August, 1959 — Off to College

August '59 off to college

August 1959.  24 young men packed up and left home to attend a small, free, tough technical college in Long Island.  Four years later, 15 of them graduated with engineering degrees; nine others escaped captivity and are living freely out there somewhere.

Here are the original 24 adventurers and the 15 graduates of Webb ’63:

Original 24

The Class

This little blog provides some glimpses into that small group, most of whom are still good friends to this day, and a future I’m not sure we could have envisioned that afternoon at Sun Ship (see photo below).

Future, World - Sun Ship


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