Dickinson Alumni Weekend 2022
 

Dickinson Alumni Weekend 2022

Schedule of Events

Monday
Jun
6
Tuesday
Jun
7
Wednesday
Jun
8
Thursday
Jun
9
Friday
Jun
10
Saturday
Jun
11
Sunday
Jun
12
Awards
Entertainment
Greek
Lectures
Meal
Reception
Special Interest and Affinity
Sports Activities
Tours
Virtual
free
lunch
meal

Icons & Instincts

Monday, June 6
7p.m. - 8p.m. Eastern | Virtual Program

Virtual


Michael Snyder ’72, a journalist, broadcaster and screenwriter, will interview Vincent Paterson ’72, a director, choreographer and author, about Vincent’s success in the entertainment industry. A Q&A will follow.

Estate Planning for Everyone

Tuesday, June 7
4p.m. - 5p.m. Eastern | Virtual Program

Virtual


Join Tom Magill '72 and Lou Teti '72 for a conversation about how you can use your retirement plans and other assets to reduce taxes, provide for your loved ones and support the causes that are important to you.

State of the College With President John E. Jones III ’77, P’11

Wednesday, June 8
7p.m. - 8p.m. Eastern | Virtual Program

Virtual


Join President John E. Jones III ’77, P’11, for an update about the state of the college. 

Class of 1972 Dinner at the College Farm

Thursday, June 9
6p.m. - 9p.m. Eastern | Dickinson College Farm

Meal


The Class of 1972 will gather for a casual dinner at the College Farm. 

Alpha Chi Rho and Sigma Chi Brothers and Others Reception

Thursday, June 9
7p.m. - 11p.m. Eastern | Atwater Hall Lounge - map No. 30

Sponsored by: Co-sponsored by the Omicron Chapter of Sigma Chi.

Greek


For all brothers and their others! 

Gettysburg Battlefield Bus Tour

Friday, June 10
8a.m. - 3p.m. Eastern |

Tours


Join Matthew Pinsker, Brian C. Pohanka Chair in American Civil War History, for a guided tour of the battlefields and cemetery at the Gettysburg National Military Park. After the tour, take time to explore downtown Gettysburg and grab lunch on your own. 

Manufacturing Brighter Futures with Christopher Sharples ’87 - IN PERSON

Friday, June 10
11a.m. - 12p.m. Eastern | Althouse, room 106 - map No. 13

Lectures


Christopher Sharples ’87 will share his experience in delivering notable design for manufacturing and assembly projects, including the Barclays Center and the Botswana Innovation Hub, and environmentally progressive work, such as the recently opened Uber headquarters in San Francisco. Sharples’ Dickinson liberal-arts education and junior year abroad in Bologna, Italy, played a pivotal role in his decision to become an architect and have greatly influenced his thinking in how to look beyond traditional modes of design and construction to support a more humane, equitable and resilient built environment.

Manufacturing Brighter Futures with Christopher Sharples ’87 - LIVESTREAM

Friday, June 10
11a.m. - 12p.m. Eastern | Virtual Program

Lectures Virtual


Christopher Sharples ’87 will share his experience in delivering notable design for manufacturing and assembly projects, including the Barclays Center and the Botswana Innovation Hub, and environmentally progressive work, such as the recently opened Uber headquarters in San Francisco. Sharples’ Dickinson liberal-arts education and junior year abroad in Bologna, Italy, played a pivotal role in his decision to become an architect and have greatly influenced his thinking in how to look beyond traditional modes of design and construction to support a more humane, equitable and resilient built environment.

Carlisle Indian Industrial School, 1879-1918 - IN PERSON

Friday, June 10
3p.m. - 4p.m. Eastern | Rubendall Recital Hall, Weiss Center for the Arts – map No. 55

Lectures


Susan Rose ’77, Charles A. Dana Professor of sociology, and Jim Gerencser ’93, college archivist

Richard Henry Pratt implemented his vision for educating and “civilizing” Native American young people by separating them from their home communities and forbidding them from living according to the ways customary to their culture. Carlisle served as a model for many similar boarding schools and also became a symbol of the broader assimilationist movement. Some feel that Pratt’s experiment was quite progressive, while others view it as an act of cultural genocide. This presentation will address the complexities of the Carlisle Indian School and its continuing legacy.

Carlisle Indian Industrial School, 1879-1918 - LIVESTREAM

Friday, June 10
3p.m. - 4p.m. Eastern | Virtual Program

Virtual


Susan Rose ’77, Charles A. Dana Professor of sociology, and Jim Gerencser ’93, college archivist

Richard Henry Pratt implemented his vision for educating and “civilizing” Native American young people by separating them from their home communities and forbidding them from living according to the ways customary to their culture. Carlisle served as a model for many similar boarding schools and also became a symbol of the broader assimilationist movement. Some feel that Pratt’s experiment was quite progressive, while others view it as an act of cultural genocide. This presentation will address the complexities of the Carlisle Indian School and its continuing legacy.

Dickinson Admissions: Insider's Guide

Friday, June 10
3p.m. - 4p.m. Eastern | Waidner Admissions House - map No. 53

Tours


Meet with an admissions staff member and learn about the admissions process and the shifting landscape of higher education.  

Alumni Awards Ceremony - IN PERSON

Friday, June 10
5p.m. - 7p.m. Eastern | Rubendall Recital Hall, Weiss Center for the Arts – map No. 55

Awards


Please join us as we bestow the Alumni Association’s highest honors on this year’s award recipients and celebrate our Volunteer Award-winners.

Alumni Awards Ceremony - LIVESTREAM

Friday, June 10
5p.m. - 7p.m. Eastern | Virtual Program

Awards Virtual


Please join us as we bestow the Alumni Association’s highest honors on this year’s award recipients and celebrate our Volunteer Award-winners.

President's Welcome Reception

Friday, June 10
6p.m. - 7p.m. Eastern | Britton Plaza - map No. 69

Reception


Join President John E. Jones III ’77, P’11, in a toast to celebrate our Distinguished Alumni Award recipients and kick off the weekend! Be sure to stop by the Mermaid Society tent during the reception to learn more about Dickinson’s society honoring loyal supporters of the college.

Class of 1970 50th Reunion Reception and Dinner

Friday, June 10
6p.m. - 9p.m. Eastern | Social Hall, Holland Union Building – map No. 16


Join your classmates in celebration of your 50th reunion.

Celebration Dinner

Friday, June 10
7p.m. - 9p.m. Eastern | Morgan Field

Meal


Enjoy a delicious dinner buffet and great company at this year’s Celebration Dinner on Morgan Field. 

The North Mountain Ramblers

Friday, June 10
7p.m. - 11p.m. Eastern | Comfort Suites (downstairs ballroom)

Entertainment


Hosted by Alpha Chi Rho, Phi Beta Chapter & Kappa Sigma, Beta Pi Chapter

Delta Nu Reception

Friday, June 10
8:30p.m. - 10:30p.m. Eastern | Waidner Admissions House – map No. 53

Greek


Come celebrate with your fellow sisters!

Dessert & Music on the Plaza

Friday, June 10
8:30p.m. - 10:30p.m. Eastern | Britton Plaza - map No. 69

Entertainment


Catch up with friends while enjoying coffee, dessert and DJ-cellist duo Carter Ward and Andrew Savoia.

Continental Breakfast

Saturday, June 11
7a.m. - 9a.m. Eastern | Holland Union Building Lobby – map No. 16

Meal


Start off your morning bright and early with a light continental breakfast.

Dickinson Christian Fellowship Alumni Breakfast

Saturday, June 11
8:30a.m. - 10:30a.m. Eastern | Mermaid Trellis

Meal Special Interest and Affinity


Start your day with a continental breakfast with fellow Dickinson Christian Fellowship alumni. 

Ned Rosenbaum Memorial Lecture & Asbell Center Breakfast

Saturday, June 11
9a.m. - 11a.m. Eastern | Lawn between Milton B. Asbell Center for Jewish Life and Waidner Admissions House

Meal Special Interest and Affinity


Enjoy breakfast, tour the Asbell Center and hear from Rabbi Sandra Lawson, director of racial diversity, equity and inclusion at Reconstructing Judaism, for the 2022 Ned Rosenbaum Memorial Lecture, Broad-Coalition Judaism: Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Work in the Jewish Community.

5K Fun Run/Walk

Saturday, June 11
9a.m. - 12p.m. Eastern | Biddle Field – map No. 40

Sports Activities


Join Don Nichter, cross country and track & field coach, for a 5k run or walk from campus to Dickinson Park and back.

Alumni College Session 1

Saturday, June 11
9:30a.m. - 10:30a.m. Eastern | See schedule for all locations.

Lectures


Choose one of three options:

50th Anniversary of Hurricane Agnes, and Dickinson’s Role in the Emergency Response, With Mike Bilder ’07

In June 1972, the remnants of Hurricane Agnes caused unprecedented, widespread, catastrophic inland flooding throughout the Mid-Atlantic region. In Pennsylvania alone, more than 220,000 people were left homeless. Fifty years later, Agnes is still the worst disaster in Pennsylvania history, and many of its flood records still stand across several states. Agnes played a major role in the evolution of emergency management in the U.S., including the formation of the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA). Dickinson even played a direct role in the Agnes response, with students and staff stepping up to help others when they needed it most. This presentation will examine Agnes and its legacy from both the macro and micro perspectives.


Book Reading with Bill Keen ’57 

Bill Keen ’57 reads the Dickinson section of his most recent book, Eden Across the Street.


Dickinson Athletics Celebrates the 50th Anniversary of Title IX 

Join Carly Zinn, assistant athletics director and head field hockey coach; Karen Pflug-Felder ’71, field hockey, basketball and club-lacrosse alumna; and Kirsten Sabia ’92, soccer and softball alumna; as they speak about Title IX and the impact it has made. There will be a Q&A following the discussion. This event will be livestreamed. 


Dickinson Athletics Celebrates the 50th Anniversary of Title IX - LIVESTREAM

Saturday, June 11
9:30a.m. - 10:30a.m. Eastern | Virtual Program

Lectures Virtual


Join Carly Zinn, assistant athletics director and head field hockey coach; Karen Pflug-Felder ’71, field hockey, basketball and club-lacrosse alumna; and Kirsten Sabia ’92, soccer and softball alumna, as they speak about Title IX and the impact it has made.

There will be a Q&A following the discussion. This event will be livestreamed. 

Alpha Chi Rho - Phi Beta Chapter Meeting and Cornerstone Ceremony

Saturday, June 11
10a.m. - 11a.m. Eastern | Waidner Admissions House, Info Session Room and backyard – map No. 53

Greek


Participate in the annual AXP Phi Beta graduate chapter meeting and the unveiling of the commemorative plaque, which will be placed next to the 1920 AXP house cornerstone. 

Kappa Sigma Fraternity Alumni Association Meeting

Saturday, June 11
10a.m. - 11a.m. Eastern | McCauley Room, Old West – map No. 6

Greek

Film Screening and Q&A with Rick Smolan '72

Saturday, June 11
10a.m. - 12p.m. Eastern |


Join alumnus, author, film producer, photojournalist and storyteller Rick Smolan ’72 for a special film screening of Tracks, followed by a Q&A.

Rick’s story:
Five years after graduating from Dickinson, I received a once-in-a-lifetime assignment—to track down and photograph Robyn Davidson, a mysterious and stunning 27-year-old woman who had decided to cross 2,700 kilometers of Australia’s treacherous Gibson desert alone, accompanied by only her dog, Diggity, and four camels. As a 28-year-old, fledgling photojournalist working for National Georgraphic, I was tasked with tracking down Robyn five times over the course of her nine-month trek, flying in and out of remote desert landing strips, searching desperately for her when everyone thought she’d gone missing and keeping nosy reporters from interfering with her trip. 

After my cover story about Robyn’s epic Outback adventure appeared in National Georgraphic, it was featured in hundreds of other publications around the globe, reaching over 50 million readers. It's now considered one of the top 10 stories ever to appear in National Geographic. And when Robyn’s book Tracks was released several years later, it became a cult classic, selling more than 1.4 million copies in 18 languages. Over many years, Robyn’s journey has taken on a life of its own. In fact, Tracks is now required reading in many Australian high schools, just as Catcher in the Rye is required reading in the U.S.

Alumni Global Adventures

Saturday, June 11
10:30a.m. - 11a.m. Eastern | Althouse, room 109 – map No. 13

Lectures


We treat our travel programs as an extension of the Dickinson educational experience. Local guides offer unique opportunities to small groups of Dickinson travelers, and frequent talks with Dickinson subject experts add substance and deepen travelers’ appreciation of each destination. Join us to learn more about these programs and our 2023 trips to Croatia, England, Italy and Scotland, and discover how you can learn more about global cultures through these distinctively Dickinson adventures.

Alumni College Session 2

Saturday, June 11
11a.m. - 12p.m. Eastern | See schedule for locations

Lectures


Choose from one of the following:

Understanding Data Analytics with Mike Capone ’88, CEO of Qlik

Description TBD


An Unlikely Meeting: How a Trademark Conflict Introduced Two Sober Entrepreneurs

Meet Beth Sandbower Harbinson ’81 and Emily Schrader ’93, who discovered their Dickinson connection and a vision to create opportunities for others in recovery.


Goodyear Gallery Exhibit - Interlace: Paintings by Michael Weiss ’89 

Michael Weiss is a Baltimore-based artist who uses traditional painting materials and methods to create contemporary images containing oblique, but not opaque, content. He has exhibited widely throughout the region, and his work is a part of numerous private and corporate collections. He is currently serving as associate dean of fine arts at the Maryland Institute College of Art, where he has been a full-time faculty member since 2003, teaching in the drawing, foundation, general fine art and painting departments. Weiss has received grants from the Creative Baltimore Fund (2008) and the Maryland State Arts Council (2000).


Gamma Phi Beta Reunion

Saturday, June 11
11a.m. - 12p.m. Eastern | Stafford Reading Area, Waidner-Spahr Library – map No. 21

Greek

Bike Ride to Lunch at the Dickinson Farm

Saturday, June 11
11a.m. - 3p.m. Eastern | Meet in the Kaufman Hall parking lot – map No. 33

Meal Sports Activities


Ride to the farm! The ride is about 14 miles (seven each way), with modest hills, and it takes approximately 40 minutes each way. This is for experienced cyclists 16 years of age or older. Registration is required for the lunch and the group ride. Cyclists must bring their own bikes. 

Delta Sigma Phi Alumni Corporation Board Meeting

Saturday, June 11
12p.m. - 1p.m. Eastern | Spradley-Young Hall Lounge - map No. 25

Greek

Alumni Food Truck Festival

Saturday, June 11
12p.m. - 1:30p.m. Eastern | Dickinson Walk, Britton Plaza, Morgan Field

Meal


Come enjoy food trucks from:

  • 717tacos
  • Piper Belle's BBQ
  • Pizza Tent
  • The Potato Coop
  • Leo's Homemade Ice Cream
  • Massey's Frozen Custard

Golden Alumni Luncheon (Class of 1971 and older)

Saturday, June 11
12p.m. - 1:30p.m. Eastern | Social Hall East, Holland Union Building – map No. 16

free lunch meal



Farm to Table Lunch at the Dickinson College Farm

Saturday, June 11
12p.m. - 2p.m. Eastern | Dickinson College Farm

Meal


Always a popular event, lunch at the College Farm features delicacies from our fields and neighboring farms. Wood-fired pizzas and freshly harvested field greens are deliciously punctuated by handmade beignets, which are created using renewable energy produced on the farm. Student-led tours will be offered along with the chance to engage with student and alumni farm staff. Transportation is provided. Limited space is available, and it fills quickly!

African American Alumni Association Meeting

Saturday, June 11
1p.m. - 2p.m. Eastern | Rector Atrium - map No. 17

Special Interest and Affinity


Visit and enjoy light refreshments with other members of the association.

Dickinson Athletics Campus Tour

Saturday, June 11
1p.m. - 2p.m. Eastern | Kline Fitness Center - map No. 77

Tours


Enjoy a walking tour led by one of our student-athlete Liberty Caps. This campus tour will highlight Dickinson’s athletics facilities. The tour will depart from the Kline Fitness Center.

German at Dickinson: Mini-Reunion

Saturday, June 11
1p.m. - 2p.m. Eastern | The Quarry - map No. 25

Special Interest and Affinity


Wilkommen! Please join us for some dessert and time to reconnect with German students from our reunion classes, along with professors and friends from the German Club and German House.

Delta Sigma Phi BBQ

Saturday, June 11
1p.m. - 2:30p.m. Eastern |

Greek

Phi Psi Alumni Gathering

Saturday, June 11
1p.m. - 5p.m. Eastern | Davidson-Wilson Lawn

Greek


Enjoy food, drinks and camaraderie with fellow Phi Psi alumni.

Sustainability at Dickinson: Update and Tour

Saturday, June 11
1:30p.m. - 2:30p.m. Eastern | Mermaid Trellis

Lectures Tours


Stop by and hear from Ken Shultes ’89, associate vice president for sustainability & facilities planning, about the college’s current sustainability initiatives and its commitment to a sustainable future. Ken will also provide a walking tour to highlight sustainability efforts around campus.

Class of 1977 - Meet and Greet with President John E. Jones III '77, P'11

Saturday, June 11
2p.m. - 3p.m. Eastern | President Jones' House

Class of 1970 - A Trip Down Memory Lane

Saturday, June 11
2p.m. - 3:30p.m. Eastern | Friends of the Library Reading Area, Waidner-Spahr Library - map No. 21


Relive fond memories through this special Archives & Special Collections display of items from 1966-70.

Class of 1972 - "The Way We Were"

Saturday, June 11
2p.m. - 3:30p.m. Eastern |


Join members of the class of 1972 for a 50th reunion panel and group discussion. We'll reflect on our days at Dickinson and the college's impact on our lives since graduation. 

Liberty Cap/Tour Guide Reunion

Saturday, June 11
3p.m. - 4p.m. Eastern | Waidner Admissions House - map No. 53

Special Interest and Affinity


Calling all Liberty Caps! Join us for a Lib Cap reunion to catch up with old friends and make new ones! Reminisce about telling the Mermaid Story and avoiding walking on the seal during tours!

Beta Theta Pi Fraternity Annual Chapter Meeting

Saturday, June 11
3p.m. - 5p.m. Eastern | Longsdorff Lounge - map No. 29

Greek



International Business & Management Department Reception

Saturday, June 11
3p.m. - 5p.m. Eastern | Althouse Second Floor - map No. 13

Reception


For international business & management majors and friends of the department. Every attendee is requested to bring a bottle of wine (under $25) for an informal wine sampling. The Department of International Business & Management will also provide a few bottles of Cava.

Contributing to Our Communal Memory: Alumni Session on Documenting LGBT History at Dickinson

Saturday, June 11
4p.m. - 5p.m. Eastern | Waidner-Sphar Library, Lower Level - map No. 21

Lectures Special Interest and Affinity


Explore the history of LGBTQ+ experiences and activism at Dickinson through items in the college’s archives and learn how you can contribute to our communal memory. Malinda Triller-Doran, special-collections librarian, will kick off this event with a look at a selection of materials from campus organizations such as GLAD, Pandora, ALLIES and Spectrum. You’ll learn what types of documents, photographs and artifacts that are already in the archives. We’ll also explore ways you can help build this important collection. The session will conclude with an open discussion, during which you can pose questions and share your ideas and interests.

All-Alumni Reception

Saturday, June 11
5:30p.m. - 6:30p.m. Eastern | Britton Plaza - map No. 69

Reception


Mix, mingle, and network with alumni, faculty, staff, and professors emereti.

Phi Psi Alumni Dinner (Non-Milestone Years)

Saturday, June 11
6p.m. - 8p.m. Eastern | Davidson-Wilson lawn

Greek


Phi Psi alumni not attending class dinners are welcome.

25th Reunion Reception and Dinner for Class of 1997

Saturday, June 11
6p.m. - 9p.m. Eastern | See schedule for location

Meal

50th Reunion Reception and Dinner for Class of 1972

Saturday, June 11
6p.m. - 9p.m. Eastern | See schedule for location

Meal



55th Reunion Reception and Dinner for Class of 1967

Saturday, June 11
6p.m. - 9p.m. Eastern | See schedule for location

Meal

60th Reunion Reception and Dinner for Class of 1962

Saturday, June 11
6p.m. - 9p.m. Eastern | See schedule for location

Meal

65th Reunion Dinner for Class of 1957

Saturday, June 11
6p.m. - 9p.m. Eastern | See schedule for location

Meal

10th Reunion Dinner for Class of 2012

Saturday, June 11
7p.m. - 9p.m. Eastern | See schedule for location

Meal

15th Reunion Dinner for Class of 2007

Saturday, June 11
7p.m. - 9p.m. Eastern | See schedule for location

Meal

20th Reunion Dinner for Class of 2002

Saturday, June 11
7p.m. - 9p.m. Eastern | See schedule for location

Meal

30th Reunion Dinner for Class of 1992

Saturday, June 11
7p.m. - 9p.m. Eastern | See schedule for location

Meal

35th Reunion Dinner for Class of 1987

Saturday, June 11
7p.m. - 9p.m. Eastern | See schedule for location

Meal

40th Reunion Dinner for Class of 1982

Saturday, June 11
7p.m. - 9p.m. Eastern | See schedule for location

Meal

45th Reunion Dinner for Class of 1977

Saturday, June 11
7p.m. - 9p.m. Eastern | Rector Atrium - map No. 17

Meal


                    

5th Reunion Dinner for Class of 2017

Saturday, June 11
7p.m. - 9p.m. Eastern | See schedule for location

Meal

Non-Milestone Dinner

Saturday, June 11
7p.m. - 9p.m. Eastern | See schedule for location

Meal


Join members of the class of 1970, 1981 and other select groups for a non-milestone dinner.

The Dickinson Dance Party

Saturday, June 11
9p.m. - 11p.m. Eastern | Dining Hall, Holland Union Building – map No. 16

Entertainment


Keep the celebration going at Dickinson’s Dance Party with music from Bradley, featuring Al Hershner ’73, Chris Knopf ’73, Dave Newell ’73, Pete Taft ’73 and Bob Willemin ’73! Stop in for dessert and/or a drink and catch up with friends. 

Champagne Brunch

Sunday, June 12
9a.m. - 11a.m. Eastern | Britton Plaza – map No. 69

Meal


Bid farewell to friends at this special brunch buffet.