The celebration included mini-reunion groups and special programs for the Class of 1968, whose 105 members were the largest contingency of 50-year milestone anniversary attendees ever. Alumni came from 34 states and from as far as Alaska. Attendees represented 67 different class years, including Davis Parker ’47, who was from the earliest class, although Norma Clark Parry ’48 celebrating her 70th Reunion wasn’t too far behind.
Dan Scaia ’68 (center), a member of the Oswego Alumni Association’s Board of Directors, received the Alumni Impact Award during June’s Reunion activities. Then Oswego Alumni Association President Lisa Marceau Schnorr ’87 (left) and college President Deborah F. Stanley congratulated him on the honor recognizing his decades of service and leadership.
One of the most popular events at Reunion each year, the Come As You Were Barbecue at Fallbrook Barn, featured food, refreshments, games, music and a bonfire—and ample opportunities to reunite with alumni on the grounds of this beautiful site.
Among the many Greek and other affinity groups gathered for Reunion 2018 were the “Arethusa Golden Girls,” (right), 15 of whom were celebrating their 50th anniversary as members of the Class of 1968. Alpha Sigma Chi sorority brought back many of its members for a lunch and ceremony in celebration of the sorority’s 95th anniversary.
Throughout the weekend, alumni took a variety of tours, including Rice Creek, the Shineman Center and planetarium, technology education labs and facilities, and a boat ride for a lighthouse tour, among others. They participated in a 5K run on campus, and some learned about our college founder, Edward Austin Sheldon, in an enthralling presentation by Don Little ’91 M’94 M’15 (right). College President Deborah F. Stanley gave an update on many aspects of the college today—including enrollment, budget, construction projects and our strong endowment. Special events were held for veterans, alumni-athletes, Reunion volunteers, donors and members of several anniversary classes—1948, 1953, 1958, 1963, 1968, 1973, 1978, 1993, 1997-1998-1999 (20th cluster reunion).