Alumni celebrate Reunion Weekend

May 05, 2009

More than 425 alumni and guests from 22 states returned to the Hill May 1-3 to celebrate class anniversaries, attend classes with current students, tour new campus facilities and learn firsthand about College initiatives from President Joan Develin Coley.

Alumni from the Class of 1959 were the VIP guests of the College, and 80 guests including 51 classmates from 13 states returned for weekend activities including the traditional luncheon in McDaniel Lounge. The Class of 1949 had the second highest attendance with 52 alumni at the brunch – and third was the most recent alumni, the Class of 2008, with 50 at the crab feast on the Quad. More than 40 alumni went back to one or more of 17 classes in session.

The following is a list of awards presented to 2009 reunion classes based on their corresponding achievements. Alumni Association President-Elect Don Hobart ’62 announced the awards in McDaniel Lounge following President Coley’s State of the College Address. Fine crystal trophies and bowls are engraved with the winners’ class years and on permanent display in Harrison House.

Green Terror Award - Presented to the Class of 1974 with 63 classmates each making a commitment to the 2009 Annual Fund.

Top of the Hill Award - Presented to the Class of 1969 who raised the most gifts totaling $201,446 for the Annual Fund, Carpe Diem Campaign for McDaniel including capital and special projects, and the endowment.

Green and Gold Award - Presented to the Classes of 1949 & 1959 with the most active reunion volunteers. These classes had 11 members working on their planning committees.

Whimsy (WMC) Award - Presented to the Class of 1959 with highest number of alumni and guests (a total of 80) returning for reunion.

Carpe Diem Award - Presented to the Classes of 1959, 1964 and 1999 who achieved the largest increase in number of donors to the Annual Fund over the previous year. An additional 12 classmates made gifts this year in honor of their reunion.

Old Main Award - Presented to the Class of 1959 who raised nearly $22,893, achieving the largest total dollar commitment to the Annual Fund.