Reunion Report: 1977

By Ann Galligan / July / August 2002
July 11th, 2007

More than 500 classmates and their guests celebrated a wonderful twenty-fifth reunion over four glorious days filled with banter, barbecues, and a brunch with Providence mayor "Buddy" Cianci.

Barbara Sunderland Manousso and Miriam Coleman are all smiles as they lead their class down Benefit Street near the RISD Museum.

We kicked off the weekend on Friday night with a gathering in Arnold Lounge, our headquarters. President Simmons stopped by, her first stop of Reunion 2002, to accept our class gift of nearly $4.7 million, which was presented to her by Jonathan Nelson and Josh Fidler. Next came a gala dinner under our own tent on the Green. Afterward, more than 300 of us made our way to Campus Dance.

On Saturday we packed a tent and numerous tables at the family lunch picnic. The best part was hearing Rusty Magee sing! The day was topped off by a champagne-and-dessert reception, followed by the pops concert.

Amy Nathan during the Commencement forum given by her husband, Howard Fineman, chief political correspondent at Newsweek.
On Sunday we gathered on Lincoln Field for an hour with President Simmons and then paid tribute to our classmates who have passed away at the all-class memorial service. Later, at our class brunch and seminar, Mayor Cianci discussed the revitalization of Providence over the past twenty-five years, and classmates got a chance to hear the student a cappella group, the Higher Keys. The cocktail party that night at Cafe Nuovo in downtown Providence was outdone only by the incredible sight of WaterFire created by Barnaby Evans '75.

Many classmates, family, and friends participated in the march on Monday to celebrate our support for Brown! As the sun shone brightly, we ended a magnificent weekend.

If you didn't make it back to campus for the reunion, check out our Web site, alumni.brown. edu/classes/1977, to see what you missed. Hats off to Jay Sherry and his committee for planning a great event! Thanks to everyone who came - it was a great twenty-fifth!

See you in 2007.

25th reunion attendees included:

Anita Abraham-Inz, Howard Abrams, Lorraine Ricard Alfred, Dirk Allen, Edward Annunziato, Elissa Goodman Annunziato, C.D. Armstrong, Henry Asher, Robert Ballentine, George Barrett, Arthur Bartolozzi, Joan Haffenreffer Bartsch, Jake Basso, Sharon Beagles, Jim Becker, Barbara Berke, Chris Berman, Ed Bernard, Ellen Bernard, Melissa Bilger, Matthew Blank, Tim Blodgett, Carol Ausubel Blumenfeld, Jon Blumenfeld, Marjory Spodick Blumenthal, William Blumenthal, Barbara Hall Blumer, Lee Bogart, Pam Bower-Basso, Aaron Brandes, Iris Wolf Broomfield, Chipper Brown, Rick Brown, Deborah Chick Burke, Gary Campbell, Peter Campbell, George Caraberis, Rick Carell, Kathleen Jordan Cassidy, Sarah Cecil, Sara Dalgleish Chason, Chris Chute, Jim Cimino, Tim Clapp, Sue Bowker Clarendon, Heather Claflin Clayton, Miriam Coleman, Timothy Conlon, Dave Corcoran, Bob Cort, Jim Costa, Kelly Costigan, Beryl Ann Cowan, John Cushman, Judith Danforth, Murray Danforth, Vivian Daub, E. Lee DeGolyer, Philip Dellin, Michael DelMedico, Ellen DeNooyer, Clay Deutsch, Joan Di Cola, Kenneth Dill, Doug Dixon, Mark Druy, Judy Durant, Mike Dyer, George Eichner, Peter Eident, Sue Leoni Eident, David Ellenberg, Lisa Ellis, Debi Ellman, Daniela Faibes, Lisa Fancher, Robert Feinberg, Genine Fidler, Josh Fidler, Tony Fiorillo, Read Fleming, Barbara Hough Flint, Lucinda Flowers, Jean Follett, Julie Lancaster Forgaard, Audrey Wolfson Forman, Lynn Dawley Forsell, Howie Frumkin, Carl Gallagher, Ann Galligan, Sabrina Gallop, Alden Garrett, Anne Marie Busam Gibler, Rick Gittleman, Suzanne Gatling Godwin, Jeff Goldstein, Leslie Goldwater Nelson, Jill Golick, Steve Golub, Kenneth Grant, Susan Groll, Rob Gurwitz, Jim Hackett, Bob Haefliger, Steven Hagy, Richard Hand, Nancy Harris, Mark J. Hauser, Linda Herring, Magee Hickey, Richard Hofmann, Marcia Hooper, Deborah Hopkins, Neil Hornung, Sidney Huang, Linda Hammer Hutt, Lynda Ingham, Jeff Jacobs, Jeff Janer, David Johnson, Ken Johnson, Barry Kabalkin, Debbie Ehrman Kaye, Matthew Kimball, Stuart Klein, Daniel Kleinman, Julie Kleinman, John Klupka, Alan Kopin, Jody Kreiman, Bessie Barnett Lacey, Steve Ladd, Ted Langevin, Shelley Eudene Lanman, Andrew Leichter, Larry Lein, Eve Lettvin, Maureen Leydon, Evelyn Segal, Nancy Kagan Lisnow, Cheryl Lopes, Monica Escobar Lowell, Leslie Lowery, Linda Mackintosh, Benjamin Magee, Eugene Mahr, Jody Mahr, Susan Manchester, Barbara Manousso, Eleanor Earle Mascheroni, Gerald Massa, Chuck Maze, Michael McBeath, Sandy McDougall, Gerrie McManus, Jeanne Meyers, Peter Michelson, Gail Wynne Mignard, Lloyd Miller, Geary Mizuno, Barbara Murphy, Rachel Murphy, Betts Howes Murray, Gordon Murtaugh, Amy Nathan, David Nelson, Jonathan Nelson, Peggy Nelson, Nancy Lewis Nichols, Judith Owens, Michael Palatucci, Lynn Nathanson Pandiscio, Mark Pandiscio, Meryl Pearlstein, George Pennacchi, Nikki Peters, George Pokorny, Barbara Posnick, Frank Pozniak, Kirk Purvis, Kimberly Quaid, Janet Raicovich, Sarah Rappoport, David Ray, Robin Hazard Ray, Janet Greenberg Razulis, Cynthia Reusche, Tom Reusche, Bob Rich, Kenneth Richmond, Jon Roberts, Fred Roeber, Ray Roel, Noel Rubinton, Lauren Ressler Rublin, Meredith Sadler, Ann Samenuk, George Samenuk, Mat Santos, Allen Schauffler, Kim Schoenholtz, Jill Ann Schreiber, Elizabeth Schrero Cooper, Les Servi, Genie Shao, Liz Munves Sherman, Jay Sherry, Barry Sholem, Silver Shortt, Joe Silverman, Susan Greenhaus Silverman, Debra Jacoby Snyder, Robert Spatt, Robin Spear, Ed Stack, David Strouss, Randy Sunshine, Scott Swanezy, Phil Sweetland, Janice Tatarka, Brent Taylor, Delois Teague, Amiee Telsey, Ann Thomas, Hal Tovin, Mark Traines, Doug Traver, Jeff Waldron, Frederick Walsh, Doron Weber, Janie Weinberg, Dan Weissman, David Wilbur, J. Wilmot, David Wilson, Bruce Winter, Lisa Rohr Wood, Matt Zaitchik, Roo Bestor Zimmer, Jan Zlotnick, and Cory Zucker.

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