Milne Alumni October Newsletter
October 16, 2005
(Revised for Web publication.)

by Mary Welch, '71

Dear Classmates & Milne Alumni,

I am a day late in e-mailing out this newsletter, although you should know I tried hard yesterday to finish it by my self imposed mid-month deadline.

I have been working on the Milne Directory, with various subsections, since the April All-Milne reunion by collecting alumni names, contact information, and class rosters, with much help from class-year contacts, the University's archivist, and its alumni program manager.

This part of the project of this past month is an A - Z listing by last names of all Milne alumni, decade by decade, to start, which, as far as I know, has not existed before. It has been an interesting organization, as it shows many family connections through the years. Click here for the most up-to-date version of the A-Z Milne Directory.

When I started this part of the Milne Directory, I had 3,880 names and a 78-WP-page list, which I know is incomplete, for class rosters and class years, but it is a starting point. This list is 10+ pages long if printed out.

The A-Z listing has turned out to be a larger effort than I expected, so I have had to break it down by decades to alphabetize each name from each class year. I have completed the '70s, and I will begin work on the '60s, '50s, '40s, and '30s. I will combine all the decade lists and then do the same for the early years of Milne, making a final list.

I think this A-Z list will be helpful in identifying and locating people for future class and All-Milne reunions. Often if someone cannot be found under his or her own name, perhaps a sibling may be. I have included married names where used, and I will be happy to update the listing with corrections and additions. I am interested in news about alumni, and if you are trying to find missing classmates, perhaps I can help you or know someone who can.

I am also assembling individual class lists with contact information, but this will be kept in very limited circulation. There are still class years without known class contacts, so please do not hesistate to pass on this newsletter to your friends and siblings and ask them to contact me. I will be happy to e-mail copies of earlier newsletters upon request. (Note: All newsletters are now available on the Milne Alumni website. You will find a full listing at Newsletters.)

I understand there will be a new University-sponsored regular mailing at some point this fall going out to Milne Alumni, in part for their fundraising efforts. If you have any questions about this, please contact Melissa Samuels. I am curious as to what they will have put together.

Thanks for your continued interest.

More next month.

Best wishes,

Mary Welch, '71

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