During Reunion, alumni rediscover the camaraderie of the Washington University community. Aliza Stern, A.B. ’97, met with former classmate, Peter Barna, A.B. ’97, and his son, Ryan.
Thurtene Weekend Reunion generates fun and laughter among old friends; Jennifer Rabb, A.B. ’02, and James Luna, A.B. ’02, shared a light moment.
Thurtene Weekend Reunion offers activities the entire family can love. Jeff and Deanna (A.B. ’97) Baranyi and their son, Jackson, visited with the Washington Bear.
Catching up with friends is what makes Reunion so great: (from left) David Osei, A.B. ’02; Kausik Umanath, A.B. ’02; Ethan Palenchar, B.S. ’02; and Carey Long Palenchar, B.S.C.S. ’02, shared stories of college days and beyond.
Former classmates took the opportunity to get reacquainted during Reunion: (from left) Anu Kalyanam, A.B. ’97; Alicia Schnell, A.B. ’97, M.B.A. ’02, M.S.W. ’02; Claire Colbert, A.B. ’97; Kari Holmgren, A.B. ’97; and Maegan Conklin, A.B. ’97.

Young Alumni Reunite at Thurtene

As one of the oldest student-run carnivals in the nation, Thurtene Carnival provides the perfect backdrop for young alumni to celebrate their 1st, 5th, and 10th Reunions. This year, during April 11–13, hundreds will gather to reminisce about their undergraduate days at Washington University.

Last year, Ines Tiu, B.S.B.A. ’02, served as co-chair of her 5th Reunion and says Thurtene Weekend Reunion should not be missed. “Julie Katz (A.B. ’02) and I enjoyed our Reunion co-chair commitment and appreciated the Alumni Association’s dedication to fulfilling our Reunion vision,” explains Tiu. “We wanted to bring as many classmates as possible back to campus to attend Thurtene, relive Center Court brunch, and party like ‘rock stars’ on the Loop.

“Reunion is a wonderful time of year to reconnect with college friends, professors, administrators, and even the campus. I definitely recommend that everyone in the Classes of 2007, 2003, and 1998 attend this year.”

Thurtene Weekend Reunion 2008 promises to be exciting. For many, it will be the first time returning to campus since graduation. The weekend will be filled with fun activities, and, although there are special events scheduled specifically for each class, all young alumni can participate in the following:
• Class Party
• Thurtene Carnival
• Tour of the Campus and the new Danforth University Center

For more information on all the Reunion festivities, visit the Alumni Association Web site at



Celebrate, Participate, Commemorate
Thurtene Weekend Reunion
April 11–13, 2008
Classes of 1998, 2003, 2007


Reunion Gifts Provide Essential Funds

Everyone knows Reunion Weekend gives alumni the chance to reflect on their years at Washington University. But it also serves another important purpose: giving back. The Reunion Gift Program is an essential component of the Annual Fund, a major source for scholarships and student aid. It also provides Chancellor Mark S. Wrighton and the school deans unrestricted funds to use in the areas of greatest need.

Last year, the Class of 1962 received the Participation Trophy during Reunion Weekend for the highest increase in participation in the Reunion Gift Program.

All alumni celebrating a Reunion this year are encouraged to participate in the Reunion Gift Program. In this effort, alumni help advance the margin of excellence that has been the University’s tradition for more than 150 years.

To learn more about the Reunion Gift Program and how you can participate, visit the Alumni Association Web site at


Celebrate, Participate, Commemorate
Reunion Weekend
May 15–18, 2008
Classes of 1943, ’48, ’53, ’58, ’63, ’68, ’73, ’78, ’83, and ’88


Looking Forward: Reunion Weekend 2008

As co-chair of his 50th Reunion last year, Ray Hacker, A.B. ’57, understands the fun and fellowship that makes Reunion Weekend so special. He says: “For all alumni, particularly for the 50th and earlier Reunions, it brings back memories and reminds you of what was great about the University. You can visit with former classmates and see how the University has transformed from a regional institution into an international one. I think that if you miss Reunion, you’re denying yourself a great life experience.”

On May 15–18, 2008, the 20th–65th Reunion classes will assemble to remember their days at Washington University. From Reunion College to the Reunion Gala, the weekend’s activities pay homage to the past, honor the present, and look to the future.

Reunion Schedule of Events

Thursday, May 15
Reunion College
Join classmates and friends for outstanding presentations with University faculty. These in-depth, detailed dialogues provide great insight into current affairs, science, and medical developments.

Friday, May 16
Campus Tour
Explore the campus like never before as you travel the path of thousands of prospective students.

@lumni Online Courses
Learn about viruses, spam, identity theft, and hackers to avoid bumps on the Internet Superhighway.
“The Garden” Tour
Enjoy a docent-led tour of the Missouri Botanical Garden during its peak season. Explore the Japanese Garden, the Kemper Center for Home Gardening, and the Climatron.
Docent Tour of the Mildred Lane Kemper Art Museum
Participate in a docent-led tour of the Kemper Museum through both permanent and visiting collections.
Hillel Open House
Stop by Hillel and find out what makes it one of the best programs in the country for Jewish students.
Campus Y Open House
Visit the Campus Y, a nonprofit organization serving students in the areas of leadership development, community service, and diversity awareness for more than 90 years.
Arch Sing!
Take advantage of a special concert featuring one of the University’s best a cappella groups.
@lumni Online! Web Design
Learn how to create your own Web page. The class is for those with little or no Web design experience.
Forest Park Renovation Tour
Come see why Forest Park has been St. Louis’ crown jewel and a premier destination for more than 125 years.

Other activities include:
• Arts & Sciences Alumni Awards
• School of Engineering Presentation and Award Ceremony
• Dean’s Receptions
• Class Parties

Saturday, May 17
Good Morning Zoo! Breakfast and Tour
Enjoy a continental breakfast with a discussion on primates led by a specialist before a docent-led tour of the St. Louis Zoo.
For the Glory of the Glass & Organ Concert
Take a self-guided tour of Graham Chapel and hear music by University organist William Partridge on the chapel’s refurbished pipe ­organ.
The Black Alumni Council—Jazz Luncheon
Join this fun event with live jazz and a delicious buffet luncheon.
The Reunion Gala
Participate in the Great Bear Parade, and partake in an evening of dinner and dancing.

Other events include:
• Campus Tour
• The Chancellor’s Luncheon for Senior Alumni
• Post-Lunch Faculty and Alumni Presentations

Sunday, May 18
Class Brunches
Congregate with former classmates during brunch.
Reunion/Graduation Catholic Mass
Celebrate this special send-off mass in honor of new graduates and alumni at Graham Chapel.

For up-to-the-minute information on Reunion Weekend, visit the Alumni Association Web site at Watch the mail for your invitation packet with all the details.



2008 Reunion Leaders
Class of 1998
Jennifer Lynn Byers, A.B. ’98, M.A. ’02, Executive Co-Chair
Emily Beth Rosenzweig, A.B. ’98, Executive Co-Chair
Mark Hannah, A.B. ’98, Gift Chair
Class of 2003
Cindy Chang, A.B. ’03, J.D. ’06, Executive Co-Chair
Jason Green, A.B. ’03, Executive Co-Chair
Zachary Silvers, A.B. ’03, Gift Chair

















































The Great Bear Parade is a tradition of Reunion Weekend.
Chancellor Mark S. Wrighton picked up an instrument and joined percussion group Joia, while the procession marched in during the Great Bear Parade.
Carolyn Metzger Harmon, A.B. ’52, and James Schiele, A.B. ’52, M.L.A. ’85, celebrated their Washington U. days.
Class parties are among the most popular events during Reunion. Leslie Loewe, A.B. ’42, and Dorismae Hacker Friedman, A.B. ’42, participated in their class party.
50th Reunion Co-Chairs Ray Hacker, A.B. ’57, and Marylen Lipkind Mann, A.B. ’57, M.A. ’59, enjoyed their class party last year.
Chancellor Mark S. Wrighton met with the late Jack Weaver, A.B. ’37, who served as Honorary Grand Marshal of the Great Bear Parade last year.
Members of the Class of 1967 showed their class spirit during the Great Bear Parade.

2008 Reunion Leaders
Class of 1943
Mary Maack Ellis, A.B. ’43, Honorary Chair
Donald F. Essen, B.S.M.E. ’43, Executive Co-Chair
Sanford A. Silverstein, B.S.M.E. ’43, Executive Co-Chair
Joseph Forshaw III, A.B. ’43, Gift Chair
Class of 1948
Earle H. Harbison, Jr., A.B. ’48, Executive Co-Chair
W. Edward Lansche, A.B. ’48, M.D. ’52, Executive Co-Chair
Marilyn Lamm Carter, A.B. ’48, Gift Chair
Class of 1953
Donald R. Frahm, B.S.B.A. ’53, Executive Chair
Edward F. Take, B.S.Ch.E. ’53, Gift Chair
Class of 1958
Judith Hood McKelvey, A.B. ’58, Executive Co-Chair
J. Hugh Rogers, B.S.M.E. ’58, Executive Co-Chair
Paul L. Chandeysson, B.S.M.E. ’58, B.S.E.E. ’58, Gift Co-Chair
Barbara Lipson Schukar, A.B. ’58, Gift Co-Chair
Class of 1963
Georgia L. Binnington, A.B. ’63, Executive Co-Chair
Kay Thurman, A.B. ’63, J.D. ’65, Executive Co-Chair
Denver Wright III, B.S.B.A ’63, Gift Chair
Class of 1968
Barbara Taryle Einsohn, A.B. ’68, Executive Co-Chair
Ira D. Einsohn, A.B. ’68, Executive Co-Chair
Donald A. Shindler, B.S.B.A. ’68, Executive Co-Chair
Laura Epstein Shindler, A.B. ’68, Executive Co-Chair
Class of 1973
Jon H. Feltheimer, A.B. ’72, Executive Co-Chair
Donald Alan Jubel, B.S.M.E. ’73, Executive Co-Chair
Ronald Alan Satnick, A.B. ’74, M.B.A. ’74, Gift Chair
Class of 1978
Andrew Mayer Bursky, A.B. ’78, B.S. ’78, M.S. ’78, Honorary Co-Chair
Jerald Lynn Kent, B.S.B.A. ’78, M.B.A. ’79, Honorary Co-Chair
Kathy Gudermuth O’Donnell, A.B. ’77, Executive Co-Chair
Arthur Peter Hofstetter, A.B. ’78, Executive Co-Chair
Class of 1983
Jennifer Becker-Brydges Applebaum, A.B. ’83, Executive Co-Chair
Dee Mann Aust, A.B. ’83, M.S.W. ’84, Executive Co-Chair
Leslie Davis Niemoeller, A.B. ’83, Executive Co-Chair
Class of 1988
Neil C. Hirsch, B.S.B.A. ’88, Executive Co-Chair
Paul Michael Pulver, A.B. ’88, Executive Co-Chair
Stephanie Lewis, A.B. ’87, Gift Chair