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Approximately 1,400 Colby College alumni and guests are expected to visit Waterville from Thursday, June 7, through Sunday, June 10, for 2001 Reunion Weekend. Colby graduates from the 1920s to the 1990s will participate in scheduled campus events such as class dinners, book signings with Colby authors, swing dance classes and educational panels with alumni and faculty. Golf outings, picnics, a museum tour and boat trips are among off-campus activities.

Friday night the Alumni Association will present awards. Robert W. Burke ’61 (Winchester, Mass.) will receive the Ernest C. Marriner Distinguished Service Award. David W. Miller ’51 (Osterville, Mass.) will receive the Distinguished Alumnus Award. Diana P. Herrmann ’80 (New York, N.Y.), Cynthia L. Auman ’80 (New York, N.Y.), Ronald W. Lupton ’71 (Wiscasset, Maine) and Robert M. Furek ’64 (West Hartford, Conn.) will receive Colby Brick Awards. A new distinguished service award named in honor of Maine native and Colby trustee, Edson V. Mitchell ’75, who died in a tragic plane crash in December 2000, will be presented to his family in his memory.

Saturday at 11 a.m. alumni will march in the parade of classes. The Colby College Museum of Art is open to the public the entire weekend. On view is “Maine Contemporary Furniture,” including pieces by 18 Maine artists in a variety of styles and materials. The following reunion events on Saturday, June 9, are open to the public free of charge:

2 p.m. Story Telling in an Electronic Age
Judy Hoffman Hakola ’61, lecturer in English at University of Maine
Room 208, Lovejoy Building

2 p.m. An Advocate for the Homeless
Macy Delong ’71, founder of Solutions at Work
Room 215, Lovejoy Building

2 p.m. Dog Training
Eleanor Campbell ’81
Room 100, Lovejoy Building

2 p.m. A Longitudinal Study on Attitudes about Alcohol at Colby
William Klein, psychology professor, and Alden Kent, physician’s assistant
Room 1, Olin Science Building

3 p.m. Free Speech and the American Tradition
Charles Bassett, professor emeritus of American studies and English
Room 208, Lovejoy Building

3 p.m. Antarctica to Tibet: Extreme Desert Adventures
Slide presentation by Sandy Calhoun ’91 and Kurt Whited ’91
Room 215, Lovejoy Building

3 p.m. Book Signing
Featuring alumni and faculty authors Ann Ruggles Gere ’66, Robert Weinstein ’76, Gerry Boyle ’78 and history professor Richard Moss
Marchese Pub, Cotter Union

Almost one half of the living members of the class of 1951 will return to Colby to celebrate their 50th reunion. Other classes ending in “1” or “6” will celebrate key reunion years.

For information on activities and registration contact the Colby Alumni Relations Office at 872-3190 or visit the reunion Web site at