1964 Schedule

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
Outside Morse Hall, George Washington Hall side
(Rain location – 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