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Class of 1956

1956The Class of 1956 is invited to celebrate its 65th reunion on August 13 - 14, 2021. Registration for this event will open soon and will be available online and in a letter. 

Interested in learning more? The schedule of events for the weekend can be found below

FRIDAY, AUGUST 13

6:30-8 P.M. EDT
Cocktail hour in the Social Center at The Inn at DePauw with heavy hors d’oeuvres and cash bar

SATURDAY, AUGUST 14

10-10:45 A.M. EDT
Program in the Social Center at The Inn at DePauw with Prof. Sharon Crary

11-11:45 A.M. EDT
Program in the Social Center at The Inn at DePauw with Prof. Michael Boyles

2-4 P.M. EDT
Campus Tour

7-9 P.M. EDT
Class dinner in the Social Center The Inn at DePauw and cash bar

Thank you to the Class of 1956 reunion committee (listed below) who assisted in the planning of this historic event.

If you have any questions, please contact the Development and Alumni Engagement team by emailing us at alumnioffice@depauw.edu, and we will connect you to the appropriate team member to assist you.


 

Class of 1956 | 65th REunion

Class Reunion Volunteers
Jerry Pontius Chair
Cynthia Brooks Holmberg Steering Committee
E. "Ned" Henry Lamkin, Jr. Steering Committee
Art Bryant Steering Committee

CLASS OF 1956 | REUNION ARCHIVE

Reunion Chairs

Betty Pfeffer Allen '56, Art Bryant '56, Cynthia Brooks Holmberg '56, Ned Lamkin '56 and Jerry Pontius '56


Alumni Reunion Weekend

Jerry PontiusThe class of 1956 celebrated our 60th reunion in style at DePauw June 9-12, 2016. The weekend's highlights included an all-alumni dinner and awards celebration on the East College lawn Friday evening, a special convocation in historic Meharry Hall on Saturday morning, our class dinner Saturday evening and much more!

 

Class of 1956 Reception and Dinner

Our class reception and dinner was at Music on the Square in downtown Greencastle from 6-8:30 p.m. on Saturday, June 11. DePauw's President-elect Dr. Mark McCoy spoke.

 

60th Reunion Final Giving Totals

In celebration of our 60th Reunion, we made the following gifts to DePauw:

THE FUND FOR DEPAUW
GIVING
GIVING PARTICIPATION GOALGIVING PARTICIPATION ACTUAL
$188,863.49 40%  (170 Alumni) 53.51%  (99 Alumni)

The figures shown are based on giving to The Fund for DePauw from July 1, 2015, to June 30, 2016.

ALL FUNDS GIVINGALL FUNDS PARTICIPATIONLIFETIME GIVING
$4,197,663.49 54.59% (101 Alumni) $22,466,149.29

 

Class Volunteers

LIVING UNIT REPRESENTATIVES
Susan Christensen Beatty Alpha Chi Omega
Nancy Hieronymus Pearson Alpha Gamma Delta
Nancy Cain Matheny Alpha Omicron Pi
Isabel Wakefield Oppen Alpha Phi
Tom Grant Alpha Tau Omega
Robert Johnson Beta Theta Pi
Ron Sondee Delta Chi
Barbara Thompson Garlinger Delta Delta Delta
Shirley Craig Karas Delta Gamma
Norval Reece Delta Kappa Epsilon
George Karas Delta Tau Delta
Norman Kiersten Delta Upsilon
Donna Hartsough Thiele Delta Zeta
Don Owen Independent Men
Sue Sappenfield North Independent Women
Janet Allen Parker Kappa Alpha Theta
Marilyn Basinger Parkhill Kappa Kappa Gamma
Clayton Miller Lambda Chi Alpha
Bill Hoenig Men's Hall Association
Ray North Men's Hall Association
Jerry Ward Phi Delta Theta
Bruce Parker Phi Gamma Delta
Pete Trees Phi Kappa Psi
MaryBelle Ferguson Hoenig Pi Beta Phi
John Porter Sigma Alpha Epsilon
Lott Thomas Sigma Chi
Don Findlay Sigma Nu

CLASS OF 1956: YEARBOOKS