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Dean Edward Alvey Jr. with (from left) Ginger Rawlins Crisp, Christine Dorner Clark, and Suellen Grant Knowles, all Class of 1963.

Christine Dorner Clark and Suellen Grant Knowles, both Class of 1963, recognized themselves among the students posing with Dean Edward Alvey Jr. in what was then Trinkle Library. Christine is second from left and Suellen is third from left. The student on the right is Ginger Rawlins Crisp ’63, who passed away in 1996. Dean Alvey died in 1999.

Suellen said the photograph commemorated the students’ experiences studying abroad. She recalled studying in Vienna, Austria, in the 1961-62 academic year. Suellen was  a member of the Board of Visitors from 1997 to 2005.

The picture sparked a happy thought for Christine, who wrote, “What a lovely surprise and a look back to a wonderful time in my life.”

We know one other interesting fact about this image: The chair pictured is still in use in the Department of Classics, Philosophy, and Religious Studies. We thank office manager Cynthia Toomey for recognizing the chair and Professor of Religious Studies Mary Beth Mathews for emailing us about it. No word on what became of the globe.


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