1980's RESIDENTS HOLD REUNION
ifty alumni and guests returned to the House on May 17 for the first-ever 1980's reunion. On a warm evening under the olive trees on the patio, memories were rekindled and friendships renewed.
ollowing dinner in the Auditorium, Ariel Reich, 1983-'88, shared experiences that struck familiar chords for many including his apprehension about leaving his family that was soon replaced by apprehension about leaving new friends at I-House. While at I-House, he turned from physics to law, met life-long friends, and, like so many others, left Berkeley a changed man.
atie Leydorf Dustin recalled an issue of the Intergnat student newsletter which, as a practical joke, announced Sherry Warrick's resignation and called for a petition drive to encourage him to stay. A long line of residents showed up to sign the petition!
any enjoyed catching up with the Warricks and former staff members Betsy Bacon, Art Flores, Vangie Buell, and Barbara Lynch.
amran Nemati admitted that his ten years in I-House was, perhaps, too long. Dianna Previs left Stamatis Vokos at home with the kids in Seattle. David Clynes came from Minnesota but the long distance award went to Grazia Busa who was visiting from Italy. Suri Yenamandra spoke fondly of his stay at I-House as second only to his marriage for the impact on his life. He expressed his gratitude for a scholarship that allowed him to become a physician and his hope to create an I-House scholarship to help other students.
he evening concluded with the traditional Candlelight Ceremony and farewells . . . at least until the next reunion!
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