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The 1967 50th Reunion Programming Committee has organized a great weekend of events for Tech Reunions, June 8-11, 2017, at MIT, and June 11-13 in Newport, Rhode Island. Online reunion registration is now closed, but in person registration will open on June 8 at 3 PM. Click here to view the schedule of events. Here are a few additional things that you can do right now:

  • Pay your class dues & get a printed copy of the Reunion Book. Class dues of $67, $100, or $167 (please choose the amount you prefer) support our reunion and other class activities. Classmates who pay class dues will receive a copy of our 50th reunion book at the reunion in June or by mail if you cannot attend the reunion.

If you have reunion questions of any kind, first check our frequently asked reunion questions section. Then if you don't find an answer, contact your living group coordinator or our staff partner at the Alumni Association, Robert Dimmick, at 617-253-8225 or rdimmick@mit.edu.

All of us on the committee look forward to seeing you next June!

Best,

Bob Ferrara ’67
50th Reunion Co-chair
rferrara@mit.edu
Barbara Gilchrest ’67
50th Reunion Co-chair
bgilchre@alum.mit.edu


How will our 50th Reunion enhance our class legacy at MIT?

Our Class was the FIRST to win the Reunion Challenge Games (in ’92) and the sponsor of medals ever since.

Our Class was the FIRST to create a 4 year-connection to another Class: the 1967/2017 Class connections program.

Our Class was the FIRST to customize a lapel crest by adding that we are MIT’s 100th Class.

Our Class was the FIRST to have a customized Campus Tour created and featured in our 40th reunion.

Our Class was the FIRST to publish a quarterly Bulletin, our Red Blazer

Our Class won a Lobdell Award for our 40th Reunion.

Our Classmate Allen Gottlieb was the FIRST to create a Puzzle Corner in the Technology Review and maintain it for fifty years.

Our Class President Bob Ferrara was the FIRST to receive the Karl Taylor Compton Prize, the James N. Murphy Award and the Bronze Beaver Award for over 50 years of service to the MIT community.

Your input and contributions are critical to enhance our class legacy.

Click here to become part of our 50th Reunion Time Capsule project.

HELP to make our 50th Reunion win more FIRSTS and more AWARDS!

MIT's 100th graduating class!

The MIT150 events in 2011 were a vivid reminder of MIT's origins, starting with the charter passage in April, 1861. A bit less known is that classes did not start until four years later, after a difficult period of fund-raising, organizing and building, all of which played out with the Civil War in the background. It was not until 1868 that MIT actually had its first graduates. However, from that beginning, over an unbroken span of 145 consecutive years MIT students have continued to graduate and to join each class of new alumni.

Thanks to classmate Bob Howard, the Reunion Committee began to take note of these facts. Bob had just read Matthew Pearl's new mystery thriller "The Technologists" about the Institute's very first graduating class in 1868. As we did the arithmetic, it became clear that the Class of 1967 is the 100th annual class of graduates from MIT. Interestingly, none of us recalls being aware of this in 1967. On one level this is just a curious MIT factoid. At the same time we looked forward and observed that in 2017, at our 50th Reunion, we will be privileged to participate at Commencement with the Class of 2017, which will be MIT's 150th consecutive graduating class. To us, that seems like an occasion worth commemorating.

Below is Bobby Richards' diploma from that Class of 1868. He was the first president of the MIT Alumni Association and the husband of MIT's first female graduate, the renowned Ellen Swallow Richards. Both are important characters in Matthew Pearl?s engaging historical novel.

 Bobby Richards diploma

25th Reunion Photo Rediscovered!

While cleaning out a drawer last April just before the 45th Reunion, Chet Sandberg and his wife rediscovered this wide angle photo from our 25th Reunion. How timely! See if you can identify some of these folks. Here is a link to the compressed version and here is a link to the full 1MB photo.

Our 1963 Freshman Picture Book Photos

Just before our 40th Reunion, Stan Rose scanned all of our 1963 Freshman picture book photos. So if you wanted to see what we looked like 40+ years ago, please open the .PDF files below. (Please note, these are big files, 2-4MB each).
Men - John Acevedo to Richard Cutler
Men - Mike Daily to Harvey Golomb
Men - Lewis Golovin to Mike Mark
Women! - All 35 Coeds in the Class of 1967
Men - Avram Markowitz to Chris Scott
Men - Mike Scott to David Wilcox
Men - Harald Wilhelmsen to Mike Zuteck

Thanks to Stan!

Maps of MIT '67 alumni home addresses

US Map showing locations of MIT alumni This map indicates the location of MIT Class of 1967 alumni home address locations. We are working on getting a world map that goes beyond the USA. Thanks to Peter Muise and Tony Tavares of the MIT Alumni Office for providing this map, which is also included as an Adobe Acrobat attachment.
Class of 1967 Home Addess Locations