"Our 60th Reunion is, or
should be, a big one for us. Nature is in the process of thinning us out and
this event is an opportunity to have one good chat with
wonderful friends we have known for 64 years. Hope a lot of you will
— Tom Woodward '52
"I attend '57 Class Reunions to refresh my contacts with my classmates and to renew my understanding of Haverford College today."
— Lou Matlack '57
"At Reunion I find out if my
classmates can still distinguish between me and a lemon."
— Richard Cohen '57
"Why attend your/our 40th reunion?
Well, can you think of any other time or place in your life when you embraced and ejected
so many huge ideas, went in so many personal directions, built so many lasting
personal foundations, met so many people who influenced you, discovered lasting
curiosity, and found people who changed your life on two college
campuses? I can't. I look forward to seeing the people who shared that with me
after all these years."
— Buck Mann '72
was a life-altering experience for me, starting with the first serious moral
dilemma of my life: To register for the draft or not. Over the years I
have found Haverford graduates to be different. They carry an ‘aura’ conveying
a special feeling of respect and caring, one absent all too often in this
contentious winner-take-all country we live in. Attending reunions, visiting
with long-time friends, and classmates I never knew well, recharges my belief
that it is possible to sustain my values. The campus is still extraordinarily
beautiful and students seem much smarter than I was in 1957! Reunions are a
treat for the soul."
— Mike Donham '57
looking forward to the reunion this year to have an opportunity
to reconnect with my Haverford friends. It will be a blast to
see my children, Danielle (3 1/2 years) and Noah (20 months), running
around and playing on campus with all the other children - possibly throwing
bread to the ducks at the Duck Pond or taking a walk on the Nature Trail."
— Heather Bender '97
"I came to the 5th and 10th reunions with
expectations for meaningful activities and reconnecting with friends. What I found
also were NEW connections with classmates I hadn't known very well before. What
a wonderful extra gift! Now I return again with my 3 year old daughter, eager
to share with her a place and a community that continue to define me as a
mother and an individual."
— Hilary Stokes Taylor '97
"Haverford and my experience for four years there
shaped the course of my life in so many ways...I continue to cherish my Haverford years, the
people I got to know, the opportunity to develop a disciplined mind, playing
baseball and being part of enterprise that valued human beings."
— Preston K. Mears '62
planning on attending the reunion to share stories, laugh a lot, and relive
some favorite memories with old friends."
— Liz Jacobs '92
"In terms of Haverford, besides giving me a great
corps of old friends, I have to say it principally helped reinforce my parents’
belief that doing something useful is a lot more important than making
— Michael Rodell '62
"I go to reunions because
Haverford helped make me what I am. Every
day, I see its influence in how I teach my students, how I work with
colleagues, and how I deal with friends and family. Seeing old places, old professors, and
old friends reminds me of the person I was and of the person I want to be."
— Mike Leeds '77
"Personally I return to see
what happened to all the interesting and often somewhat off-center people that
I met repeatedly at Haverford/Bryn Mawr, but unfortunately never kept up with.
My gang has kept close but there were a lot more people whose story went on and
you have to read the end of the novel."
Gary Emmett '72
"I still have the habits I developed at Haverford. I
read philosophy and physics, and while I don’t always understand the answers,
I’m still interested in the questions.But most important for me at Haverford were
conversations with friends and the social values and intellectual commitment
held by the community."
— Richard D. Penn '62
"There's always the fun and
fellowship of being with old friends, but Haverford reunions give me the
opportunity to reflect on the values represented by the College and the
education it provided me. It's a great opportunity to reflect on
whether, through life's many twists and turns, I'm still acting in tune with
these values and to recommit to them."
— Michael E. Gluck '82
- Fred Sanford and Anaka Allen '13, recipient of the Mary Jane Sharpless (Sanford) scholarship in April, 2011.
"Like everyone, I have
so many fond memories of Haverford. My time with the Glee Club ranks very high,
first under the direction of Charles Ludington and then, or course, William
Reese. What great times we had singing with Eugene Ormandy and the
Philadelphia Orchestra and taking Spring trips.
I look forward to seeing many classmates at the Reunion and will continue to
encourage as many as possible to attend."
— Frederic G. Sanford '62