OCTOBER 01 to OCTOBER 4, 2015

May 12, 2015

Dear Classmates and Associates,

The Office of Alumni Affairs is offering us an Academic Mini-

Reunion the weekend of October 1 - 4, 2015 as a wonderful opportunity for classmates and associates to get together and participate in a program that offers a glimpse of what current Princeton Undergraduates experience. This stimulating program will provide a faculty lecture, a precept or interactive experience, tours of the newest facilities, engagement with students, and a host of other on-campus highlights plus a reception hosted by the Office of Alumni Affairs before class dinner on Friday night. A more detailed program will be sent to those who register.

Enclosed is the schedule of events, the registration form and hotel information for the Princeton University, mini-reunion beginning Thursday evening October 1st through Sunday morning October 4th. We ask that you return your registration form and check to us by September 1, 2015, and "PLEASE" make your hotel reservation at the Nassau Inn immediately.

HOTEL ACCOMODATIONS: The Princeton Nassau Inn at 10 Palmer Square East, Princeton, New Jersey, 08542 is our headquarters, The Nassau Inn has given us a special rate of $194.00 plus local taxes per night for a Standard One Bed for either single or double occupancy for reservations made prior to August 31, 2015. For reservations call 1-800-862-7728 using the Booking ID "20282." Be sure to identify yourself as a member of the Princeton Class of 1952 Mini-Reunion. We have a limited number of rooms booked at this special rate that will be released after Monday, August 31, 2015 so we urge you to make your reservation as soon as possible. Check in time is after 3 pm, and the check-out time is 11:00 am.

          If additional rooms are needed we have asked the HYATT REGENCY PRINCETON, 102 Carnegie Center, Princeton, NJ 08540, to assist us. To make a reservation call 1-(609) 734-4080 and tell them you are with the Princeton Class of 1952. They have reserved ten rooms for us at a rate of $139.00 plus local taxes per room with single or double occupancy with a Standard King or Standard Double beds.

CANCELLATION: In case there is a need to cancel your reservation we will refund your total fee if we are notified by September 10, 2015. Telephone Dave Smith at (281) 493-2586 or e-mail

If you have any questions, please write or call.

Lois and Dave Smith, Phone: (281) 493-2586, E-Mail:

MINI-REUNION SCHEDULE [updated 9/6/2015]

Thursday, October 01, 2015
3:00 – 6:00 P.M. Registration – The Nassau Inn Lobby
6:00 – 7:00 P.M. Registration continues – Welcome Cocktail Hour, Nassau Inn
7:00 – 9:30 P.M. Dinner and Welcome Program – The Nassau Inn, Room TBA
          Salad- Seasonal Field Greens, Diced Tomatoes, Sweet Onions, Shredded Carrots, Red Wine Vinaigrette.
          Entree- Grilled Filet Mignon. Brandy Peppercorn Sauce.
          Dessert- Fresh Fruit Tart
          Water, Tea, Coffee and Red and White Wine
          Welcome Program - TBA

Friday, October 02, 2015
8:30 A.M. Board bus to Princeton Campus [Rooms to be announced]
9:00-10:15 A.M. Morning Lecture for All Attendees: Stereotypes [based on themes from Princeton Pre-Read selection "Whistling Vivadi"] by Susan Fiske, Eugene Higgins Professor of Psychology; Professor of Psychology and Public Affairs
10:45-11:45 A.M. Morning Electives: [Rooms to be announced]
          1. Stereotyping Discussion Precepts, or
          2. From the Human Genome Project to Personalized Medicine: An Interactive lecture on DNA analysis - Heather Thieringer, Senior Lecturer in Molecular Biology; or
          3. Guided Bus Tour of New Campus Developments
12:00 noon - 1:30 P.M. Class Based Lunches in Dining Halls
2:00 - 3:15 P.M. Afternoon Lecture Choice [Rooms to be announced]
          1. Sailing the Water's Edge: The Domestic Politics of American Foreign Policy - Helen Milner, B.C. Forbes Professor of Politics and International Affairs, Woodrow Wilson School; Director, Niehaus Center for Globalization and Governance; or
          2. The Renewable Energy Challenge: Keeping The Lights On While Managing Variability and Uncertainty - Warren Powell, Professor, Department of Operations Research and Financial Engineering
3:45-4:45 P.M.  Afternoon Electives: [Rooms to be announced]
          1. Domestic Politics and American Foreign Policy Discussion Precepts; or
          2. Energy and the Environment Discussion Precepts; or
          3. Hands-On Workshop at the Lewis Center for the Arts; or
          4. Tour of the new Andlinger Center for Energy and the Environment; or
          5. Tree Tour of the Princeton Campus - Glen "Merc" Morris '72
5:00-6:00 P.M. Cocktail Hour and Princeton Update by Robert K. Durkee '69, Vice President and Secretary [Room to be announced]
6:30 P.M. Tailgate Dinner - location to be announced
7:00 P.M. Princeton versus Columbia Football Game [All tickets for seats on the Princeton side]
Bus to Nassau Inn after the game

Saturday, October 03, 2015
9:30 A.M. Board bus to Princeton Campus
10:00-11:45 A.M. Saturday Student Sampler - Panel discussions with current undergraduates on academics, extra-curriculars, and student life
10:00-10:50 The Arts at Princeton
11:00-11:50 Entrepreneurship at Princeton
12:00 noon Boxed Lunch Pick Up [Room to be announced]
1:00 P.M. Bus to Nassau Inn
2:00 P.M. Class of 1952 Executive Committee Meeting in Nassau Inn [Room to be announced]
4:00 P.M. Dedication of a memorial to Classmate Arthur Collins in the Palmer Square
6:00 – 7:00 P.M. Cocktails at Nassau Club (Class Jackets)
7:00 – 9:00 P.M. Class Dinner at the Nassau Club
          Salad- Iceberg Wedge with Thousand Islands Dressing
          Entree- Boneless Chicken Breast
          Dessert- Creme Brulee, Wine, Coffee, Tea, Water
          Brief Class Meeting
9:30 PM Return to Nassau Inn

Sunday, October 04, 2015
8:30 AM – 10:00 A.M. Good-bye Buffet Breakfast at the Nassau Inn
          Sliced Fresh Fruit and Berries
          Bagels. Muffins, Cream Cheese, Fruit Preserves
          Scrambled Eggs, Cheddar Cheese and Bacon
          French Toast, Juice- Orange, Grapefruit, Cranberry.
          Water, Coffee, Tea
11:00 AM Attend Princeton Chapel Service (Class Jacket)

Princeton University Class of 1952
Princeton University Mini Reunion October 01-04, 2015

Alumnus/Associate Information Guest Information

Name:______________________________ Name:________________________

Badge Name _________________________ Badge Name:__________________

Other Guest(s) with Badge Names:__________________________________________

General Information


City:________________________________ State:_____________Zip:_____________

Phone:_____________________________ Email:______________________________

The Nassau Inn (Yes)_______(No)________Other:___________________________

(Please make your reservation directly with the Nassau Inn – 1-800-862-7728
or Hyatt Regency Princeton - 1-609-734-4080)

Special Needs:___________________________________________________________

I/We will participate in the following Mini-Reunion Activities:

Basic Registration Fee:______people at $40.00 per person = $___________

Thursday, October 01, 2015 – Registration, cocktails and dinner at the Nassau Inn

          Number__________people at $130.00 per person = $___________

Friday, October 02, 2015 – On Princeton Campus with other Classes:

          On Campus Lunch and Dinner in Dining Halls:

          Number________x $35.00 /person = $___________

          Includes Wine Reception- Hosted by the Office of Alumni Affairs

.Saturday, October 03, 2015 – On Princeton Campus with other Classes:

          Tailgate Lunch -

          Number______at $20.00/person = $___________

          Princeton - Columbia Football Game:

          Number____people at $10.00 per person = $__________

          Museum Tour instead of the football game:

          Number_____people_ (No Charge)

          Nassau Club - Cocktails and Dinner:

          Number ____people at $95.00 per person= $__________

Sunday, October 04, 2015 - Good-Bye Breakfast at the Nassau Inn.

          Number_____people at $26.00 per person =$_________

Total Registration and Activities: (All Activities)

                    (1 person = $356.00) or (2 persons = $712.00) $__________

Note: If you cannot attend all 3 days, you need to pay only for those days you will attend.

                    Less Early Registration Discount of $25.00 per person for Payment before July 01, 2015.                     Number_______people at $25.00 =                  ($___________)

                                      GRAND TOTAL DUE                         $___________

Please make your check payable to:  "PRINCETON ’52 MINI-REUNION”

Mail the Registration Form and your check to: 
611 West Forest Drive
Houston, Texas 77079-6915
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Date:___________________     Check Number:__________     Check Amount: $________________


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