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Eastern Celebrates Another Great Year!

Published on June 15, 2015

Eastern Celebrates Another Great Year!

The annual “Eastern Celebrates” festivities kicked off on Friday, May 8, with the classes of 2001 through 2014 reuniting at Blarney’s for Eastern’s sixth annual “Bash for the Past.” Special guests included the classes of 2000, 2005 and 2010. Earlier that afternoon at Blarney’s the classes of 1980, 1985, 1990, and 1995 held their own reunions.

On Saturday, May 9, Reunion Day ushered in the return of more than 1,200 alumni and guests. Following a luncheon in their honor in the Connecticut Room, the Jubilee Class of 1965 reconvened for an alumni reception in the Paul E. Johnson Sr. Conference Room in the J. Eugene Smith Library. They were joined by the classes of 1940, 1945, 1950, 1955, 1960, 1970 and 1975. During the reception, the Class of ’65 received Golden Diplomas commemorating 50 years since their college graduation. At the end of the day, alumni faithful marched from the Library to the Big Tent BBQ, set up on the Gelsi Young parking lot.

More than 1,000 people enjoyed each other’s company, sumptuous food and classic rock and roll courtesy of Flip Entertainment LLC. As usual, a good time was had by all, as alumni, new graduates, and family and friends came together to share good times and common experiences.

Other reunion events included a CAB reunion; a reunion of Honors alumni; awards for Education students; a hooding ceremony for this year’s master’s degree recipients; a reception for alumni from the Master of Science in Organizational Management; and a golf scramble and alumni game for the men’s soccer program.

Written by Edward Osborn