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Colby graduates from the 1920s to the 1990s will participate in the college’s 2002 Reunion Weekend from Friday, June 7, through Sunday, June 9. Events on campus include class dinners and educational panels with alumni and faculty. Golf outings, picnics and a fly fishing trip on the Kennebec River are among the weekend’s off-campus activities.

Friday night the Alumni Association will present awards. Earl H. Smith, retiring executive assistant to the president, will receive the Ernest C. Marriner Distinguished Service Award. Allan Van Gestel ’57 (Rockport, Mass.) will receive the Distinguished Alumnus Award. James E. Fell ’32 (Fall River, Mass.), Leland ’67 and Linda Mitchell Potter ’66 (Hingham, Mass.), Douglas Schair ’67 (Falmouth, Maine), William Alfond ’72 (Boston, Mass.) and Stephen G. ’77 and Valerie Jones Roy ’76 (Cape Elizabeth, Maine) will receive Colby Brick Awards. John B. Devine Jr. ’78 (Phoenix, Md.) will receive the Edson V. Mitchell ’75 Distinguished Service Award.

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 at the museum are “Drawn From a Family: Contemporary Works on Paper”–an exhibit of watercolors, gouaches, charcoal drawings, collages, ink and pencil drawings and mixed media works drawn exclusively from three collectors within one family–and The Joan Whitney Payson Collection–26 works by world-famous Impressionist and Post-Impressionist artists, including Courbet, Daumier, Monet and Renoir.

The following reunion events on Saturday, June 8, are open to the public free of charge:

2 p.m.
Kazakhstan: A Country in Transition
Marjeanne Banks Vacco ’62 provides an overview of the current socio-political environment in Kazakhstan.
Room 215, Lovejoy Building.

Forensic Toxicology: A Rhode Island Perspective
Nancy Round Haley ’72 discusses forensic science and presents case studies.
Room 213, Lovejoy Building.

Gloucester Guided Tours: Something from Nothing
Melissa Hruby Bach ’92 discusses her work in the guided walking tour business.
Room 208, Lovejoy Building.

Presentation by Jeff Gottesfeld ’77 and Cherie Bennett
Writers for the hit television show Smallville and authors of teen novels.
Room 303, Lovejoy Building.

3 p.m.
Art Museum Tour
Museum director Hugh Gourley presents a tour of current exhibits.
Lobby, Colby College Museum of Art.

Presentation by Kent Wommack ’77
Executive director of The Nature Conservancy in Maine gives a visual tour of the state’s most spectacular lands and wildlife.
Room 5, Arey Building.

Perennials and Gardening
Leslie Warren Van Berkum ’77 discusses the newest trends in gardening.
Room 105, Keyes Building.

For information on activities contact the Colby Alumni Relations Office at 872-3190 or visit the reunion Web site at www.colby.edu/alumni/reunion.