by Larry Benjamin RC'66, Class Correspondent

Eight classmates participated in Reunion Weekend this year, a far cry from the turnout your class officers will be rallying for our 50th
  in 2016, only three years away. On campus this May were Fred Cassaday, Lou Chazen, Ted Hardies, Rich Hersh, Jeff Hyman, Ken Johnson, Andy Lawrence and Hal Shill. Special congrats to Ken, who was elected president of the Rutgers Alumni Association at its annual meeting.

Dave Briggs has had very varied post-RU experiences. After three years in the Army in Vietnam, he returned to New Jersey to launch a 30-year career with New Jersey Bell/Bell Atlantic/Verizon. He later went out to Missouri where, armed with a master's degree in history, he taught U.S. History at Southeast Missouri State. He now lives in Annapolis, Md., and instructs online classes in history.

Joel Rosenbaum of Eatontown also has had two careers, first in meteorology, including service as chief forecaster for the Air Force weather detachment in Vietnam, and later as a registered respiratory therapist at Bayshore Community Hospital in Holmdel. Unfortunately, he reports he is now disabled from Agent Orange exposure in Vietnam.

Bill Castle, one of our ag students, put his expertise to work as a professor in horticulture at the University of Florida. He does some consulting and is trying to start a pomegranate industry in the southeast U.S. He lives in Lake Alfred, Fla.

We lost two more classmates last December:

Dave Chiszar turned his Ph.D. in experimental psychology into a professorship at the University of Colorado. He was a renowned herpetologist, focusing on the predatory behavior of rattlesnakes, and served on the Board of Trustees of the Denver Zoo.

Paul Seybold, lived in the Poconos oif Pennsylvania, where he had a long career as a social worker. He also coached basketball at Gettysburg and Dickinson colleges.

Our yearbook, the Scarlet Letter, failed us in listing the campus activities of the late
Dr. Ivan Higgins, an orthopedic surgeon in Portland, Ore., who died in May 2012. He was the starting goalkeeper on the lacrosse team, but he was not involved with the rugby team. Thanks to Paul Hennessy RU'64, and our classmate Dan Partel for pointing that out.