'71 Joins with '21 at Alumni Day to Kick Off Mentor Program
This year's Alumni Day had all the usual trappings including outstanding talks from award winners Daniel Mendelsohn *94 and Charlie Gibson '65, enlightning faculty presentations, a festive lunch in Jadwin Gym, the moving Service of Remembrance, and athletic events. New and unique for our Class was the first gathering of the Class of 2021, our mentoree class, with Classmates since the launch in September at the Pre-Rade.
About 40 '21s representing each of the colleges, many states and several foreign countries joined us in the Mathey Common Room in the afternoon. Each attendee introduced themselves identifying their hometown and giving a brief mention of their intended (or for '71 actual) majors and aspirations (or career highlights). VP Walsh welcomed the students, while '71 President Podie Lynch and '21 Class Officer Sten Sjoberg outlined some of the goals and objectives of the Mentorship effort. Then the group spent about 75 minutes circulating and chatting across a wide range of topics and interests--aided by an "icebreaker sheet"--before breaking up or repairing to dinner. Fourteen 1st years later joined the Hittsons, Lynch, and Rickerson for dinner at the Alchemist & Barrister and more conversation.
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This marks the first of many, varied opportunities for interaction between these classes that will graduate or celebrate their 50th Reunion as part of Princeton's 275th anniversary celebration in 2021. Start thinking about planning to attend future Mentor events. Just drop Class Vice President Gary Walsh an email to show your interest and offer some ideas for the program.
Seen at one or more of the Alumni Day events were: Paul Fitzgerald, Ken Grayson h71, Jack Hittson and Ronnie, George Kapelos, Podie Lynch, Ray Ollwerther, Jamie Pitney and Ginger Davis, Stu Rickerson and daughter Lucy '21, Alan Usas, Gary Walsh, John Winant and Kathy, and Howard Zien and Marj.