Hoboken, NJ (PRWEB) October 03, 2012
Stevens Family Members Reunite at Stevens Institute of Technology After More Than 30 Years
Stevens Institute of Technology will be hosting a reunion of the family which bears its name on campus on Oct. 6, 2012.
The festivities kick off on Friday night with a welcome reception at the New York Yacht Club, which was founded by John Cox Stevens, its first Commodore. Cox Stevens is famous for building the America, the sailing yacht that became the inspiration for the America’s Cup, the most prestigious sailing competition in the world.
Also as part of the reunion, New Jersey Congressmen Albio Sires and Rodney Frelinghuysen will enter a statement in the Congressional Record in memory of former member of Congress Millicent Fenwick (R-NJ), a Stevens descendant and the host of the last Stevens reunion in 1980. An American flag will also be flown over the U.S. Capitol in memory of Fenwick and later donated to the university to be flown on campus.
Hoboken Mayor Dawn Zimmer will officially welcome Stevens family members to Hoboken and present them with a plaque which will designate “Edwin Augustus Stevens Drive” along the Stevens campus.
Assemblyman Ruben Ramos, Jr. will issue a Proclamation noted by the New Jersey General Assembly honoring the Stevens family.
Jonathan Reckford, CEO of Habitat for Humanity and a Stevens descendant, will give remarks at the closing dinner and reflect on his family’s legacy of innovation and invention. He will close the event with a benediction that includes the words of Sir Francis Drake, “Disturb Us Oh Lord,” known as a Nautical Blessing.
Carlo’s Bakery of Hoboken will present the family with an authentic replica of the America at dessert following the closing dinner.
Stevens Institute of Technology is proud to host the event which will unite family members and provide them with the rich history of their ancestors. Stevens family members have contributed greatly to American history. They were the inventors of pioneering models of the steamboats and railroads that became the foundation of the commerce system in the NY/NJ region. They also designed the elongated explosive shell for naval artillery, double-hulled and double-ended ferry boats, pile-lined ferry slips, the iron T-section rail now in use throughout the world, and steam-driven ironclad warships.
Friday, October 6 – Saturday, October 7, 2012
Stevens Institute of Technology
Hoboken, NJ 07020
Stevens Family Members
Stevens President, Nariman Farvardin
Hoboken Mayor Dawn Zimmer
Jonathan Reckford, CEO of Habitat for Humanity
Please RSVP to Meagen Henning in the Stevens News Office