A Word of Thanks

Alumni Weekend 1996 proved wonderfully successful with over 7,000 participants visiting during the two-day celebration. All ages, including a 96-year-old member of the Class of 1920, many future alumni in strollers, and our esteemed newest group, the Class of 1996, took part in the various alumni-faculty exchanges, receptions, symposia, dinners, picnics, and parade. From all accounts, they left happy and feeling proud to be part of Penn.

This is truly an all-University endeavor and it succeeds because so many in the University community are committed to a common goal: welcoming to campus Penn's diverse, multigenerational family and its most spirited supporters. Many departments and offices combined efforts this year to assure that every detail--and there were literally millions--was handled with care, quality, and efficiency.

My colleagues in Development and Alumni Relations and I offer our collective words of gratitude to everyone who helped ensure the success of the weekend. Your work is valued and truly appreciated. Let me call particular attention to the departments of Physical Plant, Public Safety, Dining Services, Residential Living, and each School and Center. Thank you.

Virginia B. Clark, Vice President, Development & Alumni Relations


Volume 42 Number 33
May 21/28, 1996

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