Class of 1960 Celebrates 50th Anniversary

Class of 1960 leads the procession at 2010 Commencement.

Members of the Class of 1960 celebrated their 50th anniversary last week. They began their celebration with a cocktail reception on May 20 in the University Hall Conference Center. The next day, members of the Class of 1960 were honored at the Commencement ceremony. The reunion class led the procession wearing academic caps and gowns and the "official" golden anniversary sash. Following Commencement, the Class of 1960 gathered to reminisce at a luncheon in their honor.

“The 50th reunion was wonderful,” said Rosalynd Monahan. “We reconnected with friends and classmates and it was as though we had seen each other yesterday.  We spoke of those not there, by choice or circumstance, and remembered so many great times. Can we do it again next year?”

James Mulvihill added, “My wife, Ginny '62 and I thoroughly enjoyed the 50th Reunion Dinner. We reminisced with alumni, enjoyed the magnificent view of the ever expanding campus, and were thrilled with hearing from President Susan A. Cole. We intend to return to campus sometime soon to take a leisurely walk through our college day ‘haunts.’”

One class member, Dr. Dorothy Marge gave a spirited address to the group at the luncheon recalling her days as a student on campus and the years that have passed. “Connecting with classmates and friends from the past has evoked wonderful memories of shared experiences. It was a much smaller graduating class back in 1960, approximately 348 students, and a much smaller campus at Montclair,” she added. “The honor of our group leading the more than 3,700 members of the graduating class of 2010 at the Izod Center will always stay in my memory.”

Jeanne Marano, Executive Director of Alumni Relations, encourages future reunion classes to participate in the opportunity each year to celebrate such an auspicious occasion. “It was wonderful to have so many of our alumni return to mark their golden anniversary,” she said. “Reunions are a special time to enjoy the campus and the company of friends, to reminisce, and to reconnect with your alma mater.”