Dear Classmates,

We are looking forward to seeing you back at Bowdoin in a few short weeks for our 55th Reunion. As you make your plans to return to Campus, we wanted to share a few updates:

We’ve had a great response to the Friday morning boat cruise around Casco Bay. If you haven’t already registered for the cruise, please consider joining us.

Registrations are still being accepted for both tennis and golf on Thursday.

On-campus housing is available through the College. If you prefer to stay off-campus, the Best Western (formerly the Parkwood Inn) on the Orr Island Road near Cooks Corner reserved a block of rooms for our class at a reduced rate of $103.96 per night. For reservations, please call 207-725-5251 or 800-349-7181 and be sure to mention Bowdoin Class of 1959. But hurry–there are only a few rooms left!

For additional information, including how to register for tennis, golf, and the boat cruise, please download the Class of 1959 Reunion registration letter.  It promises to be a wonderful weekend full of new memories and old. We look forward to seeing you back on campus on May 29th!

Your Reunion Host Committee Co-Chairs,

Jim Carnathan, Jerry Fletcher, and Zeke Zucker


*The Reunion Calendar will continue to be updated and refined. We suggest checking for continued updates.

Thursday, May 29th

9:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. – 1959 Golf tournament hosted by Bruce Chalmers in Bridgton, Maine

1:30 p.m. – 1959 Round Robin Tennis Event hosted by Jerry Fletcher on campus

4:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. – Reunion Programming: Old Guard Reception

5:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. – Reunion Programming: Reunion Welcome Dinner

Friday, May 30

10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. – Boat Cruise aboard the Pied Piper – Paul’s Marina, Mere Point Road, Brunswick

10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. – Reunion Programming: Old Guard Reception and Luncheon

5:00 p.m. – Class of 1959 Memorial Service – Bowdoin Chapel

5:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. Class of 1959 Cocktail Reception and Dinner – Daggett Lounge, Thorne Hall

7:30 p.m. – Reunion Programming: Bowdoin Beer Fest: Sample the best of Maine’s craft beer and enjoy bluegrass music

Saturday, May 31

10:00 a.m. – Reunion Programming: Alumni Parade and Reunion Convocation

1:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. Reunion Programming: Speakers Sen. George Mitchell ’54, H ’83; Geoffrey Canada ’74, H ’07, CEO of Harlem Children’s Zone; and President Barry Mills ’72.

4:00 p.m. – Rod Forsman: Adventures on the Appalachian Trail – Lancaster Lounge, Moulton Union

5:00 – 6:00 p.m. – Cocktail reception and Class Photo – Lancaster Lounge, Moulton Union

6:00 – 8:00 p.m. – Class of 1959 Lobster Bake – Moulton Union Dining Room

9:00 p.m. to Midnight – Reunion Programming: All Reunion Party


As of 4/23/2014, the following people have registered for the Class of 1959 Reunion.
Reid Appleby ’59
John Bird ’59
Jim Carnathan ’59
Bruce Chalmers ’59
Jerry Fletcher ’59
Rod Forsman ’59
Charlie Graham ’59
Dick Morgan ’59
Sid Slobodkin ’59
Mary O’Neil Ward W’59
Gene Waters ’59
Tim Whiting ’59
Dave Zolov ’59
Zeke Zucker ’59