The Class of 1997 gathered in Lugano over the weekend of July 14-16 for its 20-year reunion. The ten classmates who came from near and far (mostly far) were Marta Costa, Ramin Rabii, Veronika Muhlhofer, Peter Mark Verwoerd, Kevin McMenamin, Abdurrahman Cakar, Patrick Matta, Michele Josue, Christina Olson, and Ava Klein. Many fun memories were rekindled, especially as the group browsed slowly, page by page, through the 1997 yearbook.
The weekend was spent sharing activities such as eating dinner at Pizzeria Mary's, riding the funicular up San Salvatore, enjoying lunch across the lake in Caprino, having a barbecue at Veronika's, and visiting other memorable spots in the area. Of course there was also the traditional campus tour and evening at Casa Fleming, which finished off in perfect style with Bill Eichner mixing a round of Old Fashioned's, Mrs. Fleming's signature cocktail.
"We had a great weekend together, but it was all over so soon!" said Kevin McMenamin. "It prompted us to start talking about a 25th-anniversary reunion, most likely back in the USA."