Timothy Dwight College

55th Reunion | June 1-4, 2023
Thanks for being there!

June 18, 2023

Dear Classmates and Friends,

Well, the dust has settled on our 55th Reunion, attendees have departed, the tents have been rolled up and the seat of our revelries at Timothy Dwight College has returned to its normal summer quiet.

But, for the 300 or so classmates, spouses and friends who were there, the memories will last, and we shall remember the fun times we had together. For those who could not make it, this is to also give you a glimpse into the weekend we all shared.

In short, it was great fun: a wonderful gathering of old friends sprinkled with some formal programs designed by our class which are presented to you here. Just click on the above link for photos for each day of the Reunion and our three class-specific taped sessions on Thursday, Friday and Saturday.

Most notable of all was the fabulous Memorial Service for all 44 of our departed classmates that was put together by classmates Neil Berkson and Frank Gallinelli, and which featured the incomparable music of our very own classical guitarist, Jonathan Coles. Take a listen and you will be suitably moved.

Unfortunately, our keynote speaker, classmate Dan Yergin and his wife Angela Stent, were unable to join us at the last minute due to some late medical issues, but Bill Baker conducted a very successful session of classmates who talked about past Yale-related experiences.

Finally, the Class of 1968 gift committee chaired by Edgar Cullman was in full motion during our awards dinner on Friday night, and reported a record gift of $34 Million for our class.

A steel Band duo on Friday night, the Bales Gitlin band on Saturday, plus some spirited singing of “March, March on Down the Field,” and “Bulldog, Bulldog, etc.” to celebrate our last, classic victory over Harvard added to the entertainment. And, for whatever reason, we had an impromptu rendition by all of “The Marseillaise”… plus the traditional singing of old Yale songs in Woolsey Hall after Peter Salovey’s speech.

Our Yale 1968 website is here for your enjoyment. In addition to the photos and videos from the Reunion, take a look at all of the accomplishments of your classmates that are recorded under the other headings in the left-hand column – from books to movies, art to architecture. You’ll be quite amazed.

Your Yale Class of ’68 team leaders wish to thank all those of you who helped make the Reunion such a fantastic event for all. And, many thanks for your great commitment to us and to your classmates.

Stay healthy! See you again in 5 years in New Haven.

Boola! Boola!

Reunion Co-Chairs, Bill Baker and Rick Sperry

Reunion Planning Committee:
Steve Weisman, Jim Latimer, Mike Riley, Neil Berkson and Frank Gallinelli