50th Reunion

As of March 4, the following 113 people have submitted a Class of 1971 50th Reunion yearbook form:

Rick Abbott
Stuart Adams
Duke Albanese
Chris Almy
Chris Alt
Stewart Applin
Bob Armstrong
Art Auer
Jim Baker
John Bass
Roland Beaudoin
George Belcher
Harvey Bell
John Benson
Bob Bergeron
Dave Berreth
Doug Bird
Marc Blesoff
Ray Bolduc
Charlie Bond
David Bradeen
Michael Brewer
Bruce Brown
Tom Bubier
Fred Burrage
Fred Cappellini
Rick Caras
Tom Carey
Rob Carpenter
Michael Cary
Dennis Casey
Larry Cohan
Jack Cook
Lee Cotton
Jack Craig
Gordon Cutten
Jim Darrow
Roger Dawe
Chris Dematatis
Doug Dennett
Tucker Drummond
Peter Ellis
Tony Ferreira
Don Fisher
Peter Frailey
Marty Friedlander
Terry Gilbert
Steve Glinick
Ed Good
Carter Good
Harry Goralnick
Dave Gordon
Gordon Grimes
Bob Hall
Bill Harpin
Mike Harrington
Tom Huleatt
Mike Jackson
Greg Janson
Robert Johnson
Len Jolles
Tom Keith
Chris Kessler
Kevin Lancaster
Fred Langerman
Owen Larrabee
Richie LeGrow
Doug MacKinnon
Dave Malcom
Tom Mandel
Parker Mann
Pat McDonald
John McPhillips
Bob Mellors
Bill Menning
Mike Michelson
Lee Moulton
Doug Munsey
Bruce Murphy
John Murphy
David Murray
Mike Niekrash
Stu Norman
Steve Oakes
John Pappalardo
Don Patrick
Bill Paulson
John Philipsborn
Chris Pierce
Steve Rathmell
Neill Reilly
Bill Renner
Rich Schuberth
Bill Seekins
Gordon Sewall
Jeff Sexton
George Sheldon
Spence Spencer
Phil Steer
Hal Stevens
Joe Stupak
Mike Talbot
Ben Toland
Nick Tsapatsaris
Luiz Valente
Joe Walker
John Walker
Benji Whitcomb
Charlie Wick
Paul Wiley
Craig Williams
Rick Wilson
Andy Wiswell

Reunion 2021

Given continuing concerns about the COVID-19 pandemic and in consultation with reunion class leaders and Bowdoin leadership, we have made the decision to celebrate Reunion 2021 virtually. Read more in this message from Senior Vice President for Development and Alumni Relations Scott Meiklejohn.

Dear reunion classes and members of the Old Guard,

I am sorry to announce that, given continuing concerns about the COVID-19 pandemic and in consultation with reunion class leaders and Bowdoin leadership, we have decided to celebrate Reunion 2021 virtually this year. For our 50th Reunion classes however, please see below for what we have in store for 2022.

Of course, this is not what we hoped for, and we share your disappointment. We pushed the decision into the new year on the chance that the global health picture would improve enough to allow us to gather on campus as we had planned, with the 2021 reunion classes as well as those who would have celebrated reunions last year. Unfortunately, the news is not good. The uneven rollout of vaccinations, new and more transmissible variants of the virus, state restrictions on the size of gatherings, and the inadvisability of travel convince us that this is the right decision—one that best protects the health and safety of the campus and Brunswick communities, as well as those of you who might be traveling to campus.

Rather than put anyone at risk, we are organizing all-alumni and class-based virtual programming, in coordination with alumni leaders, that will be available throughout the spring semester. Please watch for online opportunities to reconnect, celebrate together, and participate wherever you may be.

Looking ahead to better days: in 2022, we will invite our milestone 50th Reunion classes of 1970, 1971, and 1972 to campus for what should be a one-of-a-kind 50th Reunion celebration (June 2–5, 2022). We'll work together to find ways to celebrate all three years together and to also enjoy class-specific events. And to honor our 25th Reunion classes of 1995 and 1996, we plan to host regional off-campus events for the Classes of 1995 and 1996 once it is safe to do so.

My staff colleagues are working with alumni and class volunteers on this year’s programming, and we will continue to share event details as they are finalized. Please visit bowdoin.edu/reunion for further information—the website will be updated as events take shape. If you have questions, please contact the Office of Alumni Relations or any one of us on the staff.

Stay well, Polar Bears—

Scott Meiklejohn
Senior Vice President for Development and Alumni Relations