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Alumni Weekend welcomes back Dragons
Alumni Weekend welcomes back Dragons



Nearly 250 alumni returned to the Hilltop for Alumni Weekend last week! Thirty members of the Class of 1968 came back to celebrate their 50th reunion, even managing to schedule a conference call with classmate Stephen Schmidt who lives in Germany and was unable to attend. Other classes spanning decades had gatherings on campus and in Newport as well.

CBS News correspondent Anthony Mason ‘74 received the 2018 Diman Award. The Howard B. Dean Service Award was presented to Stuart Danforth ’84, Natalie Dyer ’83, and Richard Sayer ’65, P’96, ’98, ’03. The Philip Murray Reynolds Award was presented to Elena Thornton Kissel ’77.

Also as part of Alumni Weekend, a group of alumni shared their career experiences with students and talked about their life journeys since graduating from SG as part of our Dragon Tales Live series. The program included discussions on everything from the oil industry to Hollywood productions, and featured Rob Larkin '98, Susanne Leath Wright '98, Theresa Salud '13, Brooks Hagan '93, Chris McNally '93, Melina Martin '99, Andy Buckingham '98, Adi Shankar '03, Charles Barzun '93, Rohan Gopaldas '98, and Anissa Roberts '00.  To view the Dragon Tales Live photo gallery, visit our Flickr page.

In tandem with Alumni Weekend, the Alumni Board of Visitors were on campus for a two-day meeting.