Rensselaer Alumni Magazine - Spring 2015 - (Page 44)
That 70 years has produced some outstanding
results within our own Class of '45. If you scan just
our Class Notes over the years, you have no doubt
noticed the significant accomplishments that our
classmates have achieved. Everything from leadership
in the space programs, development of new health
foods, and civic leadership, and if they weren't the
chief engineer or president of a large company, they
owned their own company and were well known
in their field. I took it one more step recently and
scanned the stories and backgrounds being reported
by later Class Notes along with the reading of the "In
Memoriam" page. Rensselaer alumni are indeed a
special group of people. The RPI California Central
Coast alumni that gather together four times a year
reflect that same profile, and it is still reflected in the
fact that the young graduates are already being honored for their outstanding contributions to their current companies. We are not exclusive, but you can be
proud of your fellow alumni!
My comment to younger class correspondents:
develop a meaningful Internet network of your classmates and other alumni and keep it active. There
is only one result that you can anticipate...it will
be rewarding to all way beyond any inputs for Class
Notes. Recognize the importance of our motto:
Knowledge and Thoroughness!
Send news to: Herb Asbury '45, 4435 Foxenwood Lane, Santa Maria, CA 93455-6718; h: (805)
When you get letters like this, how can
you stop submitting columns? Lisa Miller Esq (Calif.) sent me this: "My absolute favorite part of the RPI Alumni News is your
class notes column for your 1939 graduating class...I
write columns for a number of print and online publications and use your style of writing to advise young
lawyers as an example of how to talk to a jury or
write to the court." She has a son who is in the Class
of 2016 at RPI majoring in chemical engineering.
Richard Trepp (BCh), my fraternity house roommate for three years, stays in touch with me. He is
trying to mentor clock people so that they can get
the benefit of his 40 years of experience as a member of the National Association of Watch and Clock
Collectors. He also sent me a photo of his greatgrandson, his first. He is off to the last get-together of
the Monsanto retiree group in the area as there are
no longer enough left to be a group. Dick has many
of the medical problems expected in our age group.
Jay Miller (AE) went on to become a professor.
Since his wife of over 70 years passed away it has
been difficult to have Jay reply to my emails. He is
slowing down and aging the way the rest of us are.
He still keeps himself busy with things that keep his
mind active. Jay and I did our senior thesis together.
Send news to: Lou Shornick '39, 108 Royal
Garden Terrace, Madison, MS 39110-7637; h: (601)
853-0265; email@example.com; website: www.
Send news to: L. McD. (Mac)
Schetky '44, 6782 14th Ave. North,
St. Petersburg, FL 33710 h: (727) 4987938; firstname.lastname@example.org
70th Reunion: Oct. 1-4, 2015
Attention! (Pronounced in the best
Navy, Army, Air Corps, or Coast
Guard jargon.) As you see above, we are scheduled to
be on the front burner at the annual Class Reunion
this year in that beautiful October time of year in
Troy and New England! Now wouldn't it surprise our
fellow alumni if it turned out that the Class of '45 had
one of the largest groups present other than the Class
of '65! If you haven't been to a fall Reunion, where
students are on campus; classes are in full swing with
some open to visiting alumni; sports events are alive
with a real football game; and at EMPAC President
Jackson gives us an inside view of what is happening;
then you had better mark your calendar with an item
for your bucket list! I've marked my calendar and plan
to be there; now mark yours and make your plans!
We could even plan something special if needed!
44 RENSSELAER/SPRING 2015
Ed Long wrote that he is happily
settled into a vibrant retirement community near Oberlin College. He is
pleased to be able (@ 90+) to keep up with lots of
college, church, and community activities, plus some
professional things, while spending summers at his
camp on Queechy Lake. Good for him. I assume
most of our classmates are now over 90. Hope, as you
read this, you realize how lucky we are.
I also heard from Bob Bartlett. Bob also lives in
a college community at Columbia, Mo. He and his
new bride Priscilla did a lot of traveling this year.
Black Hills, Yellowstone, Alabama, and Cape Cod.
Not as surprising as taking a wife a year ago and
being so happy with the result. Most surprising, he
has persuaded Priscilla to learn to play golf!
Send news to: Ed Miller '46, Apt. 113, Beltrone
Living Center, 6 Winners Circle, Albany, NY 12205;
Send news to: Fred Grob '49, 4 Albatross Lane, Smithtown, NY 11787; h:
(631) 382-9350; email@example.com
The 1995 men's hockey ECAC championship
Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Rensselaer Alumni Magazine - Spring 2015
Table of Contents
Snapshot: Astronomy and Art Intersect
President's View: Healthy Partnerships
Feature:Bridging the STEM Gap
Feature: Smartest Lake in the World
Feature: In the Air
RAA Annual Report
One Last Thing: A Memorable Visit to Rensselaer
Link: Inside Rensselaer 209th Commencement Article & Photos
YouTube Link: Partnerships: Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai and Rensselaer (2:40)
Link: “The New Polytechnic: Addressing Global Challenges, Transforming the World” speech
YouTube Link: Immersive Learning at Rensselaer: Geo Explorer (0:49)
YouTube Link: The Jefferson Project at Lake George (0:03:25)
Link: Class Notes (RAA Account Required)
Rensselaer Alumni Magazine - Spring 2015