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Class of 1965 reuion 2005

Class Secretary: Louise Kennedy Hackett, PO Box 35, Merrimack NH 03054, dhack42@inr.net

Class President: Joyce Mantyla, 28 Yorkshire Dr., Voorhees NJ 08043, tiojack@aol.com

Peter Gomes was the baccalaureate speaker at Williams College’s commencement ceremony in June. Compared with the pomp and circumstance of commencement, the baccalaureate service, Gomes told his audience, is the final chance “to remind you that you are not completed, you are not whole, you have not yet achieved perfection, but that there remains for you for the rest of your life the unfinished business of virtue, wisdom and goodness…. [The baccalaureate service]… my dear young friends, is not high theater. This is as close as you are likely to get, in this guise and on this planet, of truth-telling — both the truth that comes from words beyond mine alone, and the truths that you face as you contemplate what you have done, what you hope to do, and the strength you need in order to do it. Peter received the honorary Doctor of Divinity degree (his 26th honorary degree); his address is posted at www.williams.edu/home/commencement/gomes.php…. Jeannette Smith Mead and husband Russell enjoyed two months in St. Petersburg, Fla., last winter.


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