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This will not be the 50th reunion that we expected. There will be no gathering on campus, no way to break bread with our classmates, no chance encounters on Magill Walk or in the Crum.

That said, the 50th reunion committee is working on all kinds of virtual events. One place to see what's being planned is the new interactive Swarthmore Class of '71 website. On this website, you can see what's being planned. You can enter your information and see what other classmates have entered. You can also see what you can do to help.

Another online resource, set up by the College, is the Swarthmore 50th Reunion Events page.

Also, you can join our private Swarthmore College Class of 1971 Facebook group for ongoing reunion and other information.

Make sure you are connected for this. If you're not getting our e-mails, make sure Reunion coordinators Martha Dean martha.dean3201@gmail.com and Nancy Shoemaker nancy.e.shoemaker@gmail.com have your e-mail address.

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Below is one of the pictures from our 45th reunion.
Click on the picture to see more about this 2016 event.
 




Here is an interview at the Guinness World Records office in New York
with our classmate Lynn West Salvo, who had just set the record for
"Oldest person to cross America by bicycle (female)" at the age of 67.

You can also view the documentary that Lynn made following her record-setting ride. Here she looks at the challenges and resolution in setting the record. (And here's a slightly shorter video about her ride. )



T-shirt cartoon by Dan Wasserman
Items posted here on our website include
notes from our 45th Reunion,
photos from our 40th Reunion, and
a list of concerts that were held on campus
during our years as students.

What else should we be doing with this website?
Let us know at bobabrahams@yahoo.com



Don Mizell '71 won the Grammy Award for 2005 Album of the Year as a producer of the Ray Charles album Genius Loves Company. At a special presentation at the Black Cultural Center during the Sesquicentennial All-Alumni Reunion Weekend in early June, 2014, Don presented his Grammy to the College for the Black Cultural Center. In his presentation, Don explained why he feels that he would not have won the Grammy had it not been for the College. Click on the picture below to see the presentation.






Ken Giles '71, music teacher at Shepherd Elementary School in Washington, D.C., helped create this concert: