"NCE" Class of 1947

In the wink of an eye our 65th Reunion rolled around!

On Alumni Weekend 2012, May 18-20, the class of 1947 celebrated its 65th class anniversary.

Amazing changes have taken place on the campus since we graduated.  If you haven’t been back within the last few years, we can promise it will make you proud to see it.  Our old campus has grown to 40 acres and now includes the Central High School building along with a modern student center, several dorms, a bell tower, a modern athletic center, and beautifully landscaped green spaces all over campus. The old Eberhardt Hall has been restored to 1880’s elegance and is now the Eberhardt Hall Alumni Center and home of the University Club.

The Class of ’47 Reunion Committee

Recap of our Wonderful 60th Reunion

Class of 1947 at Reunion 2006

Three members of the Class of ’47 -- John Drygulski, Gerry Stolar and Mel Wolkstein -- were able to attend our 60th NCE Class Reunion with their wives on the weekend of May 19th and 20th, 2007.

The weekend kicked off on Friday evening with a cocktail reception hosted by President Bob Altenkirch and his wife, Beth.  Everyone agreed that spending time with those two, friendly and welcoming as they are, was a real highlight of the weekend.

Eberhardt Hall itself, having just undergone a prize-winning historic restoration, was definitely one of the stars of the show.  The beauty and elegance of the place made everyone  very proud.  Eberhardt provided a perfect venue for an evening of nostalgia, laughter and camaraderie.

On Saturday there were tours around the sparkling new campus led by students, two stimulating lectures by NJIT faculty members, and a guided bus tour of Newark, including the historical mansion now occupied by Bob and Beth Altenkirch.  Beth herself took us around her beautiful home.

The festivities were capped off Saturday night with a cocktail reception, where we alumni of all ages enjoyed the opportunity to chat and compare notes about life at NCE over the decades.  Finally, there was dinner with a wonderful band.  It was truly a weekend to remember.