get their reunion invitation!  If you know anyone on the lost list please send their contact details to reunion.weekend@unh.edu

Join the UNH Class of 2008 Facebook page



Affinity Group Reunions

Affinity Group Reunions are Wildcat gatherings that help you reconnect with classmates that have a shared UNH experience in a student group, recreation club, athletic team, major or other campus activity.  Contact us now to learn how we can support your affinity group reunion: reunion.weekend@unh.edu.

 Reunion Weekend 2018 Affinity Group Gatherings, June 1 - 2:

  • Freshman Camp Counselor campfire, The Browne Center
  • Army and Air Force ROTC breakfast presentation
  • Fraternity& Sorority Life Gathering

Other Affinity Group Gatherings:

  • Lambda Chi Alpha Centennial Celebration, April 28, 2018


  Future Reunion Weekends

Because it’s never too early to start planning your reunion! Contact us in the UNH reunion office to get involved: reunion.weekend@unh.edu.

2019 Reunions, May 31 - June 2

2020 Reunions, June 5-7

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  UNH Reunion Team

Corena Garnas
Associate Director of Engagement, Reunions
(603) 862-4875
corena.garnas@unh.edu

Phebe Moore
Senior Program Support Assistant
(603) 862-5001
phebe.moore@unh.edu

Katie Oslin
Senior Associate Director of Reunion Giving
(603) 862-4495
katie.oslin@unh.edu


Reunion email address: reunion.weekend@unh.edu

Mailing address:
University of New Hampshire
Elliott Alumni Center
9 Edgewood Road
Durham, NH 03824-1987