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From the College Archives By Kat Ryner ’86
Mystery solved! Well, partially.
Alums from the mid-1960s identified the men in this photograph, published in the last issue of The Mulberry Tree. Just about everyone in this photo entered St. Mary’s in the fall of 1965, the year the school became fully co-ed. Since at least one of these students was here for just one semester, this photo must have been taken that very fall.
Clockwise from the left side of the tables, we have in front: Roy Walsh ’67, Doug MacLean ’67, Ray “Starkey” Glessner ’67, Bob Beyer ’67, and Chip Bupp ’67 standing at right. At the back table is: John Dordal ’67 (or perhaps Paul Gallante), Roland Williams ’67, John Williams ’67, Ed Pickering ’67, and Dennis Fair ’68 (or maybe it’s Pete Wimbrow ’67 or Fred Sasscer ’66 standing at right.)
What else did young men in the ’60s do with their free time besides play cards? Les Potter ’71 remembers both “before” and “after” men moved on campus: “In the 1960’s young men had intramural sports; hung out at the student union; belonged to different clubs; went to the beach, water activities, dances; visited the girls in the dorms (they had curfews). They had varsity sports (basketball, tennis); went to the Green Door; and those with cars went to Lexington Park to the movies, bowling. From 1965 on, we did the same things, but sports grew (baseball), as did the number of males on campus. And there was more interaction on campus, visiting speakers, more activities, freshmen hazing, yearbook, newspaper, probably pretty much what you have now…”
Thanks to Fran Hughes ’66, Stevie Landon ’66, Starkey Glessner ’67, Debbie Kudner ’68, Louis Wince ’67, Niki Byram ’86, Les Potter ’71, and Janet Frame ’66!