Reconnect with your fellow classmates and share your memories for your 50th Reunion.

Message From the President

It is hard to believe that it has been 4 months since my last letter to your class. So much has changed in the world these last few months. I hope that you and your families remain healthy and safe during these challenging times.

As I mentioned in my letter in March, I am committed to bringing you all back to campus for your 50th Reunion. Under guidance from national health officials and the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, we have made the decision that we will hold your 50th Reunion, along with the Class of 2020 Commencement Ceremony, on Saturday, May 8, 2021. We want to be sure that when we gather it is safe for you, your families, and our staff. As originally planned, we will provide regalia for the ceremony and you will process across the stage and receive special recognition during the 154th Commencement Ceremony.

We will be providing regular updates when information becomes available via email, on the 50th Society webpage and on your Class of 1970 Facebook page. Be sure to connect with that page if you have a Facebook account. Also, take a moment to update your contact information to ensure we have the most accurate email and mailing address on file. A formal invitation will be mailed to you in early 2021.

I look forward to the Spring when we can celebrate your 50th Reunion and welcome you back to campus!



Paula M. Rooney, Ed.D.
President, Dean College

About the Reunion

Visit the below drop down list to more about your 50th Reunion at Dean College.

Are you interested in being on the planning committee? Learn more.

Are you interested in being on the planning committee for your 50th reunion? Contact Lindsay McHugh, Director of Alumni Relations, at or 508-541-1656 for more information. 

Important information on 50th Society event.

9:00 a.m.

Arrive at the Pieri Gym in Alumni Memorial Hall Continental breakfast will be served

50th Society robed in academic regalia (provided by Dean College)

10:45 a.m.

Join the Commencement procession with fellow members of the 50th Society, proudly wearing your golden cap and gown. All 50th Society members and their guests will be given priority seating at Dean’s biggest celebration of the year.

11:00 a.m.

Commencement Ceremony begins

1:00 p.m.

50th Society Luncheon and Induction Ceremony in Alumni Memorial Hall

Special parking will be reserved for you behind Dean Hall with transportation available to Alumni Memorial Hall.

Discount hotel rooms are available at Residence Inn Marriott and Hampton Inn, both located in Franklin. When you call to make your reservation, mention Dean College. 

RSVP for 50th Society Induction and Luncheon.

Learn more about helping us find your classmates!

Over the years, Dean has lost touch with some Class of 1970 alumni. Please take a minute to review the following “lost” classmates for whom we do not have mail or email information. We would like for all alumni to receive information from the College and be invited to attend 50th Society. Do you have information on any “lost” alumni below?




Marilyn Allard

Rebecca Ballin

Thomas Belton

Leslie Brown

William Bulloch

George Burnish

Robert Byron

James Carrier

Michelle Cashion

James Clucus

Curt Donham

Michael Ethier

Thomas Flynn

Robert Funk

Leslie Gallant

Kathleen Hannigan

Jacklyn Harriman

David Haskell

Margaret Havukainen

Randall Hitchens

Joseph Holtslag

Paul Johnson

Martin Knust Graichen

Arend-Jan Knuttel

Kathy Lamitie

Edward Laventall

Christine Martin

Paul Mayo

William McCrave

Scott McGovern

Robert McGuire

Michael Miller

Phyllis Moson

Doris Nash

Michael O'Brien

George Osmond

Rosalyn Pallend

Joseph Pollino

John Schmonsees

Linda Schraeder

Robert Stern

Shirlee Stern

Robert Tatko

Karl Thayer

Alan Thurston

David Vantine

Harry Whitmore

Please email with updated information or visit this page to update directly.

Tell us about your time at Dean or send us photos!

As the class that never received a proper Commencement from Dean, we want to take this opportunity to help provide closure. We want to give you the opportunity to provide us with some insight into your experiences as students and share with us, and your classmates, anything that’s been on your mind about your time as Dean students.

We’re also creating a digital memory book for your class to honor your 50th reunion.

Share your experiences and photos with us! 

Join your classmates' Facebook page.

The Dean Class of 1970 has a Facebook page. Click the link below to join:

Class of 1970 Facebook

Lindsay McHugh

Lindsay McHugh

Director of Alumni Relations & 50th Society Staff Liaison