Class of 1969 - Golden Anniversary!
Friday, May 17-18, 2019
"Celebrate Yesterday & Today"
The Alumni Office welcomes you back to campus to join fellow classmates for various activities throughout the day.

Events include a tour of campus, lots of socializing, walking with the current graduating class and the highlight event - Golden Anniversary Reunion Celebration where you can tell everyone what you've been doing for the past 50 years! 

Planning on attending?  Contact the Office of Alumni Relations and University Activities by email at alumni@mountunion.edu or call us at (800) 992-6682 x2030 to rsvp so we can plan ahead for your arrival. 

    • A special Thank You to the 1969 Reunion Committee for all of their efforts to contact classmates - you may recieve a call from one of them soon!
    • Check this site often for up-to-the date information and see who has signed up to come

Accomodations:

    • The Sebring Mansion Inn & Spa, where several reunion activities are planned for the weekend, has rooms available.  Contact them directly for the discounted event rate by calling (330) 938-0423.  World Class Lodging. 
    • Click here for a list of Alliance area hotels.
    • Campus housing is available free of charge in a campus residence hall however you must bring your own bedding & towels as campus does not provide those items.  Pre-registration for campus housing is required prior to arriving on campus.

2019 Reunion Schedule of Events 
Subject to change   

Friday, May 17

  • 11:30 a.m. - 1 p.m.:  Official Check-in and informal lunch 
    Campus Grounds, Hoover Price Campus Center
     Social time to catch up with classmates!  Event is free for alum and one guest.  $10 for additional guests.
  • 1 - 2:30 p.m.:  Campus Tour
  • Step off from the HPCC for a tour of campus to view iconic plus new buildings. We will have golf carts.
  • 2:30 -5:30 p.m.: Time to freshen up/relax
  • 5:30 - 9:30 p.m.:  Golden Anniversary Reunion,Sebring Mansion Inn & Spa, 385 West Ohio Avenue, Sebring
    Classmates have the opportunity to mingle and socialize to reacquaint with one another while enjoying heavy appetizers and desserts throughout the mansion (no formal sit down dinner yet plenty of food!). 
    At 7 p.m, the group will take a group photo followed by remarks. 
    Business Casual attire
    Cost is $40 per person or $75 per couple

Due to limited parking, the Sebring Mansion has requested that we utilize their valet parking service (free). 

Beautiful rooms are available to stay at the Sebring Mansion - give them a call and mention Mount Union for a special discount! 

Saturday, May 18

  • 9 a.m.: Memorial Celebration, Chapel
  • 10:30 a.m.: Baccalaureate Ceremony, Field House
  • 11:30 a.m.: Commencement Luncheon (reservation required), HPCC. 
  • 1 p.m.:  Processional, Timken Gymnasium
  • 1:30 p.m.:  Commencement Ceremony, Field House -
    Members of the class are invited to walk in the Class of 2019 processional plus be recognized during the ceremony

 Directions to Sebring Mansion

Take State Street/US-62 East out of Alliance (about 4 miles).  Turn left onto Johnson Rd/21st Street towards Sebring.  Go over the train tracks and turn right at the stop sign onto W. Ohio Avenue.  Sebring Mansion will be on your right just past 18th Street.  385 W. Ohio Avenue

 

Commencement Procession:

Are you interested in participating in the Commencement Procession?

Contact the Alumni Office with the following Regalia details:

  • Institution Name & Degree
  • Height
  • You are welcome to bring your own Regalia
  • There is no rental fee for Regalia
  • Please RSVP by March 30 if you require Regalia so an order may be placed

Look Who's Coming:

Jim Chester '69
Sue Cope '69
Peg (Smyth '69) Decker
Bill Esposito '69
Kim (Pierce '69) Gillenwater
John Hendricks '69
Rob Holmes '69
Carolyn (Colapietro '69) Hennon
Jim Hogg '69
Nancie (Albrecht '69) Hoyng
Carol (Remaley '69) Johnson
Cathie (Franks '69) Johnson
Wayne Menz '69
Phil Mikita '69
Dick Pierson '69
Debbie (Fish '69) Rowland
Marcia (Kozub '69) Shaffer
Lynda (Cailor '69) & Len Slack '69
Nancy Strauch '69
Dave Wolpert '69
Gary Wulf '69
Pam (Engler '69) Yonker
Tony Zurbrugg '69


  • YOU?

Testimonial by Barbara (Wainright) Armitage

Measuring the Impact of Mount

I attended John’s 50th Reunion from Mount Union this past May and it has made me want to reflect with the members of my own class who will celebrate next year.  Some thoughts- 

COME - plan now — put it on your calendar - whether you were a jock, a Greek, a theater buff, a choir vocalist, a writer for the Dynamo, an art major, a campus activist, someone who hated studying or someone who “found” the connection to your future career through your studies - your visit to the current campus will flood you with fond memories. (some may even be embarrassing but at our age, who cares?)

Reliving campus and dorm bridge games, silly memories our kids could never imagine like “panty raids” (hard to admit they even happened), moments when professors turned us on to new ideas (Reading Silent Spring in some class), even grade, sorority or boyfriend disappointments from those years, seen from a perspective of age, all of these are pleasurable to relive with friends and acquaintances.

COMPLETE THE QUESTIONNAIRE - The Alumni office created a booklet with the information and whether the graduate submitted detailed accounts or short blurbs, these  were such fun to read.  It didn’t hurt that they all had pictures from those years so we could jar our memories.

MAKE IT AN EXPERIENCE - We skipped the campus tour as we live in Alliance and attend events at the college frequently, but people who attended said it was fabulous and really informative. Next year I’ll go.  Same thing with “marching for commencement.”   While the University always has trouble getting people to do it, those who march say it’s a wonderful experience, and  after all, how many opportunities do you have to be a visual example to the next generation?  I hope they offer the chance next year too.

REFLECTING ON THE IMPACT - Friends we made at Mount are still some of our closest friends 50 years later - sure.  But who else do we remember? Sometimes we reflect on a silly memory of someone gone - certainly for this group last Friday night, campus character like Ed Zapatka left an impression.  I danced a flamenco with Ed Zapatka in my first theater experience at Mount and I will surely never forget it.  Stories from the fabulous choir tours are fun to hear revisited. John never tires of reliving the car trips to distant campuses for tennis matches.

COME - One last time I say, “Come”.  We’re all over 70 now and life is short so let’s create some more Mount Union Memories.

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