50th Reunion Class of 1969

Mark your calendar! Our 50th reunion is May 23-26, 2019. REGISTER NOW.

Reunion Committee Members

  • Steve Broker
  • Howard Brown
  • Paul Dickman
  • Robert Dombroski
  • Ken Elliott
  • Charlie Farrow
  • Charley Ferrucci
  • Bryn Hammarstrom
  • Steve Hansel
  • Don Jennings
  • Alex Knopp
  • Pat Lawler
  • Michael Lux
  • John Mihalec
  • Dixon Miller
  • Bob Otto
  • Steve Pfeiffer
  • Jeff Richards
  • Dan Rose
  • Ed Sanders
  • David Siegel
  • Charles Sieger
  • John Wilson

Events

Thursday, May 23, 2019

8:00 AM to 9:00 PM
Usdan University Center Hours of Operation

Usdan University Center is the primary gathering spot for everyone, creating a hub in the heart of campus during Reunion & Commencement Weekend. All are welcome to stop by and enjoy a comfortable, convenient place to peruse the RC schedule, connect with classmates and/or family members, meet new friends… or simply hang out while enjoying assorted refreshments.
45 Wyllys Avenue (Show in Map)

10:30 AM to 11:30 AM
Office of Admission Information Session
McKelvey Room, Stewart M. Reid House, Office of Admission (Show in Map)
12:00 PM to 1:15 PM
Campus Tour Presented by the Office of Admission
Stewart M. Reid House, Office of Admission (Show in Map)
2:00 PM to 9:00 PM
Registration
Everyone—alumni, parents, students, and families—please check in for nametags, meal tickets, a welcome packet, campus maps, and more. Reunion alumni: please be sure to purchase your reunion class dinner tickets at registration at any time during the weekend. Tickets are not available at the dinner site.
Lobby, Exley Science Center, 265 Church Street (Show in Map)
2:00 PM to 5:00 PM
50th Reunion Class of 1969 Headquarters
Refreshments available.
Smith Reading Room, Olin Memorial Library (Show in Map)
5:30 PM to 8:30 PM
50th Reunion Kickoff Reception and Dinner for the Class of 1969
Cocktails and dinner will be available.
NOTE: $30 per person for all adults and children over 12.  $10 per person for children 12 and under.
Online registration is available through Friday, May 10. 
Patricelli '92 Theater (Show in Map)

Friday, May 24, 2019

8:00 AM to 11:00 PM
Usdan University Center Hours of Operation and Cardinal Connection Cafe
Usdan University Center is the primary gathering spot for everyone, creating a hub in the heart of campus during Reunion & Commencement Weekend. All are welcome to stop by and enjoy a comfortable, convenient place to peruse the RC schedule, connect with classmates and/or family members, meet new friends… or simply hang out while enjoying assorted refreshments.
45 Wyllys Avenue (Show in Map)
8:00 AM to 7:00 PM
Usdan Cafe Hours
Food and beverages available for purchase on site.
Usdan University Center (Show in Map)
8:30 AM to 12:00 PM
50th Reunion Panel and Continental Breakfast
Panel and open reflections and ’69 Shorts
Kerr Lecture Hall (Room 107) Shanklin Lab (Show in Map)
9:00 AM to 9:00 PM
Registration
Everyone—alumni, parents, students, and families—please check in for nametags, meal tickets, a welcome packet, campus maps, and more. Reunion alumni: please be sure to purchase your reunion class dinner tickets at registration at any time during the weekend. Tickets are not available at the dinner site.
Lobby, Exley Science Center, 265 Church Street (Show in Map)
9:00 AM to 6:00 PM
Pi Cafe Hours
Snacks and beverages available for purchase.
Exley Science Center (Show in Map)
10:30 AM to 11:30 AM
Office of Admission Information Session
McKelvey Room, Stewart M. Reid House, Office of Admission (Show in Map)
11:30 AM to 1:00 PM
Welcome Picnic Lunch
Join friends, classmates, and family members for a picnic lunch when you arrive on campus for the weekend.
TICKETS: This lunch requires advance purchase/registration. If you are unable to purchase tickets in advance, lunch tickets may be available for purchase at Registration in the Exley Science Center.  Ticket sales are not available at the lunch location-- please plan accordingly.

All reunion classes, graduates, and parents and families of graduating seniors will be charged the following for lunch:
$25 per person for all other adults and children over age 12
$10 per person for children 12 and under
Russell House Lawn (Show in Map)

12:00 PM to 1:15 PM
Campus Tour Presented by the Office of Admission
Stewart M. Reid House, Office of Admission (Show in Map)
1:00 PM to 5:00 PM
50th Reunion Class of 1969 Headquarters
Refreshments will be available.
Smith Reading Room, Olin Memorial Library (Show in Map)
2:30 PM to 3:30 PM
#WesAfAm50, What’s your story?
Share a 5-10 minute memory about your time and experiences at Wesleyan. Interviews will be archived.
Room 210, Fisk Hall (Show in Map)
4:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Cardinal Connection Cafe
This is the place to meet-up with classmates, relax between events, charge your phone, enjoy a game of pool, or just take in the scenery. Snacks, beverages, beer and wine are available for purchase.
Usdan University Center (Show in Map)
4:30 PM to 5:30 PM
#WesAfAm50, What’s your story?
Share a 5-10 minute memory about your time and experiences at Wesleyan. Interviews will be archived.
Room 210, Fisk Hall (Show in Map)
4:30 PM to 6:00 PM
President’s Celebration Honoring Barbara-Jan Wilson
Please join President Roth, trustees, emeriti trustees, leadership donors and volunteers, and members of the Wesleyan community as we celebrate the retirement of Barbara-Jan Wilson after 36 years of extraordinary leadership and service to the University. Please note that this event will be held in conjunction with the Leadership Donor and Volunteer reception. Program and remarks at 5 p.m. All are welcome.
Tent, Andrus Field (Show in Map)
5:00 PM to 9:00 PM
Red, Black, and Green! All-College Dinner
Join friends, classmates, and family members for an informal, eco-friendly buffet dinner in the Marketplace at the Usdan University Center.
TICKETS: This event requires advance purchase/registration. If you are unable to purchase tickets in advance, dinner tickets may be available for purchase at Registration in the Exley Science Center.  Ticket sales are not available at the dinner location-- please plan accordingly.

All reunion classes,graduates, and parents and families of graduating seniors will be charged the following when they register:
$30 per person for adults and children over age 12
$10 per person for children 12 and under
Marketplace, Usdan University Center (Show in Map)

6:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Shabbat Services
Please join Wesleyan’s Jewish chaplain, Rabbi David Leipziger Teva, and the Wesleyan Jewish community for Shabbat services. All are welcome. No reservations necessary.
The Bayit, 157 Church Street (Show in Map)
6:30 PM to 9:30 PM
President's Reception and Dinner in Honor of the 50th Reunion Class of 1969
NOTE: Members of the 50th Reunion Class will receive a separate invitation in the mail for this special dinner.  Please let us know if you're planning to attend by responding using the reply card included with the invitation.
Beckham Hall, Fayerweather (Show in Map)
7:45 PM to 10:00 PM
Shabbat Dinner
At this special dinner for returning alumni, graduating seniors, and their families, we will welcome Shabbat with song, food, and joyful fellowship.
TICKETS: This dinner requires advance purchase/registration.
$30 per person for all and children over age 12 (including graduates)
$10 per person for children 12 and under
Daniel Family Commons, Usdan University Center (Show in Map)
9:00 PM to 1:00 AM
Friday Night Annual Reunion Party
Annual Reunion Party at Eclectic Featuring a Jam Session with “The Fossils of MoCon”
Alumni from the ‘70s through the ‘80s will have you dancing the night away to music that appeals to all ages.  The line-up includes alumni members of Wes bands: Big Apple, Praxis, Urban Renewal, Roots, Unskilled Labor, Biest, The Bees, Contraband, Bittersweet, Panacea, Wesleyan Singers, Stu Abramson’s senior project, Nowhere Mountain Band, Stompers, Little City String Band, and Zydecats.
Send song requests to Jack Freudenheim '79, P'18, '20– the more times a song is nominated, the more likely they’ll play it!
Musicians: Charlie Berman ’76;  Ann Beutler Millerick ’77; Banning Eyre ’79; Jack Freudenheim '79, P'18, '20; Wil Galison ’81; Chuck Gregory ’74; Tom Kovar ’76; Robert H. Levin ’81; Bill Levinson ’79; Win Lockwood ’78; Beth Masterman '79, P'08; Jim Melloan ’77; Mike O'Brien ’80;  Matthew Penn ’80 P’15; Greg Shatan '81, P'22; Tom Valtin ’79; Dirck Westervelt ‘82
200 High Street (Eclectic) (Show in Map)

Saturday, May 25, 2019

8:00 AM to 11:00 PM
Usdan University Center Hours and Cardinal Connection Cafe
Usdan University Center is the primary gathering spot for everyone, creating a hub in the heart of campus during Reunion & Commencement Weekend. All are welcome to stop by and enjoy a comfortable, convenient place to peruse the RC schedule, connect with classmates and/or family members, meet new friends… or simply hang out while enjoying assorted refreshments.
45 Wyllys Avenue (Show in Map)
8:00 AM to 5:00 PM
Usdan Cafe Hours
Food and beverages available for purchase on site.
Usdan University Center (Show in Map)
8:00 AM to 9:00 PM
Registration
Everyone—alumni, parents, students, and families—please check in for nametags, meal tickets, a welcome packet, campus maps, and more. Reunion alumni: please be sure to purchase your reunion class dinner tickets at registration at any time during the weekend. Tickets are not available at the dinner site.
Lobby, Exley Science Center, 265 Church Street (Show in Map)
8:00 AM to 4:00 PM
Pi Cafe Hours
Food and beverages available for purchase on site.
Exley Science Center (Show in Map)
8:00 AM to 10:00 AM
Annual Family Swim
Enjoy a morning swim in the Freeman Athletic Center pool. Towels will be provided.
Freeman Athletic Center (Show in Map)
8:00 AM to 10:00 AM
50th Reunion Class of 1969 Continental Breakfast
Smith Reading Room, Olin Memorial Library (Show in Map)
8:30 AM to 10:00 AM
Cardinal Loop Fun Run (2.1, 3.2, 4.3 Mile Courses)
Start the day off with an exhilarating run through campus.
Meet at the base of Foss Hill (Show in Map)
10:00 AM to 11:00 AM
WESEMINAR The Vanguard Class of 1969 Reflections After 50 Years
How has the experience of being a part of the class of 1969 mattered for living in the early phases of the 21st century? In making a leap across history -- in this case, across personal histories -- this seminar explores how members of the class of 1969 reflect upon their experiences as Wesleyan students during that very tumultuous time, and how being a part of the institution has shaped their thinking and actions regarding social justice and social differences in the ensuing decades. 
The discussion will address the following issues: why the choice of Wesleyan at that time; pivotal moments of personal growth and development at Wesleyan during that time; what Wesleyan means as members of the class of 1969 engage their lives today, especially how they translate lessons learned and thoughts about race relations, social differences, and social justice during their time at Wesleyan to the present day. Following a panel conversation, an open discussion will take place that explores how the late 1960s matters, professionally and personally, in the modern era for people who attended Wesleyan and came of age during that period. 
Opening Remarks: President Michael S. Roth ’78
Moderator: Al Young ’88 is the Arthur F. Thurnau Professor of Sociology, Afroamerican and African Studies, and Public Policy (by courtesy) at the University of Michigan. He received an MA and PhD from the University of Chicago. He has published four books and over 30 articles on the life experiences of low-income African Americans, African American intellectuals, and diversity and multiculturalism in higher education. He created and directs the Scholars Network on Black Masculinity, a nationwide, cross-disciplinary assembly designed to influence social policy and reshape public understanding about the condition of African American males. At Wesleyan, Al majored in sociology-psychology and in African American studies (with honors). He was co-chair of Ujamaa, the Black students’ association, a member of the Wesleyan Student Assembly, a student representative to the board of trustees, and a member of the Presidential Search Committee of 1988. He was awarded the Butterfield Prize and the Robert Lynd Award (sociology), the Alumni Service Award in 2008, and the Distinguished Alumnus Award in 2013. He is currently on the Board of Trustees and served as an alumni-elected trustee from 1998-2001. 
Presenters: Howard Brown ’69 had a gratifying career in teaching and administering educational programs. He designed his English classes on the Wesleyan model and sent students off to great success in their college experiences by doing so. He left the classroom to focus on the integration of technology into instruction on a system level, teaching technology to teachers and administrators at a time when technical people were saying that the personal computer would never survive, even though the chip in the IBM word processor was the same one that was in the IBM PC. In his last portfolio, he supervised the implementation of afterschool programs in more than 90 schools affecting several thousand students, both elementary and secondary, especially through the introduction of technology to support their learning of reading and mathematics. Barry Checkoway ’69 is the Arthur Dunham Collegiate Professor of Social Work and Professor of Urban Planning at the University of Michigan School of Social Work. He has taught at the University of CA at Berkeley, University of PA, and as a visiting scholar at the London School of Economics. He is an internationally recognized scholar and practitioner on youth empowerment, neighborhood development, and community change. His projects and publications draw on work with grassroots groups, community agencies, and government programs in the US, and in South America, Europe, Africa, and the Middle East, with support from the World Health Organization, Ford Foundation, Kellogg Foundation and other institutions. He worked with the White House in 1990 to launch AmeriCorps, then served as founding director of the Michigan Neighborhood AmeriCorps Program, Edward Ginsberg Center for Community Service and Learning, Michigan Youth and Community Program, and Youth Dialogues on Race and Ethnicity. Bernard Freamon ’69, P’94 had a very successful career as a law professor at Seton Hall Law and as a litigator for the ACLU and other organizations and clients. In recent years he has concentrated on research and writing on the topic of slavery and Islamic law. He has a book coming out on June 27, 2019 entitled Possessed by the Right Hand: The Problem of Slavery in Islamic Law and Muslim Cultures, to be published by Brill. Steve Pfeiffer ’69, Hon.’99, P’99, ’05, ’08, ’13 still has an international practice in his law firm, now Norton Rose Fulbright, and serves on a number of Boards. He is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations in New York and the International Institute of Strategic Studies in London. Steve was Secretary to the Rhodes Scholarship Selection Committee for Maryland/DC from 1993 to 2001 and served on the Selection Committee for the state of Montana from 2002 to 2004. He serves as a director of Barloworld Limited (a publicly owned company based in South Africa) and Iridium Communications Inc. (a publicly owned company based in the Washington, D.C. area). He is also a trustee of The Africa-America Institute in New York and a director of Project HOPE in Washington, D.C. and the NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund, Inc., all non-profit organizations. Steve served as a member of the Wesleyan Board of Trustees from 1976 to 1992 serving as Chairman from 1987 to 1992. He is currently Chairman Emeritus. Edwin Sanders ’69 is the Senior Servant and Founder of Metropolitan Interdenominational Church (established 1981) in Nashville, TN. This congregation attracts a broad cross-section of people with the mission of being “inclusive of all and alienating to none”. He served as Pastoral Counselor for the Meharry Medical College Alcohol and Drug Abuse Program, Director of the Southern Prison Ministry, and Dean of the Chapel at Fisk University. He is an Emeritus member of the Board of Directors of the Black AIDS Institute, a member of the Interdenominational Ministers’ Fellowship and the Ryan White Community AIDS Partnership, and a life member of the NAACP. Edward serves on the Boards of Directors of The National Minority AIDS Council, The Drug Policy Alliance, and Project Return addressing recidivism and mass incarceration.  He is the National Coordinator of Religious Leaders for a More Just and Compassionate Drug Policy. Currently, he serves on the Howard University School of Divinity Board of Visitors; as Chair of the HIV Vaccine Trials Network Legacy Project Advisory Group designed to increase the participation of African Americans, Latinos and Asian Pacific Islanders in HIV vaccine studies; and on the President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR) Scientific Advisory Board.
#WesAfAm50 
Fries Global Commons, Fries Center for Global Studies, Fisk Hall (Show in Map)
10:00 AM to 11:00 AM
Crew Reception and Alumni Row
Relive good times on the water.  All former oarsmen, oarswomen, and friends are invited to gather at the boathouse for a morning row, refreshments, and christening of our newest shell the “Taggart”.
Macomber Boathouse, 35 Harbor Drive (Show in Map)
11:15 AM to 12:00 PM
Assemble for the Annual Parade of Classes
Seniors and their families are invited to join alumni for this traditional Wesleyan festivity featuring a live Dixieland band. The parade is scheduled to begin promptly at 11:30 a.m. rain or shine, and is followed immediately by the Assembly and Annual Meeting. Look for the class year signs and line-up beside the sign with the year you graduated.  The parade begins on Huss Courtyard (behind the Usdan University Center) and parades to Crowell Concert Hall.  All parade participants are encouraged to parade into Crowell Concert Hall for the Wesleyan Assembly and Alumni Association Meeting.
Huss Courtyard, Usdan University Center (Show in Map)
11:30 AM to 1:30 PM
#WesAfAm50, What’s your story?
Share a 5-10 minute memory about your time and experiences at Wesleyan. Interviews will be archived.
Olin Memorial Library (Show in Map)
12:00 PM to 3:00 PM
Picnic and Festival on Foss Hill
This lively festival of entertainment and games is a great place to connect with friends and family members between WESeminars and other weekend programs. Don’t miss the magic show, tattoos, and more. Lunches are portable and can be picked up on your way to Foss Hill, afternoon WESeminars, or other events and destinations.
TICKETS: This lunch requires advance purchase/registration. If you are unable to purchase tickets in advance, picnic lunch tickets may be available for purchase at Registration in the Exley Science Center.  Ticket sales are not available at the lunch location - please plan accordingly.

All reunion classes, graduates, and parents and families of the graduates will be charged the following for lunch:
$17 per person for adults and children
Tent, Andrus Field and Foss Hill (Show in Map)

12:00 PM to 1:00 PM
Wesleyan Assembly and Alumni Association Meeting
The 2019 Distinguished Alumni, McConaughy, and Outstanding Service Awards are presented at this time.
Distinguished Alumni Award Recipients
Gordon Crawford ’69
Jeffrey Deitch ’74
Robert King ’84
Jenno Topping ’89
Scott Gottlieb ’94
Thomas Kail ’99 - Keynote speaker 
Bozoma Saint John ’99

Outstanding Service Award Recipients
Bert Edwards ’59
Edward Murphy ’59
Daphne Kwok ’84

James L. McConaughy Jr. Memorial Award Recipient
Alexander Suk Hyun Chee ’89
Crowell Concert Hall (Show in Map)
1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Strolling Magician and Magic Show
For children of all ages!
Andrus Field (Show in Map)
2:00 PM to 5:00 PM
#WesAfAm50, What’s your story?
Share a 5-10 minute memory about your time and experiences at Wesleyan. Interviews will be archived.
Office 232 (2nd Floor Seminar Room), Center for African American Studies (Show in Map)
2:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Alumni of Color (AOC)/ Students of Color (SOC) Reception and African American Studies Open House
Please join us as we honor Alumni and Students of Color, celebrate the 50th Anniversary of the Center for African American Studies, and acknowledge Associate Dean of Admission Cliff Thornton, who is retiring after more than 30 years of dedication and service to the Wesleyan community. Remarks will begin at 3:15 PM and tours of the Malcolm X house will be available to guests before and after the scheduled program.
#WesAfAm50 #WesAOC
This event is sponsored by the Center for African American Studies and the Alumni of Color Council (AOCC).
Tent, Davison Health Center which is adjacent to the Center for African American Studies (Show in Map)
3:30 PM to 4:30 PM
Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Queer (LGBTQ) Alumni Reception
Please join members of the LGBTQ Alumni Network, parents and friends as we welcome graduating seniors to the alumni community.
The Resource Center, 167 High Street (Show in Map)
4:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Cardinal Connection Cafe
This is the place to meet-up with classmates, relax between events, charge your phone, enjoy a game of pool, or just take in the scenery. Snacks, beverages, beer and wine are available for purchase.
Usdan University Center (Show in Map)
4:00 PM to 5:30 PM
Class of 1969 Conversation with Invited Faculty Guests
Smith Reading Room, Olin Memorial Library (Show in Map)
5:30 PM to 9:00 PM
Reunion Class Receptions and Dinners
Post-50th Alumni (Classes of 1942–1968) and the Classes of 1959, 1964, 1969, 1974, 1979, 1984, 1989, 1994, 1999, 2004, 2009, and 2014 gather for their Class Dinners and special programs.

TICKETS: Each dinner requires advance purchase/registration. If you are unable to purchase tickets in advance, Reunion Class Dinner tickets are available for purchase at Registration in the Exley Science Center.  Ticket sales are not available at the dinner location.

All reunion classes will be charged the following for dinner:
$65 per person - Full Bar Included

Class Dinner Locations:

Post-50th (Classes of 1942-1968): Andersen Meeting Room (110) and Taylor Meeting Room (108), Usdan University Center (Show in Map)
1959: Andersen Meeting Room (110) and Taylor Meeting Room (108), Usdan University Center (Show in Map)
1964: Olson Commons, Gordon Career Center, Boger Hall (formerly Squash Court building) (Show in Map)
1969: Campbell Reference Center, Olin Memorial Library (Show in Map)
1974: Daniel Family Commons, Usdan University Center (Show in Map)
1979: Tent with red flag, McKelvey Green (Show in Map)
*1984: 6 p.m. Reception; Zelnick Pavilion (Show in Map) and 7:00 p.m. Dinner; Patricelli ’92 Theater (Show in Map)
1989: Mink Dining Wing, Usdan University Center (2nd floor) (Show in Map)
1994: Beckham Hall, Fayerweather (Show in Map)
1999: President’s House Lawn (Show in Map
2004: Tent with black flag, McKelvey Green (Show in Map)
2009: The West Wing, Usdan University Center (Show in Map)
2014: Russell House Lawn (Show in Map)
*Please note different start time for Class of 1984 Reception and Dinner.

9:30 PM to 10:00 PM
Traditional All-College Sing
Steps of North College; Rainsite: Memorial Chapel (Show in Map)
10:00 PM to 1:00 AM
All-Campus Tent Party
All-Campus Party Featuring DJ Russian Bear with an All-Star cast from the Class of 2004
DJ Russian Bear is world-renowned for seamlessly beat-juggling cutting-edge and classic sounds. From his early start mining mixtapes in his bedroom at age 14, the Bear quickly rose to sharing stages with hip-hop legends like Ghostface Killah (Wu-Tang Clan), The Beatnuts, Akynele and Aesop Rock before and during his days at Wesleyan ('04). Since then, Russian Bear has become sought out on a bi-coastal and international stage, DJ’ing events for major fashion houses and media outlets such as Burberry, Givenchy, Rock & Republic, BCBG/Max Azaria, Converse and Cole Haan to name a few.
An All-Star group from Class of '04 musicians will be joining Russian Bear throughout the evening for a diverse program full of musical delights.
The infamous piano-man Joaquin Cotler ’04 (known to many classmates as "Joaquin the Dream" for taking full advantage of WesCo's Clothing Optional policy) will open up with selections from his project 'Joaquin and The Hot Knivesdrawing from a combination of classic honkey-tonk piano blues, post-war electric blues and psychedelic rock & roll.
Tacuma Bradley ‘04 of NYC's popular Afro-Beat Fusion ensemble Mamarazzi and his own solo project Unity Band will grace us with his sultry tenor saxophone fuzing elements of Hip-Hop, Jazz, Funk and World music to render out good vibes and positive energy from anyone and anything within earshot.
Sharing enlightened perspectives in Hip-Hop we'll then be joined by Jon Souza ‘04 (a.k.a. MC Maniphes) known across campus and worldwide for his work with the Wesleyan-born band Illegalize, mixing up soulful blend of raw New York Hip-Hop, sonically rich psychedelic funk, and Brazilian undercurrents. Beyond music, Jon's current work as an educator, community organizer and internationally renowned graffiti muralist is being sponsored by the NYC Mayor's Office's Fund for Public Health with a special focus on reducing mental health stigma and bringing people together around mental health awareness.
DJ Kieran Meadows ’04  (also of Illegalize fame) will be backing MC Maniphes and curating his own vibes. To date, he has become one of NYC's most sought after DJs on the club/lounge scene having performed for the likes of Drake, Rihanna, Katy Perry, Spike Lee, Vernon Reid, Savion Glover and the New York Knicks. His weekly Monday music event 'The Refresh' When not too busy with his music or vibrant career in international journalism, you can find him in the kitchen cooking up and sharing homemade plant-based and vegan meals.
A world-class vocalist, Jeannie Gagné (Class ‘82) has sung with Philip Glass, George Duke, opened for Bare Naked Ladies, performed for NBC-TV with comedians Penn and Teller, toured with reggae legend Frankie Paul, and sings on soundtracks such as for the feature film “Anima Mundi.”
Jeannie is Also AN INTERNATIONALLY RENOWNED Professor of Voice at Berklee College of Music AND OFFERS PRIVATE MENTORSHIP AND INSTRUCTION. She teaches technique and performance in pop/rock, blues, jazz, folk, R&B and classical styles. The Jeannie Gagné Method focuses on the whole person, on health and inspiration, and on bringing on the jewel in each of us whether singing or just speaking. She is expert at the mechanics behind how the voice works and has a clear, fun way to teach students the real facts about their vocal instruments.
Backing all on drums and percussion will be Brian McKenna ‘04, film/TV composer and founder of Manhattan's boutique music studio BtOVEN MUSIC and Sam Bathrick ’04 filmmaker and co-founder of Brooklyn-based Resonant Pictures; both are former and current Mamarazzi members respectively and students of Wesleyan's legendary Abraham Adzenyah, whose award-winning work together and independently has achieved international acclaim in forums as diverse as Sundance and Tribeca film festivals, the Super Bowl, popular TV shows and more.
Tent, Andrus Field (Show in Map)

Sunday, May 26, 2019

8:00 AM to 3:00 PM
Usdan University Center Hours
Usdan University Center is the primary gathering spot for everyone, creating a hub in the heart of campus during Reunion & Commencement Weekend. All are welcome to stop by and enjoy a comfortable, convenient place to peruse the RC schedule, connect with classmates and/or family members, meet new friends… or simply hang out while enjoying assorted refreshments.
45 Wyllys Avenue (Show in Map)
8:00 AM to 1:00 PM
Usdan Cafe Hours
Food and beverages available for purchase on site.
Usdan University Center (Show in Map)
8:00 AM to 1:00 PM
Registration and Information
Lobby, Exley Science Center, 265 Church Street (Show in Map)
9:00 AM to 10:00 AM
Roman Catholic Mass
Memorial Chapel (Show in Map)
9:00 AM to 1:00 PM
50th Reunion Brunch for the Class of 1969
Members of the Class of 1969 are planning to gather for brunch around 9 a.m. 
Daniel Family Commons, Usdan University Center (Show in Map)

Accommodations

Red Lion Hotel Cromwell (formerly Radisson), Cromwell 
860-635-2000
Rate: $149/night
Block cutoff date: 4/23/19

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