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Class of 1965

The Classes of 1965 and 1966 returned to DePauw September 8-11, 2022, to celebrate their 55th reunion. Thank you to those who returned, those who volunteered their time, and those who contributed to the class gift. 


Schedule of Reunion Events for September 8 - 11, 2022

Thursday, September 8, 2022

4:00 - 5:00 p.m.
Registration opens
Robert G. Bottoms Center
201 E. Seminary St.

6:00 p.m.
Welcome Reception
Registration for late arrivals
The Inn at DePauw, Social Center/Galleria
2 W. Seminary St.

Friday, September 9, 2022

8:00 - 9:30 a.m.
Breakfast program
Registration for late arrivals
The Inn at DePauw, Social Center
2 W. Seminary St.

10:20 - 11:20 a.m.
Visiting Classes
If you indicated on your online registration you wanted to attend a class, please sign in when you arrive on campus and check in at registration!

12:15 - 1:30 p.m.
President's Lunch with the Classes of 1965 and 1966
The Inn at DePauw, Social Center
2 W. Seminary St.

1:30 - 2:45 p.m.
Free Time
Please take this time to visit Eli’s Bookstore, grab a drink in the Hoover Dining Hall or the Fluttering Duck, or just to rest and visit with friends!

3:00 - 4:00 p.m.
Student Panel Discussion
Memorial Student Union, Ballroom
408 S. Locust

5:00 - 7:00 p.m.
Dinner Downtown
Bridges Craft Pizza and Wine Bar
19 N. Indiana St.

8:30 p.m.
Class of 1965 and 1966 Casual Gathering
The Inn at DePauw, The Fluttering Duck

Saturday, September 10, 2022

8:30 - 9:30 p.m.
Breakfast Program
Hoover Hall, Wallace-Stewart Commons

10:00 - 11:30 a.m. (choose one)
Campus Walking Tour
Meet at Hoover Hall, Wallace-Stewart Commons
201 E. Seminary St.


Richard E. Peeler Art Center Tour
10 W. Hanna St.

11:30 a.m. - 1 p.m.
Casual Lunch with Students
Hoover Hall, Wallace-Stewart Commons

1:30 - 2:30 p.m.
Hour of Remembrance
The Inn at DePauw, Social Center

Free Time
Please take this time to visit Eli’s Bookstore, grab a drink in the Hoover Dining Hall or the Fluttering Duck, or just to rest and visit with friends!

6:00 p.m.
Closing Reception and Dinner
Hoover Hall, Wallace-Stewart Commons



Class of 1965 55th reunion save the dateReunion dates for Fall 2022!
September 8 - 11, 2022


February 2022

Dear Classmates of the Great DePauw Class of 1965,

Happy New Year. The question is “Could this be the year we mark our 55th Reunion, celebrating our 58 years since we walked across Bowman Gym on that rainy June Day?” I know you may think we’re trying to produce a sequel to the movie Ground Hog Day; that this feels like déjà vu all over again, or, to throw in another metaphor, that we are going to line up to kick off our fall reunion on September 8 and Lucy is going to pull the ball off the tee and we will run headlong into another mutation of Covid-19 called Spheroid 20. Alas, all that has been the nightmare dreamt by your woebegone Reunion Committee.

But we are resolute, we have new dates from the DePauw University, September 8 – 11; we have a brilliant plan and program very similar to the ones we attempted to execute twice before. And, with growing confidence, we invite you to a wingding September-fest in Greencastle complete with students, faculty, nice weather, and the camaraderie of old friends.

This is what you need to know now.

  1. Call the Inn at DePauw at 765-658-1000 to make your reservations for the September 8-11 weekend.

  2. You will be getting updates and more detailed plans as we move toward the summer. Please bookmark this page for more details.

  3. Registration for the campus events will open shortly after the Fourth of July.

  4. An updated list and the new total are found below for the Class of 1965 Scholarship. Needless to say, we are still accepting gifts and will continue to do so until the last classmate falls, and even then our children and grandchildren could toss a few shillings toward this eternally wonderful scholarship.

We hope the year has started well for you. Warmest regards, 

Mercedes Condy, Bronson Davis, Rick Ferrell, Val Watson Hamilton, Sarah Roberts Houghland, and Tom Porter



Total (as of September 2022) $124,556

Class of 1965 Donor Name List

Names listed only once but multiple gifts may have been given


Jane Eklund Anderson

Betsy Buell Barrow
Sharon Latham Beck
George Belhobek
Stephen Bodell
Loraine Boland
Tom Bollinger
Bruce BonDurant
Merci Condy
Joe Danks
Bronson Davis
Ray Down
Helen Boardman Duncan
Bobbi Baltz Dunn
Rick Ferrell
Gordon Finley
Kathy Hays Fox
Patricia Boynton Frey
Mary Ewing Gosline
Sally McCall Grant
Cathie Gray Hajdu
Valerie Watson Hamilton
Sue Headlee
Lynn Henry
Vin Hoey
Betsy Gross Holland and Bob Holland
Sarah Roberts Houghland
Harry Joiner

Ralph Jones
Linda Stone Kemp
Dave Kranbuehl
Ginny Dirks Krauss
Ann Self Lee and Bob Lee
Linda Marks Lyon
Pete McIntosh
Judy Samuel Meyer
Suzanne McCulloch Moore
Nancy Mueller Morrison and Larry Morrison
Susan Priess Norris
Joe Nowlin
Barbara Perdue Osterling
Jerry Ostermann
Mike Peyton
Tom Porter
Sharon Gierach Schussler and Ed Schussler
Bob Silcott
Joe Sims
Roger Soderdahl
Mike Street

Wendy DeWitt Taylor

Susan Scully Walsmith
Bert Wilhoite
Kay Reinhart Woike
Steve Zimmerman


Previous Class of 1965 Reunions

Fours Days in October

Class of 1965 DC Planning CommitteeThe Class of 1965 continued to celebrate with the ongoing enthusiasm and drive of their reunion committee. In continuing the tradition - San Marco Island, Chicago, Santa Fe - plans were developed to meet once again in Washington, D.C., with an invitation to regional DePauw alumni beyond the class of 1965 as well. With the steering committee in place, planning quickly took off for the class.

The 2018 event took place Thursday, October 25 through Sunday, October 28, 2018 with the class staying at the Kimpton Donovan in downtown Washington, D.C., providing an opportunity for short walks and travel to various local must-sees.

Class of 1965 and Friends at US Capitol Building TourThe class had the opportunity to explore historical sites all over the area, including the Supreme Court, Capitol Building, Portrait Gallery, Newseum, and the National Museum of African American History and Culture. A detailed outline of the itinerary from the weekend in D.C. can be found below.

The Class of 1965 Does Chicago: "Life After 50"

Class of 1965 Steering CommitteeThe Class of ’65-- after celebrating a grand 50th Reunion-- continues to celebrate. Your reunion committee came together in Empire, Michigan last October and decided we couldn’t let the camaraderie and fun die. After generating some ideas, we proposed them to you in a letter, and then discussed them at a breakfast gathering of classmates on San Marco Island, Florida in January. A group of us had decided to attend DePauw’s annual January gathering of trustees, Alumni Board members and interested friends. The University provided both a splendid day of programs and the venue for the breakfast. From that discussion, we formulated some of the plans for Chicago-- our first official post-reunion event.


Class of 1965 50th Reunion

The distinguished Class of 1965 assembled in bucolic Greencastle on June 3-7, 2015, to commemorate the 50 years that have passed since our graduation. It was an occasion to renew friendships, to reflect on paths taken and not taken, and to celebrate alma mater and all she has meant to us.

Our class has gathered every five years since we walked out of Bowman Gym on that fateful, rainy day in 1965. This, our 10th gathering, was for four days to fully celebrate DePauw, and to have DePauw celebrate us.

If you are interested in getting involved with class reunion planning, 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.

Please explore the photo gallery link below and reflections from this (and other reunions). 

This has been a fun journey...and the journey continues. We're glad you are with us every step of the way.


Top of East College
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Class of 1890 Gate in detail
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Tiger sculpture
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GCPA in Fall
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East College clock tower
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Photo at the Boulder
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