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. - 5:00 p.m. – Doctoral Conference

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

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.

7:30 p.m. – Class and Alumni Group Dinners Out

Coordinate with your friends and classmates to reconnect!

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
    Professor Dorceta Taylor, Professor of environmental sociology at the University of Michigan’s School of Natural Resources and Environment and Coordinator of the Environmental Justice Field of Studies, 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 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:

  • Yale Art Gallery– Self-guided tours in the renovated and beautifully expanded building and collections.
  • Peabody Museum of Natural History – Enjoy the museum's interactive exhibits.
  • East Rock Park– Great for hiking, biking, and gazing across the long view of the Elm City to Long Island Sound.
  • 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
Book online or call (203) 562-1111
Premiere Hotel & Suites
3 Long Wharf Drive, New Haven, CT 06511
Book online or call (800) 488-4771
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Who's Attending?

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Sarah Casson
Yaping Cheng

Dominique Bikaba*
Mary Ellen Lemay*

Agustin Carbo*

Ian Starr

Jennifer Baldwin
Paul Beaton
Gillian Bloomfield
Chelsea Chandler
Justin Freiberg
Zahid Hamdard
Walker Holmes
Anna Pickett
Casey Pickett
Seth Zeren

Michael Robertson*

Gordon Clark
Judy Preston*

Kyle Jones Baker

Elizabeth Black
Lisa Botero
James Cronan
Brett Galimidi
Sharon Gulick
Jocelyn Hittle
Drena Howard
Andrea Johnson
Michelle Lichtenfels
Virginia Lorne*
Sarah Matheson
Seth Shames
Amy Shatzkin
Daniel Stonington
Jonathan Strunin
Victoria Thompson

Heather Coleman

Brian Goldberg
Tim Northrop*

Kristen Clothier
Laura Letson*

Carlos Pineda

Mary Tyrrell

Claudia Alderman
Mary Ann Boyer

Jonathan Nute
Dorceta Taylor

Timothy Gregoire

Ann Clarke

Ellie Lathrop
Thomas McHenry
J. Kathy Parker
Frances Rundlett
Jane Sokolow
Ian von Lindern

Henry Woolsey

Susan Curnan

Robert Arnold

Leslie Corey
Evan Griswold
Hallie Metzger

Joe Standaert
Mary Standaert

Jeffery Burley
Brian Turner

*Midcareer Alum
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