IN PURSUIT OF EXCELLENCE
Recognizes with Deep Appreciation
the Extraordinary Achievements of
Larry Geiger '66
2013 Secretary of the Year
26 or More Years Out
"Be accurate, be kind, be yourself."
That's the advice you gave in "On Being a Dartmouth Class Secretary," the guide you wrote when you were vice president of the Class Secretaries Association.
From the carbon-paper era to the iPad present, you've written by that timeless advice. In your first column -- written from Harvard Business School for the October 1966 issue of Dartmouth Alumni Magazine -- you promised to "mirror the achievements and record the triumphs for the Class of 1966." And indeed you have, celebrating '66's individual successes and mulling shared challenges for 37 years. Now in your second marathon stint as class secretary, your clear affection for your classmates, enthusiasm for their activities, and pride in their achievements light up your columns.
The unstinting care you take with your columns reflects your approach to life as well, from your College years to today. Your men's soccer career record for saves, 619, still stands. You contributed to building community at Foley House and Casque & Gauntlet. You studied the details and lessons of the past as you majored in history. You began to chronicle the lives of your classmates by writing for The Dartmouth and Dartmouth Alumni Magazine as an undergraduate. You went on to a career in communications, driving the communications and marketing efforts of numerous nonprofits and educational institutions, including the American Red Cross in Greater New York, the National Kidney Foundation, and the American Society of the University of Haifa. You've given your time to the White Plains Public Schools Board of Education, the school's Foundation for Public Education, and your local recreation committee.
But no entity has benefited more from your attentions than your College and your class. You have served as on the Alumni Council, as an Alumni Fund fraternity agent, as a friend of baseball and men's soccer, as a reunion committee member and class newsletter editor. As class secretary, you've said, "Each column remains a challenge to pull together and satisfying to send along!"
Larry Geiger, we appreciate the dedication you bring to all you do. We thank you for your accuracy, for your kindness, and for sharing the best of yourself through the outstanding columns you deliver to your class, your College, and Dartmouth Alumni Magazine.