Milne Alumni February Newsletter
February 15, 2009
by Judy Koblintz Madnick,
Milne Alumni homepage: www.albany.edu/~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
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
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.
Mike also 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. —
CLASS OF '64 45th
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.
Hotel 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).
For further information, contact Martha Lowder
Keep'em coming! Let's see if among us we can fill 366
days! See Birth Dates.
CRIMSON AND WHITE --
Steve 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.
versions of our yearbooks, newspapers, etc., are now available
George: "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
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
MADE IN 1955!
On the lighter side...what a difference 53 years makes! Click
here to read how our lives have
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 brother’s 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
Martha S. Vellano, mother of Dr. Carol Lee SANDERS Porter
Faber, '64, and Gail Ann SANDERS Pipito, '67, passed away
on Monday, January 19, 2009 - Times
Patricia BIRKEL Stricos, Milne Class of 1950, passed away on
Wednesday, January 28, 2009. She is survived by her brother Peter
BIRKEL, Milne Class of 1955.
Charles Calvin CROSS, Milne Class of 1943, passed away on
Monday, February 9, 2009 - Times
Thanks to all of you for your interest
in Milne Alumni activities.