Susquehanna University

Class of 1962 50th Reunion

September 28-30, 2012

It’s hard to believe, but we once a gallon of gas cost $0.32, the first Wal-Mart opened, and the first bag of flavored potato chips (salt and vinegar) were sold. That was in 1962, when we also graduated from Susquehanna University. It’s been 50 years and though things have changed, we can still celebrate our time at Susquehanna with our 50th reunion! Information is listed below to help in your planning. Rooms are going fast, so make your hotel reservation today. Don’t forget about our free shuttle service from the hotels to campus and back again starting at 8 a.m. on Saturday and running until 2 a.m. on Sunday.

50th Reunion Schedule

Friday, September 28

Afternoon: Play a round of golf at the Susquehanna Valley Country Club

6 p.m.: Join us at a gathering hosted by President L. Jay Lemons at his home on University Avenue. Our class photo will be taken at this event!

Saturday, September 29

Noon: A Reunion Lunch in the field house

1 p.m.: The Crusader Football team takes on Muhlenberg College

Other afternoon activity choices include spending time at Dottie Anderson’s home or a student production matinee

4:30 p.m.: The Homecoming Parade marches down University Avenue

6:30 p.m.: Cocktails at Isabella’s, a high-end Italian restaurant in town

7:30 p.m.: Dinner at Isabella’s

8:30 p.m.: Stick around for the student and alumni Homecoming Dance in the field house with a live band, food, drinks and the crowning of the Homecoming King and Queen!

Sunday, September 30

11 a.m.: Worship Service in Weber Chapel

1 p.m.: Join us at the Alumni Awards Banquet

All events for the Class of 1962 are complimentary, except for dinner at Isabella’s, which will cost $30 per person plus a cash bar.

Breakfast will be available on Saturday and Sunday Mornings from 8-10 in Evert Dining Hall.

Class of 1962 Reunion Committee

Dottie Anderson- dorothya08@gmail.com

Judy Brndjar

Les Butler- lrb881@comcast.net

Joan Haefle- jhaefle@yahoo.com

Susan Myers- sjm25276@yahoo.com

Sarah Pressley- slpressley@yahoo.com

Lenny Purcell- lppbusmex@hotmail.com

Maureen Davenport Ries- rmries@guidescape.net

Bob Smith- RABOB@optonline.net

Who’s Coming?

Dottie Anderson
Sandra Forse Barnett
Chuck Bowen
Robert Breitwieser
Pat Brenan
Robert Brenner
Judith Brndjar
Les Butler
James Coolbaugh
Bill Ecenbarger
Dorothy Kunkle Finn
Joan Haefle
Ron Hardnock
William Kahl
Judy McIntyre
Wayne Minami
Bill Molin
Nancylee Dunster Moore
Susan Myers
Francis Nace
James Parker
Gerald Porter – possible
Sarah Lockett Pressley
Maureen Davenport Ries
Robert Smith
John Spillman
Alan Thomas
Paul Tressler
Roger Trexler - possible
Alicel Brown Wisor


Reunion Scholar, Anthony Deturo

For more information on Anthony Deturo, the Reunion Scholar from 5 years ago, click here.

For a copy of the 50th Reunion letter, click here.

Click here for a list of area hotels.

Any questions, please email alumni@susqu.edu or call 570-372-4115


Class of 1962: For the calendar year (January 1, 2012 – president), the class as a whole has donated to Susquehanna University (all areas of the University) a total of $16,645.00, for the Class of 1962 Reunion Scholarship Fund a total of $2,250.00, and for the Class of 1962 Memorial Bench – CONGRATULATIONS, YOU REACHED YOUR GOAL $1,500.00!!!.  Great job and we have only just begun.  Very exciting!!! 

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