Class of 1965 Reunion
Welcome to our 55th Reunion!
While our lives have changed significantly since the onset of the coronavirus pandemic, Albright had to make the difficult decision to pivot from the typical in-person, on-campus events to a re-imagined virtual experience for Homecoming Weekend, September 25-27, 2020.
Until we are able to reschedule our in-person reunion for a future date, we will still commemorate this year with a virtual class gathering.
Class of 1965 Virtual Gathering
Saturday, September 26, 2020, 10 a.m., To be held virtually on Zoom
It’s been 55 years since you’ve graduated from Albright! Does it seem like just yesterday? Take this opportunity to reconnect with your classmates and relive your memorable college years.
Join the “Class of 1965 Albright College” Facebook group to stay up to date on the virtual gathering.
Those who pre-register for the class event will receive the Zoom link starting Mon., September 21.
As a way to catch up with our classmates prior to our virtual gathering, we encourage all classmates to fill out the Alumni Class Reunion Questionnaire. All submissions will be posted below.
Catch up with the Class of 1965
Spouse: Patsy Leonard
Employment History: I’ve been teaching full-time at Illinois State University for 50 years…the longest of any prof in its 160+ year history (pictured with the President’s acknowledgment). I began my 51st year in August, 2020.
Cities I’ve lived in after Albright: Philadelphia, PA; Columbus, OH and Bloomington-Normal IL
Advanced Degrees after Albright: M.A. University of Pennsylvania psychology-sociology 1967; Ph.D. Ohio State University psychology-sociology 1970
Children’s Name & Age: Marcelle – 50, Marc- 48, Ryan- 42 and Jason – 40
Grandchildren’s Name & Age: Caleb, Jacob, Hannah, Nick, Eric, Colton and Mason
Hobbies: Reading, Swimming, Walking the dog and Sports
Albright Memories: 4 years of football under Coach Potsklan, 1 year of basketball, APO fraternity and Co-Chair Religion in Life Week
Employment History: CPA early in his career who worked on finance and related matters in the corporate word. Last 20 years was Vice President of Investor Relations for several publicly trade companies.
Cities I’ve lived in after Albright: Pittsburgh, PA – moved there in 1965 after graduation
Advanced Degrees after Albright: MBA – University of Pittsburgh
Children’s Name & Age: I have 5 grown, married children.
Grandchildren’s Name & Age: I have 17 grandchildren, ages 2-30.
Hobbies: Reading, golfing, exercising, and following all Pittsburgh teams including Pitt and the Steelers
Albright Memories: 4 years of being on the football team and many memories around being a Zeta brother. Proud member of the Albright College Athletics Hall of Fame.
Spouse: Joyce Baxewanis
Employment History: Emeritus Professor of Biology, Penn State University, Berks (1972 – 2009) Taught courses in Physiology, Ecology, Evolution, and Biodiversity (with student trips to Alaska, Peru, Galapagos, Costa Rica, Australia, and Tanzania) Research area in mammalian physiological ecology; Director of Academic Affairs, Penn State, Berks College, 1980 – 1992.
Cities I’ve lived in after Albright: State College, PA and Tempe, AZ
Advanced Degrees after Albright: MS in Biology, Penn State University, 1967 and PhD in Zoology, Arizona State University, 1972
Children’s Name & Age: Mary, 49 and Michael, 46
Grandchildren’s Name & Age: Jocelyn, 22; Karissa, 20; Ella, 14 and Ava, 9
Hobbies: Fishing, gardening, antique cars, cooking, reading (non-fiction)
Albright Memories: Helping Dr. John Hall with his bat research, especially trips to West Virginia caves. Conducting my own research study on biological rhythms of cave dwelling woodrats.
Class of 1965 55th Reunion Committee Members: Wib Leonard, Lewis Nevins and Stam Zervanos