In Pursuit of Excellence 

Dartmouth College Recognizes with Deep Appreciation the Extraordinary Achievements of the 

Class of 1966
2017 Donald C. Smith ’53 Award
in Recognition for an Outstanding Mini-Reunion Program - 26 Years Out and Older

The Mini-Reunion Chairs Association is comprised of all class mini-reunion chairs – a group of individuals spanning seven decades and the globe – who generously volunteer their time building and maintaining the bond between their classmates and the College. Mini-reunions are integral to providing Dartmouth alumni with opportunities to gather, reflect, and generate enthusiasm.

Mini-reunion chairs foster classmate connections by building upon the legendary ties that Dartmouth alumni feel toward their alma mater. The mini-reunion program, in turn, encourages alumni to both return to campus for major events such as Homecoming and Reunion and to provide critical – and generous – financial support to the many classes following in their footsteps.

It is, therefore, our honor and pleasure to recognize and thank the Class of 1966 for taking a strong mini-reunion program and making it even better. The Class of 1966 has been especially successful in building on the “66 Night” program that it started in 2008. This program, through which classmates gather in multiple locations around the world on the 66th day of the year, has grown in recent years in both the number of locations and participating classmates. This year 168 participants, including 105 classmates, took part in the “66 Night” event in 23 locations. The class also continues its rich history of golf and ski mini-reunions. This September, the class will embark on its third bi-annual overseas mini-reunion, a Danube River cruise. The Class of 1966 leadership is an inspiration to all classes as they seek to expand and improve their mini-reunion programs.

Congratulations on another highly successful year! We look forward to seeing this strong tradition of leadership continue to bring together classmates for events across the country and around the world.