Reunion Information

Join us June 7-8-9, 2019 when the classes of 1939, 1944, 1949, 1954, 1959, 1964, 1969, 1974, 1979, 1984, 1989, 1994, 1999, 2004, 2009, and 2014 will be celebrating major milestones.

If you are a member of a class celebrating a milestone reunion and want to find out more about class plans or get involved in planning, email On Friday night there will be a cocktail hour on campus for all milestone classes, and Saturday will be an action-packed day including the traditional quadfest evening cocktail party.

We look forward to welcoming you back for a weekend of special events. There will be a celebration of the 50th anniversary of Wilderness Experience and other special activities. Check the downloads section at the right for a complete listing back on this page as we will be adding information about special reunion events. The news section below will also have more details. 

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Save the date cards go out before the end of 2018. Make sure your contact information is up to date by sending the latest to

For more information, please contact the Alumni Office at (248) 645-3132.

List of 6 news stories.

  • Distinguished Alumni 2018

    Each spring, the Distinguished Alumni Award is presented to an alumna and alumnus who has brought honor and distinction to herself/himself and to Cranbrook Kingswood through career achievement, public service or contributions in other areas. This year’s recipients provide a wonderful illustration of the range of talents and passions our alumni bring to all of their undertakings after graduation. Writer Jennifer Sibley Clement ’78 and tech entrepreneur Jay Adelson ’88 will represent our alumni, speaking at the commencement services for the class of 2018 this June. The following day, they be honored as Distinguished Alumni at the alumni assembly at reunion on Saturday, June 9 at 11 a.m. at Kingswood Auditorium.
    Celebrating her 40th reunion, Jennifer Sibley Clement is the President of PEN International, a community of writers that promotes literature and freedom of expression. She is the first woman to be elected since the organization was founded in 1921. Clement is the author of four novels: Prayers for the Stolen, A True Story Based on Lies, The Poison That Fascinates and Gun Love. Among many other awards, Prayers for the Stolen was a New York Times Book Review Editor’s Choice Book. She also wrote also wrote the acclaimed memoir Widow Basquiat on New York City in the early 1980s and the painter Jean-Michel Basquiat.  Clement’s books have been translated into 30 languages
    A member of the class of ’88 Adelson is a pioneer in Internet infrastructure and a serial entrepreneur. Starting his career at Netcom, one of the first global internet service providers, Adelson found a place at the forefront of the startup revolution. He is known for founding and growing cutting-edge tech companies that include Equinix, Digg, Revision3, SimpleGeo and Opsmatic. Adelson has been included in Time Magazine’s list of the 100 Most Influential People in the World. His passion for Internet infrastructure and communications led him to co-found Center Electric, an early-stage technology venture capital firm designed to leverage the growth of the Internet of Things. Adelson and his class celebrate their 30th reunion this spring.
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  • Friday Night June 8 "Celebrating a Tradition of Excellence"

    Don't miss this retirement gala celebrating the long and impactful careers of Arlyce Seibert, Claudia Schuette and David Watson. Festivities begin at 7:30 pm. There will be a buffet dinner and dancing on the quad to The Sun Messengers. Friend tickets available for dinner and dancing at $50 each. Patron package includes two tickets and a champagne toast with the honorees in Page Hall before the event begins, plus a contribution to the IMPACT fund. Tickets are limited. More sponsorship opportunities available. For more informaion email Robin Eikenberry at or call (248) 645-3126.
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  • Rich and Betsy Lamb celebrate 40 years of educating and inspiring Cranbrook Kingswood students

    A growing number of Cranbrook graduates are shaping the future of technology and the digital world in which we live, thanks in part to the inspiration they found in the classrooms of Betsy and Rich Lamb. This year, the Lambs mark four decades at Cranbrook where Rich has led the computer science program and Betsy has led a groundbreaking robotics program, all designed to help students learn to problem solve, think on their feet and grow. Alumni and faculty are invited to gather on Friday, June 9 of reunion weekend to celebrate the many contributions the Lambs have made to campus life and to toast to many more.
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  • Faculty Remembered at Reunion 2017

    There will be special events remembering longtime faculty members we lost since our last reunion. History teacher Bob Cowie will be on campus for a special gathering remembering his wife, the late Bonnie Cowie on Saturday, June 10 before QuadFest. Alumni and colleagues will have a chance to share memories and offer condolances to Dr. Cowie at the Cranbrook Library Reading Room on Saturday from 3-4 pm. The annual Gathering of the Golden Grads event on Saturday in Page Hall on Saturday from 4-5 will be dedicated to the memory of history teacher and HUB Director Ben Snyder, who passed away in April. Then on Sunday, June 11 at 1pm, alumni and former colleagues are invited to gather at Brookside to remember art teacher and head of the art department Hal Smart, and former Brookside teacher Linda Van Dam. Linda's husband, science teacher Ed Van Dam will be on campus for this gathering as well.
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  • Memorial service planned for Dr. Stephen Rosenquist at 2016 Reunion

    Former Cranbrook Kingswood Upper School Latin teacher Dr. Stephen Rosenquist, affectionately known as Doc to hundreds of his students and advisees, passed away on September 27, 2015 at the age of 70. A memorial will be held in his honor at the Cranbrook Library Reading Room on Saturday, June 11 from 4-5pm.
    Dr. Rosenquist taught at Cranbrook for nearly 20 years, starting in 1986 when he arrived from Minnesota to replace another beloved Latin teacher, Robert Hoffman. It soon became clear that one larger-than-life personality had succeeded another. With a penchant for narrative diversions that could take a conversation from Cicero to Greek history to Turkish coffee, Rosenquist quickly became a favorite among students, who appreciated his ability to listen, ask questions and always find the right thing to say.
    In the days following his death, as news spread among alumni and a steady stream of remembrances began to appear on his Facebook page, one common theme became clear: Doc had changed a lot of lives for the better. Alumni and friends are invited to share their memories of Doc at the memorial service. Anyone who wants to share their remembrances but cannot be there in person can send them along via email to
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  • Alumni Campus Pass

    Registered alumni will receive a weekend pass for free admission to the Cranbrook Art Museum, the Cranbrook Institute of Science, Cranbrook House and Gardens and Williams Natatorium.

    The Natatorium will be available for alumni recreational swim from 12:30-4:40. BYO towel.

    Art Museum hours are 10-5 on Friday, 11-5 Saturday and Sunday. Current exhibits of special interest to alumni include "50 Years Strong: The Evolution of HUB at Cranbrook" and Bent, Cast & Forged: The Jewelry of Harry Bertoia.

    The gardens of Cranbrook House can be acessed by alumni between 9am - 5pm daily.

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  • Cab and Car Services
    For your convenience, we are providing the number of a few cab and driving services you can call from campus.
    • For pickup at the Cranbrook campus ask the driver to come to the 520 Lone Pine lot, which is the alumni courtyard just west of the dining hall lot. 
    • For Kingswood ask the driver to come in the main entrance from 39221 Woodward and take the first left into the Kingswood parking lot and follow left to the circle. Taxi: Green Cab (877) 476-8294.
    Services to transport you and your car:
    • Designated Driver Services: (248) 978-1767 - $30 pickup fee, $3/mile, additional charges for wait time or extra drop-off stops.
    • Safe Way Home: (586) 563-7144

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