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Presentation on theme: "WORCESTER POLYTECHNIC INSTITUTE CLASS OF 1978 25 TH REUNION."— Presentation transcript:


2 1978 25th Reunion Classmate Photos

3 Bob Brown Mechanical Engineering CEO, Goss International Corporation Wife Gail, Daughter, Bob, Son, 1978

4 Sebastian Francis Leahy, Born 3/25/2003 Frank, Rachael Gaunt, and Nathaniel Track Days at WPI Frank Leahy Math Principal Engineer at Terra/Lycos in San Francisco

5 1978- Rick Poole and Doreen Woodman Taylor Doreen Woodman Taylor Electrical Engineering Six Sigma Black Belt Senior Quality Consultant Philips Medical Systems, MA

6 Doreen Woodman Taylor Electrical Engineering Husband John, son John, daughter Sarah and Doreen

7 Smoke – The Court Jester Headed for Heaven, Sept 2000 Stealth – Top Cat A Cancer Survivor now 16 years old Ambrose Berry and Sandra Wyman Our Adopted and Rehabbed Strays Smudge – The Armored Plated Marshmallow Departed May 2005 Sphinx AKA Buddha Poot – Reached Nirvana August 2007 Sandra Wyman, P.E. Chemical Engineering Sienna – New Cat on the Block The Huntress

8 Ray Dunn, M.D. Chemistry 2003, The Dunn Triplets: Meaghan (front), Katie, Sarah, 11.5 years old Wife: Beth Chief, Plastic Surgery UMass Medical Center Division of Plastic Surgery

9 Erik Hedberg, BS, Biomedical Engineering, WPI Masters, Electrical Engineering, Duke University Sons: David and Brenden Rowing Buddies: Russ Warnock (’78), George Wespi (’79), Erik Hedberg Photos courtesy of: Erik Hedberg 1978 Engineer/Manager, IBM

10 Jerry Marcotte Civil Engineering Then and Now Senior Transportation Engineer Headquarters Construction Stormwater Coordinator US EPA, Sacramento, CA

11 John (Blue) Hannon Mechanical Engineering MBA, RPI 1978 2003 Research Associate, E.I. du Pont de Nemours & Co. Wife Kathy, Sons Steve (19) and Scott (16)

12 Ian Cannon Chemical Engineering 1979 1998 – as Ralph Rottengrape Murder mystery dinner party June 1999 - Rockwell International Assignment….Maui, Hawaii Friend Randy now in Maui 1984 Ian, son Taylor, Wife Linda 2002 White Trash Party; Son Andy (16), Wife Linda, Son Taylor (19), Ian 1998- Linda and Ian Systems Development, Boeing Co.

13 Kevin Northridge, Civil Engineering Kevin Northbridge, Patty Tracy Walton, Bill Walton, Mark Cioffi 1980 2003 Director, Urbitran Associates Montville, NJ Two daughters, Jennifer (20) and Jessica (11) King Charles Cavalier Spaniel - Daisy

14 Steve Tourigny, Mechanical Engineering 2002 Family vacation in Maui, Hawaii Steve, daughters Lauren (19), Brennagh (16), wife Kathleen 2002 Senior Hockey League Silver Cup Champs, Goalie VP, Operations, Ebara Technologies, Inc. Sacramento, CA 1978

15 Gary “SAFA” Sowryda, Mechanical Engineering August, 2003 Sons (left to right): Christopher, 21, Alex, 12, Jonathon “JB”, 19, wife Susan Houston, Texas Owner, Oil and Gas Company

16 Atul Kirloskar now runs The Kirloskar Group, one of India's largest industrial conglomerates Atul Kirloskar Rooftop Bar-B-Q Photo courtesy of: Stan Kuczarski

17 Student Life on the Hill

18 SPREE DAY 1977 Photo submitted by; John Downes, Chem Eng

19 SPREE DAY 1977 Photo submitted by; John Downes, Chem Eng

20 SPREE DAY IN THE PUB Professor Bob Wagner, Chemical Engineering, in Goat’s Head Pub with friends

21 Brad Mills Ron FishDoug ParsonsBill KelmSteve Tourigny Jon Lawrence Gary Sylvestre Jeff Wilcox Kevin Northridge Kent Baschwitz (RA) Gary Sowyrda E. Craig Luce Don Abells Lee Wells Scott Farrell MORGAN HALL – 3 RD FLOOR PHOTO BY: TONY WEINER, 1979, SUBMITTED BY: RON FISH, 1978


23 25 Years Later…..Campus Changes

24 Institute Road Mall Fountain

25 New Campus Center

26 New Bartlett Center - Admissions Office Bartlett Center is the first WPI building to be registered with the U.S. Green Building Council (USGB), a national organization that certifies buildings that are green, are sustainable, and protect the environment.

27 New Gateway Park Bioengineering Center

28 New Student Housing The LEEDs certified (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) building and an adjacent 189-space parking garage are scheduled to open in the fall of 2008 FIJI Check out the grass roof!

29 25 th Reunion - Fund Raising

30 Alumni Donor Brick Sidewalk on the Quad

31 Frank Leahy and Sandra Wyman With Class Check for Alumni Fund 42% Contribution Rate for Class of 1978! Bob Brown headed fundraising efforts

32 25 th Reunion - The Reception at Bernie Brown’s

33 Here We Are! Front Row, Seated, L to R: Patty Tracy Walton, Steve Superson, Cyndy Gryniuk Hofer, Winsor Naugler, III, Sandra Wyman, Frank Leahy, Steven Wolfe Standing, L to R: Stephen Pace, Pat Nicholson, John Vestri, Jr., Paul Angelico, Russ Warnock, W. Charles McGovern, Dave Wilson, John Downes, Rick Poole, Jon Brucks, Bob Brown, Tom Medrek, Bill Walton, Rich Bielen, John Contestabile (front), Ray Dunn (back), Steve Kuczarski, Tony Fernandes, Erik Hedberg, David Hawley, Doug Thompson, Kevin Northridge, Mark Cioffi, Steven Wolfe (blue sweater) Attended, but not in picture: Jon Lawrence, Mike Gantick, Jeff Fraulino, John Johnson, John Salvatore

34 Gail Brown (Bernie’s wife), Frank Leahy, wife Rachel Gaunt

35 Kathy Medrek Bitzy Wilson Mark Cioffi Gail Brown Barbara Poole

36 Russ Warnock Tom Medrek Dave Wilson Bill Walton Patty Tracy Walton

37 Mark Cioffi Patty Tracy Walton Cyndy Gryniuk Hofer Martha and David Hawley

38 Bob Brown Erik Hedberg Tony Fernandes Bill Trask Rick Poole

39 Steve Kuczarski Carole Kuczarski Rich Bielen

40 Cyndy Gryniuk Hofer Dave and Martha Hawley Dave Wilson Rick Poole

41 John Contestabile Patty Tracy Walton Tom Medrek

42 Landy Johnson Rich Bielen John Downes Betsy Like David Hawley

43 Landy Johnson Gail Brown Steve Wolfe Ambrose Berry Kevin Northridge

44 Steve Wolfe Rich Bielen Frank Leahy Martha and David Hawley Tony Fernandes Slide Show

45 25 th Reunion - The Banquet at Alden Hall

46 Bill Walton John Contestabile Mark Cioffi KevinNorthridge Steve Superson Photo courtesy of: Mark Cioffi Look Where?

47 Photo courtesy of: Mark Cioffi The Bribe Cyndy Gryniuk Hofer Patty Tracy Walton

48 Steve Wolfe (seated) Gail and Bernie Brown Rick Poole Doug Thompson (seated) Our Reception Hosts

49 Class President Rick Poole and wife Barbara Our Leader

50 Steve and Sharon Superson Photo courtesy of: Mark Cioffi Souper Two

51 Side Bar Kevin Northridge Patty Tracy Walton Photo courtesy of: Mark Cioffi

52 Bill & Patty Walton John Vestri Steve Pace Tony Fernandes Dave and Bitzy Wilson Mark Cioffi Jon Lawrence (back) Gail Brown (seated) Ray Dunn (standing) Schmoozing

53 Paul and Donna Angelico Tom and Kathy Medrek Beth and Ray Dunn Jon and Judy Brucks The FIJI Contingent

54 Rich Bielen Carole and Steve Kuczarski Christine and Pat Nicholson Betsy Like and W. Charles McGovern The Independent Contingent Winner of The Reunion Quiz!

55 Photo courtesy of: Mark Cioffi Back: Mark and Mary Ann Cioffi,Bill and Patty Tracy Walton, Cyndy Gryniuk Hofer Front: Kevin Northridge, Steve and Sharon Superson The Cioffi Contingent

56 Just One More Bill Walton Steve and Sharon Superson Photo courtesy of: Mark Cioffi

57 All Smiles Kevin Northridge Patty Tracy and Bill Walton Steve Superson All Smiles Photo courtesy of: Mark Cioffi

58 The Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse Photo courtesy of: Mark Cioffi Mark Cioffi Kevin Northridge Bill Walton Steve Superson

59 Stay Tuned For Future Additions! Contributions Welcomed! Contact Your Volunteer Archivist: Sandra Wyman


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