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The Class of 1974 marches during Reunion 2014.Reunion headquarters opens Friday in Pfenning Alumni Center to welcome back an anticipated crowd of 1,000-plus alumni and their guests, but especially those in class years ending in “5” and “0.”

A plethora of events is planned for catching up with old friends, getting up to date on the College’s programs, including the Live Connected, Lead Change capital campaign, and creating new memories to treasure for years to come.

View the full Reunion schedule

A group of alumnae posing for a photo on the Quad during Reunion 2014On Friday alumni can experience two rich enhancements to the College’s academic program made possible by the capital campaign—Oechsle Center for Global Education and the Williams Arts Campus. Faculty and students will give presentations and talk with alumni about the impact of these initiatives.

Simultaneously, Hermione, a replica of the Marquis de Lafayette’s ship that brought him to America in 1780, will be docking at Yorktown after its Atlantic voyage, which began April 18 in France. Alumni can learn more about Hermione at the exhibit in Skillman Library and during a talk by Prof. Chris Phillips on the ship and its meaning to Lafayette College 10:30 a.m. Saturday in Skillman Library.

Friday concludes with step-singing in front of old Pardee and the All-Alumni Social and dancing under the tent on the Quad with BD Lenz All Stars Band.

Saturday kicks off this year with breakfast and a College update by President Alison Byerly 8:30 a.m. in the Farinon Center.

Two friends pose  for a photo during Reunion 2014.Other highlights include a rewind with Mark Holtzman ’80 and Coach Frank Tavani of the historic 150th rivalry game in New York City last November, a presentation on the new initiative to integrate entrepreneurially minded learning into the engineering programs, a McDonogh Network reception and tour of the Tales of Our Brothers exhibit in Pardee Hall, as well as Campus Crawl and an LGBTQ & Ally networking reception.

Classes with the highest number of registrants include 1965, 1985, and 2010. The earliest class year is represented by Norman Carlson ’49. Some legacy family attendees include Dr. Nancy Shumeyko ’80 and her son Chris Shumeyko ’10, and J. Richard Fetter ’55 and his son Richard B. Fetter ’84.

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