News and Updates

DOC House project update

Our fundraising is going well. The new DOC House will be a reality! Here is a graphic showing the giving pyramid as of January 13, 2021:


The loss of classmate David Lyon Prentice (1947-2021)

“Way cool” is NOT the way David would describe his untimely departure on January 4, 2021
even though we’ve heard him say it hundreds of times. We would have wished that he would
have lived forever, enriching our lives with his generosity of spirit, wacky behavior, and sharp
wit. His lifetime spanned only 73 years and two months, and there was never a dull moment. He
was honest and direct, a community builder, networker, punctuation police, organizer guru,
eggnog aficionado, political pundit, and an avid historian and reader. A genuine quirky character,

Announcing three virtual wine tastings in 2021

The first Class of ’69 Virtual Wine Tasting was held in October 2020 in conjunction with our Virtual Homecoming Celebration. It was an unqualified success. Everyone in attendance had a great time. Following that event, there were multiple requests for us to develop a series of wine tastings with different themes.  
Dona and I are pleased to present three (3) Class of ’69 Virtual Wine Tastings in 2021!

Casual Conversations: Arthur Fergenson and SCOTUS, January 17

After a November break following John Mathias’s presentation on representing defendants accused of a capital crime, Casual Conversations on Zoom picked back up again on December 20 with Tex Talmadge, assisted by Dudley Kay (on his birthday), leading a discussion on the Civil War.  More than 20 classmates attended, as was the case also for John Mathias.  In each session, some new faces appeared, a valuable aspect of the program allowing an expansion of active Class members beyond the “usual suspects.”

he Dartmouth Alum Small Business Directory

The Alumni Small Business Directory was launched in November 2020 ahead of Small Business Saturday. There are currently more than 250 alumni members registered, representing nearly 270 small businesses!

Class and College giving opportunities

Dear Classmate,

We can agree that we have had a year like no other.  Certainly not like last year, when we experienced the glorious 50th reunion in Hanover, followed in our case by a tour of the Lake Michigan coast on our way back to Milwaukee — then an overseas trip in the fall, Thanksgiving in Hawaii, a month in December visiting family in Vermont — and a visit to Florida in January!  This year (since then)?  NO travel for us.  Next year?  There is hope.

Dartmouth College Fund Honor Roll 2020-2021

Here is the updated (April 5) list of classmates who have contributed to the Dartmouth College Fund for 2020-2021. Cash and Pledged Donations stand at $297,919, which 92% of our $325,000 goal. Participation stands at 27%, representing 179 classmates, steadily approaching our 35% participation goal.

The list will be updated periodically. If you haven't given yet, it is easy to do


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