Several ‘66ers gathered in Lake Tahoe in late May of 2017, the first payoff of a vow not to let another 50 years go by without gathering!  Left to right are: Nancy Branstrom Haytock, Jack Phenix, Christine Woodwell Phenix, Kathé Tunnell Cairns, Don Cairns (the only non-‘66er), and Ben Haytock.


Staying in Touch.....

ForDick Alfred, 2017 has been action-packed. Between a move from Michigan to Maine (winter in Tucson and summer in Maine) and international travel, we've been busy. The move to Maine was long considered and it has been great. We've become Mainers or, in the parlance of one of our fellow steering committee members who shall remain nameless, we have become "Maineacs".

International travel over the last couple of years has taken us to Greece, Turkey, Portugal, Spain, France and England. This spring we'll travel to South Africa which will include game drives in nature reserves, a 3-day trip on the historic Blue Line train, and some of the most remarkable scenery in the world between Cape Town, Zimbabwe and Johannesburg.


Donald P. Zuris received an Award of Merit for Individual Achievement from the American Association for State and Local History at its annual meeting in Austin, Texas on September 8, 2017. Don was honored for a lifetime of serving in the field of state and local history by mentoring practitioners and organizations through his professional and volunteer efforts.


Kathé Tunnell Cairns and Peter Durst: “Aloha from The Big Island”

Peter and Kathé enjoyed a mini reunion on Hawaii in early January.  Among other collaborations as members of Class of ‘66, they were editor and managing editor of The Campus. 50-some years later, after respective careers in journalism, insurance, law, and ceramics, among other pursuits, they had a lot to catch up on. 


From Ellanie and Tom Hershberger: Tom and I, and four of our best friends, took a phenomenal two-week trip to Provence, The Cote D’Azur, and Paris in January.  As the “I Love Paris” song warns, it drizzles in winter, but we still loved it.  We used AirBnb’s in Provence and Paris so that we could all stay together in a home.  We did some cooking using ingredients from the markets, another love since two of our group are chefs.  We’re feeling very lucky!


After reconnecting in person or electronically as a result of our 50th reunion, many will stay in touch!    Tell us all about your get-togethers and special events in your life.   Send stories, photos and updates to

October 2017....24 classmates had a blast - together for 4 days at Isle of Palms near Charleston.  Yes - Halloween too! 

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​​Allegheny Class of '66

Yes... we remember you two!  Haven't change much except maybe the adult beverages?

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