by Larry Benjamin RC'66, Class Correspondent

The Class of 1966 Scholarship Fund, which provides financial aid to deserving students each year, now totals $274,000. It was started with a $25,000 endowment in 1998. Donations from classmates have helped it grow, with $83,000 added after our 50th Reunion campaign. Nine scholarships were presented in the 2017 fiscal year.

University Libraries will digitize all Targum issues from 1869 to 1980. Having online access to the campus newspaper will be a great resource for Rutgers history. The New Jersey Newspaper Project provided a $25,000 grant. Class Historian
Hal Shill took the lead to generate additional donations to complete the project. As Hal put it, "It is just plain fun to scroll through the issues and events (plus the ads) that were so much a part of our undergraduate lives."

Hal took advantage of his Road Scholar tour of England last spring to meet with
James Grayson. James is professor emeritus at the University of Sheffield’s School of East Asian Studies. He also leads worship services and conducts marriage ceremonies as an ordained Methodist minister.

Don MacNicoll had a 30-year Air Force career, followed by a United Methodist Church ministry. He serves as a Protestant chaplain with Holland America cruise line and lives with his wife Pat Aldrich DC'67 outside Charlottesville, Va. Bill Roberts, a retired software engineer, has relocated to Poulsbo, Wash., to be near his son, daughter-in-law and granddaughter.

We’ve lost two more classmates.
John Carman of Gaithersburg, Md., died April 27. He was chairman emeritus of Rodgers Consulting, a civil engineering company in Maryland. He contributed to smart- growth committees at all government levels. Roger Cross died in New Brunswick April 15. He considered American history his field of expertise, supported various community-based projects and locally owned businesses and was a jazz aficionado.