Milne Alumni May Newsletter
May 15, 2010

by Judy Koblintz Madnick, '61

Dear Milne Alumni and Supporters,

In this issue:

* Former Milne Library Lithgow Mural Status 
* Class of 1960 Reunion Plans 
* Jon Kurland, '69, Elected
* Milne School Hall of Fame
* Milne Yahoo! Groups
* Sad News


I have been in touch with UAlbany's Bill Hedberg regarding the restoration of the former Milne Library murals. According to Bill, there are still four murals to be renovated, two of which he hopes will be completed this summer. Bill is still waiting for the estimated cost from the conservator. 

If Milne Alumni would like to contribute to this project, they are welcome (and encouraged!) to do so. He assured me that all funds contributed to the project by Milne Alumni have been and will continue to be used solely for mural restoration. Checks should be made payable to the University at Albany Foundation with a designation that they are to be applied to the Lithgow Mural Restoration Project. Send your donation to:

William B. Hedberg, Ph.D.
Associate Vice President for Academic Affairs
Office of the Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs
University Hall 308
1400 Washington Avenue
Albany, NY 12222
518-956-8043 (fax)

I asked, "Is there any possibility that there will be a plaque indicating that Milne Alumni helped restore the murals?" and he responded, "That's our plan."

If you have any further questions, I would suggest that you contact Bill at the above address or telephone number.


Dorothy HOYLE Eisenhaure has provided the following schedule for the Class of 1960's 50th reunion:

Friday, June 11, 6 p.m., Albany Elks Lodge on South Allen Street (entrance on Yates): Informal get-together, snacks and cash bar. No meals are served at the Elks, but there will be a room in which classmates can gather.

Saturday, June 12: Golf is available. Contact
Rob Cantwell  for further information.

Saturday, June 12, 6 p.m.: Martels at Capital Hill (formerly Albany Muni Golf Course): Cash bar with buffet dinner to follow @ $35 per person.


Jon Kurland, Class of '69, was elected Selectman for the Town of Chelmsford, MA, on April 6.  He had served on the Finance Committee for 7½ years and ran for Selectman this Spring. His wife, Saralyn (Sara) Brown Kurland (Class of '70), was his campaign manager. Congratulations, Jon!


Watch for next month's newsletter for our next Milne Hall of Fame member! To see previous members of the Hall of Fame, click here.


There are currently three Yahoo! Groups relating to all Milne Alumni. 

1.  The "main" group, to which you all belong:

2. The newsletter group, through which monthly newsletter announcements are made:

Only the administrator can post messages to those two groups.

3. Finally, there's, which was set up four years ago so that alumni could "converse" with one another. Unfortunately, to date there are only 32 members, and there has been no activity for over a year (other than a discussion regarding closing the group!). Therefore, unless someone would like to take over administration duties, I am going to close this Yahoo! Group.


Rita Jane WAGNER, Milne Class of 1960, passed away on April 12, 2010.

Arnold J. Laventall Jr., Milne Class of 1948, passed away April 25, 2010. He is survived by his sister, Lois LAVENTALL Vihlen, Milne Class of 1952.

Jeanne FRENCH Heilmann, Milne Class of 1942, passed away on April 29, 2010. Jeanne was the sister of Wilma FRENCH Currey, '44; Robert FRENCH, '46; Dale Richard FRENCH, '47; the late Carl FRENCH, '40; and the late Wilbur FRENCH, '39.

Thanks to all of you for your interest in Milne Alumni activities.

Judy (Koblintz) Madnick, '61

For contact information, see the Milne Alumni homepage:

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