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Dear Albright Reporter:

It was great to read about the Presser brothers and their exploits as Mummers.

I graduated from Albright in 1968, and was a proud member of the Albright Band for four years. I was also a member of Reading’s Ringgold Band during that time, and was eventually elected as a lifetime member. I became a member of the Garden State String Band in 1970, following an invitation from a friend to try out, and played saxophone (alto, baritone and bass) through 1976.

Just as the article in The Reporter says, mummery gets into your blood and never leaves. I faithfully watch at least the String Band portion of every parade on New Year’s Day. When I lived in Kansas City (1988 to 1998), my parents taped the parade and I got to watch it a few days later. The only problem was that I never found out who actually captured first place.

The Presser brothers, just like me, are Mummers for life!

Kenneth Cleaver, Ph.D. ’68

Dear Albright Reporter:

I just read the winter 2008 issue and I’d like to compliment you on the terrific job you have done with content and especially, the new appearance. It sure is a beautiful production, and the pages between the covers contain many super articles.

Your magazine shows why Albright College is such an outstanding institution with contributing alumni, students, faculty and administration. It sure keeps us up to date with the tremendous progress and improvements in programs and the physical plant. As I read the articles, I feel so proud to be a graduate of Albright. I am especially thankful that Mr. Eugene Shirk sought me out back in 1948.

I would certainly be remiss if I did not mention the great leadership we are getting from Dr. Lex McMillan. We could not have asked for a better leader. He is a warm and caring person and it really shows.

Keep up the great job and “Go Lions.”

Jerry Potts ’52


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