Reunion Weekend

OCTOBER 9-11, 2015

Make Plans Now to Join Your Classmates and
Generations of F&ES Alums for Reunion Weekend!

F&ES alumni from all classes and their families are invited to join us!

This year we will be celebrating the classes of 2010, 2005, 2000, 1995, 1990, 1985, 1980, 1975, 1970, 1965, 1960, 1955…


And then...

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Schedule of Events

Friday, October 9

9:00 a.m. - 5:30 p.m. – Doctoral Conference

You are invited to attend doctoral presentations throughout the day, including the conference keynote address.

4:30 p.m. – Doctoral Conference Keynote Address

Dianne Dumanoski '94 M.A.

Dianne Dumanoski is the author, most recently, of The End of the Long Summer: Why We Must Remake Our Civilization to Survive on A Volatile Earth, which confronts the double jeopardy of the 21st century: modern industrial civilization is unhinging the stable climate required for the civilized way of life and, at the same time, making human societies vulnerable to collapse through globalization.

She began reporting on the growing burden of human activity on the natural world in 1970 on the first Earth Day, and, in the four decades since, her work in both television and print has chronicled the escalation from early concerns about dirty air and dirty water to today’s planetary emergency.

5:30 p.m. – F. Herbert Bormann Prize Presentation Followed by TGIF

F. Herbert Bormann Prize Presentation – Join us for the prize ceremony, including a cash award to a current Ph.D. student who has made a significant published contribution to his or her field in the past year. And…
TGIF – Kick off Reunion at the traditional TGIF (Thank God I'm a Forester) with alumni, faculty, students, and staff. Kid-friendly activities and refreshments.

8:00 p.m. – Sage Boy (Still) Rocks!

The first-ever reunion of the F&ES Music Project, featuring performances by alums and current students.

Saturday, October 10

8:30 a.m. – Breakfast

A great time to find your friends, meet other alumni, and get yourself in gear for the day.

9:30 a.m. – Alumni Seminars

Choose the seminar that is most relevant to your interests and career:

  • Jeffery Burley ’62 M.F., ’65 Ph.D., Distinguished Alumnus
    Professor Jeffery Burley, CBE, Director-Emeritus, Oxford Forestry Institute, Emeritus Fellow, Green Templeton College, Oxford University, will give a talk entitled, “Research Responses to Major Forestry and Forest Products Challenges over the Past Quarter Century.” Jeff will provide a personal overview of changes in the forestry sector over the past half-century and current challenges for future development. Following Jeff’s presentation, former Dean John Gordon will led a panel discussion with Jeff and a trio of F&ES professors celebrating their Reunions – Mark Ashton ’85 M.F., ’90 Ph.D., Chad Oliver ’70 M.F.S., ’75 Ph.D., and Tim Gregoire ’85 Ph.D. – who will share their views for future research and education needs in forestry.
  • Dorceta Taylor ’85 M.F.S., ’91 Ph.D., Distinguished Alumna
    Dorceta Taylor, James E. Crowfoot Collegiate Professor of Environmental Justice and Director of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion at the University of Michigan’s School of Natural Resources, will give a talk entitled, "When Cities Stop Growing: Using a Multicultural Perspective to Understand Food Access and Sustainability in a Post-Industrial City." Many American cities have lost their industrial infrastructure. That is often accompanied with loss of population, housing stocks, and commercial enterprises. Faced with abundant vacant land and dwindling options to purchase healthy and affordable foods, Dorceta will discuss how residents of many cities have turned to urban agriculture and other innovative options to produce food in cities and tackle the challenges of sustainability.  
11:00 a.m. – Reunion Weekend 2015 Keynote Address

Julia Marton-Lefèvre

Ms. Marton-Lefèvre is the Former Director General of IUCN (International Union for Conservation of Nature), the world’s largest conservation membership organization, which brings together states, government agencies, nongovernmental organizations, scientists, and experts in a unique worldwide partnership. Previously, Ms. Marton-Lefèvre was Rector of the University for Peace (UPEACE), a graduate-level international university, mandated by the United Nations, providing education, training and research on issues related to peace and conflict.
In 1999 she received the AAAS Award for International Cooperation in Science. In 2008, she was made “Chevalier de l’Ordre national de la Légion d’Honneur” by the French Government and was named Global Ambassador for Hungarian Culture by the Hungarian Minister of Education and Culture. She is a Fellow of the Royal Geographical Society of the United Kingdom and a Fellow of the World Academy of Art and Science.  Born in Hungary, Ms. Marton-Lefèvre studied history, ecology and environmental planning in the US and in France.

12:15 p.m. – Awards Luncheon with Current and Emeritus Faculty

Former F&ES Dean John Gordon, Master of Ceremonies
2015 Prospect Street Award:

Heather Coleman '04 M.E.M.

2015 Distinguished Alumnus Awards:
Jeffery Burley ’62 M.F., ’65 Ph.D.
Dorceta Taylor ’85 M.F.S., ’91 Ph.D.

2015 Distinguished Service Award:
Thomas McHenry ’77 B.A., ’80 M.F.S.

2:00 p.m. – Field Trips and Tours

DIY Field Trips – Fun and Free in New Haven:

  • ¡Fiesta Latina! at the Yale Peabody Museum of Natural History – Enjoy performances of traditional and contemporary Latin American music and dance, along with games, a fossil dig, live animals, crafts, face painting, and other activities for the whole family.
  • Marsh and Greeley Renovations Tour with Professor Os Schmitz and Mary Tyrrell '97 M.F.S., Executive Director of the Global Institute of Sustainable Forestry – See the beautiful renovation of F&ES’s historic buildings.
  • Kroon Hall Sustainability Tour by James Ball '16 M.E.M. – Learn about the sustainability features and go behind the scenes of Yale’s first LEED Platinum-certified building.
  • Grove Street Cemetery – Kids and adults alike will be chilled and thrilled by the stories of this more-than-200-year-old cemetery. A guided walking tour will highlight the graves of Noah Webster, Eli Whitney, Othniel Marsh, and Walter Camp, the "father of American football."

Class of 2010 to Great Mountain Camp – The five-year class overnight trip – not to be missed!

5:30 p.m. – Cocktail Reception
6:30 p.m. – Harvest Dinner

Bowers Auditorium, Sage Hall – A true New England experience family-friendly, with good harvest eats, décor, and music.

Sunday, October 11

9:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. – Brunch and Tour at Yale Farm

Hosted by the Yale Sustainable Food Program – Breakfast goodies, local seasonal fruit, breakfast breads, orchard preserves, hot and cold beverages, talk and tour of the Farm – families welcome!

Lodging Information

OMNI New Haven Hotel at Yale
155 Temple Street, New Haven, CT 06510
Book online or call (203) 772-6664
The Study at Yale
1157 Chapel Street, New Haven, CT 06511
Book online or call (203) 503-3900
New Haven Hotel
229 George Street, New Haven, CT, 06510
Book online or call (800) 644-6835
Courtyard New Haven at Yale
30 Whalley Avenue, New Haven, CT 06511
Book online or call (203) 777-6221
La Quinta Inn & Suites
400 Sargent Drive, New Haven, CT 06511
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Premiere Hotel & Suites
3 Long Wharf Drive, New Haven, CT 06511
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Who's Attending?

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Uma Bhandaram
Sarah Casson
Yaping Cheng
Dana Graef
Linda Holcombe
Katherine Tsantiris

Acheampong Atta-Boateng
Dominique Bikaba*
Joanne Klein

Lauren Graham

Agustin Carbo*
Ainsley Lloyd

David Henry
Ian Starr

Jennifer Baldwin
Paul Beaton
Gillian Bloomfield
Nasser Brahim
Chelsea Chandler
Francisco Espinoza
Clara Fang
Justin Freiberg
Zahid Hamdard
Elizabeth Henry
Walker Holmes
Jacob Holzberg-Pill
Adrian Horotan
Saman Ikram
Jonathan Labozzetta
Anna Pickett
Casey Pickett
Marissa Ramirez
Debbie Wang
Seth Zeren

Anastasia O'Rourke

Rayna Caldwell
Marcia Cleveland*
Michael Robertson*

Gordon Clark
Brandi Colander
Amanda Cowan
Judy Preston*

Tehmina Akhtar*
Kyle Jones Baker
Kevin Ogorzalek

Paul Berkowitz*
Elizabeth Black
Lisa Botero
James Cronan
Debora Fillis
Brett Galimidi
Loni Gardner
Brett Golden
Ann Grodnik
Sharon Gulick
Jocelyn Hittle
Bruce Ho
Drena Howard
Andrea Johnson
David Kneas
Sam Krasnow
Monika Kumar
Radha Kuppalli
Cho-Yi Kwan
Virginia Lacy
Rob Lamb
Sandra Lauterbach*
Emily Levin
Michelle Lichtenfels
Virginia Lorne*
Sarah Matheson
Angela Quiros
Rebecca Reider
Seth Shames
Amy Shatzkin
Daniel Stonington
Jonathan Strunin
Hannah Stutzman
Victoria Thompson
Benjamin Urquhart

Laura Bozzi
Heather Coleman

Brian Goldberg
Tim Northrop*

Shafqat Hussain*

Cordalie Benoit*
Kristen Clothier
Laura Letson*

Anne Osborn

Mary Tyrrell

Gene Peck
Kathleen Schomaker

Gregory Dicum
Kerry Fitzmaurice
Cassie Hopkins
Ciara O'Connell
Nina Cast Rooks
Fiona Watt

Mark Hengen

Claudia Alderman
Mary Ann Boyer
Tim Sullivan

Sarah Brichford
Sarah Stuart

Mark Ashton
Alexander Brash
Bob Clausi
Chris Donnelly
Edward Elliman
Tara Gallagher
Cathy McConnell
Jonathan Nute
Lorna Perkins
Dorceta Taylor
Whitney Tilt
Steve Young

Edward Childs
Gregg Renkes
Nicole Schless

Timothy Gregoire
Ada Ndeso-Atanga

Ann Clarke

Robert Burke
Star Childs
Bob Comer
Rick Kelley
Sara Kendall
Ellie Lathrop
Tom Hatley
Tricia Johnson
Thomas McHenry
J. Kathy Parker
Ruben Rangel
Frances Rundlett
Al Sample
Laura Snook
Jane Sokolow
Keith Stewart
Steven Strauss
Ian von Lindern
Carol Zimmerman

Deborah Burke
Jim Lyons
Henry Woolsey

Susan Curnan
Ralph Schmidt

Robert Arnold

Alan Poole

Leslie Corey
Diddahally Govindaraju
Evan Griswold
Jane Levy
Hallie Metzger

Joe Standaert
Mary Standaert

Steven Maurice
Chad Oliver

Jeffery Burley
Brian Turner

*Midcareer Alum
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