In May 2000, the Population Studies Center hosted a major Year 2000 reunion and retirement celebration for Al Hermalin. The event was held on May 12-13, 2000 in Ann Arbor. We hope that those of you who joined us had a wonderful experience returning to Ann Arbor with your colleagues who attended.
The last time PSC held a reunion was in 1986. At that time we had 125 Ph.D. alumni and the event was a great success. We now have 220 alumni and many other new colleagues and friends. Fourteen years was long enough to wait to have another big party. It was also a great opportunity to express our appreciation to Al Hermalin, who has made so many contributions to PSC, the University of Michigan, and the demographic community as a teacher, colleague, friend, PSC director, PAA president, and internationally distinguished scholar.
We hope the program was interesting and fun for everyone. The following are high points from the two days:
- Friday, May 12, 2000
- Open house and buffet lunch at PSC -- a chance to see our new location in the Borders Building
- Afternoon symposium
- Evening banquet honoring Al Hermalin
- Saturday, May 13, 2000
- Symposium continues
- Free time to revisit old haunts with classmates, colleagues and friends
- Picnic and softball