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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 »

Terrill, Robert [Bob]

As I start to process these memories, one memory jumps to another, and this experience is like dominoes falling, and I end up with a memory that’s miles from the first one.  Some are memories that have arisen many times since I graduated (why was I such a mediocre student?), and the same answers come back (attitude). Some are memories that I don’t want (during an AXP meeting I used an inappropriate nickname the Brothers had for a Brother that I thought he knew about.  His comments and the looks of others ⇒ great embarrassment for me).  Reading Bob Allen’s account of Gator Daze reminded me of the Crow Pledges more »

Scott, Steve

As the first in my family to attend college my most vivid memory is of the fear of not knowing what to expect.  Another memory comes from the great times (believe it or not) that I had working in the cafeteria.  Then, there was the Student Chaperon Committee. What a great job. I don’t think any fraternity was ever cited for a violation during my tenure. These two situations gave me a chance to get to know many wonderful people, who to this day I still vividly recall and smile happily when I do so. One final memory—Nels Juleus.  I kept in touch with Professor Juleus until he lost his more »

Simica, Robert [Bob]

Well I think of Allegheny every day. Why you may ask? In my junior year a fraternity brother wiped out my right knee while playing “touch” football behind the house. So the aches and pains of old age center around that knee. I also remember when political science went from being a relatively easy major to being so hard that I almost did not graduate. I remember the snow. And then I remember the snow. And then I remember the snow crunching under my feet heading to the library that seemed to be heated to 100 degrees in comparison. I remember “fishbowls” and I remember the music. I listen to more »

Orellana, William [Bill]

Many of my memories seem amazingly close to those of others who have posted.  Of course, we lived in a small world back then — fairly protected and controlled, even if we did think we were now independent and on our own.  But i do remember trying out for Allegheny Singers as a freshman — purely on a whim — had no real choir experience in high school.  Made it and really enjoyed over 3 years of participation, tours, and overall music appreciation, especially the leadership of Dr. Luvaas.  He seemed to direct as much with his eyes as with his hands.  Pledging AXP and becoming part of an internal more »

Wilcox, Michel [Mike]

In high school, I couldn’t wait to get off the farm, go to college, become a famous scientist, and get rich.  I went to Allegheny, partied too much (especially on Water Street), barely got a BS in chemistry, worked five years as an industrial engineer for Republic Steel, and returned to the farm.  (Shortly after I left, Republic Steel went down the tubes).  Back on the farm, I milked cows for about eight years, and, being naturally lazy, switched to raising corn and soybeans.  This only involved working six months of the year. Education after Allegheny Through no fault of Allegheny’s, I learned how much I hadn’t learned while I more »

Clendenin, Peter [Pete]

Our years at Allegheny were always exciting–sometimes too much so.  Some of my fondest memories are singing with Woo and the Wonderfuls, SAE parties, keg parties at Woodcock, all-night bull-sessions and the Fantasticks.  Social and Academic probation after one year had a terrific effect on my attitude.  I started to pay more attention to what Allegheny really offered. Little did I know that Poli-Sci professors George Cole, John Kessel and Eli Silverman would lead me to a career in government. Education after Allegheny After four years in the Air Force, I attended graduate school at SUNY Albany and graduated with an MPA.  Eli Silverman continued to be a great mentor more »

Ranney, Michael Omar

I debated with myself about what to put on my name tag for the reunion.  I’m currently known as “Michael” and that’s what will be on my name tag.  But many of you probably remember me as “Omar”. I’ll answer to either.  At some point over reunion weekend I may cross out Michael and write in Omar. I have many great memories of my Gator Days.  There are many people I consider friends but sadly have not kept in touch with.  I’m hoping we reconnect at the reunion and keep in touch.  I remember my Allegheny years as being fun; a great educational experience with plenty of drama! What great groups more »

Ackerly, James [Jim]

During graduation week, a bunch of us were out “playing” soccer on the main street that runs through the campus around 1 am..Paul Thomson and some Phi Gams were a part of the group…When I went back to the Phi Psi fraternity house, John (Bang Bang) Robinson for whatever insane reason threw a beer bottle at a wall as I was coming up the back stairs. The bottle shattered glass fragments that hit my head causing a lot of bleeding. Skip Haller, Larry Hobbs and Jay Sampson rushed me to the Meadville Hospital ER, but no one was around. One of them hit the fire alarm, and all kinds of more »