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FAL-WIN 2016

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6 50 PIERCE / FALL 2016 EVENTS ALUMNI REUNION WEEKEND CONT. That evening, Spagnuolo Hall was transformed for Casino Night. Students, staff, and Alumni Association Board Members volunteered as dealers, and guests tried their luck at the felt tables. Some winners even went home with gorgeous gift baskets, donated by Katie and Scott '73 Babitts, and Marcy '73 and Art '72 Fink. 1 Danny Becker '70 testing his luck at Casino Night! 2 Art Fink '72 serving as dealer for these eager alumni hoping to win big. 3 Christine Giampietro '07 4 Michelle Bourassa 5 Cody Butler '12 and Mary Kate Stille '12 6 Cody Butler '12, David Pierce '12, Robert Greggerson '12, and Adam Roderiques '12. 7 & 8 Alumni from all decades enjoyed a photo booth from Tap Snap! 9 Abby Gordan-Tolan '91, Kim (Cook) Neher '89, Gayle (Hamilton) Tirpok '90. 10 Brett Wilson, lead singer of Roots of Creation Capping off the Weekend's festivities, Roots of Creation, with members Brett Wilson '04 (lead vocals/guitar), Tal Pearson '04 (keyboard/organ/synthesizer), Mike Chadinha '04 (drums), Nick Minicucci (bass), and Andrew Riordan (saxophone), recently named Number 1 on the Billboard Reggae charts, took the stage for an Alumni Reunion Weekend finale concert. Wilson kicked off the first set with some Janis Joplin, an homage to when that music legend performed on campus in 1969. Alumni Reunion Weekend isn't Alumni Reunion Weekend without fireworks! Stephen Pelkey of Atlas Fireworks donated the show in memory of Richard "Rick" Falconi '69, and his spectacular artistry lit up the sky as guests watched from Manor Lawn and Pearly Pond. 1 2 3 5 6 7 8 9 10 4

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