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Celebrating Ralph Wales

Gordon's extended family gathers for an energizing night
Tuesday, May 1, 2018

On Saturday night, over four hundred parents, faculty, alumni and friends filled the Nelson Field House for a celebration of the twenty-four-year tenure of Ralph Wales.

The night included poetry, video and moving remarks from Ralph and his three daughters.

above: Amanda and Chip Riegel created a video tribute to Ralph for the event. The full-length version is embedded above and linked at Gordon's YouTube

As with any Gordon party, there was also hours of music and dancing, including a performance by the G-Notes and a set from an all-star alumni band led by Bill Beaudoin, including Nick Mirza '07, Jessie Litwin '08, Xilian Sansoucy '13, Brian Donahue '15 and Henry Stanton '16.

The community also made a strong show of support for Ralph's vision for Gordon by giving to the Ralph Wales Legacy Fund, an endowed fund that will benefit Gordon families for generations to come. It's already the largest endowed fund in the school's history; learn more at
Jen Lial's photos of the event are now online on Gordon's Flickr page


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