Princeton University Class of 1955

Upcoming Events

Alumni day

    Alumni Day, first observed on Lincoln's birthday in 1915, this year will be on Saturday, February 24. Reconnect with classmates, fellow alumni and Princeton families. Chose among stimulating morning lectures, including the two by this year's awardees of the James Madison Medal and the Woodrow Wilson Award. At 11:30, assemble in Jadwin Gymnasium for a reception, followed by the Alumni Association Luncheon and Awards Ceremony. Afterwards, gather in the University Chapel for the moving Service of Remembrance. Campus is abuzz with other activities, as well, including workshops, exhibits, performances, student projects and much more.Advanced registration is required may be done on line.

    The class dinner at 6:30 PM will be at The Springdale Golf Club. It will be preceded by a reception at 5:00 PM and followed by presentation of our Distinguished Classmate Achievement Award which this year goes to Mike Babcock for his tireless activities as an educator.You will soon receive president Kenly Webster's new year's letter with more details and the flowing reservation form:


   Dodie: Please reserve (___) places for the Class of 1955 Reception and Dinner on Saturday, February 24, 2018 at 5:00 PM (dinner 6:30PM)    at the Springdale Golf Club (from McCarter Theater, go 0.6 miles east on Alexander Rd., turn right at traffic light onto Lawrence Dr., go 200 yards and turn right onto Clubhouse Drive; continue 1/4 mile to the Springdale Clubhouse). Wine and beer are included; cash bar for mixed drinks and spirits.

   Name:-------------------------------------------------------------------Address:----------------------------------------------------                        Phone:----------------------  E-mail(Important)----------------------------Amount enclosed ($80.00/person)---------------- Make checks payable to: Princeton Class of 1955

   Mail to: Dodie Mapes, 4544 Province Line Rd., Princeton, NJ 08540-2212

     , 609-921-3165, FAX 609-430-0611


Baja California Mini-reunion

Hello ’55 Family,

   First, thanks to all who made suggestions for our next minireunion.  There were lots of places mentioned but the one that seemed to appeal to enough of us was the Sea of Cortez and the Baja California peninsula in Mexico.  We will go there with UnCruise Adventures, embarking March 3, 2018.  UnCruise was our cruise company for the Columbia and Snake Rivers trip in 2016 and met with universal approbation.

   The attachment will give you an idea of the trip, prices and the ship configuration.  The ship carries 84 passengers and UnCruise will hold 16 cabins for us until December. If it looks like there will be more of us, they will probably increase that. Being a group gives us a discount on the price, and those who have been UnCruise clients in the past get an additional discount. More information is on the way to all class members via snail-mail.

   To book, call Linda at 855-575-9358. The group reservations hours are 10 AM- 7 PM Eastern time. The office is in Seattle. Be sure to tell Linda, or Astrid, who also answers that phone, that you are with Princeton ’55. The UnCruise general number is 888-862-888; they will direct you to the right office should there be a problem.

   To allow time to make your connection for transfer to and from the ship, book your flight into Los Cabos, MX to arrive before 2:30 PM on March  3 and to depart from Los Cabos after 1:30 PM on March 10.

   The more I read and hear about the region and its wildlife, the more eager I am to get there. Our Hip, hip, ole might not seem foreign there.


Herb Kaufmann          914-234-3212


Janurary 9, 2018   Update

Hello All,

    It’s hard to believe that it’s 2018 already and that our cruise is less than two months off. The addresses on this email will tell you who your companions will be.  We have had a couple of cancellations and, unfortunately, some others who wanted to come had to reconsider because of health matters.  One more couple is considering joining as this is being written.

   Nancy and I are arriving at the hotel, Barceló Gran Faro Los Cabos, on March 2nd, as are some of you I know.  I am looking into a dinner for those of us who will be staying there and would like to know who else (besides us and the Evanses) will be doing so. The hotel does not have a private room and I am trying to figure out another venue.  Have any of you any knowledge of the area or restaurants nearby?

    If any of you plan to stay at the hotel but haven’t yet made reservations, the price quoted to book through UnCruise is considerably higher than booking directly or through Orbitz or another booking online site. Their price includes transport from the airport, however.

    We are looking forward to what should be an exciting and different kind of class trip.


 Herb  914-234-3212

Reunions 2018
  Our 63rd Reunion this year will be May 31-June 2. We will share space with the Class of 1953 at Forbes College, across from the elegant new Peter Lewis Performing Arts Center. Our class dinner will be Sat., June 2; time and place to be announced.

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