Members of the Class of 1963 celebrated their 50th anniversary with special activities surrounding the Saturday, May 11, spring commencement ceremony at the College.
Eighteen members of the Class of 1963 were part of the Commencement processional and were special guests at a reception at the President’s House on the evening prior to commencement.
The members of the class, their spouses and friends from earlier classes got reacquainted with each other and reminisced about their time at Tusculum during the reception at the President’s House hosted by Tusculum President Nancy B. Moody and her husband, Tom. They also enjoyed a video put together by class member Joe Romano that featured footage he had from their time at Tusculum.
During the reception, each Class of 1963 member was presented with a commemorative medallion by Dr. Moody, who also gave the alumni an update of the latest developments on campus.
The day of commencement began with a breakfast at the Pioneer Perk, where the class members were fitted with a golden cap and gown for participation in the processional.
As spouses and guests of the class members were taken to reserved seating in the Pioneer Arena for the ceremony, the class members prepared to take their place in the front of the Commencement Processional. They then led the students graduating into the arena.
The Golden Pioneers were recognized during the ceremony by Dr. Moody. The class members had decided to combine their class gift with the class gift from the graduating seniors. Joe Romano and Jenny Grant, a graduating senior, presented Dr. Moody with a check for the combined gift of $11,125 during the ceremony.
Following the ceremony, the Golden Pioneers were reunited with their spouses and guests for a luncheon in the Pioneer Perk.