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A Special “K” kind of thanks…

February 8, 2010

It has been an invigorating and fulfilling journey to launch this site, which brings back vivid  memories and invites discussion on the education of women, particularly in a coordinate model.  So to all the Kirkland folks, friends and family, faculty and administrators who took our calls without hesitation, offered ideas and cheered us on, we thank you.

Before any more time elapses, we send the most heartfelt thanks to  Becky Pressman, K’78 who has provided key and substantive insight and guidance on copyright and legal issues. We’re most grateful she plans to continue in that advisory capacity. We already have a few more questions requiring your capable review.

Connie Halporn, another K’78-er, also deserves special mention for continued technical assistance and crucial tips for preserving and scanning imagery.

Kathy Collett, the Hamilton Archivist, has provided invaluable assistance, enthusiasm and belief in our work. The Alumni Office has also been instrumental and enthusiastic in helping us get the word out to all of you and in supporting our brainstorming sessions on and off the Hill.

It takes a dedicated team – and many who toil passionately behind the scenes, to create a large scale project.  We’re humbled by the connection and commitment of so many.

Thank you!


6 Comments leave one →
  1. pennywatrasdanak78 permalink
    February 9, 2010 1:03 am

    I am thrilled to pieces that AMP has launched this wonderful place for Kirkland People to share. My most sincere thanks to J-Cubed (Jennie, Jo, Judy) for this huge undertaking – it is truly a gift to us all!

    • orchardgirl78 permalink
      February 9, 2010 1:09 am


      Thanks! We encourage you to post a remembrance- maybe on the Womb Room page, under architecture, or initiating another topic entirely – a favorite class or professor, Winter Study, the Keehn Coop, the glens, Olive the dog ( or other campus canines), campus life in a pre-computing, pre-cellular world? We look forward to your posts.

  2. pennywatrasdanak78 permalink
    February 13, 2010 7:17 pm

    Since I am such an animal fanatic – 4 horses, 3 dogs, 4 cats – I’d like to write a little about the animals on campus. I am sure we all have some anecdotes and I will get the ball rolling some time this weekend! PWD

    • mcintosh301 permalink*
      February 14, 2010 3:47 pm


      That’s super! I’m so glad you’ll do this article!

      I have some info from the 76-77 Student Handbook regarding animals on campus. It might be of interest.

      At some point I lived on floors with a cat and a horned toad. As I’ve mentioned, Olive belonged to my great aunt and uncle, Thomas and Margaret Evans, who lived on College Hill Road.

      Don’t forget to ask Judy about her own unusual pets–do you remember them?


      • orchardgirl78 permalink
        February 14, 2010 6:44 pm


        That’s great you’ll be doing this. i wrote a stream of consciousness for the 15th reunion I can’t seem to locate, that include a reference to Olive. Remember how those dogs lined up to hitchhike with us into the village, and came to Jake’s on Friday nights for the likleihood of a morsel or five as the raisin bread emerged fresh from the oven? (I believe Olive was kown to hang at the V.T. and sit on the porch of Altieri’s and know she attended Social Pysch taught by Dru Sherrod in the Red Pit ).

        Also, as Jo alluded to, I had six ducklings my junior year. They were a present from a Hamilton boyfriend, who thought it would be a hoot to see them imprint on me. They did and it attracted many labs and other dogs who sat watching ( read: drooling) when we sat behind “B” dorm as they splashed in a wading pool. I’ll try and hunt for an image of at least one of those ducks.

        Thanks for working on this-

    • joanne papanek orlando permalink
      February 20, 2010 1:48 am

      Neither my husband nor I (Rocco Orlando III, H’74) grew up with dogs, although I had long wanted one. The first dog I ever had, I bought Senior year, as an alleged Valentine’s Day Present for him. We were very lucky that we got a great dog at a pet store. Rocco did an awful lot of dog training, as I lived on the second floor and had a bum leg. Poor dog, he would let me know he needed to go out but by the time I got to the stairs, he frequently peed. I didn’t think I could punish him, because he had told me–I was just too slow. My floor mates were terrific. If both of us were in class or the library, someone would always check on the puppy. We now own our 4th German Shepherd, Maximus . My dog owning years began at Kirkland and never stopped.
      The only problem is that our 2 sons wanted to know why they couldn’t have a dog in college, or at least have Max come visit. They eventually realized that dog ownership was just another perk of being a Kirkland student.

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