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Tree Planting Names and Adopting Classes

1910 Penelope *Named after the wife of Odysseus, noted for fidelity. Oldest tree still known to exist.

1928 Diane
1929 Constance
1930 Alethea
1931 Galahad
1932 La Vie Eternal
1935 Amaranth
1936 Theodmetos
1938 Eubolia
1941 Alce
1942 Mac Arthur
1944 Vulcan *The Roman god of fire - named to honor the class's successful campaign to get a smoker room on campus. The tree ... an Ash!
1945 Eirene
1948 Amygdale *Latin for almond
1950 Semyda
1969 Acquarius
1970 Sun Dance
1971 Son of a Bush
1972 Woodstalk
1973 Shady Character
1974 Elma Mater
1975 Waldo Willow
1976 Martha Cherry Tree
1977 Shady Lady
1978 Treevolta *Saturday Night Fever released in '77
1979 Tree-2, D-2 *Another '77 movie - Star Wars
1980 Gusto
1981 Treedition *Named by the last all-female graduating class
1982 Curiositree
1983 Eighty-Tree *Nice word play on that year
1984 Our Tree *Variation on "Our House", a popular song that year
1985 Phoenix *Named after the fire

1986 Eighty-Sticks *Word play on that year
1987 A-tree-uhm *Named after the newly built (post-fire) Atrium building
1997 Elephant
1998 Diana Theresa
1999 Truman
2000 Kristen * Named after Kristin Meissner, Dir. of Student Activities at that time
2001 Remembrance
2002 Apogee
2003 Francis
2004 Hero
2005 Legacy *Killed by a deer during it's first winter. Replanted (thus, Legacy continued)
2006 Catherine * Named for retiring president Catherine Dunn, BVM
2007 Believe
2008 Serendipity
2009 The Thinking Tree
2010 Branches of Time
2011 Universitree *Named by the first graduates of Clarke University
2012 The Whomping Willow
2013 #Tree
2014 Single Jon

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