UNH Alumni Association


UNH Reunion Welcomes Back Alumni

By Polly Daniels
UNH Alumni Association

May 24, 2002

DURHAM, N.H. -- Alumni of the University of New Hampshire will return to campus June 79, 2002, for a fun-filled weekend of events and celebrations. This year, in addition to the traditional reunion activities, there will be special reunions for alumni of the Whittemore School of Business and Economics and for alumni who lived in Smith Hall.

Activities on Friday, June 7, will begin with a golf tournament at Candia Woods Golf Links, Candia, N.H. The tournament, which offers a chance for alumni to reconnect with UNH faculty and staff members, will begin at 8 a.m. Also on Friday is an opportunity to visit the UNH Museum exhibit "Daisy's Paisleys" in Dimond Library. A second exhibit, "A Century of Progress: A Photographic Exhibit of Women's History at UNH," will be on view in the Strafford Room at the MUB from 1 to 4 p.m. and again on Saturday from 2 to 5 p.m. The 50th-plus luncheon for alumni who graduated 50 or more years ago, will also be held on Friday. It will begin at noon at the New England Center.

Four seminars and a cooking demonstration are on the agenda for that Friday. All seminars during the weekend are open to the public. First is "The Impact of Polling in America," a discussion of the effect political polling has had on how candidates run for election, the way the press covers elections and the way voters respond to them. Andy Smith, director of the UNH Survey Center, will give the talk at the New England Center. The second is "Tea and Trusts and Taxes," a discussion of ways to save on taxes and benefit UNH. It begins at 10:45 a.m. in the New England Center.

Chef Ralph Coughenour will demonstrate how to whip up a variety of tantalizing salads and then encourage participants to sample the results from 2:15 to 3:15 p.m. Coughenour is director of culinary services at UNH; the event will be held at Stillings Dining Hall. Then, from 3 to 5 p.m., Whittemore School faculty members will present "Noteworthy Trends in Today's Business" in McConnell Hall.

Learn about the secrets of the ocean floor from 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. when Larry Mayer presents "Portraits of the Deep" at the New England Center. With the creation of the Center for Ocean Mapping, UNH has become the world leader in ocean mapping and ocean mapping education. Mayer, the center's director, will show how UNH explores the mysteries of the deep.

The day's finale is the gourmet dinner and social at the New England Center, featuring entertainment by Ben Baldwin and the Big Note.

Saturday, June 8, will kick off with a seminar by Peter Paul, a 1967 UNH graduate and founder, CEO and president of Headlands Group. Paul will speak about "Leadership in the New Economy" at 9 a.m. in McConnell Hall. At 10 a.m. The Whittemore School will hold an Executives in Residence Forum on Leadership at McConnell Hall. Participants will include Robert Brown, CEO of Heidelberg Harris; Roger Warboys, retired senior vice president of Bresnan Communications; and Andy Leitz, managing director of Rye Capital and retired president and CEO of Hadco.

Also at 10 a.m. will be the Alumni Association's annual meeting at the Elliott Alumni Center. The Parade of Classes, and the association's annual awards luncheon in the Memorial Union Building, will follow the meeting.

Seminars continue on Saturday afternoon. At 2 p.m., Frederick B. Whittemore, advisory director at Morgan Stanley, will present "The Latest News from Wall Street" in McConnell Hall. Also at 2 p.m., certified yoga instructor Hannelore Moebius will offer simple methods for handling stress and taming tension. Moebius will present a demonstration in Room 330-332 of the Memorial Union Building (MUB). At 3 p.m., Len Rishkofski, president and CEO of Snowden Associates, will present a seminar on how to conduct an effective job search.

A panel discussion celebrating the achievements of women graduates will be held at 2 p.m. at the Strafford Room in the MUB. The Class of 1977, celebrating its 25th reunion, will hold an ideas conference from 2 to 4 p.m. Notable alumni will speak on aging, education, the environment, technology, sports, management and the military. The conference will be held in the MUB Theater I.

Class reunion banquets for 1962 and 1952 will be held in the New England Center on Saturday evening. The Class of 1977 will hold its dinner in Huddleston Hall that evening.

An alumni breakfast lecture by Jill Gravink, founder and director of Northeast Passage, on how people with disabilities can enjoy recreational sports, will wind up the weekend on Sunday morning, June 9, 8:30 a.m., at the UNH New England Center.

All events will be held on campus, within walking distance of the New England Center, which will serve as Reunion headquarters. For more information, contact Polly Daniels at (603) 862-2040.

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