|The visual arts at Haverford are often considered
by too many alumni to be distant and somewhat removed from the center of
campus activity. Why? Simply put, we make no claim to be an artistic powerhouse,
and as such, many students showcase their artistic talents, but relatively
few major in the fine arts.
It would be erroneous, however, to claim that the arts are ignored or unappreciated at Haverford. To the contrary; the artistic talents of Haverfordians remains both impressive, diverse and worthy of acclaim. The Cantor Fitzgerald Gallery continues to host superb exhibits in the Philadelphia area. On a personal note, my roommate John Smeltzer proved himself a clever cartoonist for The Bi-College News; another classmate, Nick Bruel, remains a talented artist to this day.
This issue of Haverford focuses on these talented artistic alumni for good reason. They personify Haverford’s creativity, appreciation for the humanities, and devotion to exploring unique horizons that serve to educate and lead. One cannot help but recognize how many of those profiled alumni appreciate how their Haverford liberal arts education aided them in their artistic endeavors. Scholars of art, such as Ori Soltes ’73, and professional artists like Bruce Colburn ’86 both reveal a keen passion, not only for art, but for analyzing and showcasing humanity as they see and interpret it.
Finally, I wish to share my appreciation to all of you who have contributed generously to the Haverford Campaign. I encourage all of you who wish to participate in Haverford alumni activities to contact me, or Violet Brown, Director of External Relations. Haverford is on the move forward. We hope to have an on-line alumni directory fully functional within 12 months. I have made it a goal to find ways to bolster class participation in annual giving an additional five percentage points in the next year. It is an exciting time to volunteer—for admission, for the career planning office, or as a class chair. Alumni are an essential part of Haverford’s continued success.
Robert M. Eisinger ’87
|Haverford on the Web
The Haverford website is a valuable resource for alumni. View photos of recent events in the Alumni Photo Gallery, sign up for e-mail forwarding, update your address and contact information, obtain Career Development information, and see what your classmates are up to on your class’s own webpage. Visit: www.haverford.edu and click on “Alumni.”
LAMBDA, the Alumni Association’s network of gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender, and interested alumni, has been maintaining an e-mail list-serve. To subscribe, send the following message to firstname.lastname@example.org: subscribe lambda-alumni, your name, and class year. For more information about this and other LAMBDA activities, please contact the Alumni Office or Theo Posselt ’94 at: email@example.com.
Family & Friends
Great things are happening in your area!
“Welcome Freshmen” parties, informal alumni gatherings, visits from faculty, staff, and President Tritton, campaign celebrations, and much more! For
complete information about these or any upcoming alumni events, visit the online Regional Events Calendar, accessible from: www.haverford.edu. Click on “Alumni,” then “Regional Events.”
This calendar is updated frequently,
so be sure to check back often.
Also, the Haverford Alumni Office recently has been visiting several key cities around the country in an ongoing effort to recruit Regional Leaders to host future alumni events.
Do you have an idea for a successful regional event? Are you interested in learning how to become a Regional Leader? Contact the Alumni Office
at 610-896-1004 for details.
Alumni Admission Volunteers Needed
Additional Volunteers Needed:
No Current Volunteers:
Call for Nominations
|Admission Volunteers Needed:
Baltimore, Boston, NYC, and Beyond
Regional volunteers plan events that help alumni, parents, and friends keep in touch with Haverford and become active members of their local Haverford community.
The Admission Office is looking for helpful volunteers, especially in the Baltimore, Boston, and New York City metropolitan areas. For more information, contact the alumni office at (610) 896-1004, or firstname.lastname@example.org.