Repeating a theme from throughout the weekend, Conway’s Director, Paul Cawood Hellmund, brought to a close the celebration of the school’s fortieth anniversary. “Thanks for ‘hiking the leeward hills of our affection’ with us over this weekend,” he said, quoting a poem by former Conway humanities professor Maureen Buchanan Jones.
The celebration concluded with a gathering of alums and friends, who came to honor present and past Conway staff. In addition to Maureen Buchanan Jones and the current humanities professor, Ken Byrne, also attending was the first person to hold that position, Richard Williams.
Both of Conway’s previous directors were there: Walter Cudnohufsky and Donald Walker. Other current and former staff/teachers in attendance included Mollie Babize, Nancy Braxton, Kim Erslev, Jono Neiger, David Nordstrom, Priscilla Novitt, Sue Reed, and Dana Tomlin.