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    June 08, 2022

    Reunion 2022 - One for the Ages!

    It was a reunion to remember, as classes ending with 0, 1, 2, 5, 6 and 7 made their way to the Heights this past weekend to celebrate the first reunion held by the College since 2019.

    Nearly 1,000 alumni took part in the three-day event, which began with a spiritual retreat on Friday morning that was attended by 22 alums. Later that day, several class parties - perhaps the most popular feature of the weekend - took place in various locations around campus. Members of classes by decade – 1950s, 1960s, 1970s, 1980s, 1990s and the 00s/10s/20s – got together to celebrate and reminisce. Each event had live music, food and drink and class photos; the photo above shows one of the class parties under a tent.

    Saturday morning, more than 190 people took part in a newer tradition – the Dolphin Dash 5K run/one-mile walk that was sponsored by the College’s Alumni Association Board. This is the ninth consecutive year that the dash has been held, with the past two years held virtually. In the afternoon the family-friendly barbeque was held in the main quad and a new event – the Alumni of Color Panel – was moderated by Alumni Association President Giavonni Lucas ’95.

    Later, President Linda LeMura gave her address to alumni and Distinguished Alumni and Ignatian Alumni Awards were presented to honorees for the 2020, 2021 and 2022 reunion years. (See the full list of honorees here.) The awards included the recogniton for three colleagues - Inga Barnello, Tom Andino and Sue Wetzel - as honorary alumni. 

    In the evening members of the class of 1997 held their 25th year reunion party in Simon’s Pub, followed by all classes coming together for “Dolphins After Dark” dance party in the Event Center. The weekend concluded on Sunday with a Mass of Remembrance in a packed Panasci Family Chapel, followed by an Interfaith Service.

    Comments from attendees reflected the positive energy found throughout campus over the weekend:
    “The Mass of Remembrance on Sunday was a powerful and moving experience. I wish all of you had been able to attend.” (Peter Dillon '87)

    “What a fantastic weekend! Classmates were remembered. Memories were cherished. Bonds were strengthened.” (Kathleen Calicchia Urbaetis '87)

    “The tents and food service were excellent, the events and programs were outstanding and Sunday's Mass was a beautiful ending to the weekend. Judy and I had a wonderful time as did everyone we spoke with at each of the events.” (Jim Minogue '76)

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