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When we graduated from DePauw fifty years ago, did we ever imagine the years would go so quickly, or see so many adventures, joys, and challenges? On June 7-10, 2018, we returned together, shared our stories, and saw what has changed and what has remained the same at DePauw. It was a blast!

Class of 1968 50th Reunion Volunteers

More than 40 of our classmates volunteered and assisted in what was a fun-filled 50th reunion celebration!

REUNION COMMITTEE

Jack Campbell Chair
Tim Feemster Chair
Gretchen Benedek Feemster Chair
Nancy Geiss Chair
Jean Hamilton Chair
Bruce Montgomerie Chair
Anne Frankel McDermond Chair
Kitty Klim Sturrock Chair

LIVING UNIT AND AFFINITY GROUP REPRESENTATIVES

Geneese Gottschalk Alpha Chi Omega
Cheryl Slagell Kinsinger Alpha Gamma Delta
Marcia Lake Alpha Omicron Pi
Pam Lorman Peternell Alpha Phi
Carol Torrens Boucher Alpha Phi
Scott Molden Alpha Tau Omega
Bob Schlueter Alpha Tau Omega
Rick Van Bokkelen Beta Theta Pi
Need Representative Bishop Roberts
Bob Kurtz Delta Chi
Mickey May Shemansky  Delta Delta Delta
Royal Parsons Klauk Delta Gamma
Diane Davis Cordell Delta Gamma
Jerry Barton Delta Kappa Epsilon
Bob Skallerup Delta Kappa Epsilon
Tom Walsh Delta Kappa Epsilon and Freiburg
Jim Fisher Delta Tau Delta
Darel Lindquist Delta Upsilon
Need Representative  Delta Zeta
Ruth Russ Huneke Kappa Alpha Theta
Ann Wilhoite Brilley Kappa Kappa Gamma
Jack Campbell Lambda Chi Alpha
Need Representative Longden Hall
Susan Farquhar Lipchak Mason Hall
Shirley Zivich Mertz Mason Hall
John Douglass Phi Delta Theta
Doug Smith Phi Gamma Delta
Tom Boese Phi Kappa Psi
Barbara Smith Johnson Pi Beta Phi
Jean Hamilton Pi Beta Phi
Karen Olander Skerrett School of Nursing
Susan Farquhar Lipchak School of Music
Ginny Twyman Wright School of Music
Need Representative Sigma Alpha Epsilon
Bob Partridge Sigma Chi
Bruce Montgomerie Sigma Chi
David York Sigma Nu

 

REUNION COMMITTEE

Jack Campbell Chair
Tim Feemster Chair
Gretchen Benedek Feemster Chair
Nancy Geiss Chair
Jean Hamilton Chair
Bruce Montgomerie Chair
Anne Frankel McDermond Chair
Kitty Klim Sturrock Chair

LIVING UNIT AND AFFINITY GROUP REPRESENTATIVES

Geneese Gottschalk Alpha Chi Omega
Cheryl Slagell Kinsinger Alpha Gamma Delta
Marcia Lake Alpha Omicron Pi
Pam Lorman Peternell Alpha Phi
Carol Torrens Boucher Alpha Phi
Scott Molden Alpha Tau Omega
Bob Schlueter Alpha Tau Omega
Rick Van Bokkelen Beta Theta Pi
Need Representative Bishop Roberts
Bob Kurtz Delta Chi
Mickey May Shemansky  Delta Delta Delta
Royal Parsons Klauk Delta Gamma
Diane Davis Cordell Delta Gamma
Jerry Barton Delta Kappa Epsilon
Bob Skallerup Delta Kappa Epsilon
Tom Walsh Delta Kappa Epsilon and Freiburg
Jim Fisher Delta Tau Delta
Darel Lindquist Delta Upsilon
Need Representative  Delta Zeta
Ruth Russ Huneke Kappa Alpha Theta
Ann Wilhoite Brilley Kappa Kappa Gamma
Jack Campbell Lambda Chi Alpha
Need Representative Longden Hall
Susan Farquhar Lipchak Mason Hall
Shirley Zivich Mertz Mason Hall
John Douglass Phi Delta Theta
Doug Smith Phi Gamma Delta
Tom Boese Phi Kappa Psi
Barbara Smith Johnson Pi Beta Phi
Jean Hamilton Pi Beta Phi
Karen Olander Skerrett School of Nursing
Susan Farquhar Lipchak School of Music
Ginny Twyman Wright School of Music
Need Representative Sigma Alpha Epsilon
Bob Partridge Sigma Chi
Bruce Montgomerie Sigma Chi
David York Sigma Nu

 

Class of 1968's 50th Reunion Class Giving

DePauw’s alumni are the single largest source of support for the University. Gifts to The Fund for DePauw and to the Endowment Fund sustain scholarships, student experiences, faculty, athletics, the School of Music, and the operation of the University overall. DePauw’s alumni make it possible for the University to continue to grow and flourish.

The collective impact of reunion year giving is significant. Traditionally, the 50th Reunion class leads the way, and this year was no different. The Class of ‘68 maintained this important DePauw tradition. The 2018 50th Reunion Class Gift — both to The Fund for DePauw and the Endowment Fund — exceeded those of all the other reunion year classes. The generosity and commitment of the Class of ‘68 is a true testament to the legacy of DePauw. Thanks to each and every classmate for making this impressive achievement possible!

Gifts from the 50th reunion class contain two parts:

  1. The total of our gifts to The Fund for DePauw (unrestricted annual gifts made between July 1, 2017 – June 30, 2018) and

  2. The 50th Reunion Class Gift (which combines all giving since our 45th reunion including planned gifts, foundation gifts, matching gifts; as well as all pledges made through June 30, 2023; and this year’s gift to The Fund for DePauw).

Our Progress

The figures shown below are based on giving from July 1, 2017, to June 30, 2018.

The 50th Reunion year isn’t the only time to honor DePauw University. Please continue to keep DePauw in your thoughts. Throughout the year, you will receive information about making gifts of any size, as well as planned gifts. If you would like to speak to someone about making a gift of stock, an IRA rollover, a charitable gift annuity, designating DePauw in your will, or any other planned gift, you can read more on DePauw's legacy planning web site or contact:

Rosie Blankenship, CFRE
Reunion and Class Giving Officer
765-658-4211
rosalieblankenship@depauw.edu

Eric D. Motycka, MBA, PhD 
Director of Legacy and Estate Planning 
765-658-4216 
ericmotycka@depauw.edu

Visit 2018 Reunions by the Numbers for an overview of how all classes celebrating reunions in 2018 are doing on their fundraising. Also, visit Reunion Giving Records to see the top 10 classes for giving and participation in giving to The Fund for DePauw.

CLASS OF 1968: YEARBOOKS