Mount Union College Alumni Enjoy Weekend on Campus

April 13, 2010

Hundreds of Mount Union College graduates returned to campus June 7 - 9, including members of the class of 1952, celebrating their 50th reunion.

Class reunions were held for the classes of 1927, 1932, 1937, 1942, 1947, 1952, 1957, 1962, 1967, 1972, 1977, 1982, 1987, 1992 and 1997. Various other events included a Welcome Back Reception, Kickoff Cookout and Alumni Buffet. The annual Alumni Luncheon included a grand entrance procession by the Class of 1952. A check was presented to Dr. John L. Ewing, president of the College, from the class of 1952, by Anne Elliott Stempel '52 of Athens, Ohio. William Krochta '52 of Wadsworth, brought back many good memories as he discussed the current events of the year 1952.

Alumni Service Awards, recognizing outstanding achievement in a chosen or professional field and service to the community, were presented to William ('52) and Carolyn (Cowie '55) Krochta and Joan (Davis) Guylas '60 of Montague, Michigan.

Receiving the McKinley Fellow Awards, honoring non-alumni who have made a significant impact on the College, were Robert Bordner of New Washington, Robert Plajer of Alliance, and Robert Spitzer of Northbrook, Illinois.

Another highlight of the weekend included a special recognition for Constance Meacham '25, who was on campus celebrating her daughter's 50th class reunion. Marian (Meacham '52) Shern is Meacham's third daughter to celebrate a Mount Union College 50th class reunion. Also honored was Alfred Couch of Hiram, member of the class of 1927, who returned to the College to celebrate the 75th reunion.

Other events included the M-Club golf scramble, a Golden Anniversary luncheon at the new president's home, special interest sessions presented by Mount Union faculty and staff, the State of the College address by President Ewing and various Greek and social events.

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