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Letter: With love, Nasson Friends


1960 to 1964

  • From the Nasson Handbook - Men's Regulations

    - No women will be permitted in the men's dormitories at any time, except on such occasions as Open House. Permission for these occasions must be obtained from the Dean of Students.

    - Each resident shall be responsible for making his bed and picking up his room before the first class or, in the event the resident has no morning classes, by noon of each day.

    - During the first six weeks of their freshman year, men students will be expected to remain in residence at the college with the exception of one weekend during this period.

  • From the Nasson Handbook - Women's Regulations

    - All women's dormitories will be closed at 10:30 pm., except for Saturday night when the time will be 12:00 midnight. All women students must be in their respective dormitories by closing time unless they have later permissions. All male visitors must leave by 8:00 pm each evening except Saturday during the first six weeks. During this period men may come into the dormitory between 10:00 pm and 10:30 pm to call for dates. After the first six weeks male visitors may use the lounge until closing hour.

    - Study hours must be observed from 8:00 pm until 10:00 pm each night except Saturday.

    - Women students do not smoke on the street or in public conveyances between Sanford and Springvale.

    - Women may not wear their hair in pincurls or curlers in the dining room or on the street.

    - Beds should be made before the first class.

    - Water is not to be thrown in the dormitories under any circumstances, nor may any objects be thrown from dormitory windows.

    - Women, unless adequately attired, are required to wear housecoats in the halls.

  • From Nancy Freeman Downing

    Dorm life at Marland Hall; songs, singing for hours; Ted's for coffee; the Big 4: Dody, Nancy, Gail Mc, Jake; wonderful camaraderie that was Nasson.

  • From Roger "Doc" Doran

    I just found the web site. It's great, good and sad for an old alum who remembers the "good/Gay" days. Your first note is from Martin Cohn, '61. His memories and mine of campus life are similar as we both lived in Glidden Hall for a year and I lived my remaining 3 years at Butler's with Martin, Guy Smith and Deitz Heinz - all 1961 guys and all teachers, I think. There was one other gentleman whom I do not remember right now. Martin and Guy remember "woodsy teaching" and many neat times in one another's rooms. I can see Martin's Zenith short-wave radio that sat by his bed, and hear Guy's Jeepster starting up. Mr. and Mrs. Butler were fine Maine folks who took good care of us over the years. I wish there were more alum registered from '61.

    The memories are tough when I drive through Springvale. I stopped once and wandered about a bit in 1986/7. The foundation of my life was there amidst deserted buildings and walkways once filled with folks I won't forget even though I've lost my yearbook and been out of touch for most of the time that I've been away. I haven't been to a reunion except the first one where I almost severely hurt James Blades '61 with what they would now call a cross back block.

    I have been on the campus and it is filled with living ghosts.... sad. But great web site. Thanks for all your work.

    I was at ReUnion 2001 for a few hours and reconnected with the Butler group and found that Nasson was alive through clouds of memory, and some folks whom I could reach out and actually touch. I wish that more folks were here in this venue. Coming here via ether is neat and keeps the spirit well for all of us who have built our continuing lives on our years together at Nasson.

  • From Caroll Walpas

    The Maine woods, hitching to Boothbay with my friend and fellow Nasson student Janna Day, French and biology class.

  • From Jim Blades

    Meeting and marrying Pam (Pray). Glidden Hall.

  • From Martin Cohn

    I lived in Glidden Hall for one year as well as in Maine Hall but my fondest memories are of the two years I lived at Butler's. (We called it Butler's Palace.) I think it was turned into an infirmary after the Butlers passed on. It was at 11 Oak St. Only four or five of us were allowed to live there. At some point it was razed. My education at Nasson prepared me to be a teacher.... Who else has fond memories of Doris Reando who was a graduate as well as registrar and instructor for many years?

  • From Martin Schiff

    Many fond memories of Nasson. I lived in Glidden, Maine, and Reando's. I think about Jim Blades, Wayne Settle, Barresi ( spelling?) and a whole bunch of others. I remember Ted's for cheeseburgers and rushing the girls back for a 10:30 curfew. My wife and I live in Maui and love the weather. I am
    (July 27, 2009)

  • From Nancy Trumbell

    Meeting my husband and my roommate, "Ding". Learning to live together as we all did and get along with not a lot to do at times on campus. I am so glad to find this page and know something about ones we often speak about. Memories are precious and we savor them. Would love to hear from you all.

  • From Judie E. Harmon

    Although I didn't stay to graduate from Nasson College, I have many fond memories of great people and places. I would love to hear from anyone who was there at the same time I was -- 1958-59. Over the years, I have been in contact with a few former classmates: Jay Jay Maltese, Sue Worthen, Jack Desjardins,s Jack Leader (We taught together for many years), Sandy Rhoades, Ben English, and Stan Mullen, to name a few. Many of you I've lost contact with, and would love to say hello and learn about your life.

  • From Bob Hodsdon

    Nasson holds so many great memories. From my stay at Bradford Hall during my Freshman year, followed by my next two years in Glidden Hall and finally, my Senior year at Oak Hall, my Nasson experience has proven to be a most rewarding one. Now as I approach my 60th birthday, I look back to a myriad of memorable moments. How about those Chaucerean pilgrimages with Dr. Herberger along the Mousam River, or sitting on one of Dr. Ciullo's great physiology classes! Then too, there were those great English and American literature classes taught by Mr. Whittier and Dr. Bovie. The friendships developed with both faculty and students during my Nasson experience have become more and more meaningful with the passage of time. Who can ever forget the great art work of classmates like Glen Alden and Dick Brown. Then there was the truly inspirational figure, Dick Mailman with his seeing eye dog, Cindy. Though Dick was blind, he showed his grit in many ways. I recall him playing touch football across from Glidden Hall. Not being able to distinguish players from trees, he tackled a three inch sapling. Ouch! Oh yes, and those notorious tent parties on weekends along the Mousam River when the warm days of spring appeared. Thank you Nasson for such a great education and for so many lasting memories.

  • From Barbara Reed Larkin

    The Lion's Den, Sunday dinners at the Dining Commons, Biology Class, Sitting on the porch of one of the dorms and singing Kingston Trio and Peter, Paul, and Mary songs while somebody played the guitar, trips to the "big town" of Sanford, gathering with friends, pulling all-nighters cramming for final exams, listening to music on the phonograph in the dorm, breakfasts consisting of glazed donuts and coke from the Lion's Den, the "good old days".

  • From Peter D. Hey

    Directing & participating in drama productions in the Little Theater; making popcorn & sharing with the girls in Home Mgmt. House; Drinking @ "the Pits"; Accreditation night celebration; stealing all the exterior light bulbs from campus buildings with Peter Gay one drunken evening (Pres. Gay caught us & gave us hell!) All the Homecoming weekends from 60-65 (won't forget Maynard Ferguson & why he got there in 1965! Living in Glidden Hall my freshman year. All my friends from the classes of '62 & '63 -- Bobby, Jimmy, Lennie, Penny & Sandy -- would love to see them all again -- but back then!!

  • From John Trafton

    My mother started working at Nasson College as Lenore Welch and finished as Lenore Taylor. Her career with Nasson started in 1966 as a clerk and she finished in the basement of Brown Hall as Head of Student Accounts....

    My father, Robert Lee Welch, also worked for Nasson College during the school's hay days of the seventies. He worked for the Maintenance Department....

    Nasson was a great influence on my young life growing up in Springvale. I can remember eating with my family at Luigi's Pizza, and trying to sneak into the Lions Den only to be chased out by the students....

  • From Scott Hovey

    Going to Nasson was the best mistake I have ever made. It was a great experience that I could never have had elsewhere!!!

  • From Douglas Hanson

    I have to agree with Scott Hovey, going to Nasson was the best mistake I ever made. I was supposed to go to U. Mass., Amherst ended up at Nasson (long story). It was a terrific 4 years that I could not have had anywhere else. I went on to graduate school at Michigan state University in East Lansing. The undergrads there (32K at the time, try squeezing that into Springvale) had to take buses to get from class to class. Twenty minutes between classes and I mean real big city type (Green & Silver buses, Go Spartans). I remember the good times being lab assistant in the Chemistry lab for Doc Bell and Fitzy. Dr. Cuillo's lectures with all the "um Hum"s. I had a lot of good friends there Bob Rosen, Chuck Rawson and Penny, Ben Severins, Bob Cote, Dick Benett, Jerry Maschino, Fred McKenzie and Norm Nichols, George Remy, Scott Hovey, Pete Hey,and my old roommate freshman year Wayne Hatch. I remember Ben and I at Hartley Hall talking to the Springvale Cops, "UH we're sorry officer, these guys are just young college students(drunks on a Saturday night) they didn't mean to turn over that guys trash cans". Michigan State has an entire river running thru the middle of campus; but we had the mighty Mousam and the pits. If I had the chance, I would do it all over again... uhh with a few changes, but to few to mention.


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