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.
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.