1960 CLASS REUNION
A Report from the Attendees
We owe a great deal of thanks to Dave Bannon and his committee who did their level best to contact each of our classmates and persuade them come to our reunion if they possibly could.
On the weekend of May 21, 2010, over 25 of our classmates and guests descended on the campus. We shared the festivities with all of the other classes with a five-year anniversary, beginning with the Class of ‘45, and ending with the class of ’05.
It was a truly memorable event. Most of us had not seen each other for fifty years and there were lots of smiles, laughter and even hugs. It was good to be together again and to renew old friendships. True, we had our share of white hair and aches and pains but we had a great time and we sure missed those who could not attend.
The Institute did a tremendous job in hosting our reunion. They organized a great program starting with a garden party at the President’s house, charmingly hosted by his wife, Beth Altenkirch. The party continued at the Friday night reception in Eberhardt Hall, which has undergone a prize-winning historically accurate renovation.
On Saturday we were treated to a tour of the campus led by well-informed students, who were very impressive in every way. Getting to know some members of the student crew and swapping “then and now” stories was one of the highlights of the weekend.
The afternoon was packed with our choice of activities and capped off by a reception and ceremony for the recipients of the Distinguished Alumni Awards. It was truly impressive to see what some of our fellow alumni have accomplished.
Our meals and dinner/dance were held in the Campus Center, a spectacular two story building containing a ground level dining room with an atrium. Our humble NCE campus has evolved into a large modern campus that now includes a total of 18 buildings, a parking deck, modern sports facilities, lawns, trees, shrubs and flowers. In our day, we had a total of three buildings which made up NCE.
You can be justifiably proud of your alma mater; of the quality of the education, the faculty, the facilities, and of the kind of students the university is producing.
If you couldn’t make the reunion, we strongly advise you to visit the campus whenever you can. You will be AMAZED!
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