912 Judah Street | San Francisco | California | 94122

Dear Classmate, Exciting things are happening in Chestertown! At the beginning of the month, the newly remodeled Daniel Z. Gibson Performing Arts center was dedicated, though it had been open since the beginning of the academic year. At the dedication, Stephen K. Spotswood, ’99 was awarded the Alumni Horizon Ribbon for his service to the arts. While not a member of our class, those in the arts certainly know Steve, and send our congratulations. While driving through town last month I had the opportunity to tour the new Performing Arts Center with Professor Jason Rubin, Drama, and was amazed to see how the building has changed and what facilities are available to students and visiting performers. I will admit, I am a little jealous of the students who get to use it for the first time this year. Come November Hodson Hall will reopen its doors, and while I did not get to tour this facility, it looks like an amazing addition to campus. Overall, with these two new buildings, the John S. Toll Science Center opening a few years back, and a slew of new dorms, campus looks as vibrant as ever! This is a good thing, for once again, WC has enrolled one of its largest classes, totaling 378, yielding a student body of 1314 undergraduates (and 58 graduate students). Mark your calendars for Reunion Weekend, “Back by Popular Demand,” May 14, 15 and 16th. At that time, the newly renovated Alumni House should be showcased, with its new entertainment porch and dining room. Most importantly, though, the Search Committee of the Board of Visitors and Governors has been engaged in an extensive outreach and recruitment process to find Baird Tipson’s successor. Committee Chair, Jay Young ’81 reports that the committee received more than 80 nominations. Well over 100 individuals have expressed an interest in being considered for the Presidency. We wish the committee the best of luck and send our best regards to President Tipson on his retirement. Enough about the college though, what is going on in your life? Have you graduated with a new degree, recently married or have an addition to the family? Send in a class note at http://alumni.washcoll.edu. Yours with George,

Jordan Yelinek ‘02

912 Judah Street | San Francisco | California | 94122

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