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Alums enjoy Follin Speaker presentation, celebrating Sennyeys
Rita Mitchell


Webb recently extended a welcome to alumni from the late 1960s and early 1970s to visit campus for the Follin Speaker presentation by Ruta Sepetys, an internationally acclaimed, #1 New York Times bestselling author of historical fiction, as part of Webb's endowed Follin Speaker Series. The alumni also celebrated the lives of two former faculty members John and Ines Sennyey. The Sennyeys taught foreign languages at Webb from 1968 to 1973 and then retired, becoming active members of the Bell Buckle community until their passing in the 1990s. Among those attending the event in addition to alumni were Geza Serenyi and Peg Serenyi, a former Webb English teacher and librarian. The Serenyis were instrumental in getting the Sennyeys to come to Webb.

Prior to the event on May 12, Director of Alumni and Development Leigh Adams, Hamilton Proctor ’71, Webb Follin ’73, Geza Serenyi, Rob Gardner ’72, Peg Serenyi, Carl Turner ’72, Wilson Sims ’72 and Jack Bailey ’72 gathered for dinner. 

Roy Turrentine ’73, Webb Follin III ’73, Robert Smith ’70, Wilson Sims ’72, Quintin Stimpson ’74, Jack Bailey ‘72

Wilson Sims ’72, Bill Abernathy ’72, Fred Alexander ’70, Steve Bonds ’72, Webb Follin ’73, Rob Gardner ’72, Geza Serenyi

Roy Turrentine ’73 and Quintin Stimpson ‘74

Quintin Stimpson ’74 and Peg Serenyi

Preston Murrey ’70, Fred Alexander ‘70

Dorothy Elkins, Archie Gardner ‘73

Ken Cheeseman, Geza Serenyi

Leigh Adams, Archie Gardner ’73, Jonathon Hawkins

Leigh Adams, Archie Gardner ’73, Jonathon Hawkins

Geza and Peg Serenyi

Preston Murrey '70 and Debbie Atterholt '72