Tech Reunions

Giving tops $250 million

Aug 21, 2012

When some 3,400 alumni came to campus June 7–10, they enjoyed 156 events, including music and dancing at Toast to Tech Saturday night—plus the satisfaction of making a major contribution to MIT’s future through record-setting reunion giving of $250.1 million.

Flowers bloom in a Tech Day salute to President Susan Hockfield, who was cited as an “infinite gardener” of MIT’s great ideas.
Alumni Association president Greg Turner ’74, MArch ’77, holds the MIT mace aloft as he leads the commencement procession.
Music and theater arts professor Marcus Thompson performs at Tech Night at Pops.
Chiquita White ’85 begins her term as MIT Alumni Association president.
At Pops, President Hockfield chats with Mary Francis Wagley ’47.
Special programs for graduate-only alumni included a poster session; here Pui-Wa Li, SM ’12, a graduate student in civil and environmental engineering, presents her work.
Annual Fund board chair Doug Bailey ’72, SM ’74, ME ’75, presents President Hockfield with a symbolic check for $250.1 million.
50th reunion class officers Hank McCarl ’62 and Mead Wyman ’62 lead a procession of some 170 classmates into commencement.
Class officers Paul Levy ’72, MCP ’74, Bonny Kellermann ’72, and Duncan Allen ’72 celebrate their 40th reunion at the Media Lab.
Leslie Liu ’89, SM ’94, and Ling Yi Liu ’87, SM ’90, PhD ’90, enjoy his 25th-reunion brunch at Gray House.
Janaki Kates ’02, her son, Jackson, and her husband, Andrew, have a hands-on experience at the MIT Museum during the MIT10 reception.

Photos by Chris Brown, Darren McCollester, Dominick Reuter, and Michael Basu