Now and then


close-knit group of Bulldogs met in North Hall and in 1983 were captured in a photo while living at the Billings House (now Alpha Xi Omicron). The friends have maintained a strong Redlands connection ever since—and reunited 35 years later to recreate the image! “No matter our age or how much responsibility we have, when I talk to these guys I’m still talking to the 21-year-old version,” reflects Bob Tafoya ’83, who was responsible for pulling together the group. “That is the beauty of the collective friendship. When we’re together, we’re just U of R guys. Our friendship is grounded in the U of R. That’s where the roots took hold.”


Sitting left to right are John Black ’84, Jeff Jones ’83, Peter Helfrich ’84, Brian Freeman ’83, Brad Smith ’83, and Bob Tafoya ’83. Standing are Steve Wiens ’83 (left) and Curt Erixon ’83.



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