In 1962, first Wal-Mart opened in Arkansas, Marilyn Monroe died and 209 young women graduated from Marywood College. As the years turned into decades, like with any graduating class, peers started careers and families, they moved on, and things changed.
Now, members from the Class of 1962—along with other classes—will meet again. When asked how it feels to be coming back to campus, Maryann Smith, who studied elementary education and graduated in 1962, remarked: "It's like coming home."
June 1-3, Marywood University will host Reunion Weekend. Events include an all-class luncheon, alumni awards, receptions, a liturgy and more.
"We are grateful because [the university] has allowed us to hold our events in the original buildings that we were used to when we were on campus," said Elaine Convery, who received her bachelor's degree in 1962. "I have a special feeling being here."
Smith, Convery and other '62 classmates have been gathering since last year to plan their 50th Reunion Dinner, one of the many events taking place that will allow alumni to socialize and re-connect.
For more information, please contact Juneann Greco, public relations director, at (570) 340-6004 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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