The American Church in Paris was the meeting place for Dixie Dragon Klingaman '57, G'59 and Fred Gramann '72. Gramann, director of music at the church, hosted a handbell choir from Swarthmore, Pennsylvania, under Klingaman's direction. Among the works performed was music by Gramann, a well-known composer and director of handbell music.
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At Reunion, William P. Conklin '44 and Barbara Nicholson Conklin '44, left photo, received the Melvin A. Eggers Senior Alumni Award for Outstanding Service. Also receiving an Eggers Award from Chancellor Kenneth A. Shaw, far right in right photo, was Richard J. Fay '44. All were honored for significant achievements.

Last Reunion weekend, four alumni received the Melvin A. Eggers Senior Alumni Award for Outstanding Service. The award was established by former Chancellor William Pearson Tolley to honor Chancellor Melvin A. Eggers and recognize significant achievements by alumni.
      Barbara Nicholson Conklin '44 of Naples, Florida, and Flat Rock, North Carolina, has held leadership positions in the Central New York Alumni Club, Naples Alumni Club, and Central New York Girl Scout Council, as well as chaired several reunion committees for the Class of 1944. She received an Outstanding Alumni Award in 1988. She and her husband have been longtime supporters of conservation and have held leadership positions in The Conservancy, a group devoted to conserving the biodiversity, environmental quality, and resources of Southwest Florida's ecosystems.
      William P. Conklin '44 retired after a 44-year career in advertising and banking. He began his career in advertising in Syracuse and later entered banking, becoming a director of Flagship National Bank of Naples. In addition to involvement with The Conservancy, he has served on the boards of two similar Florida conservatories. In the 1950s, he chaired SU's first Phonathon committee.
      Richard J. Fay '44, a limited partner in the New York City investment banking firm Goldman, Sachs & Co., served as national chair of the Annual Giving Program at the onset of the University's Second Century Campaign. He is a past member of the School of Architecture advisory committee and is currently an honorary member of the SU Board of Trustees. A member of the Chancellor's Council, he has supported the Richard J. and Joann Olson Fay Scholarship.
      Dorothy Golub Spira '28 of Schenectady, New York, was honored posthumously. She had a diverse career ranging from operating her own studio for dramatics to teaching language communication arts for the city school system in Schenectady. She created the Dorothy Golub Spira Scholarship in Speech Communication, and was a member of the Society of Fellows.

Interested in volunteering to help at various alumni programs? Hesitating because you don't know exactly what's involved? Your questions are about to be answered.
      On Saturday, October 2, the Office of Alumni Relations will hold a one-day workshop. You'll meet with University staff members and fellow classmates to find out all the closely guarded secrets of working with alumni (hint: smiling is terrific, but there's more to it). When you finish, you'll be prepared to help at various alumni events, where we promise you'll have a wonderful time.
      For more information, contact Elaine Cardone.

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