Legacy families celebrate Lafayette connections by virtually "pinning" the newest members of the Lafayette Class of 2024 Twitter
By Jill Spotz
Every Lafayette legacy family has their own unique story of when their connection to College Hill began. Whether it started with the enrollment of a great grandfather, a parent, or a sibling, the most rewarding chapter is when the story comes full circle with the enrollment of a new generation.
Typically, incoming legacy families are invited to a special annual reception and pinning ceremony hosted by the Office of Alumni Relations as an official welcome to campus each fall. The event is an opportunity to meet other incoming legacy students and families, leadership, and staff. However, due to social distancing restrictions this year, legacy families participated virtually by pinning their family members at home and sharing photos of this milestone. We couldn’t be more proud of these alumni families who pass their ’Pard Pride from generation to generation.
For families like the Noxons, whose connection to Lafayette began nearly 100 years ago in 1923, the pinning moment was very special. Jared ’24, Stephen ’94, and Elwood Jr. ’63 celebrated the milestone virtually and shared photos of their Lafayette memorabilia that has been in their family for decades including a 1932 Lafayette centennial banner, Reunion pins, a uniform, and much more. “Lafayette has been a very special place for our family that started with my great grandfather stepping on campus nearly 100 years ago in the fall of 1923,” says Stephen Noxon ’94 P’24.
Below is a snapshot of some of the 29 first-year legacy students who participated in virtual pinning ceremonies this academic year.