Class of 1968

May 11-14, 2018 


The class of 1968 has launched a class-only website that features our new 50th reunion logo, and has been professionally designed to connect us to one another!!!   The site has already uploaded our 1968 yearbook ‘The Record” and classmates will find their yearbook photo on the site. Once you register – and as each of us updates our contact information, and answers some of the questions  about our life-journey these past 50 years - all registrants will receive an update.   We hope that you will include a current photo too, of course – unless you look exactly the same as you did in 1968 (It’s possible!)

Registration is easy.  All you need do is:

1. Go to your web browser. Enter penn1968.com

2. Go to the tab entitled “First Time Visitors”

3. Follow the prompts and you are good to go

4. Make sure that you check all the “NOTIFY ME” boxes that ask you if you want “updates” etc. 

The site is password protected, and I personally approve every registrant to the site to ensure that only our classmates have access.  Member privacy and security comes first. Every user has individual privacy control, Instant Messaging and can chat privately with other members.  There is a “Who's Online” feature and members can see who is using the site in real time.  There is an Announcement Board that all Classmates can useOf course, we will calendar all reunion-connected events.  In addition, there is a full “In Memoriam” section with a “private comments board",  where we will pay tribute to our classmates who are no longer with us 

Another great automatic feature of this website is the it updates each registrant every time another classmate joins the group and every time an update is added.  (There are several  “NOTIFY ME” boxes you need to check for this feature to be active.)  In the spring of 2018, right before our 50th celebration at Penn,  the profiles on our site will be downloaded into our reunion ‘Record”, a printed and bound book that will be gifted to members of the class.  

Some of the additional features of this password-protected site:

  • “What's New" Feed - all site activity is in one convenient location.  

  • Maintains Classmate contact information and records. Import and export with Excel.

  • Classmate profiles have been customized with our list questions (You don’t need to answer   any or all of the questions.)  Classmates can change, edit or update a personal profile at any time.  Classmates have secure and easy access to their own profile through their password.

  • Allows classmates to receive site updates and announcements. Keep classmates engaged!

  • Sends emails to just one person, privately -- or send emails to the entire class.

  • Posts announcements.  Our classmates will be ‘connected’.

  • From time to time, we will  include surveys and polls  to collect your ideas and suggestions

  • We will upload MP3 music, create Playlists and shares them (Looking for a volunteer here)

  • There’s a full featured “In Memoriam” space where we will pay tribute to and remember classmates we’ve lost

  • Find classmates living nearby – using the map

  • The site will maintain our list of MISSING CLASSMATES. Help us find friends!          

  • Displays “This Day”  in History events  (So you have a reason to look at the site every day.)

  • Displays “rewind” historical audio from Brandon Books

  • Displays daily classmate birthdays  (We all know how old we are)

  • Provides built -in history videos

  • Provides a profile key to easily see what content is

    I’m looking forward to seeing your registration.  Remember, this website is only for the Class of 1968 and your registration ensures that you will be included in the Class of 1968 50th Reunion Yearbook .

 See you online—and at the 50th, if not before.

 If you have any questions please email me at bettyrothschild@gmail.com.

 

Class of 1968 Leadership


Officers

Alexius C. Conroy: President
Doug Cox: Vice President/Outreach & Class Legacy Project (Gifts)
Sidney Rodbell: Vice President/Outreach & Class Legacy Project (Gifts)
Michael "Micky" Neiditch: Vice President-Communications
Mia Argentieri: Vice President
Barbara Russo Bravo: Vice President & Sorority Outreach Chair; Housing & Hotel Chair
  • Gail Petty Riepe, Sue Laudenslager Meade & Fran Poeppelmeier Sheeley: TriDelt
  • Leslie Maddin Bayer & Marilyn Kramer Kahn: DPhiE
  • Carol Shlifer Clapp, Elsie Sterling Howard & Phyllis Ettinger Rodbell- AEPhi
  • Betsy Scott Kleeblatt: SDT
  • Barbara Russo Bravo & Anamaria Labrador-Bolden: KD
  • Celeste Reill Anderson & Marty Patonetz Turnbull : AlphaChiO
  • Merle Chernofsky Born: ChiO
Elsie Sterling Howard: Vice President
Jack Goldenberg: Associate Vice President & Class of 2018 Liaison for Time Capsule Project

Honorary Reunion Chairmen

Michael Crow
David Montgomery
Larry Nussdorf
Gail Petty Riepe

Committee Chairmen

Fran Poeppelmeier Sheeley Legacy Garden Chair
  • Diane McClure Holsenbeck: Legacy Garden Vice Chair

Betty Ostrov Rothschild:Penn1968.com website Chair; Bennett UnionBoard Chair & Connaissance Outreach Co-Chair together with Co-Chair, Jim Rothschild
Betsy Scott Kleeblatt: Sorority Outreach Co-Chair
Carolyn Marcus Jacobs: Women's Athletics Outreach Chair
Tad Decker: Fraternity Outreach Chair

  • Jim Colins & David Montgomery: Fraternity Outreach Vice Chairmen
  • David Buchen Phi Kappa Sigma
  • Mark Grant & Larry Nussdorf: Pi Lam
  • John Smigelski, Chip Kowalcyk & Mike Crow: Phi Delta Theta
  • Frank Osborne: Delta Tau Delta
  • Troy Gustavson: Delta Kappa Epsilon
  • Neal Freedlander: Phi Ep
  • Mark Grant & Larry Nussdorf: Pi Lam

Bill Creeden:Athletics Outreach Chair

  • Bob Fountain: Lightweight Crew Chair
  • Rick Owens:Track
  • Charlie Dewey & Larry Miller: Soccer
  • Charlie Dewey and Irwin Klein: Lacrosse
  • Bill Creeden: Football
  • Tom Harlowe: Baseball
  • Basketball: Tom Northrup
Rich Sabreen: Video Chair
  • Sue Croll, Carolyn Marcus Jacobs & Janet Oberlander Simon, Archives Team
  • Robert Cort: Cinema Project Chair and Keynote Speaker
  • Mona Shangold: Mortarboard, General Honors & Pennsyngers Outreach Chair
  • Jim Colins & Phyllis Ettinger Rodbell: Sunday Brunch and Memorial Tribute Co-Chairs
  • Barbara Russo Bravo, Mia Argentieri & Jack Goldenberg: Welcome Cocktail Reception Co-Chairs
  • Lonny Schooler: WXPN Chair
  • Lee Gordon: Professors' Reunion Forum Chair
  • Wayne Baruch: Arts
  • Allen Sokal: Glee Club
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    Class of 1968 50th Reunion Committee

    Lois Dietz Benedetti
    Dennis Blake
    Frank Boka
    Mike Burwick
    Lorna Campbell-Seely
    Karen Whitestone Carr
    Gene Castellano
    Jamie Cohen
    Joe Cohen
    Phyllis Samitz Cohen
    Jon Day
    Nina Demartini Day
    Thomas Decker
    Donald Douchkess
    Lee Eisenberg
    Randy Elkins
    Judy Finestone Erdberg
    Tom Farrell
    David Feldman
    Judy Wallach Finger
    Andrew Finger
    Charles Forman
    Douglas Frenkel
    Michael Glosserman
    Joan Chernoff Gluck
    Marsha Goldberg
    Lee Gordon
    Carol Soiffer Greco
    Troy Gustavson
    Colin Hanna
    Robert Hawley
    John Heffer
    Bill Hermann
    Jack Howett
    Beth Alstchul Hurwich
    Joe Hurwich
    Maggie Wilner Hut
    Steve Hut
    Tom Isaacs
    Joel Jacobson
    Betsy Berk Kahn
    Leslie Ann Mertz Kaplan
    Samuel Kaplan
    Linda Miriam Kates
    Ellen Schwartzman Kelson
    Rick Kelson
    Chip Kowalyck
    Carol Kiryluk
    Edward Kowalcyk
    Ron Kriss
    Bobbi Penneys Susselman Laufer
    Syd Lefkoe
    Jack Lehman
    Susan Wagner Leisner
    Michael Levy
    Todd Makler
    Peter Marvin
    Sue Laudenslager Meade
    Ken Meskin
    Audrey Moody
    Richard Morgenstern
    Don Morrison
    Douglas Owens
    Rick Owens
    John Raudabaugh
    Jim Restivo
    Jim Rothschild
    Eric Ruby
    Ted Sachs
    Steve Savage
    Faith Johnson Schoenfeld
    Lonny Schooler
    Laurel Seneca
    Larry Shiekman
    Larry Simon
    Christine Cobler Sommer
    John Sommer
    Marjorie Seltzer Stanek, MD
    Marty Patonetz Turnbull
    Winston Walp
    Bruce Wessels
    Georgianna Ziegler
    Stephen Zipf, Jr.

    Stay Updated!

    You can find class newsletters below:

    Click here to read the Class of 1968 Spring 2017 Print Newsletter
    Click here to read the Class of 1968 Spring 2016 Newsletter.

    Click here to read the Class of 1968 Summer 2015 Newsletter
    Click
    here for the September 2014 e-newsletter
    Click
    here for the June 2014 e-newsletter
    Click
    here for the February 2014 e-newsletter
    Click
    here for Looking Forward Email from Class President Al Conroy on September 13, 2013

     

     

    Supporting Penn

    We hope you will consider supporting The Penn Fund this year! Every dollar raised means ensuring the ongoing health of Penn, and your personal gift is your vote of confidence in your alma mater. Our collective gift shows our class pride. The Penn Fund supports the highest priorities of the University, namely need-based student aid as well as student activities, residential life, and classroom technology. All gifts matter, as alumni participation is a factor in Penn’s national rankings. For some, considering a gift at the leadership donor level is possible, and we hope you give at a level that is meaningful to you. The Benjamin Franklin Society serves as an inspiration to fellow Penn alumni. Click here to see if you are eligible for matching gift dollars through your or your spouse’s company. Give here today: www.pennfund.upenn.edu/giving. For more information on supporting scholarships, click here, or contact your Penn Fund representative. Thank you in advance for considering your gift to The Penn Fund.

    It's easy to become a member of the Harrison Society, which recognizes alumni and friends who have named Penn as a beneficiary of a will, living trust, retirement plan or life insurance policy that benefits Penn in the future.   If you have included Penn in your will, or would like information about making a bequest or beneficiary designation of your retirement plan or life insurance to support The Penn Fund or your class scholarship, please contact Beth Delaney (215) 898-6171 or delaneye@ben.dev.upenn.edu, or visit www.giving.upenn.edu/gift-planning