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October 30, 2012

Celebrating Meliora and Eastman Weekends

Thousands of alumni, parents, and friends attended the annual celebrations on the River Campus and at the Eastman School. View more photos and a social media archive at

cheering fans in stands
The Yellowjacket faithful cheer during the Homecoming game.

crowd of alumni in Wilson Commons
Members of the Class of 1962 from Arts, Sciences & Engineering and the School of Nursing pause for a class photo to celebrate their 50th Reunion. Each member of the class received a medallion to mark the occasion as did 50th reunion classes at Eastman and the School of Medicine and Dentistry.

smiling older man cutting a cake
The Eastman Institute for Oral Health celebrated the 90th birthday of Daniel Subtelny, who founded the orthodontics program at the then Eastman Dental Center, in 1955. Subtelny is the interim chair and program director of the department.

Barbara Walters and Joel Seligman
ABC News correspondent Barbara Walters talks with President Joel Seligman after her keynote address at Kodak Hall at Eastman Theatre.

five smiling people
Paul Burgett ’68E, ’76E (PhD), vice president, senior advisor to the president, and University dean, Trustee Lance Drummond ’75S (MBA), Trustee Francis Price ’74, ’75S (MBA), Gail Wright Sirmans ’72, and Beth Olivares, director of the Kearns Center, were on hand for the Celebration of Diversity Lunch

two seated women, one talking
Ellen Rowe ’80E, ’82E (MM), associate professor of jazz studies at the University of Michigan, talks about the lessons of her career at an Eastman career session as fellow panelist, the composer Maria Schneider ’85E (MM), listens.

men on stage with instruments, one acknowledging crowd
Conductor Donald Hunsberger looks on as guitarist Gene Bertoncini acknowledges the audience’s applause after performing with Bill Grimes (bass), Rich Thompson (drums), and an Eastman School student ensemble. The performance was part of a reading workshop of arrangements by former Eastman professor Ray Wright, a noted composer, conductor, and arranger.

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