More than 1,300 visitors returned to campus for ReUnion 2019 (May 17-19), enjoying great weather and great events, from Lobster Fest to the Alumni Parade and fireworks. Alumni and their families also had the chance to tour campus, reconnect with friends, hear presentations from fellow graduates and celebrate the accomplishments of mentors.
Among the highlights were a presentation by Dr. Gustave Davis ’59 about the attempted assassination of William Seward (Class of 1820) and the medical history of the era; a farewell concert for Hilary Tann, the John Howard Payne Professor of Music; and the alumnae tea and forum, which invited attendees to share thoughts on the upcoming 50th anniversary of coeducation at Union.
Also at ReUnion, the Alumni Council presented Alumni Gold Medals to Gustave Davis ’59, Michele Sciortino ’84 and Matthew Nagorsky ’79. The Faculty Meritorious Award was presented to Louisa Matthew, professor of art history.
The Class of 1969 received the Anable Cup for greatest ReUnion participation, as well as the McClellan Cup for greatest class percentage. The Class of 1989 clinched the Van Voast/Class of 1941 Cup for best costume. And the Class of 1959 won the Class of 1943 ReUnion Award for greatest ReUnion effort.