ReUnion 2018: A celebration of Union's graduates

Alumni and their families also enjoyed all the perennial favorites, like the Alumni Parade, the picnic and kids carnival, and Lobster Fest.
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Howard Bishop ’48 couldn’t attend ReUnion, but he still proudly donned his class shirt at home and shared a photo with College. This school spirit was mirrored everywhere on campus this past weekend, and not even the rain could dampen it.

“No one let the weather get in the way of a great ReUnion,” said Damond Heath, associate director of Alumni and Parent Engagement. “More than 2,000 guests had fun revisiting their old stomping grounds and seeing all the exciting new things that have happened on campus since their graduation.”

Alumni and their families also enjoyed all the perennial favorites, like the Alumni Parade, the picnic and kids carnival, and Lobster Fest. In addition, they got an inside look at the ongoing reconstruction of the Integrated Science and Engineering Complex. And they had the opportunity to hear from their fellow alumni on a range of topics as well.

Arnold Drogen ’70, Eugene Kokot ’70, Steven David ’72, Michele Beaulieu ’81, Anastasie Prokhorova ’01, Nori Pepe ’03, Adam Grode ’05 and Shilpa Darivemula ’13 participated in the Watson Fellowship 50th anniversary panel discussion. Kyrie Kristopher York ’03, Diana Gazzolo ’78, Ackeem Hill ’13, and Quisqueya Witbeck ’16 participated in an alumni diversity and inclusion panel. And Harrison Kim ’13, Matt Wahl ’13, Andrew McCabe ’03, Jon Hill ’08 and Matt Lippman ’13 made up the data analytics and data science round table.

Also at ReUnion, the Alumni Council presented Alumni Gold Medals to Donald Foley ’73, Timothy McCabe ’73 and Mark Webster ’88 for their distinguished service to the College. The Meritorious Service Award was presented to President Stephen C. Ainlay and Judith Gardner Ainlay for their exceptional service to Union.

The Class of 1968 received the Anable Cup for greatest ReUnion participation, while the Class of 1953 received the McClellan Cup for greatest class percentage. The Class of 1978 clinched the Van Voast/Class of 1941 Cup for best costume. And the Class of 1958 won the Class of 1943 ReUnion Award for greatest ReUnion effort.

To view a photo gallery from the weekend, visit Union on Facebook.

ReUnion 2019 will be held May 17-19.

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