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Annual Legacy Photo Highlights Generational Wesleyan Connections

On Sept. 29, Legacy families filled four rows of Denison Terrace with smiles for the camera at the annual photo-op for Wesleyan alumni with undergrad offspring. This year, several grandparents joined the crowd, making it a three-generation WesCelebration.

First row, at left: John Textor ’87, P’22; Christopher Textor ’22; Robert Gorin ’57, P’90, GP’22; David Gottlieb ’22; Bethel Gorin Gottlieb ’90, P’22; Stephen S. Daniel ’82, P’22; India Daniel ’22; Amy Appleton ’83, P’16, ’19; Ben Sarraille ’19; Langston Morrison ’21; Desirée Ralls-Morrison ’88, P’21; Greg Shatan ’81, P’22; Maximilian Shatan ’22; Richard Eaddy ’83, P’22; Deborah Eaddy ’22; Carolene Eaddy ’86, P’22 (with Matthew in front); Andrew Clibanoff ’86, P’19,’22; Leo Clibanoff ’22; Callie Clibanoff ’19.

Second row, at left: Ari Baron ’84, P’22; Leah Baron ’22; Natalya Jewelewicz ’22; Daniel Jewelewicz ’90, P’22; Jonah Newmark ’22; Evan Newmark ’86, P’19, ’22; Elizabeth Roff ’22; Charles Roff ’83, P’17, ’22; Jonah Skolnik ’21; Ira Skolnik ’87, P’21; Steve Shackman ’87, P’22; Lauren Shackman ’22; (with President Michael Roth ’78 above); Cathy Cotins ’86, P’21; Cole Harris ’21; Olivia Luppino ’22; Domenic Luppino ’91, P’22; Franny Flackett-Levin ’21; Jennifer Flackett ’86, P’21; Maela Whitcomb ’19; Win Whitcomb ’84, P’19.

Third row, at left: Neil Benson ’87, P’22; Oliver Benson ’22; Lori (Price) Benson ’87, P’22; Brian Shelley ’87, P’22; Sophie Taveras Shelley ’22; Nelly Taveras ’87, P’22; Jolene Leuchten ’21; Emma Leuchten ’19; (with Mark Leuchten ’81, P’19, ’21 right behind); Mickey Kim ’86, P’22; Mia Kim ’22; Caleigh Ryan ’22; Pat Ryan ’85, P’22; Lisa Goodman ’83, P’18,’22; Zanny Weinreb ’22; William Weinreb ’83, P’18, ’22; Jezebel Turner ’22; Chris Turner ’89, P’22; Jim Green ’80, P’22; Mitchell Green ’22; Cheryl (Salden) Green ’80, P’22.

Fourth row, at left: Hugo Kessler ’19; Cindy Rich ’82, P’19; Kathy Merola Galdenzi ’91, P’22; Zelda Galdenzi ’22; James Dearborn ’86, P’22; Andrew Dearborn ’22; Johannah Dunham Townsend ’91, P’22; Rachel Townsend ’22; Wendy Townsend (widow of Robert Townsend ’62) P’89, GP’22; Chris Townsend ’89, P’22; Larry Dunham MAT ’69, P’91, GP’22; John Ferrara ’88, P’21; Claudia Ferrara ’21; Gabriella Nawi ’90, P’22; Sam Dixon ’22; Tanya Kalischer ’85, P’22; Noah Kalischer-Coggins ’22; Chris Coggins ’85, P’22.

Other family photos taken at the legacy event are below: (Photos by Olivia Drake)

Athletic Contests, WESeminars, and Other Highlights of 2018 Family Weekend

Rebecca Goldfarb Terry ’19 shares a hug with her parents, Leslie Goldfarb Terry and Al Terry, who visited from Brooklyn, N.Y., during Family Weekend 2018. Leslie and Al enjoy attending WESeminars. (Photo by Olivia Drake)

More than 2,000 parents, family members, friends, and alumni attended Family Weekend 2018 Sept. 28–30 on campus. Activities included campus tours, WESeminar lectures, panel discussions, performances, a Wesleyan Summer Grants showcase, an Alumni and Student of Color Celebration, the 8th Annual Stone A Cappella Concert, the 26th Annual Dwight L. Greene Symposium presenting “Black Phoenix Rising,” and much more.

In Family Weekend athletic news, all four home contests (football, field hockey, and men’s and women’s soccer) saw hard-fought battles against Hamilton. Hamilton blocked a Wesleyan punt and recovered it in the end zone with just 1:34 to play in regulation as the Continentals stunned the Cardinals, 33-29. Men’s and women’s soccer were both forced into overtime, with the women earning a 1–1 draw, and the men falling 1–0. Field hockey fell by one goal, 2–1, to the 14th-ranked Continentals.

Men’s crew opened up its fall season with a first-place finish in the Collegiate Open 8, taking home the Muncie Cup at the Head of the Riverfront in Hartford, Conn. Volleyball won its second consecutive Little Three Championship following a 3–0 sweep over archival Amherst, and remain perfect in NESCAC play with a 5–0 mark. The women’s cross country team placed 8th of 43 teams at the 45th Annual Paul Short Run, with Becky Lopez-Anido ’21 crossing the finish line 30th of 363 runners. Golf placed 8th at the NESCAC Championship Qualifier. In men’s tennis on Sept. 30, Peter Anker ’22 led the way for Wesleyan at the ITA Regional Championships in Middlebury, Vt., making the quarterfinals in doubles alongside Zach Fleischman ’21 as well as winning a pair of singles matches to make the third round. Victoria Yu ’19 and her sister, Kristina Yu ’22, came away with a winning 6–4, 6–3 win at the New England ITA Regional Doubles Championship.

This weekend, Wesleyan Athletics also collaborated with the Headway Foundation to raise awareness about concussions.

View a selection of images below, or visit the full Family Weekend photo album on Wesleyan Flickr. (Photos by Olivia Drake, Tom Dzimian, Jonas Powell ’18, Rebecca Goldfarb Terry ’19, and Caroline Kravitz ’19. Additional info provided by Cynthia Rockwell and Mike O’Brien.)

Mary Falls P’22 came in from Nashville, Tenn., to visit son Christopher Falls ’22. The two enjoyed a fire-spinning performance, as well as the WESeminar, “Civic Engagement and Social Entrepreneurship Workshop.” Christopher, a prospective physics major, is the nephew of the late David Mariani ’77, who was a student of Foss Professor of Physics Tom Morgan.

Campus Community Celebrates Family Weekend Sept. 28-30

More than 2,000 parents, families, friends, and alumni are attending Family Weekend, a three-day celebration of the Wesleyan experience, Sept. 28-30

Highlights include:

  • WESeminar lectures, panel discussions, workshops, and performances
  • Gordon Career Center Open House and Wesleyan Summer Grants Showcase
  • Tailgating
  • Friends of the Wesleyan Library Book Sale
  • Campus tours
  • Football, soccer, and field hockey vs. Hamilton College
  • Lunches and brunches with families and friends
  • The 26th Annual Dwight L. Greene Symposium presenting Black Phoenix Rising
  • Alumni and Student of Color Celebration
  • The 8th Annual Stone A Cappella Concert

For a full schedule of events, visit www.wesleyan.edu/fw2018.

View the photo gallery online here.

More Than 1,300 Families Attend Family Weekend Activities at Wesleyan

Athletic contests, tailgating, WESeminars, an A Cappella concert, Assembly for Parents and Families and multiple performances by faculty, artists and students were among the highlights of the 2016 Family Weekend held Oct. 28-30 on campus. Family Weekend included a 39-10 football victory against Bowdoin! More than 1,300 families attended the three-day event.

Wesleyan offered more than 15 WesSeminar presentations by scholars, pundits, and other experts on topics in the arts, current affairs, history, science, and more. Major events included the 24th Annual Dwight L. Greene Symposium: “Opportunities and Challenges in Higher Ed;” the 40th Annual Navaratri Festival celebrating traditional Indian music and dance; a performance by Gag Reflex, Wesleyan’s oldest improv comedy group; the 6th Annual Stone A Cappella concert showcasing the vocal talent of Wesleyan undergrads; a student of color reception; and exhibitions in Zilkha, Olin Library, Davison Art Center, Rick Nicita Gallery, Center for Film Studies, and the College of East Asian Studies, Mansfield Freeman Center.

Photos of Family Weekend are below and in this Wesleyan Flickr Album.

Family Weekend at Wesleyan, Oct. 28, 2016. (Photo by Olivia Drake)


WESeminars, Concerts, Alumni Talks During Family Weekend Sept. 26-28

Diane LaPointe '79, P'17 of Bedford, N.Y. is attending Family Weekend with her daughter, Megan Dolan '17.

Diane LaPointe ’79, P’17 of Bedford, N.Y. is attending Family Weekend with her daughter, Megan Dolan ’17. “I loved coming back for my reunion, but this weekend, I get to be here as a parent, seeing campus through Megan’s eyes,” LaPointe said.

During Family Weekend, held Sept. 26-28, Wesleyan families are invited to attend classes and WESeminars, take in concerts and sporting events, enjoy meals, tour campus and learn about student programs and services.

Breaking from tradition, this year Family Weekend is be separate from Homecoming Weekend, because Homecoming occurs during Fall break.

On Sept. 25, Lisa and Scott Josephs of Chapel Hill, N.C. flew to Connecticut to attend Family Weekend with their son, Aaron '18. This is their fourth visit to campus.

On Sept. 25, Lisa and Scott Josephs of Chapel Hill, N.C. flew to Connecticut to attend Family Weekend with their son, Aaron ’18. This is their fourth visit to campus.

Diane LaPointe ’79, P’17, celebrated her 35th Wesleyan Reunion in May, and is elated to return to campus four months later to visit with her daughter, Megan Dolan ’17. Megan took her mother to a French class and Modern Dance III class, and the two plan on spending time mingling with Megan’s friends and fellow visiting parents.

Lisa and Scott Josephs of Chapel Hill, N.C. are attending Family Weekend with their son, Aaron ’18. “I’m taking them to my Hebrew class, and then I’m excited to introduce them to my friends, professors and advisor,” Aaron said.

Richard Lanet P’18 and Joan Williamson P’18 of Venice, Calif. are visiting their daughter, Ruby Lanet ’18. “This is my first time visiting Wesleyan, so I’m looking forward to taking a tour of this beautiful campus, going to a class and the comedy show tonight,” Richard Lanet said.

Catherine Lewis ’18 is enjoying the event with her mother, Christian Roberts P’18 and aunt Elsa Aminlewis, both from Bronx, N.Y. The trio is looking forward to walking around campus and enjoying a few meals together.

Catherine Lewis '18 is spending Family Weekend with her mother, Christian Roberts P'18 and aunt Elsa Aminlewis.

Catherine Lewis ’18 is spending Family Weekend with her mother, Christian Roberts P’18 and aunt Elsa Aminlewis.

“Mostly we’re just glad to be spending time together,” Catherine said.

Guests may register onsite during the weekend at Usdan University Center.

Check in hours are:
Friday, Sept. 26: 10 a.m.–9 p.m.
Saturday, Sept. 27: 8 a.m.–7 p.m.
Sunday, Sept. 28: 9 a.m.–2 p.m.

The schedule is open to all members of the Wesleyan family. Highlights include a South Indian vocal performance as part of the Navaratri Festival at the Center for the Arts; the 22nd annual Dwight L. Greene Symposium, featuring a movie screening and talkback with Bobbito “Kool Bob Love” Garcia ’88; student a capella concert; Friends of the Wesleyan Library book sale; tailgating; and WESeminars on a variety of topics including animal dignity and ethics of sight, writing at Wesleyan, and ending back pain.

On Sept. 27, Craig Thomas ’97 and Carter Bays ’97, creators and writer-producers of the popular television series How I Met Your Mother, will speak about their experiences at Wesleyan, their work in TV, and HIMYM.

The Family Weekend photo gallery on Flickr will be updated throughout the weekend. More family photos are below: (Photos by Olivia Drake)

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