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This is one of several stories about classes on the Reunion web site.

For the Class of ’67, its 40th reunion celebration is all about reconnecting with old friends.

“I love class reunions,” says history graduate Karl Pusch ’67, reunion co-chair. “Mostly, we get to see how people have changed throughout the years. This one is special. Alumni should come back to see the changes at Lafayette, and to visit with all those classmates whom they may not have seen since 1967.”

Getting a close look at the physical changes to campus facilities is what industrial engineering graduate Bob DeVente ’67, reunion co-chair, is anticipating the most.

“One of the things I’m looking forward to most is taking one of the tours with the student guides,” he says. “They’re going to take us inside a lot of the buildings, like Skillman Library, that I haven’t seen since they were renovated. I’m looking forward to going to the new field house too.”

DeVente believes it’s an excellent opportunity for alumni who can’t make it back to campus on a regular basis. He did see some of the changes when he returned this past fall to cheer on the Leopards at the Homecoming and Lafayette-Lehigh football games.

Industrial engineering graduate Larry Cole ’67 also serves as reunion co-chair. DeVente appreciates the Office of Alumni Affairs took care of much of the scheduling, leaving the reunion chairs more time to get into the fun of planning their weekend.

This year’s class events will include a round robin tennis tournament for any member of the Class of ’67 who would like to participate. After retiring from IBM in 1990, DeVente took up tennis and is now an instructor. He also plans to attend the concert by The Graduates, of which Cole is a member. Founded in 1980, the group strives to preserve the rich tradition of Lafayette songs.

DeVente has attended each Class of ’67 reunion since its 25th celebration. One of his favorite things is “people watching.”

“I just like to see the atmosphere of the whole thing – I enjoy watching other people and classes and what they’re doing,” he says. “I like seeing everyone enjoying themselves. We get to meet all these people not in our class; it shows the College is really alive and doing something. I’m really proud of the things I see in Alumni News and students’ academic achievements.”

Pusch, who grew up in Phillipsburg, N.J., considers staying connected to the College “very important.”

“I am one of probably only a handful of Lafayette alumni who can say they have visited the grave of Lafayette and his wife at the Picpus Cemetery in Paris,” he notes.

Categorized in: Alumni Profiles