The following class-by-class plans for this year’s major reunions were compiled by Madeleine Bruml ’11 for PAW’s 2010 Reunions Guide. Photos by T. Kevin Birch.
Class of 1945
Friday’s class dinner will take place at the Present Day Club, preceded by the class photo at 5:45 p.m. Entertainment after dinner will feature classmate Rocky King, the Nassoons, and a slide show of old reunion photos. Saturday’s activities include lunch in the tent and the P-rade for classmates and families. Dinner in the tent will be preceded and followed by the piano playing of Bob Egan, featuring songs of the 1930s, ’40s, and ’50s. Sunday brunch will be in the Forbes dining room.
Class of 1950
The Class of 1950 is celebrating its 60th, beginning with a Thursday-night dinner at Frist Campus Center, featuring the Patty Cronheim Ensemble. On Friday, a lunch at Prospect House will honor Professor David Billington ’50’s 50 years of service at the University. The Royal Palm Steel Band will play at dinner. Before Saturday’s P-rade, class members and guests will meet for lunch at Rockefeller College with music by the Ancient Order of Hibernians Pipe Band. Saturday-night dinner features the Bobby Mansure Ensemble, followed by the University Orchestra concert and the annual fireworks display.
Class of 1955
The 55th reunion begins Thursday with a tour of the Trenton and Princeton battlefields, led by emeritus professor James McPherson. That evening, Princeton Project 55, founded by members of the Class of 1955, will celebrate its 20th anniversary with a gala at the Westin Princeton at Forrestal Village, featuring keynote speaker Cory Booker, the mayor of Newark, N.J. At headquarters, Jerry Rife and his Dixieland band will perform. Friday starts with a panel discussion on “The Tectonic and Cyclonic Economic Events Since the 50th Reunion.” Later, there is a reception at the Lewis-Sigler Institute for Integrative Genomics, followed by dinner at headquarters and a performance by the class’s own Stan Rubin and his all-star jazz band. The Saturday reception will be held in the Lewis Science Library, with Peter Lewis ’55 serving as the class’s guide.