On May 11, more than 1,100 people -- graduating seniors, their families and various alumni classes -- visited campus for the annual Eastern Celebrates festivities. The Jubilee Class of 1963 was treated to tours of campus and a refreshing lunch in Burr Hall before joining other reunion classes at a special reception in their honor in the Student Center Café. Later in the afternoon, alumni mingled with the Class of 2013 under the Big Top Tent to enjoy barbeque, a live band and the company of other members of the Eastern family.
"It was wonderful to see so many families in attendance," said Ken DeLisa, vice president for institutional advancement. "We had alumni from as far back as the Class of 1943 visiting campus. Not only are they always surprised and pleased with the growth that has taken place on our beautiful campus, they enjoyed visiting with today's students and the faculty and staff who work hard to make our alumni proud of their alma mater."