Jon Hall ’79: One Shot in Life, Make it Count

June, 2012

by Emilie Coulter

Looking at Jon Hall ’79 on paper—executive vice president of FM Global, one of the world’s largest business property insurance companies; husband; father of three sons—one might think that Hall has little energy or time to spare for volunteer efforts. But those who know Jon Hall know differently.

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The Class of 1962: Paving the Way for a New Frontier

June, 2012

by Heidi Pettigrew ’99, ’07G, ’11CAGS

Members of the class of 1962 held one of several planning meetings on March 17, 2012. Left to right: Bill and Sharon (Langlois) Andrews, Meredith (Bristow) and Wally Stevens, and Rita (Laplante) Norander. John Anderson photo.

AT THE DAWN OF THE 1960s, President John F. Kennedy described the decade as the “frontier of unknown opportunities and perils, the frontier of unfilled hopes and unfilled threats.” The concept of new frontiers permeated the American rhetoric and inspired people to think about problems and possibilities that had yet to be explored. “The idea really resonated with our classmates, and we chose ‘Freshmen Enter New Frontiers of Education’ as the theme for our yearbook,” notes class officer Meredith (Bristow) Stevens.

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