Reunion 2017

Get ready for your Reunion!

Mark your calendars for Reunion Weekend 2017 on June 9-11.
Come back to campus to reconnect with your classmates and see what's new at Fairfield!

Classes celebrating a reunion in 2017 are 1972, 1977, 1982, 1987, 1992, 1997, 2002, 2007, and 2012. We also look forward to welcoming back all Golden Stags (classes of 1951 - 1966)!

Please note that construction will be taking place in multiple locations on campus, so all events, times and locations are subject to change - be sure to check back for updates! Thank you in advance for your patience as we work to make Fairfield's campus more beautiful and robust than ever! Want to see what we're up to? Click here for renderings of the dining hall expansion, new quad dorm, and new parking garage!

 

Be Part of the 2017 Reunion Class Challenge!

Starting May 9, the class that increases its Class Gift participation rate the most by June 9 wins.

The winner will be announced at Reunion and everyone in the class gets a Fairfield Gift!

Help your class win big:

  • Make your Reunion Class Gift before June 9 – any amount counts!
  • Get your classmates to participate with you!

Reunion Class Pages

Reunion Weekend 2017 Schedule

Reunion Weekend is the perfect time to return to campus to reunite, reminisce, and celebrate your Fairfield years with your classmates.

We look forward to seeing you back on campus on June 9-11, 2017!

Please note that construction will be taking place in multiple locations on campus, so all events, times and locations are subject to change - be sure to check back for updates. And pardon our appearance as work is done to make Fairfield's campus more robust than ever!

Friday, June 9

4 p.m. - 10 p.m. Reunion Weekend Registration and Check-in
Barone Campus Center, Information Desk
Check in and pick up your nametags, tickets, room assignments, and schedules.

9 p.m. - 12 a.m. Class of 2012
The Levee, Fairfield University

8 p.m. - 11 p.m. Class of 2007
Anna Liffey's, 1494 Post Road, Fairfield

8 p.m. - 11 p.m. Class of 2002
Anna Liffey's, 1494 Post Road, Fairfield

8 p.m. - 11 p.m. Class of 1997
Brennan's Shebeen, 2652 Fairfield Ave, Black Rock

8 p.m. - 11 p.m. Class of 1992
The Seagrape, 1144 Reef Road, Fairfield

8 p.m. - 11 p.m. Class of 1987
Old Post Tavern, 1418 Post Road, Fairfield

8 p.m. - 11 p.m. Class of 1982
Hub and Spoke, 3001 Fairfield Ave, Black Rock

8 p.m. - 11 p.m. Class of 1977
Taberna, 1229 Post Road, Fairfield

8 p.m. - 11 p.m. Class of 1972
Taberna, 1229 Post Road, Fairfield

Saturday, June 10

9 a.m. - 4 p.m. Reunion Weekend Registration and Check-in
Barone Campus Center, Information Desk
Check in and pick up your nametags, tickets, room assignments, and schedules. (Registration will close from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. to shift to evening locations, though housing keys will still be available for pickup from 4 - 5:30 p.m.)

9 a.m. Bike Ride
Depart from Dolan School of Business (Weather permitting)
Join fellow alumni for a 20 mile bike ride throughout the surrounding area. Organized by Mike Haviland '82 and Paul Miller '82.

10 a.m. Fun Run 
Lessing Field (Rain or Shine)
A Reunion tradition! Put on your running shoes for the three-mile Fun Run around campus. 

10 a.m. - 4 p.m. Exhibit: "Celebrating Fairfield University's 75th Anniversary: A Proud Past, An Amazing Future"
Fairfield Museum and History Center, 370 Beach Road, Fairfield, CT
Explore the history of Fairfield University in this special exhibit located downtown. Museum admission will be free for alumni all weekend.

10:30 a.m. Friends of Bill W Meeting
Barone Campus Center, Room 200

10:30 a.m. - 12 p.m. Deans and Faculty Mimosa Reception 
Barone Campus Center, Lower Level
Enjoy a mimosa while mingling and reconnecting with faculty and Deans.

11 a.m. Campus tour with Rev. Charles Allen, S.J., and George Diffley P'96, '97 
Departs from the Campus Center Traffic Circle
Father Allen, University Chaplain and Special Assistant to the President, and George Diffley, Special Assistant to the President, will lead a leisurely and informative walking tour of campus - past, present, and future. 

11:30 a.m. - 3 p.m. "Taste of Fairfield" Food Fair and Stags BeerFest
Barone Campus Center Green and Loyola Boulevard
Enjoy sample menus from some of Connecticut's great restaurants and food trucks! Registration for the Taste of Fairfield includes three food vouchers to be used at any of the vendors, as well as complimentary soda and water. You will have the option to add on a BeerFest ticket and enjoy an afternoon of unlimited craft and domestic beer.

Noon - 4 p.m. Walsh Gallery Open House
Walsh Gallery, Quick Center for the Arts
Final day of the exhibition "H.A. Sigg: Abstract Rivers"

Noon - 5 p.m. Fairfield University Art Museum Open House
Fairfield University Art Museum
Tour the Fairfield University Art Museum's current exhibit, "Michael Gallagher Sketching the Landscape: A Plein Air Journal."

1 p.m. - 4 p.m. Fairfield University Art Museum Family Day Activities
Fairfield University Art Museum
Fun for the whole family!

5 p.m. Wedding Vow Renewal Ceremony
Egan Chapel of St. Ignatius Loyola
If you will be attending Reunion Weekend with your spouse, take time to reaffirm your love for one another during the Blessing of the Vows Ceremony with Alumni Chaplain, Rev. Charles Allen, S.J. All are invited to stay for the Reunion Weekend Mass immediately following.

5:30 p.m. Reunion Weekend Mass
Egan Chapel of St. Ignatius Loyola
Alumni Chaplain Rev. Charles Allen, S.J. will celebrate Mass honoring all Reunion year alumni and remembering classmates that have passed on.

6 p.m. - 9 p.m. Reunion Weekend Registration and Check-In  
Bellarmine Hall - Classes of 1972 - 2012
Dolan School of Business Dining Room - Golden Stags Classes of 1951 - 1966
Check in and pick up your name tags, tickets, and housing keys.

Due to limited seating, Saturday evening events require advance reservations. Walk-ins cannot be guaranteed admission. These events are adults ONLY.

6:30 p.m. Belmont Stakes Live Stream
Bellarmine Great Lawn (rain or shine)
We will be streaming a live video feed of the 149th running of the Belmont Stakes race under the tent on Bellarmine Lawn. You must be registered for dinner to attend. Race post time is scheduled to run at approximately 6:50.

6:30 p.m. Class of 1992 Champagne Toast and Class Photo
DiMenna-Nyselius Library Stairs (Rain location is Alumni Hall)
Celebrate your 25th Reunion milestone with a champagne toast and commemorative class photo.

6:30 p.m. Golden Stags Cocktail Reception and Dinner (Classes of 1951 - 1966)
Dolan School of Business Dining Room
Join your classmates and fellow Golden Stags for cocktails and dinner.

6:30 p.m. - Midnight Reunion Dinner Dance (Classes of 1972, 1977, 1982, 1987, 1992, 1997, 2002, 2007, and 2012)
Bellarmine Great Lawn (Rain or Shine)
Enjoy a gourmet buffet dinner, then dance the night away! Your registration includes two drink tickets. Additional drink tickets will be available for purchase - CASH ONLY.

Sunday, June 11

8 a.m. - 12 p.m. Coffee, Check-out and Key Return
Barone Campus Center
Relax and enjoy a fresh cup of coffee while saying goodbye to your friends and classmates. Return your keys to one of the housing desks located in the residence hall lobbies or at the Barone Campus Center Information Desk to receive a coupon toward our breakfast food trucks - see below. Or if you're in a hurry, take advantage of our express check-out! Key envelopes will be available in your rooms so that you can deposit keys in the Express Check-out boxes located in each housing facility. Please be considerate and return your keys.

9 a.m. - 12 p.m. Breakfast Food Trucks
Barone Campus Center Traffic Circle
As you check out of your room, grab a bite to eat before getting on the road - we'll even give you a coupon to use toward your purchase if you hand in your room key to a staff member at the BCC Info Desk or in your residence hall!

9:30 a.m. Sunday Mass
Egan Chapel of St. Ignatius Loyola
If you missed our Reunion Mass on Saturday, you'll have the opportunity to attend Sunday Mass with other members of the Fairfield community.

Frequently Asked Questions

Event Specific Questions:

How long is the Fun Run and can all ages participate? 

The approximately three mile Fun Run around campus has become a Reunion tradition! Children are welcome to participate if accompanied by an adult. Please note our Fun Run does take place rain or shine. 

Will the RecPlex be open for use during the weekend? 

The RecPlex will be open from 9 a.m. - 5:30 p.m. on Saturday, June 10th. Feel free to tour the beautiful new facility, get a workout in, or use the locker rooms should you need to change following the Taste of Fairfield. All guests must check in at the front desk and sign a waiver in order to use the facility. 

I wish to attend Mass at Egan Chapel of St. Ignatius Loyola at Reunion - what are the times?

A special Reunion Weekend Mass, celebrated by University Chaplain Father Charles Allen, S.J. will take place at 5:30 p.m. at Egan Chapel of St. Ignatius Loyola on Saturday afternoon. In addition, Sunday Mass will take place in the Chapel at 9:30 a.m. 

Do I need to pick up tickets prior to Friday night's receptions? 

No. Tickets are not required for Friday night receptions. Your name will be on a list at the door.

Can I reserve a table of my friends for the Saturday Night Dinner Parties?

There is no assigned or reserved seating for these events. Tables in the Tent on Bellarmine Lawn are in class sections and consist of 10 seats per table. The Dolan School of Business tables are by class year and consist of 8-10 seats per table.

What is the Reunion Weekend Dress Code?

Friday Night Reception: Casual. These are adults-only events.

Saturday Day Activities: Casual weather-appropriate attire (please note, much of Saturday programming is held outside rain or shine). Families with children welcome.

Evening Dinner Dances: Springtime evening cocktail/"summer wedding" attire is recommended. For the ladies celebrating on Bellarmine Lawn, we also recommend a sweater or wrap and moderate heels or flats. These are adults-only events.

Can my roommate pick up my registration materials if arriving on campus before me?

For security purposes, and to ensure that you receive all of your materials, we require each alumnus to pick up their own registration packet and room keys upon arrival. If extenuating circumstances arise, you may call the Office of Alumni Relations at (203) 254-4280 prior to your arrival to arrange a special pick-up. 

Can I request a special meal at dinner (i.e, gluten-free, vegetarian, etc.)?

The dinner on Bellarmine Lawn is served buffet-style and menus indicate items that are vegetarian, gluten-free, etc. The Golden Stags dinner is plated, but special accommodations can be made for dietary requirements, allergies, etc. Please call the Office of Alumni Relations at (203) 254-4280 and/or indicate your needs on your registration form. At the Taste of Fairfield, we recommend that you speak with the vendors directly for information regarding their offerings.

Campus Housing Questions:

On-campus housing capacity is limited by building by class and assigned on a first come first served basis.  Housing has been known to sell out, so register early!

How is campus housing assigned? 

On-campus housing is assigned on a class seniority basis. Due to ongoing housing renovations and campus construction housing is subject to change at any time. We will notify you if any changes do occur to housing after registration. Our anticipated housing is as follows:

Golden Stags and Class of 1972
Double Occupancy Rooms with Private Bathroom (Faber Hall)

Classes of 1977-2002
Suite Style Residence Halls (Kostka Hall, Claver Hall)

Class of 2012 & 2007
Traditional Residence Halls (Campion Hall, Jogues Hall)

I'm not planning on attending the evening activities on campus, can I still stay overnight?

Housing is extremely limited and is only available for alumni and guests attending/pre-registered for the events on campus on Friday and Saturday evening. Room-only reservations will NOT be accepted.

Where can I get my keys?:

Friday housing key pick-up will be near the Barone Campus Center Info Desk from 4 - 10 p.m. If you are staying on campus Friday night, you will need to check in on campus prior to going to your class reception, as registration will close before these events are over. Saturday housing key pick-up will be in the Barone Campus Center from 9 a.m. - 5:30 p.m. and in Bellarmine Hall from 6 - 9 p.m.

Can I pick my roommate(s)?

Yes. You may indicate your roommate request(s) on your registration form. Each roommate must request the other to be placed together. For parties whose roommate requests exceed the accommodations of their rooms (i.e., 3 requests for 2-bed room), we will do our best to house you near each other but this is not a guarantee. Many alumni attend reunion without a spouse or a guest. Please plan ahead to find a roommate or if necessary, one will be assigned to you. Spots in rooms cannot be held for roommates who have not yet registered. 

What should I bring with me to stay on campus?

When packing to stay on campus, please remember that campus housing contains only the basics. Linens, towels, blankets, and pillows will be provided. You may want to bring along an alarm clock, hangers, extra blankets, and extra towels. 

What types of housing is there? Are there private rooms, joint bathrooms, etc.?

Housing accommodations vary depending on the building. Faber Hall houses 2 roommates per room with a private bathroom. Kostka and Claver Halls are suite-style living with two, 2-person rooms joined by a semi-private bathroom. Campion and Jogues Halls accommodate 2 roommates per room with a shared bathroom on each floor for men and women. For detailed information on Reunion Residence Halls click here and select the appropriate residence hall name. 

Are there blocks of rooms reserved if I wish to stay at a local hotel?

Yes. Please see below!

Host Hotels - Both Newly Renovated!

The Fairfield Circle Inn
417 Post Road
Fairfield, CT
(203) 255-0491
$129 per night
fairfieldcircleinn.com
Click on the menu and select "Corporate & Group Discounts" to search for room availability. Enter the Discount Code FFR6 in the space provided.
1.3 miles from campus

Hotel Hi-Ho
4180 Black Rock Turnpike
Fairfield, CT
(475) 888-9100
$129 per night
Hotelhiho.com
Click on the menu and select "Corporate & Group Discounts" to search for room availability. Enter the Discount Code FFR6 in the space provided.
3.7 miles from campus

Delamar Southport
275 Old Post Road
Southport, CT
(203) 259-2800
$279 per night
delamar.com
Click here to reserve a room and use promotion code Reunion, or call and reference Fairfield University Reunion.

 

General Reunion Weekend Questions:

Registration: How-to, Deadlines, & Costs

Registration for Reunion Weekend 2017 is through the Fairfield University Alumni Online Community. Become a member by visiting www.fairfield.edu/alumnicommunity. You'll need your Unique ID number to complete the process. You can find it on your Reunion invitation or by e-mailing communityhelp@fairfield.edu

Walk-in registrations can be accommodated on a first-come/first-served basis. Please note that on-campus housing, Friday class receptions and Saturday evening dinner dances may sell out. Please plan to register in advance.

May 15 is the deadline for exclusive Reunion Weekend 2017 T-Shirts! T-shirts will not be available for purchase at Reunion, so be sure to purchase one when you register for the weekend.

Costs of Reunion activities are listed on the self-mailer invitation as well as on the registration form. Reunion Weekend is not a fundraiser for the University. We do make an effort to contain costs as much as possible to accommodate all budgets without compromising the activities that we offer. 

Confirmation and Tickets

No tickets are mailed. You will receive a confirmation of your registration through e-mail. Tickets and registration packets must be picked up on campus Friday and/or Saturday of Reunion under the name of the alum who registered. Registration Desk hours are listed on the Reunion Weekend Schedule and your invitation. 

Cancellation Policy

Refunds will be made for cancellations made by noon on May 26, 2017. We cannot accommodate refunds after this date.

Order Modifications

Modifications to your Reunion Registration can be made by calling the Office of Alumni Relations at (203) 254-4280.

Children

Children and grandchildren are welcome at the Taste of Fairfield and daytime activities. Please be sure to include children’s names in your registration. Children are not permitted at the Friday class receptions and Saturday evening dinner parties. Due to limited space, we regret that we are unable to provide overnight on-campus accommodations for children.

Smoking and Drug Policy

Smoking is prohibited in all campus buildings and under the tents. Illegal substances are prohibited on campus. Anyone found in violation of this policy will be dealt appropriately with by the Department of Public Safety and the Fairfield Police Department.

Special Needs

Dietary requirements, food allergies, and/or accessible parking or housing for the physically challenged can be arranged with advance notice. Please call us with any special needs at (203) 254-4280.

For additional questions/concerns, please contact

Office of Alumni Relations
Phone: (203) 254-4280
Web: www.fairfield.edu/alumni
E-mail: alumni@fairfield.edu
Fax: (203) 254-4104.
Monday - Friday: 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

2017 Reunion Committees

Get Involved!

If you're an undergraduate class ending in a "2" or a "7", you'll be celebrating your Reunion in June! Consider being a part of your Reunion Class Committee to ensure you have a great turnout and participation in a class gift.  Committee members communicate directly with classmates to help us keep our information current and to encourage class gift support and attendance at Reunion.

Reunion Committee Opportunities

Bringing lots of classmates back to campus would not be possible without our dedicated Reunion Class Committees, a group of volunteers from each reunion class who encourage attendance at Reunion Weekend and Reunion Class Gift participation. Fairfield's staff members work closely with each committee to help alumni reconnect with each other and with Fairfield, and to help each committee reach its Reunion Class Gift goals.

  • Encourage classmates to come back for Reunion and participate in your class gift.
  • Assist with marketing your Friday Night Class Reception.
  • Help locate lost alumni and share address changes or e-mail addresses with your class manager as you learn of them.
  • Endorse letters, postcards, and emails to classmates encouraging Reunion attendance and class gift participation.
  • Personalize communication to classmates as much as possible.
  • Select classmates whom you would be willing to contact to encourage attendance and class gift participation.
  • Assist with class Facebook group, including the posting of photos of Fairfield days on the Reunion Facebook Page.
  • Contribute to the Annual Fund to the extent you are able.

To speak to your Reunion Committee Manager about this exciting opportunity, please call Peter White at 203-254-4000 x 2174 or email rwhite@fairfield.edu.

Reunion-Year Missing Classmates

"Missing" Classmates

Contact information for the following Reunion Weekend alumni is missing from our database. If you know where your classmates are and/or how to get in touch, please e-mail alumni@fairfield.edu.

1972

David Burroughs
Albert Fischetti
James Hundley
John Mathews
John Mullen
John Nappi
Roberto Schneider
John Wyatt


1977

Frank Barrasso
Janet Bartelmo
Michael Benedetti
Ann (Fitzsimmons) Fillippi
Linda (Murray) Friedman
Glenn Geathers
Robert Goldstein
Diane (Fallon) Heath
Scott Johnson
Barbara Langdon
Geoffrey Larkin
Maryellen MacNamara
Lynn Murphy
Richard O'Toole
Eileen (Bishop) Palumbo
William Shea
James Smith


1982

Mary Allen
Phyllis Hold
Sylvia Jacobson
Michele (Buonocore) Kimel
Heidi Knechtle
James McManus
Kerry Mortell
James O'Connor
Marla (Spence) Palermo
Roland Riviera
Richard Rocuant
Carmen Sabatelli
Barbara Schiller
Lisa Seyer
Raoul Tomasi
Nancy (Delaney) Zins


1987

Diane Biancardi
Lisa (Miraglia) Campbell
Timothy Connolly
James Delaney
Rogelio Deycaza
Kim (Whalen) Ferrera
Austin Gibbons
Kim Gillham
Kristen Krawic
Michael Maloney
Sabine (Ziebell) Quinones
Peter Rossi
Eileen White

1992

Emma Brooks
Robert Duval
Stephanie (Zacharias) Fellinger
Louis Gennarelli
Karen Lee
William Seeger
Kevin Talz
Senta (Glage) Teschner
Lisa Wells


1997

Kara (Sherwood) Balzano
Reilly Brennan
Marc Chouraqui
Carolyn (Corbett) Corcoran
Christopher Dowd
Michelle Flynn
Jeffrey Hnath
Yi-Chun Lai
Christine Mazzeo
Peter Miller
Timothy Pelleccione
Jay Strohm


2002

Melanie (Dungo) Barrows
Jacqueline Beaudet
Joseph Beaudet
Elizabeth (Schick) Brown
Paul Bulakowski
Christian Colasuonno
Jordan Corlett
Carla Danca
Kristen (DiStassio) DiStassio
David Ernst
Jennifer Franzese
Lisa (Garvey) Garvey-Harrison
Amy Hurford
Oleksandr Ioukhno
Craig January
Matthew Kleps
Sean Kraft
Anthony Laurenzo
Matthew Loonam
Steven Martins
Kathryn Mason
Alison (Scanlan) Muench
Erin Mulloy
Stephen Musante
Stephanie Naum
Vanessa (Poulos) Neves
Rachel (DiPerna) Perrotta
Ajmeri Rahman
Brian Rath
Marlene (Lacher) Steiner
Ryan Washington
Laura (Faller) Whitacre
Pamela Wishart
Mary (Leon) Zimardo

2007

Meaghan Ahern
Allison Barra
Christopher Doherty
Patrick Donnelly
Katelyn Fenton
Michael Gentile
Sean Gleason
Marissa Hidalgo
Erin Kennedy
Michaela Kennedy
Caitlin Ledwith
Mary McConnell
Rebecca Mendenhall
Mark Moloney
Erin (Ajemian) Overbey
Derek Plescia
Lauren Ragone
Eric Reitz
Ashley Russell
Maya Sarin
Dana Savidge
Caileen Sheehan
Jessica Sutphin
Matthew Sylvia
Bridget Takacs
Catherine Tan
Brittany Teahan
Chau Trinh
Melissa Turek
Kylin Wentz


2012

Samuel Coba
Erin Eife
Leah Furey
Jose Huaringa
Anne-Sophie Janvier
Nils Ole Refvik
Cristina Rizio-Mursaloglu

Reunion-Year Deceased Classmates

Deceased Classmates*

Eternal rest grant to them O Lord and let perpetual light shine upon them.
May these and all the souls of the faithful departed through the mercy of God rest in peace.

1972

Kenneth Alexander
Real Bourgon
Colleen Britt
Anthony Clerihew
Donald Conn
Philip Courtney
Lawrence DeTullio
Robert Doyle
Stephen Ferri
Margaret Joachim Gallagher
Lee Goodman
William Gorski
Herbert Keating
James Kiernan
Joseph Kurzel
Brian Lenihan
Thomas Lyddy
Patrick McCaherty
William McDonnell
John McGrath
John O'Brien
Kathleen Belfanti O'Brien
Dwight Page
Stanley Pawloski
Robert Ranieri
Richard Singer
James Sinnott
Donald Tenczar
James Thompson
Michael Tibbets
Robert Wollow


1977

James Bell
John Besso
Stephen Boccuzzi
William Brogan
Michele Mattera Buell
Robert Chamberlain
Paul Charniak
Robert Dickert
John Epifano
Michael Fabiaschi
Barry Figueiredo
Charles Filloramo
Kevin Fitzpatrick
Christine Petri Flynn
Stanley Golon
John Gray
Virginia Kluttz
Carl Levantino
Katherine Merva
James Molloy
Joseph Montana
Zorphora Omabegho
Robert Plumb
Mary Ellen Power
Elizabeth Ruhloff
William Schmitt
Kalilu Tambadu
Alan Toth
Mark Zaniewski

1982

Kim Arel
Mary Carrington
Kathleen O'Connor Cavanaugh
Thomas Conroy
Elizabeth Reardon Crafa
Karen Crepeau
Katherine Daly
Nora Edmonds
Sharon Festo
Karen Driscoll Fitzsimmons
Leo Gardner
Jane McConnell Greenspun
William Holzweiss
Walter Hoyt
Vincent Jarvis
Peter Klinkowize
Gregory Kornichuk
Leonora Chaves Lombardi
Richard Marano
Patrick McGuire
Linda Blogoslawski Mlynarczyk
William Nayden
David Olson
Edward Pollack
David Rowan
Theodore Schimoler
Robert Tacchino
Margaret Vilsack
Gloria Rossetti Visconti
Richard Wejnert


1987

Linda Coleman Coleman
Lisa Cowan
Karen Bencivengo Liskiewicz
Sharon MacEwen
Michael Mancini
Kevin McLeod
Alan Minieri
Teisha Capozzi O'Leary
Christopher Orgielewicz
Donald Pavlick
Camille Thornton
Kathryn Keane Ventricelli

1992

Christine Adjemian
James Cantwell
Anthony Castellon
George Coleman
Linda Greenwald Hayes
Mary DeSanto Marsan
Bryan McCarthy
Christopher Slattery
Samantha Smith Stohr


1997

Susan Allen
Joseph Amico
John Charbonneau
Maurice Dixon
Jeremy Donefer
Jeffrey Killian
Ciara McDermott
William O'Brien
Kevin Ryan


2002

Lisa Durousseau Bandoo
Clint DeSena


2012

Douglas Garni
Kenechukwu Nwajagu

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