The Great Class of Dartmouth 1966
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A Memorable Homecoming

— by Al Keiller

Photo by Jeff Woodward

For at least 25 consecutive years we have held a mini-reunion at Homecoming. This year’s October 11-12 Homecoming mini had a special significance—the 250th anniversary of the founding of our beloved College.

Participants included: Mark and Kathy Blanchard; Gary, Sharon and Laura Broughton; Robin, Teresa, and Abigail Carpenter and Robin’s sister Carol; Steve and Renuka Coles; Paul and Margo Doscher; Larry and Anne Forcier; Jeff and Penny Gilbert; Gary and Andrea Jefferson; David Johnston; Joff Keane; Al and Jo Keiller; Steve and Barbara Lanfer; Ed Larner; Terry Lowd; Jim and Elizabeth Lustenader; Hector and Myra Motroni; John Pearson; John and Anne Rollins; Chuck Sherman and Margie Carpenter; Bill and Eva Todd; and Steve Zegel.

We had terrific weather throughout the weekend, with seasonably warm temperatures and beautiful fall foliage.

Events kicked off on Friday evening with a BBQ chicken and hot dog supper in the Faculty Lounge in the Hopkins Center. At 7:30 we joined the parade of teams and classes around the Green (we are getting ever closer to the front of the line). Dartmouth Night highlights included the Glee Club performance of favorite Dartmouth songs, and, of course, the bonfire—now tightly controlled and protected for safety reasons. We returned to the Faculty Lounge to watch the fire burn down and enjoy fellowship, swap stories, and greet non-class members who wandered by.

Saturday morning saw us return to Paul and Margo Doscher’s beautiful hilltop home in Norwich for our Class Meeting, presided over by President Jim Lustenader. Emerging plans for our 55th Reunion, scheduled for June 13-17 2021, and our strong financial position highlighted our discussions.

Following brunch, most of us headed to Memorial Field where we witnessed one of the most exciting, lopsided football wins ever by the Big Green over Yale—42-10. The beautiful weather and large crowd added to the experience. Others enjoyed exciting, championship-caliber women’s rugby.

At 6:30 we reconvened at the Norwich Inn for a reception and dinner. We enjoyed the company of some delightful, talented students. dining establishments.

  • Raphael Preston ’20 expressed his gratitude for being our first Class of 1966 scholar following the establishment of our endowed scholarship during our 50th Reunion. He also introduced us to his girlfriend Dorothy (Dartmouth ’19, Thayer ’20).
  • Sam Koscho ’23 from Sarasota FL, a football player, came on his recruiting trip to campus covered by our Athletic Sponsorship class project. Sam played late in the Yale game as a free safety.
  • Cecily Craighead ’22 is one of our Class of 1966 Dickey Scholars. After dinner she spoke about her experiences in Costa Rica working for the UN’s Organization for Migration.
  • John Caramichael ’20 is also a Class of 1966 Dickey Scholar. He brought Nashe Mutenda ’20 as his guest. After dinner, John described his experience in Ghana working on a Gates Foundation project.

All in all, another memorable Homecoming mini-reunion!

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