Baruch College Held Reunion 2006 with a Record-Setting Number of Alumni Attending
New York, NY – October 27, 2006--Baruch College honored its alumni over the October 14-15 weekend with receptions, activities, and awards. The College honored 14 alumni for their exceptional accomplishments in their chosen fields, their support and dedication to Baruch, and their ongoing involvement with the College.
The Director of the Office of Alumni Relations, Lisa Poullard-Burton ’90, said, “The reunion was the first multi-class reunion, the first two-day reunion, the first to feature events beyond a big dinner, and the first to be held in the Fall.”
It was the 60th reunion for the Class of 1946, the 50th reunion for the Class of 1956, the 40th reunion for the Class of 1966, and the 25th reunion for the Class of 1981. For some alumni, it was their first chance to see the Newman Library, which opened in 1994, and the Newman Vertical Campus, which opened in 2001, so the Office of Alumni Relations offered tours.
Baruch College President Kathleen Waldron said, “This year's event went very well and the alumni enjoyed themselves. There was much good will generated.”
David Mamberg, one of the attendees from the class of 1956, echoed that sentiment. “It was a great weekend for me and Post '56. On behalf of my buddies, we thank you for the T-shirts...they will be worn with pride.”
Many of the alumni attended the women’s volleyball game and watched the Baruch Bearcats play a five-set thriller against the team from Mount Saint Vincent before the All-Class Reunion Eve Dinner on Saturday night. Dinner was followed by dancing. On Sunday morning, the alumni posed for class photos and received anniversary class certificates. Alumni chose among an author’s reading, a gallery talk, an in-depth look at technology at Baruch’s award-winning library, a play, or simply gathering with friends for the remainder of the day.
Baruch College has traditionally honored prominent and loyal alumni at its reunions. This year we honored paid tribute to the following members of the classes of ’46, ’56, ’66, and ’81.
Alumnus of Distinction Awards were presented to the following alumni who have demonstrated outstanding achievement in their careers or community:
Donald P. Brennan MBA ‘66, George W. Fina ’66, Neal Fox ’56, Francis T. McCarron MBA ’81, Michael R. Potack ’66, Joseph A. Ripp ’81, and Harold Thau '56.
Alumni Allegiance Awards were presented to the following alumni who have demonstrated consistent loyalty and service to Baruch College:
Charles R. Dreifus '66, MBA ’73, Burton Kossoff '46 (awarded posthumously), and Stan M. Ross ’56.
Annie and Bernard M. Baruch Couples Awards were presented to married alumni who are both Baruch College graduates and have been married for many years; have supported the College through financial or volunteer activities; and are involved in a variety of philanthropic and civic activities:
Samuel S. Perelson '56 and Ruth Cohen Perelson '58
Daniel S. Roher '46 and Florence Roher '50 (nee Rodkinson)
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