Saturday, May 14, 2011

Oh What a NIght

All too frequently we see our young Ivy League Connection cohorts dressed in the same clothes they dress in when they go to school.  And while their attire may be event appropriate it's still a joy to see them when they get themselves all decked out.  No offense to the gents in their suits and ties but there's something about seeing our young ladies when they get all gussied up.
Of course, if they're anything like me, as soon as they get home they're back into the most casual clothes they can find.  For those few short hours of these dinners, though, they're something to behold.
And, of course, this year's Brown cohort did not disappoint.
Our Brown contingent is always our largest with seven this year attending the Women & Leadership course, three attending the  How a Nation’s Economy works: An Introduction to Macroeconomics   course and two more the Techniques in DNA-Based Biotechnology course.
Dressed in all of our finery we trekked across the Bay to meet our very active Brown alums at One Market where, through the courtesy and generosity of our host Dick Barker ('57), we dined on some very fine food.
What would our dinners be, though, without a few speeches from our old standbys Charles Ramsey and Madeline Kronenberg?  Adding to the standard speeches, though, we heard the rousing oratory of Andrew Gonzales and Alex Burrell.  Although CNN and Fox News weren't available to cover the event, Andrew Gonzales announced his candidacy for the Presidency of the United States in 2032.  Already I could feel him tugging at my wallet for a little financial assistance with his campaign.
Of special importance to us, though, was the inclusion of ILC alums Guadalupe Morales and Irene Rojas-Carroll who will both matriculate to Brown at the end of the summer.  To suggest that we were beaming with pride would be an understatement.


  1. I like the portrait pictures looking at one another. And Cindy, you're a giggler. :]

  2. I'm looking forward to seeing Lupe and Irene at Brown this fall (with Kiana Ward) and am excited to meet some new Ivy League connection folks in my Young Women and Leadership class this summer! Warmly, Kisa Takesue

  3. What great pictures! Of course the ones of me would be of me laughing haha. You're cute, Erin :)

  4. Don, your pictures are so great! Thank you!

    Kisa, I'm looking forward to seeing you too! Thank you for an unforgettable summer and all the help you've offered me!

  5. Great photos, Don! I also enjoy seeing our students all dressed up at these dinners/functions. We have some wonderful young ladies and gentleman that we are working with this year!

    Thanks again for all the hard work you do for our students.


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