Milne Alumni June Newsletter
June 15, 2006
(Revised for Web publication.)

by Mary Welch, '71


Dear Classmates & Milne Alumni,

I hope all is well with you. Thank you to all who have written in response to the previous newsletters. Additional names have been added to the Milne Alumni e-mail list that now numbers 60. Class contacts also send the Milne Alumni newsletter out to their classmates. If you would like to suggest additional names for the e-mail list, please let me know.

The Milne website, http://www.albany.edu/~milne/, has some new features for you to check out. We have added a listing of Milne faculty and we are working to make it as complete as possible. We do not know all of the years that each faculty member was at Milne, but if you can help us out, please contact Judy Koblintz Madnick, 1961.

We are adding missing names to the class years of 1974 and 1976, thanks to Dawn JOHNSON Cordi, 1976. We appreciate hearing of any corrections or additional names to our directories.

Judy and I have discussed the possibility of adding a Milne Alumni Business Directory on the website. If you are interested, you can list your name and business type and have a link to your e-mail address or website. For example, if you are a real estate agent or an attorney, you will now have access to Milne Alumni responding by your link. Judy will screen these links to ensure creditable listings, and she will organize them into business fields. Please contact her for further information. We hope to have these listings up as soon as possible.

Judy has also added the Alma Mater and other Milne-related material, including new quotes, to the website. If you have additional suggestions, please let Judy or me, know.

We would also like to include personal memories, including sports events, clubs, and student council stories that you remember from your years at Milne. Let us know.

There are plans to renovate Page Hall by the University. If you are interested in further information or being part of the Milne Alumni Page Hall Project Committee, even if you can participate by e-mail, please contact Judy or me. We would like to put up a plaque to remember Milne Students and Faculty in the back hallway. If you were there at the All-Milne Reunion in April 2005, you would have seen how it has deteriorated. It is used now by multiple organizations that book it for their event, and it looks worn down. It would be very satisfying to have it renovated and looking great again.

As you might have noticed, Judy has been at the center of the new Milne Alumni and website projects. She has been an enthusiastic supporter of Milne communications and reunions. She would be one of my first nominees for The Milne Hall of Fame. If you know of someone you would like to nominate, contact me. This will be a Milne Alumni future project.

The invitation still stands for you to join my Class of 1971 35th reunion at Thacher Park on Saturday, July 29th, for a picnic, where you bring your own food, from Noon to 4 PM. Next month I will have one final announcement on this event, and I hope you can join us.

Thank you again for all your responses to the previous newsletters, and thank you to Judy for all your time and continued efforts.

Best wishes for a great June and July,

Mary Welch, '71

For contact information, see the Milne Alumni homepage: www.albany.edu/~milne/


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