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College of Veterinary Medicine

A Letter from Ralph Richardson

February 10, 2010

Dear Classmates:

Jack Ellithorpe and I have been talking about getting our class together for a "pre-reunion" picnic meal at the Richardson’s house on Friday evening around 6:30 p.m. before the big get-together on Saturday night.  Bev and I would enjoy offering a picnic/steak fry at our house on Friday night for those who want to come in the night before our big reunion.  I have an 8-burner grill that I use for neighborhood picnics.  It's big enough to do a pretty large group.  We could have a very casual get-together and hang around as late as people want... even welcoming late-comers as they come into town.  Bev and I would provide all the food and water/soft drinks.  BYOB for those who want to add something to their soft drinks.  Please return the enclosed reply card to indicate whether you are able to join us Friday, June 4th, or get in touch with me.  My contact information is listed below.

Jack wanted me to mention several things:

The hotel of choice for our class is the Holiday Inn at the Campus, (785)539-7531.  The college has a block of rooms for reunions and the conference.  Just make sure you tell them when making your reservations that you would like to be in the KSU CVM Conference/Reunion room block.

Saturday night, the new parking garage next to the K-State Student Union should be available for those who can’t find a parking spot at the Alumni Center.  This Web site is: http://www.k-state.edu/parking/.  It does cost $1.50 per hour to park there.  The West Stadium parking lot on the West side of the Alumni Center is free parking on weekends and after 5:00 p.m.  For those who are staying at the Holiday Inn, the Alumni Center is within walking distance.

Class Website
If any of you have news, photos, or notes that you would like to share, send them to Cheri Ubel at ubel@vet.k-state.edu.  She will post them on our class Web site at http://www.vet.k-state.edu/alumni/classes/1970/.   All updates for the reunion will be posted so check it often.

Deceased Classmates
Dr. Willet J. Price was not a classmate of 1970.  This was an error in an earlier mailing.

Bev and I both look forward to seeing everyone.


Ralph C. Richardson, DVM, Dipl ACVIM (Oncology, Internal Med)
Dean, College of Veterinary Medicine
Phone (785) 532-5660
FAX (785) 532-5884
Cell phone: (785) 770-7679


P.S.      I have included a map to our house but if you have any problems finding us, feel free to call my cell.