Milne Alumni January Newsletter
January 15, 2007
(Revised for Web publication.)

by Mary Welch, '71

Dear Classmates & Milne Alumni,

Happy New Year! I have been interested in several new information projects for Milne alumni, and I have included three here.

Milne Student Teachers
Reverends and Doctors
Milne Families

Milne Student Teachers

The first is collecting Milne's student teacher names and subjects taught, which in some form will be added to the Milne website. I remember some of my student teachers, and I have notes from my yearbooks and other material saved from my six years at Milne. I would like to add their names to the ones you send me. We can then cross-reference our list with the University alumni list, contact them, and perhaps we can meet with those that respond at the upcoming Reunion Luncheon this June that will be held outside under a tent on the Page Hall courtyard. Even if they are not interested in attending the luncheon, perhaps we can reconnect with those teachers we remember well.

If there are any University/Milne student teachers in your Milne experience, please let me know. Here is what Judy Koblintz Madnick, 1961, wrote me when I asked her:

"I met one at a funeral on Friday. His name is Mel Horowitz. He student-taught in the fall of 1961 – social studies. Off the top of my head, I remember Samuel Starr, who student-taught under Dan Ganeles, but I don't recall what year. Another student teacher's name was Walter Silver, who also taught under Dan Ganeles. Sam I remember because he was a retiree who always wanted to teach. I believe he flunked student teaching and never taught again. As it turned out, he was the brother of one of my in-laws' best friends, and I saw him again at a bat mitzvah!! Walter Silver married a woman that I knew, so I always remembered his name. I ran into him a couple of months ago at the new Cheesecake Factory here in Albany. I would never have recognized him, but I recognized his wife. Then there was Bob Niles, a math student-teacher. Again, I can't recall the year. I've run into him a couple of times over the years, which is why I remember him."

Perhaps you can send me a list of the student teachers you remember. You can look at the Faculty and Staff listings on the Milne website for additional subject information. I would appreciate your help.

Reverends & Doctors at Milne

The second project began when I copied off the names from the Milne Alumni Name Directory with the titles of Rev. or Dr. I would like to know more about the people listed and if I have missed any clergy or doctors. (Note: This list has been updated and is available at Careers.)

I would also like to know whether the doctors are Ph.D.s or M.D.s and what their specialties are. If you could write me back with any information you know, I would like to add and update this list. You can copy the list and paste it onto a new e-mail to Mary Welch with the additional information.Thank you for your help.

I would like to eventually create a list of Milne attorneys, teachers, writers, artists, and other professions and interests. These lists would not be published, but I believe they will be helpful in connecting alumni with each other.

Milne Family Name Directory - 1893-1977
in progress

(Note: The list originally included in this newsletter has been updated and is available at Family List.)

If you have any comments on this list, as to siblings at Milne, please let me know.

I hope you have a good month until the next newsletter. I look forward to hearing from you.

Best wishes,

Mary Welch, '71

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