Colorado Group Assists Karlis Center

In Colorado, 12 volunteers raked and bagged leaves, cut and bundled tree limbs, and planted flower bulbs Saturday.

"The Karlis Family Center in Lakewood was very grateful for our work," said John Panozzo ’89, who organized the Wabash Day effort. "They look forward to reading more about Wabash Day on the College website."

Panozzo credited Harry Phillips ’65 for helping plan the event. But Panozzo reported, "Harry got caught in Florida due to Hurricane Wilma and was not able to attend on Saturday."

The Karlis Family Center is a domestic violence resource center, which provides programs for families who have experienced high-conflict separation or divorce, domestic violence or other abuse in the home. The center provides a safe, home-like environment and is open seven days a week. They provide several different counseling programs, support groups, supervised parenting and visitation, and safe  exchanges. The center was founded over a decade ago by former Denver Bronco kicker Rich Karlis.

The alumni included John and Ebie Panozzo, Gary Johnson ’59, Roy Early ’98, Al Hart ’69 and his wife Sally, Clark Dickerson ’67, Masud Bahramand ’05, Qadeer Bahramand, Daniel Sweet ’04, Meghan McNulty and Louis Skeegan.

In photos:

At top: A group shot of the Colorado and Denver area alums and friends who took part in the first Wabash Day.

At right: Gary Johnson '59 and Roy Early '98 work cleaning up leaves and debris.