Alumni May Newsletter
by Judy Koblintz Madnick, '61
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
FORMER MILNE LIBRARY LITHGOW MURAL
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
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
University Hall 308
1400 Washington Avenue
Albany, NY 12222
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
If you have any further questions, I would suggest that you
contact Bill at the above address or telephone number.
CLASS OF 1960 REUNION
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
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, '69, ELECTED
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,
MILNE SCHOOL HALL OF
Watch for next month's newsletter for our next Milne Hall of
Fame member! To see previous members of the Hall of Fame, click
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: http://groups.yahoo.com/group/milnenewsletter/
Only the administrator can post messages to those
3. Finally, there's http://groups.yahoo.com/group/Milne_School/,
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!
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
Thanks to all of you for your interest in Milne Alumni
Judy (Koblintz) Madnick, '61
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