Miller, Thomas B [Tom]

My most lasting memories center around singing, which I had never done before I got to Allegheny…being told as a pledge that I had to sing in the Phi Delt Ensemble, and to try out for the Singers (thank you Phil Jones), Luvy graciously letting me in, singing in small groups on the way to dinner after rehearsal, winding up directing the Ensemble and winning Greek Sing. Also bit of baseball and being fired by Garby because I wanted to go on the Choir spring trip rather than the baseball trip; intramurals and quiet evening walks in the Spring and in the winter snow; trying to decide what to major more »

Fields [McGrath], Laura

Hmmm. Twenty-five instant sisters freshman year on our hall – an exhilarating experience for a shy only child finally away from home. Exceptional teaching – especially Dr. Madtes, Dr. Ketchum, Dr. Devor, Mr. Heeschan, and Mr. Logan. I still value and use the rigor and discipline I learned particularly from Dr. Madtes. Singing – Chapel Choir, then Allegheny Singers. Special friendships, some of which remain strong to this day. And meeting Tom McGrath in the nick of time,  just before he graduated. Education after Allegheny M.A. in English (is there any other major?) at Alfred University, part time while I was teaching (also part time) and raising two babies (more more »

McQuade [Hedden], Peggy

Education after Allegheny I was one of several students who went on the Washington Semester Program in January of our junior year.  The main focus was studying and interviewing people working in the federal government–legislative, executive, and judicial, plus the media covering Washington.  We met people with a lot of educational backgrounds, but the background that seemed most versatile was a legal one.  Since my hope  was to work in government, I decided to go to law school after Allegheny, to the University of Chicago.  As an undergraduate in political science and history, I  learned to put things together; at law school  we were taught how to take things apart. more »

Moltzau [Jaecker], Donna

I attended Allegheny only one year as a freshman commuter. Though the school did what it could to make me feel included in campus activities, my having to commute to my grandparents’ (Gasteiger) home at the edge of town made it difficult to participate. So I never did form any close personal relations with other students there. I do continue to support the school financially. After leaving Allegheny I graduated from the University of Rochester in NY, married soon thereafter, and headed to Purdue University to obtain an advanced degree in virology and immunology. After graduate school I found a position as a supervisor in the diagnostic virology laboratory at more »

Micklewright [Kidder], Jane

I have such wonderful memories of my years at Allegheny.  Foremost, was meeting my husband Larry  on the second day of freshmen orientation week at a “mixer dance”.  We dated all 4 years and were pinned our sophomore year and engaged at Christmas of our junior year, but we knew we planned to eventually marry as early as November, 1963 (in fact, talked about it the night JFK was assassinated).  Together we spent many great evenings first in the old Delt house and then in the new one.  Friday nights were always movie nights, a walk downtown usually with other couples, 50 cents for admission, popcorn and then the walk more »

McFadzean, John

  Most vivid memory was Friday, November 22nd, 1963.  As an eighteen year old kid away from home for the first time I ran into Bill Alvin in our Caflisch Hall dorm around 3:00pm.  All he said was “they shot Kennedy in Dallas Texas”.  Needless to say that was the seminal event of my young life.  Adulthood had started. Being from the Chicago suburbs I was used to snow and wind, BUT nothing compared to the winters in Meadville with the lake effect snow off Lake Erie! Watching the Beatles on the Ed Sullivan show Saturday, February 9th, 1964 on the color TV at the SAE house. Doing laundry downtown more »

McCormick, Pete

I had done well at Pittsburgh Central Catholic High School, I was encouraged to attend college.  No one in my family had gone through a four year College experience, so I had no idea how the selection process  worked.  To make a long story short, I ended up at Allegheny because its name started with “A” so I found it quickly in that very large college book (and it gave me the most in scholarship and loan aid).  At Allegheny, I lived on Third Main with a great group of freshman, all of whom contributed greatly to my maturation process.  I joined PDT at the suggestion of Ric Upjohn, to more »