Alumni February Newsletter
February 15, 2009
by Judy Koblintz Madnick, '61
Milne Alumni homepage: www.albany.edu/~milne/
Milne Alumni and Supporters,
* Class of '59 Social-Networking Site
* Class of '64 45th Reunion!
* Birth Dates
* Crimson and White: Exciting Projects!
Comments Made in the Year 1955!
* Thanks for Help!
* Sad News
CLASS OF '59 SOCIAL-NETWORKING SITE
Mike Ungerman (Class of '59) has asked that we promote the new social-networking
site for the Class of '59. He set up a free publicly available
but privately moderated website (http://milne59.ning.com)
run by ning.com. So far, 26 members of the class have joined, some sharing
their biographies and pictures, with others lurking but being encouraged
to share in the same manner. Since he's concerned about keeping the
site private and protecting the members' information, if you're a graduate
of the class of '59 and would like to join the site, send Mike an email
and request access: firstname.lastname@example.org.
said that if any other classes would like to evaluate a similar site,
he'd work with them to help set it up.
Note: I have set up a "ning" site for all Milne School Alumni.
We also have a Facebook group. If anyone is interested in further information,
please let me know. I would be especially interested in volunteer(s)
for some of these activities. Judy
CLASS OF '64 45th REUNION
The Class of 1964 has planned a forty-fifth reunion for
the weekend of July 17-19, 2009, centered around the Hampton Inn and
Suites, Albany Downtown. Events include an informal Friday-night cocktail
gathering at Yono's; a Saturday-morning Albany Aqua Ducks amphibious
historic tour of Downtown Albany and the immediate harbor; Saturday
lunch in and around Quackenbush Square; a casual cocktails-and-buffet
event at McGeary's, 4 Clinton Square, on Saturday night; and a light
breakfast at the Hampton Inn on Sunday morning. A Saturday-afternoon
tour of Milne and the adjacent SUNY buildings is currently in the works.
rooms can be reserved at $109 plus tax, breakfast included, under reservation
code R01, up until one month prior to the event. Robert Valenti (76
East Road, Troy, NY 12180) is accepting reservations for the Ducks ($30;
includes tip) and McGeary's ($25.50; includes tax and tip).
information, contact Martha
Keep'em coming! Let's see if among us we can fill 366 days! See Birth
CRIMSON AND WHITE --
Levitas, '63, and George Houston, '59, have each embarked on a project
to scan many issues of the Crimson and White. I asked each of
them to share information about their respective projects. I have set
up a web page with links to the issues of the C&W that Steve and
George furnish. See C&Ws.
"For my part, the tale is quickly told. My wife (Jean Verlaney,
Milne '58) was editor of the C&W in 1957-1958. She trained me
to be her successor (and in the process we fell in love), and I edited
the paper in 1958-1959. We kept copies of the papers from our respective
years, forgot about them, and rediscovered them deep in the chaos or
our attic last summer. So this year I have been sending out the 1958-1959
issues electronically, each issue going out on its original date of
issue (October 26, etc.), but exactly fifty years later. A few of our
classmates transferred to Shaker for our senior year, and one of them
asked if I could send copies of his last year at Milne, which was 1957-1958,
so I've sent those issues to him."
Steve Levitas: "This began for us '63ers when Marc Kessler told
me he had all six years of C&W somewhere. Target to complete
[through June 1963] will be a year for me... A link will appear on the
'63 site within a month with the first few issues."
If anyone would like to scan other issues of the Crimson and White
for inclusion on our C&W web page, please let me know.
MADE IN 1955!
On the lighter side...what a difference 53 years makes! Click here
to read how our lives have changed.
THANKS FOR HELP!
Soon after I posted the announcement for
the January newsletter, I received an email from Mary K. (Mapes) Phillips,
Class of '46, who said, "I just happen to have my brothers
Crimson and White. The name struck me. Walter James Simmons graduated
1936. His photo and 'biography' are on page 24." Thanks so much,
Mary, for providing that information. I have now included Walter James
Simmons with the Class of 1936!
The following Milne alumni, attendees, or family members passed away
recently. Please note that I rely upon the Albany Times Union
and input from other alumni for this information, so if you become aware
of someone who has passed away, please let me know. If a name is underlined,
it represents a link to the obituary. The Times Union links are
available free for 30 days after the initial posting. Other newspapers
may have different timetables.
S. Vellano, mother of Dr. Carol Lee SANDERS Porter Faber, '64, and
Gail Ann SANDERS Pipito, '67, passed away on Monday, January 19, 2009 -
BIRKEL Stricos, Milne Class of 1950, passed away on Wednesday, January
28, 2009. She is survived by her brother Peter BIRKEL, Milne Class of
Calvin CROSS, Milne Class of 1943, passed away on Monday, February
9, 2009 -
Thanks to all of you for your interest in Milne Alumni
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