In Pursuit of Excellence

Dartmouth College Recognizes with Deep Appreciation the Extraordinary Achievements of

Bernard B. Wysocki, Jr. ’71

Class Newsletter Editor of the Year 26 Years Out and Older

For three years, you have served with dedication and enthusiasm as the newsletter editor for the Class of 1971. This past year, you have produced three engaging issues of The Class of 1971 Newsletter, which serves as the focal point of your class’s communication.

Each issue has an easy-to-follow structure and layout, with a letter from the president and a directory of class officers that includes photos and contact information. The Class of 1971 is very active with an extensive mini-reunion program, and the newsletter serves as a way to both publicize upcoming mini reunions and recap past ones with photos, a list of participants, and an overview of activities. Your class also celebrated its 45th reunion this past year, and the newsletter included information, schedules, and calls to action throughout the year. One feature, The ’71 Interview, showcases interviews with classmates across a diverse range of careers—from a Dartmouth professor and screenwriter to the man who built the Bloomberg box.

The Class of 1971 Newsletter is distinct in its depiction of results of an extensive classmate survey. Each of the three editions includes results related to a particular topic, from On Health & Well-Being, to You and the College, to Leisure, Hobbies & Bucket Lists. Charts and graphs of popular responses and excerpted comments highlight both the differences and similarities among classmates, allowing people to learn about different aspects of their classmates’ lives. Additionally, the fall and spring issues feature travelogues from classmates’ trips to Uganda and Tanzania, and the winter issue provides a breakdown of where the class project portion of dues goes, with photos and descriptions of the various projects that the class has chosen to support.

You graduated from Dartmouth with a Bachelor of Arts in religion with high distinction and were a member of Alpha Theta and Casque & Gauntlet. After graduating, you worked at Dow Jones & Co. for 32 years, primarily serving as a reporter, editor, and a foreign correspondent for The Wall Street Journal. As founder of Potomac Investment Research, you spent five years conducting in-depth research on public companies for institutional investors.

When not spending time with your wife Holly and your children, Sarah and Christopher, or editing The Class of 1971 Newsletter, you are a partner at Eachwin Capital, an investment management firm based in New York City, with a focus on healthcare.

Bernie, your creativity, passion, and dedication to your class highlight the best of what a newsletter editor can be. It is with the greatest pride that the Class Newsletter Editors Association honors you with the 2016 Class Newsletter Editor of the Year Award.