Members of Class of 1963 honored during commencement

Posted on 21 May 2013 by eestes@tusculum.edu

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.

Members of the Class of 1963 in their gold caps and gowns take a minute to pose for a group photo before leading the processional.

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.

Members of the Class of 1963 and their guests gather on the front steps of the President's House for a photo following the reception.

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.

Class of 1963 member Joe Romano, left, and graduating senior Jenny Grant, right, present their combined class gifts to Tusculum President Nancy B. Moody.

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.

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