Posted: 06/05/2007More than 1,000 alumni returned to alma mater for Reunion – the largest attendance ever. Not surprisingly, the Class of 1982—which observed its 25th reunion—was best represented, with 164 attendees. They were followed by the Class of 2002 with 129 attending their fifth reunion, and the Class of 1957 with 119 attending their 50th reunion. The Class of 1957 won the “Spittoon Award” for the highest percentage of their class attending. Traveling farthest to campus was Cornelia Messler Sharman, Class of 1937, a math major who came from England with eight children and grandchildren.
For the first time, alumni were housed in the new North Woods apartments and dined in the newly renovated Murray-Aikins Dining Hall. They also got a good look at the site being cleared for the new Zankel Music Center.
Highlights of the weekend included:
-Opening of the 13th Annual Reunion Art Exhibition at the Tang Museum
-Annual Alumni Awards and Recognition Ceremony and Class Gifts Presentation
-Alumni award recipient profiles
-Class celebrations and dinners, followed by live music and dancing under the tent in
Upper South Park
-14th Annual Fireworks Display
-Alumni Memorial Service in the Alumni Memorial Garden