Note from the Alumni Office

Wine Tasting • Museum Gallery Talks • Tour Historic Huguenot Street • Hike Mohonk Preserve• Class Dinners and Social Get Togethers • Mohonk Mountain House Brunch • Department Hosted Special Events • Fraternity and Sorority Gatherings • Athletic Competitions • Musical Entertainment • Alumni Theater Production

Dear State University of New York at New Paltz Alumni,

The “3-R’s” have a special meaning for this year’s Alumni Reunion Weekend, September 23-25, 2011. This theme describes what a reunion is all about: RECONNECTING with old friends and faculty, REMEMBERING the days of your youth, and RELIVING the events and activities which shaped your days on campus. This year we will specifically honor those classes which graduated in years ending in a “one” or a “six”. However, members of all classes are encouraged to attend.

The Class of 1961 will commemorate the 50th Anniversary of its graduation from New Paltz. Two highlights will be the Induction Ceremony into the Lantern Society on Friday night and the special 1961 Class Dinner on Saturday night. The Class of 1961 committee members have been working hard to locate all members of their class and invite you to view their class website,

This year is also the 50th Anniversary of the U.S. Peace Corps. Former Peace Corps Volunteers, as well as those who participated in other programs such as Teachers for East Africa, AmeriCorps, VISTA or an independent service program are urged to take part in a special interactive discussion being planned for Saturday. We invite you to sign up and join our roundtable discussion.

Local hotels fill quickly and we have blocked rooms for you. Selections can be found at or you can search additional offerings at the New Paltz Chamber of Commerce.

Register online today at, or use the registration form in the reunion brochure that is coming your way shortly. For further information, please call 1-877-HAWK option 1.

We very much look forward to your return this fall to SUNY New Paltz.


The 2011 New Paltz Reunion Committee:

Class of 1961: Eva (Artus) Reuben, Ginny (Bunting) Foster, Chair, Fritz Grupe, Web Master, Michael Cantor, Bruce Cohen, Shea (Dunham) Lauria, Charlie James, Cathie Judge, Jeff Laffel, Alan McCormick, Joel Milgram, Ann (Milora) Norton, Linda (Spiro) Landers, Jeanette (Turco) O’Connor, Susie (Schoenberg) Samuel, Don West; Class of 1971: Howard Buxbaum; Maureen Melle; Class of 1981: Mary Elizabeth Bannon; Philip Flynn, III; Laura Rose Class of 1986: Milagros (Millie) Rodriguez-Penalo; Class of 1989: Cynthia Soroka-Dunn.

State University of New York at New Paltz Alumni Affairs: Sally Cross, Alan Dunefsky, Diane McCarthy, Lisa Sandick.