Alumni Weekend 2012, May 18-20, was a fabulous event and the Class of 1957 celebrated its 55th anniversary with a campus reunion.
The reunion aspect of the weekend encompassed every class that graduated in a year ending in “2” or “7”, beginning with the class of 1932 and ending with the class of 2007. There were tours of the new campus, lectures and academic presentations, student capstone projects and art exhibits, networking and wine tasting events, plus the fun of reuniting with classmates and an opportunity to talk with students and alumni of all ages.It was also an opportunity to meet the new president of NJIT, Dr. Joel Bloom.
The weekend was all capped off on Saturday evening with the Alumni Achievement Awards Ceremony followed by a first class party.
To view pictures of Alumni Weekend and our Reunion click on this link:
Nick Huth on behalf of the Class of ’57 Reunion Committee
A 50th Reunion to Remember in 2007:
As soon as Nick Huth decided to lead the charge, we knew our reunion was going to be one for the books. With more than a little help from his fraternity brothers, they rounded up thirty (30!) volunteers to call every class member and invite them to our special weekend. Then the lily really got gilded when Vic Crisci took charge of gathering up his fellow Korean Vets and fraternity brothers. All in all, with significant others, there were 62 of us.
From the moment we were greeted by smiling students in a golf cart on Friday afternoon to Sunday morning when the last of us were waved off after coffee and bagels, we spent a euphoric weekend with our close friends and classmates and those we hadn’t seen in many years, but who shared our history.
We were astonished by the campus, from newly restored Eberhardt Hall where we held our kickoff cocktail reception, to the sparkling new Campus Center where we had our dinner dance on Saturday Night. In between we enjoyed campus tours led by students, two stimulating lectures by NJIT faculty members, a guided bus tour of Newark (including the historical mansion now occupied by our President Bob Altenkirch and his wife, Beth), and a great deal of good eating and drinking.
On Saturday night, the Altenkirchs, whom many of us met and found to be incredibly warm and welcoming, hosted a cocktail reception before dinner. As soon as we put down our dessert spoons, the band started up in earnest, and we are pleased to report that the Class of ’57 more than held it’s own on the dance floor. Some would say we did a lot more than that. Look at the photos and see what you think.