Class of 1970 Reunion
Welcome to our 50th 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 1970 Virtual Gathering & 50+ Club Induction Ceremony
Saturday, September 26, 2020, 11 a.m., To be held virtually on Zoom
It’s time to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the graduating class of 1970 and officially welcome you into the 50+ Club with an induction ceremony led by President Jacquelyn S. Fetrow, Ph.D. ’82. Wear your favorite campus organization shirt or Albright gear!
Join the “Albright College Class of 1970” Facebook group to stay up to date on the virtual gathering.
Those who pre-register for the class event will receive a 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 1970
Spouse: Sally Jones
Employment History: Health Insurance Sales Executive – Pennsylvania Blue Shield (1970-1985), Capital Blue Cross (1985- 2001), Highmark Blue Shield (2001-2010)
Sales Consultant – JRGAdvisors (2010-2013) Retired 2013
Child’s Name & Age: Kate Jones Gorney – 40
Grandchildren’s Name & Age: Raymond Gorney – 8, Benjamin Gorney – 6, Jessica Gorney – 3
Hobbies: Beach Bum & Bad Golfing
Albright Memories: Good – APO Brotherhood and Varsity Football (Coach Pottsie!, Coach Popp); Bad – French 1 – Madame Boyle!! and Appendicitis Freshman Year
Spouse: Vicki Knisely
Employment History: Intern, U.S. Senator Richard Schweiker, Washington DC -January-June 1969; Alexander & Alexander Law-October 1973-October 1977-Associate; Stumpf & Knisely Law-October 1977 to September 1980-Partner; Hanover Foods Corporation-September 1980-June 2015-Executive Vice President, Secretary and Counsel
Cities I’ve lived in after Albright: Carlisle, PA.; Wellsville, PA.; Dover, Pa.-Principal Residence; Atlanta, GA. Second Residence
Advanced Degrees after Albright: Dickinson School of Law-Juris Dcotorate
Hobbies: European Travel, Horseback Riding, Landscaping, Singing in Church and Men’s Choir, Reading
Albright Memories: Playing one of the leads in Once Upon the Mattress with the Domino Players; Choir Tours with the Albright Choir, Dionne Warwick, Fifth Dimension and Chicago concerts
Spouse: Barbara Mueller
Employment History: University of Illinois, Northeastern University, New York University School of Medicine, Kidder, Peabody & Co, New York Eye and Ear Infirmary and Lighthouse Guild
Cities I’ve lived in after Albright: Greensboro, NC; Urbana, IL; Beaufort, NC; Boston, MA; Staten Island, NY; London, UK; New York, NY; Paris, France
Advanced Degrees after Albright: MA, Psychology; PhD, Zoology; Post-Doctoral Training, Neurophysiology
Children’s Name & Age: August – 21 and Elisabeth – 18
Grandchildren’s Name & Age: Ha!
Hobbies: Marine Ecology, Crustacean Biology and Avoiding Retirement
Albright Memories: The kindness, generosity, and concern of the classes of 1969, 1970, 1971 and 1972 when I was ill in my junior year.
Spouse: Martha (Dollar) ’71 Smith
Employment History: Achieving Sales Results, LLC, Principal, 2003 – Present; Paradigm Solutions, Sr. VP Sales, 2005; iGate Global Solutions, Director of Sales, 2002-2003; PSINet, VP, North Region Sales 2000-2002; Inacom, Compaq Relationship Director, Director, GHlobal Business Development, 1996-2000; Westinghouse Communications, VP, Sales & Marketing, 1993-1996; BT North America, Central Region Sales Director; Americas Regional Sales Director 1979-1993; Zeswitz Music, General Manager, 1976-1979; IBM General Systems Division, Sales 1973-1976; US Navy Reserves 1971-1973; RCA Computer Systems 1970-1971
Cities I’ve lived in after Albright: Collingswood, NJ; Cape May, NJ; Riverston, NJ; Cherry Hill, NJ; Birdsboro, PA; Rochester, MI; Sewickley, PA; Gaithersburg, MD and Sewickley, PA
Advanced Degrees after Albright: Masters, Hard Knocks
Children’s Name & Age: Amy Smith Jackson – 47 and Peter Matthew Smith – 43
Grandchildren’s Name & Age: Owen Jackson – 12, Tyler Jackson – 10, Addison Smith – 6
Hobbies: Producer, Front Porch Theatricals – Musical Theater Non-Profit Company in Pittsburgh; Musical Instruments – Guitar, Piano (Clarinet, Saxophone in school); Tennis, Platform Tennis, gym, crossword puzzles, board games and Amateur actor
Albright Memories: Meeting my wife – Martha, Pledging Kappa Upsilon Phi, Leading effort to take Kappa National as TKE, Marching Band, Campus Center Board, Sit-in 1969 and Intramural Sports
Class of 1970 50th Reunion Committee Members: Linda (Cooper) Fauth, Terry Jones, Gary Knisely, Cindy Knisley, William Seiple and John Ryder