Our 35th reunion was blessed with fantastic early June weather—sunshine, low humidity, and temperatures in the high 70s. Fifty of our classmates came to the Hill to remember college years, rekindle friendships, and make new memories. The College put on a great fireworks show to start the weekend Friday evening. Saturday morning was the Blue Light 5K run—brave souls Bob Kinney, Libby Maynard Gordon, and Janet Deering Bruen were up early and ran on little sleep after the late night before. Our class had the distinction of two classmates receiving a Colby Brick—Richard Uchida and Randy Papadellis—and Greg Pfitzer received the Outstanding Educator of the Year Award. The Class of ’79’s total contribution, with deferred giving, was $2,129,680, with $239,859 to the Colby Fund and 42 percent participation (at the time of the presentation). Thanks to Ellen Grant for her presentation on the work of the Gulf of Maine Institute and to Randy Papadellis, Ocean Spray CEO, for his presentation on his company. Our dinner speaker was Massachusetts State Representative David Linsky, sponsor of the equal marriage amendment that celebrated its 10th anniversary this year. Emily Grout Sprague and Betsy Bucklin Reddy were thanked for their hard work as class president and class agent, and Cheri Bailey Powers was thanked for continuing on as class correspondent. New class officers were announced: Bob Kinney as president and Julie Sydow Palmason as head agent. After dinner we danced the night away to Sara Frolio O’Leary and Pearl. Once the music ended, it was off to Dana to extend the night and the last chance to spend time together. Joe Meyer spent time with his daughter, Melissa ’16, before heading back to Tokyo (he beat me out as the farthest attendee!). Becky Rogers Bushong said she was glad she finally attended a reunion. Everyone said we would try to make the 40th—I hope you will too! * Class news: Elizabeth Armstrong is teaching new courses at Bucknell and engaging in the new “flipping” pedagogy. She had her first translation published and says her daughters are thriving at their schools. * Liz (Yanagihara) ’80 and Barry Horwitz missed reunion for a trip to Paris through his work. He consults with the consulate general of France in Boston, developing a program for French entrepreneurs who wish to expand into the American market. Daughter Ali is at Northeastern University working toward a master’s degree in architecture. Liz and Barry are gearing up for their son Michael’s wedding in October. * After more than 10 years as a partner at the British firm Clifford Chance, Brian Hoffmann returned to McDermott Will & Emery’s New York office as a partner in the corporate group. Living in Stamford, Conn., Brian and Lynne became quasi-empty nesters when Dylan, 16, and Caleigh, 14, headed to the George School in Newtown, Pa., at the end of August. * After reunion Betsy Bucklin Reddy hit the courts with her 55-plus USTA women’s tennis team, advancing to the New England sectionals held in late July. * Sarah MacColl was a hike guide in France and Switzerland this summer. Her daughter, Katy, is teaching English in Thailand, and her son, Chris, is a second-year law student at the University of Michigan. * I look forward to continuing as your class correspondent for another five-year term. Keep the news coming!