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Dear Classmate:

Here it is, the official sign-up material for your 50th Reunion. Your committee members have enjoyed thinking about and planning this weekend for you; now it is your turn to make your plans, if you haven’t done so already, to come to Andover June 12-15.

One quick note: the schedule shows something to do at almost every hour. Remember, though, that everything is optional; the main attraction is the chance to reconnect with your classmates. To that end, we encourage you to arrive Thursday, if you can. The 50th has the campus to itself for 24 hours beginning Thursday at noon before the other reunion classes arrive. This will be a wonderful time to get your bearings, see whom you can recognize and show the place off to your spouse or guest.

Please review and complete the following registration information, taking advantage of the early registration discount. If you have any particular questions or concerns, feel free to contact the Alumni Office at (978) 749-4305 or alumni@andover.edu.

We so look forward to seeing you in June.

Sam Allis                           Paul Gallagher                 Mary Munger
Mike Cathcart                 Ken Gass                             David Reines
Pat Cathcart                    Allis Hanley                       Nancy Sandberg
Dan Cooper                     Jim Lockhart                   Tony Sapienza
Doug Cowan                   Bart Loomis                       L.E. Sawyer
Fran Crowley                 Bob Marshall                      Peter Schandorff
Jackie Eby                     Chris Mayer                           Tom Seligson
John Eichleay             Diana Kiarsis Mayer          Joan Whipple Trimble
Dewey Fulton             Pat Morrill                              Joan Harney Wiles

Who Else Is Coming?
In addition to the Committee Members named above, the following gentlemen have either told us they planned to attend or signaled that intent in their Book bio:

Duncan Alexander, Rob Auld, John Axelrod, Bear Barnes, Craig Bonda, Tim Booth, Rick Brock, Dick Brodhead, Jim Bron, Tony Bryant, Steve Calderwood, John Carr, Bob Cheek, Bob Chessman, Charlie Durfee, Bruce Edwards, Joe England, Dick Fleming, Bob Foreman, Tim Fry, Dave Gang, Jack Garrity, Ned Harris, Jon Hay, Randy Hobler, Dick Howe, Jeff Huvelle, A.C. Johnston, Sean Kennedy, John Kidde, Kiyoshi Kondo, Doug Mansfield, Bill Matassoni, Mike Meyer, John Morey, George Penny, Tory Peterson, Pete Pfeifle, Richard Reynolds, Ron Rooney, Jack Sartore, King Scherer, John Seegal, Bill Semple, Peter Smith, Jim Swihart, Dick Timbie, Jim Torbert, Terry Trimble, Don Vermeil, Dana Waterman, Scott Weiss, Hugh West, John Wiles, Alan Wofsey, Tim Wolf

And Abbot ladies who are “hopeful”:

Lucy Bingham, Joanne Schwiebert Birge, Susan Trafton Edmunds, Carol Barker Guilford, Melinda Bateman Hawes, Jo-Anwyl Foster Keefe, Lawrie Griswold McCarthy, Linda Pattberg Meixner, Dale Thomson Milne, Kit Jones Prager, Midge Hinckley Smith, Gwyneth Walker, Amy Schlossberg Wolfram, Elissa Wright

There will be many others; those are just the names we’ve heard of. And if the classmates you want to see aren’t on this list, let them know you’re coming and urge them to do the same.

What to Wear
The entire weekend will be “casual,” including cocktails with the Headmaster. The important thing is to dress for the weather: Andover in June can be rainy and cool, sweltering or just perfect – check the forecast. Comfortable shoes for walking and Saturday night dancing are recommended. Some may want to clean up and look a little nicer for Saturday dinner, which will be indoors, but whatever you’re comfortable with will be fine.

Addendum to the Reunion Book
After reading the Reunion Book are you sort of sorry that you didn’t send in your own photo and entry? It’s too late to get in the Book itself, but our publisher has offered to set up separate pages for distribution at the Reunion. The rest of us can tuck those pages into our Books for permanent reference. It will also help us recognize you. If you’re interested, email your photo(s) and biographical essay – 500-word limit, please – to rpm@marshall846.com (Andover) or morrill.patricia@gmail.com (Abbot).

Financial Assistance
We have tried to keep costs reasonable, and with a la carte pricing you need only pay for events you will actually attend, but we understand that on top of travel the cost of the Reunion may be a deterrent to some. We are anxious, however, that anyone who wants to join us should be able to. Therefore, we have set up an informal classmate-assistance program. If you are willing to contribute between $250 and $1,000 to cover the cost of a classmate’s reunion, would you please so advise Debby Murphy, Alumni Office Director (dmurphy@andover.edu or 978-749-4268). Conversely, if your situation is such that you feel you need help to cover some or all of your registration fees, contact Debby. She will make arrangements, on a completely anonymous basis, to channel contributions from donor classmates to those requesting aid.

Because people will be arriving from different directions at many different times, we have made no attempt to coordinate arrival transportation. Get more information on public transportation to Andover. A private car from Logan to Andover should cost less than $100. We hope, however, that most of you will stay through the Memorial Service and Farewell Brunch on Sunday, which would mean that many of us will be departing campus at roughly the same time. Flight Line vans can take up to 10 passengers with luggage to Logan Airport or South Station for $150, potentially a significant savings and convenience. If this is something you are interested in once you have made your travel arrangements, let Bob Marshall (rpm@marshall846.com) know by May 27 what time you have to be at Logan or South Station and how many are in your party. We can arrange for vans to leave as early as 11 a.m. and as late as 1 p.m. Obviously,the more flexibility in your schedule, the more chance this will work. And please recognize that May 27 is a hard deadline. At that point Bob will let you know if there will be a van that meets your needs and what your shared cost will be.

There is a link on this site for a list of all local motels. In an effort to effectuate an off-campus secondary headquarters, we have steered people to Sonesta ES Suites (978-686-2000). If that is your preference, be sure to ask for the “Class of ‘64” rates(although rooms at that rate are limited, and we have just learned there will be construction during June – so inquire further if that is an issue).If you are interested in staying in the dorms, that option is listed on the registration form. If you need a dorm with an elevator, please note that on your registration.

Special Attraction
Traditionally, the 50th Reunion features a guided tour of the Addison Gallery on Thursday afternoon. We have replaced that with a guided tour of the Peabody Museum of Archaeology, the other important semi-independent museum on campus for two reasons. First, how many of you ever went there during (or after) your school years? The Peabody houses a world-class collection of Native American artifacts and has assumed a significant pedagogical function for Andover students, as you may have read in this article. You will be smarter after this tour than you were before!

Second, the Addison will be displaying works from John Axelrod’s private collection of Loisaida art, works by artists active on New York’s Lower East Side (hence the name “Loisaida”) in the ‘70s. In addition, one of those artists, Chris “Daze” Ellis, will be artist-in-residence this spring at PA, and John has arranged for Daze to talk about his art on Friday morning and create an artwork titled “Quite the Class” for our Reunion. On Friday afternoon and evening you will have the opportunity to tag Daze’s panel with your own moniker, preferably the colorful nickname attached to your Pot Pourri entry.

The Addison will, of course, be open throughout the Reunion and you don’t need to go on the official tour Friday to see John’s collection or to participate in the tagging. We just wanted to provide this teaser now in case you want to look up Loisaida or Daze before you get to Andover and because this explanation won’t fit on the official schedule. For more background, check out this link.

50th Reunion Schedule

(* = Events open to All Reunion Classes)

Thursday, June 12

Noon – 6 p.m. Check in and Welcome
Open for socializing, light beverages and snacks
“Walkabout” film introduction to Phillips Academy today
“Regular Guys” film by Kevin Rafferty ’65
Morse Hall, 50th Reunion Headquarters
Noon Golf at North Andover Country Club
Contact henryhobson@bellsouth.net or lesawyer@hotmail.com for a tee time
2 – 5 p.m. Self guided tours of Addison Gallery exhibitions.
Addison Gallery of American Art
Self-guided tour of Chapel Cemetery, notes by Sam Allis
Chapel Cemetery (behind San Phil)
3 – 4 p.m. Private Tour of Robert S. Peabody Museum of Archaeology
conducted by Registrar Bonnie Sousa and Collections Manager Marla Taylor
5:30 p.m. Mini-Parade to Abbot Campus
Gather at Morse Hall Headquarters
 6 p.m. Cocktail Reception
Davis Hall, McKeen Building, on right of Circle, Abbot Campus
 7 p.m. Class Dinner
Speaker: Dick Wolf
Davis Hall, McKeen Building, Abbot Campus

Friday, June 13

8 – 9 a.m. Continental Breakfast – for those staying in dorms
Paresky Commons
8 a.m. – Noon Check in and Welcome
Morse Hall, 50th Reunion Headquarters
9:30 – 10:30 a.m. “China: Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow”
Panel discussion with Larry Darby, Didi Pei, Linda Perkin,
Peter Schandorff, moderated by Jack Garrity
Kemper Auditorium
10:45 a.m. – Noon “DAZE and Loisaida at the Addison”
Talk by graffiti artist Chris “Daze” Ellis, and gallery tour of, “Losaida:New York’s Lower East Side in the 80’s,” and “Street Talk: Chris Daze Ellis in Dialogue with the Collection,” by John Axelrod and Susan Faxon.
Addison Gallery of American Art
Noon – 10 p.m. Check-in continues*
Steinbach Lobby, George Washington Hall
Noon – 5 p.m. Weekend Art Exhibitions
Display of the Bryce Muir Statues
Gelb Gallery, George Washington Hall
What Artists Study
Four alumni pairs whose work focuses on Abbot Academy’s legacy in art and coeducation.
Noon – 1:30 p.m. Abbot ’64 Luncheon
School Room, Abbot Hall, Abbot campus
Phillips ’64 Luncheon
Including PA and Abbot spouses
Rain location will be used – East Lawn Tent, near Gelb Science Center
1:30 – 3:30 p.m. PA Guys Circle
An opportunity to briefly describe what we’re thinking/wrestling with/excited about in our lives right now; facilitated by Doug Cowan
Morse Hall
2 – 3 p.m. Student-Led Walking Tours*
Tours of campus leaving from steps of George Washington Hall
2 – 4 p.m. The Aces Play Jazz*
Cool tunes from alumni jazz band
Lawn in front of George Washington Hall
(rain location: Tang Theatre, George Washington Hall)
2:30 – 3:30 p.m. Art and Education at the Addison Gallery*
Curator of Education Rebecca Hayes will lead a special class highlighting the Addison’s extensive curriculum connections and community resources.
Museum Learning Center, Addison Gallery of American Art
2:45 – 3:30 p.m. Spouses Group
An opportunity to meet and share interests facilitated by Posie Sides Cowan
Kemper Auditorium
2:45 – 4:30 p.m. “Regular Guys” documentary about PA Class of ‘65
Morse Hall
4 – 5 p.m. Back to the Classroom
*Class sign-up sheets will be available at registration.

  1. Is Capitalism Ethical? Taught by Tom Hodgson, Instructor, Philosophy and Religious Studies.
  2. Mysteries in the Museum: Peabody Museum Scavenger Hunt.Hosted by the Robert S. Peabody Museum of Archaeology Staff
4 – 5 p.m. Tagging with DAZE
A chance for classmates to try their hand at graffiti art under the eye of a master
East Lawn Tent
5:30 – 6:30 p.m. Cocktail reception with Head of School John Palfrey and Catherine A. Carter
Phelps House Garden
5:30 – 6:30 p.m. AA/AL-ANON Gathering*
For those who would like to support one another during Reunion Weekend
Baldwin Cloister, lower level of Cochran Chapel
7 – 10 p.m. Class Dinner, catered by East Meets West (Boston)
Post-dinner performance opportunity for any so inclined (preferably talented)
East Lawn Tent
8:30 p.m. – midnight Cocktails and Conversation*
Borden Gym
9 – 10 p.m. Observatory Open House*
Gelb Science Center, top floor, right rear

Saturday, June 14

8 a.m. – 7 p.m. Check-in Continues*
Steinbach Lobby, George Washington Hall
8 a.m. Reunion Rowing*
Rowing and tour of boathouse
William H. Brown Boathouse, 620 Lowell Street, Methuen, MA
8 a.m. Non-Sibi Donor Breakfast
Paresky Commons, upper left
This event is by invitation only.
8 – 10 a.m. Continental Breakfast (for those staying in dorms)
Paresky Commons
8:15 – 10:15 a.m. Back to the Classroom
*Class sign-up sheets will be available at registration.

  1. Write for Your Life! Taught by Lou Bernieri, Instructor in English and Executive Director, Adnover Bread Loaf and Rich Gorham, Coach and House Counselor
  2. Birdwalk: Introduction to Ornithology. Taught by Marc D. Koolen and Thomas E. Cone III, Instructors in Biology
9 – 10:15 a.m. Admission Tour and Information Session*
For those who have reserved space in advance, hosted by William D. Leahy, Director of Admission
Shuman Admission Center
9:15 – 10:15 a.m. Back to the Classroom
*Class sign-up sheets will be available at registration.

  1. Brazilian Cultural Studies-Interdisciplinary. Taught by Flavia M. Vidal, Instructor in English and Peter M. Cirelli, Chair, Music Department.
  2. Adventures is Astronomy: When Bodies Collide. Taught by Caroline E. Odden, Instructor in Physics and Supervisor of the Phillips Academy Observatory.
  3. The Andover Institute: A Hub for Innovation in Teaching and Learning. Taught by Caroline Nolan, Director of the Andover Institute and Patricia Russell, Dean of Studies.
10:15 a.m. Assemble for Alumni Parade*
Gather behind class banner in front of Oliver Wendell Holmes Library for parade to Cochran Chapel. The parade will step off promptly at 10:30 a.m.
(In case of rain, please go directly to Cochran Chapel.)
11 a.m. Celebration of Reunion 2014*
Annual Meeting of the Alumni Association, including remarks from Head of School John Palfrey
Cochran Chapel
11 a.m. – 5 p.m. Open House at the Oliver Wendell Holmes Library*
Stop by to browse books written by Abbot and Andover authors, which will be on display by class year in the Garver Room.
Noon Class Photo
Addison Gallery Steps
(rain location: the Smith Center [former hockey rink])
12:15 – 1:15 p.m. Cookout Luncheon*
Outside Morse Hall, George Washington Side
(Rain location – East Lawn Tent)
1:30 – 2:15 p.m. Tradition and Innovation in Education*
Dialogue between Duke University President Richard Brodhead ’64 and Head of School John Palfrey.
Cochran Chapel
2 – 3:30 p.m. Coed @ 40 Panel and Program
The program will open with an Abbot Academy oral history film, The Girls of Abbot: A Memoir, by filmaker Charlie Stuart ’62. The film will be followed by an alumni panel discussion.
Kemper Auditorium
2 – 5 p.m. Display of Bryce Muir Statues
Gelb Gallery, George Washington Hall
2:30-3:30 p.m. Conversation with Nina Totenberg
NPR’s Supreme Court correspondent will discuss the latest from Washington
Tang Theater
2:30-3:30 p.m. Open House at the Robert S. Peabody Museum of Archaeology*
Robert S. Peabody Museum of Archaeology
Open House Hosted by CAMD* (Office of Community and Multicultural Development) for alumni of color and international alumni from all reunion classes
CAMD office in Morse Hall
Collaborative Learning with Objects: The Phillips Family Revealed
Presentation by Addison Associate Director and Curator, Susan Faxon, and Director, Archives and Special Collections, Paige Roberts. Addison Gallery of American Art
3:30 – 4:30 p.m. Ask Him Anything-Head of School Forum and Q&A*
Join Head of School John Palfrey in-person and online for a wide-ranging conversation about Andover’s current and future state of affairs.SOTA
4:30 – 5:30 p.m. Abbot Tea*
School Room, 3rd Floor of Abbot Hall, Abbot campus
Open House at the Brace Center for Gender Studies*
2nd Floor of Abbot Hall, Abbot campus
Andover Athletics Hall of Honor*

Induction of seventh group of Phillips Academy athletes:
Gil Bamford ’58, Doug Brown ’64
Dana Eastham ’49 (D), Jeanne Ficociello ’96
Henry Higdon III ’94, Diane Hurley ’80
Kenneth Keuffel ’42 (D), Caroline Lind ’02
Alan Schwartz ’48, David Smoyer ’59
Kemper Auditorium
6:30 p.m. Cocktail Reception
Paresky Commons, Mural Room, 2nd floor
6:30 p.m. AA/AL-ANON Gathering
Baldwin Cloister, lower level of Cochran Chapel
7:30 p.m. Class Dinner and Dancing
Paresky Commons Upper Left & Mural Room
9 – 10 p.m. Observatory Open House*
Gelb Science Center, top floor, right rear

Sunday, June 15

Noon-Reunion Ends

8:30-9:30 a.m. Samuel Phillips & Sarah Abbot Society Breakfast
C.I.O. Michael Reist will provide an overview on P.A.’s endowment to “Sam & Sarah” members. If you have any questions or are interested in attending, please contact Jennifer Sunoo at 978-749-4315. This event is by invitation only.
Mural Room, Paresky Commons
8- noon Class Brunch
Paresky Commons, Upper Left
Don’t forget to return your dorm room key!
9:30 a.m. 50th Reunion Memorial Service
Cochran Chapel

2 thoughts on “1964

  1. Hello,
    My plans for Saturday night are up in the air. If I hold a room in the dorm for Fri and Sat nights, and have to cancel Sat. is there some sort of cancellation policy?
    Thanks . Lee Hoehn

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