WMU News

Alumni return for Reunion Weekend June 12

June 3, 1999

KALAMAZOO--Members of the Western Michigan University Class of 1949 will gather in Kalamazoo Saturday, June 12, to celebrate their 50th anniversary reunion.

Activities will begin with registration at 8:30 a.m. in the Bernhard Center. A breakfast program will follow at 9 a.m., featuring Arnie and Deborah Johnston of Kalamazoo, followed by a bus tour of the campus. Arnie Johnston is chairperson of the WMU Department of English.

During the afternoon, class members will enjoy a trip down memory lane with Sharon Carlson, director of the WMU Archives and Regional History Collections. She will present a slide program called "Those Were the Days" at 4 p.m. in the Bernhard Center.

A social hour will follow at 5 p.m. and will include the taking of class photos.

The weekend will conclude with a dinner program that features keynote remarks by WMU President Elson S. Floyd at the Bernhard Center at 6 p.m. on Saturday. This is where the WMU Alumni Association traditionally acknowledges as Golden Associates alumni who have graduated 50 or more years ago.

Cost of the reunion weekend is $40 for class members and $35 for spouses and guests. More information is available from the McKee Alumni Center at (616) 387-8777.

Media contact: Mike Matthews, 616 387-8400, michael.matthews@wmich.edu

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