Keith Edwards '85, VP Sales at Pease & Curren, Inc., welcomes attendees to the program and introduces the "West Point Contingent."
Tony Ferraiuolo, Director of Class Support, gives a brief presentation about the Class Ring Memorial Program and introduces the remainder of the “West Point Contingent.”
Lori Willliams, Chair of the Class of 2004 Ring and Crest Committee, echoes John’s comments and expresses her own gratitude about the significance of the program.
Cadet John Zdeb, Class President of the Class of 2004, thanks all in attendance and expresses the significance the Class Ring Memorial Program has for him and his classmates.
Ellen Houlihan ’82, Class President, member and former President of the West Point Society of New England, and Vice Chair of the Alumni Support Committee, adds her comments and perspective on the program.
Rings were the focus of discussion.
Grad rings and miniatures!
The rings are displayed on framed biographies of the donors for all to see prior to the melt.
Mrs. Andrew Low (widow of MG Low ’42) and her daughter follow the proceedings.
Mary Kay Salomone (’65 spouse) and Megan Hostler (’68 spouse) inspect some of the rings.
Ed Bierman ’60 and Dick Bauchspies ’58 do the same.
Dick and Barbara Bauchspies ’58 are there to represent their class — and their classmate, Ron Turner, who provided the idea for the inauguration of the Class Ring Memorial Program.
Ellen Houlihan ’82 places a ring into the glass bowl in preparation for the melt.
Keith Edwards ’85 places another ring into the bowl.
Cadet John Zdeb ’04 has his turn.
Frank Tabela ’69 does the same.
Their Class Advisor, CPT Schawn Branch, accompanied John and Lori.
All listen attentively to Keith Edwards reading the biographies.
Don and Nancy Svendsen ’59 follow the proceedings.
Graduates, spouses, and widows from the local area, many of whom are members of the WPS of Rhode Island, attend the ceremony and support the program.
Attendees view pictures of the previous year's melt and other memorabilia.
Pease & Curren provided a continental breakfast for all attending.