Shout out to all of you Class of 1991!How the heck are you? Hope everyone is doing well. Here is another up date for the Events andHappenings of your Washington College.The new Gibson Center for the Arts is completed, dedicated and wowing everyone. I have heardthat this building is spectacular inside and out. And it has a new Art Gallery, with “GalleryHours”. The Kohl Gallery is open Tuesdays 2-8pm, Wednesdays-Fridays 2-5 pm, and Saturdays11 am – 4 pm.Washington College has acquired waterfront land to expand its Chester River presence. OnOctober 15
, the College announced that it acquired 5.4 acre adjacent to the boathouse. Plans for this land include expanding the athletic and recreational facilities, a public river walk, awaterfront academic center to include new headquarters for the Center for Environment andSociety, and a residential facility for some lucky students.The new Hodson Hall complex is scheduled to be open for student use by November 2009. Iwonder if the disco ball remained part of the décor?The Alumni House has one final phase of renovation scheduled to start in October. The plan isto have an entertainment porch on the side of the house.The search and selection for the next College President continues. The Search Committeereports that there were 80 nominations and over 100 people interested in the position. We willall await the announcement for the next President, scheduled to start August 2010.There are a list of honors for WC students and Coaches that are worth mentioning :Conner Blouin ’10 of the sailing team was named an All-American Honorable Mention, becoming the second sailor to ever earn that recognition at WC.Lacrosse player Brittany Lambert ’09 was named an ESPN the Magazine At-LargeAcademic All-American for the second straight year.Lacrosse player Jimmy Kielek ’09 was awarded an NCAA Post-graduate scholarshipBoth swim teams were awarded Team Scholar All American status for the Spring 2009semester by the College Swimming Coaches Association. To win the award, the teammust finish w/ a team GPA of at least 3.0.