Dean’s Letter to Class of 1973: You’re Pioneers Who Have Shaped Livingston


Last updated on March 25, 2024

Ernest A. Lynton, dean of Livingston College, wrote the following letter to the Class of 1973, included in the publication, Livingston in the Retrospect: 1969-1973.

To the Livingston Class of 1973:

You are the first full graduating class of Livingston College, and it is for all of us a proud and happy occasion. Many of you have been here with the College from its very beginning, back in September 1969 – which seems a very long time ago.

You and the College have come a long way since those early days, with mud everywhere and makeshift facilities, but also with a special kind of pioneering excitement which no one else at Livingston will ever know.

You have contributed a great deal to the shaping of Livingston, and we all owe you a debt of gratitude. I hope that in turn Livingston has given much to you, and that it has enhanced your ability to cope with your future and with the problems of our society in an effective and constructive fashion.

Our hopes and our good wishes accompany you in this task.

Cordially yours,
Ernest A. Lynton

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