In Pursuit of Excellence

Dartmouth College Recognizes with Deep Appreciation the Extraordinary Achievements of the


2016 Special Recognition for Strategic Connections

The Class of 1978 is to be congratulated and recognized for its innovation in engaging classmates through various activities and projects that build camaraderie.

The Class of 1978 celebrated on the 78th day of the year by including a poster to be used as a class-wide selfie prop in their newsletter. Classmates posted the resulting photos to the Class’s Facebook page and created and distributed a virtual reunion newsletter. The Class also took advantage of existing events to bring classmates back to Hanover outside of Homecoming and Reunion. For instance, they remembered a special classmate during the Gardner Cup rowing event, which was attended by 100 classmates.

The Class of 1978 is thoughtful in its plans, examining needs and opportunities and pivoting when necessary. Its newsletters and Class Notes in Dartmouth Alumni Magazine highlight a broad array of classmates, furthering the unity of the entire class. For their inspired, inclusive practices, Dartmouth College is pleased to recognize the Class of 1978.