More than 1,000 alumni returned June 1-3 to celebrate together on campus. From the parade and All-Alumni Picnic to class receptions, campus tours, and dancing under the tent on March Field, there were activities and events for all ages. This year’s State of the College address was given by Board Chair Ed Ahart ’69, and Reunion College sessions ranged from an exploration of the power of truth and an inside look at the 16thcentury Book of Friends, to a social media workshop.
Two members of the Class of 2007, back for their five-year reunion with 139 attendees, were Lauren Fisher ’07 and Meg Baker ’07. Along with 18 other female graduates, they have established a scholarship to be given to a young woman attending Lafayette every five years, starting in 2017. Fisher manages national talent and market expansion for Farmers Insurance in southern California, and Baker reviews smartphone apps and other high-tech devices for Fox News.
The Class of 1987, celebrating their 25th, enjoyed a reception in the lobby of Kirby Hall of Civil Rights. Bradley Lewis ’87, married to Kristen Fleschutz Lewis ’86, said reunions are good for getting to know classmates you didn’t know that well on campus. “It’s healthy to talk to people other than your old friends,” he said. “You can only relive the old college stories so many times.”
The winner of the parade participation contest was Class of 1962, celebrating their 50th.