Alumni celebrate Reunion Weekend 2010

May 11, 2010

More than 440 alumni and guests from 21 states and Greece returned to the Hill April 30 - May 2 to celebrate class anniversaries, attend classes with current students, tour new campus facilities and learn firsthand about College initiatives from President Joan Develin Coley.

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Alumni from the Class of 1960 were the VIP guests of the College, and almost 70 guests – including 43 classmates from 11 states – returned for weekend activities, such as the traditional luncheon in McDaniel Lounge. The Class of 2009 had the highest attendance with over 80 alumni and guests at their first-year-back crab feast in the Quad, while 14 alumni and guests from the classes of 1935 and 1940 enjoyed a luncheon in Harrison House. Thirty-six alumni went back to one or more of 18 classes in session.

The following is a list of awards presented to 2010 reunion classes based on their corresponding achievements. Alumni Association President Don Hobart ’62 announced the awards following President Coley’s State of the College Address in the Forum. 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 1960 with 33 percent of their classmates making a commitment to the Annual Fund.

Top of the Hill Award - Presented to the Class of 1970 for the highest total dollar commitment to the College. The total of $801,908 includes gifts to the Annual Fund, capital and special projects, and the endowment.

Green and Gold Award - Presented to the Class of 1985 with the most active reunion volunteers. This class had 14 members working on its planning committee.

Whimsy (WMC) Award - Presented to the Class of 2009 for the highest number of alumni and guests – more than 80 – returning for reunion.

Carpe Diem Award - Presented to the Class of 1960 for the largest increase in number of donors to the Annual Fund over the previous year. An additional 16 classmates made gifts this year in honor of their reunion, increasing their participation from 22 percent to 33 percent.

Old Main Award - Presented to the Class of 1970 for raising nearly $78,000 for the Annual Fund, achieving the largest total dollar commitment to the Annual Fund.