Summer Reunion 2019

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Friday, June 14, 2019 at 09:00 AM - Sunday, June 16, 2019 at 12:00 PM
America, New York
Berea College Berea, Kentucky, United States of America
Hosted by: Berea College Alumni Relations
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SR19 RECAP

Thank you for attending Summer Reunion 2019! Our campus community begins preparing months in advance for your arrival, so we share in your joy when we get to see you reconnect with fellow Bereans on our beautiful campus.

We are already planning Summer Reunion 2020, scheduled June 12-14 for the classes of '55, '60, '65, '70, '75, '80, '85 and '90, with a special invite to the all of the classes between 1985 and 1990 for our Party of the Decade. Mark your calendars — even if it's not your reunion year, you're always welcome back home to Berea. 

DOWNLOAD images from our Summer Reunion 2019 gallery. Click on "Gallery Password" and enter the password: mountaineers 

So how was it? Please take a moment to complete this short survey to help us make your reunions the best they can be.

View more SR19 coverage on Facebook
- WATCH our Town Hall Forum with Pres. Lyle Roelofs
- WATCH a highlight video from the entire weekend
- Tag your friends and share photos from our SR19 ALBUM

Look out for the Summer 2019 edition of the BC Magazine 
Scheduled to hit mailboxes in August, the next BCM will feature full profiles of our Alumni Award recipients and class photos with captions.

Can't wait until Summer Reunion 2020?
SAVE THE DATE - Come back for Homecoming 2019 - Nov. 15-17








At Summer Reunion 2019, we're celebrating the special reunion classes of 1944, 1949, 1954, 1959, 1964, 1969, 1974, and 1979 through 1989, but everyone is invited!

For the the first time last year, we threw the Party of the Decade in The Garden behind Boone Tavern. While all classes were welcome (and encouraged) to attend, this new event was especially for the classes of 1978 through 1988 — who showed up in record numbers. Alums had so much fun, we're bringing the Party of the Decade back for Summer Reunion 2019.

The Class of '69 will celebrate its 50th reunion with a breakfast hosted by Pres. Lyle and First Lady Laurie Roelofs in the President's Home. And like in years past, we'll have a Friday evening Picnic on the Quad with class photos on the steps of Hutchins Library, a Class Luncheon the next day, a Sweetheart Reception for couples who met at Berea College, a Town Hall Forum with Pres. Lyle Roelofs, an Alumni Evening at the Tavern and more!

Please complete online registration if you're using a credit card. You may also send in the SR19 registration form published in the alumni section of the Winter 2019 and Spring 2019 Berea College Magazine or the mailed Summer Reunion newsletter with a check payable to "Berea College". Or, feel free to call us and we can help you complete registration over the phone. 


Alumni Awards Recipients SR19

Learn more about our Alumni Award Recipients


Haven't been to Berea in a while? Here's a link to our Campus Map: https://www.berea.edu/campus-map/


Need a place to stay while in Berea? View our list of local lodging options with Alumni discounts. You must be logged into Berea Connect to view Alumni Discounts. 


See how much your class has raised this reunion year and consider making a gift to help reach your class goal!


SUMMER REUNION 2019 SCHEDULE 
(updated 6-13-19)

 

Friday, June 14

 

9-4:30 p.m. Check-in/Registration | Carter G. Woodson Lounge, Alumni Bldg.

Pick up your registration packet and pre-ordered T-shirts or register on-site. Registration will be moved to the Picnic on the Quad by 5:30 p.m.

 

4 p.m. Installation of Time Capsule and Date Stone | Margaret A. Cargill Natural Sciences & Health Building

Tours of the MAC Building available following the installation.

 

5-6 p.m. Town Hall Forum with President Lyle Roelofs | Planetarium, MAC Bldg. 

Pres. Roelofs will open with a brief State of the College and then he, along with members of the Administrative Committee, will answer as many questions as possible from alumni and guests attending the event, the live social media audience and from questions submitted during registration. Add this ticket to your registration to submit a question. 

*View the videos from the Town Hall Forum at Homecoming 2017, Summer Reunion 2018, and Homecoming 2018.

 

6-8 p.m. Picnic on the Quad | Campus Quad (rain site: Dr. Joy Hager Gymnasium, Seabury Center)
Casual gathering with designated seating for special reunion classes. Early Bird tickets are $15 ($20 after May 10). Please complete registration to reserve your spot!

 

6:40-8:10 p.m. Class Photos | Steps of Hutchins Library
After you've had a little time to eat, we'll call each class year to the steps of Hutchins Library for your class photo!

 

1944 - 6:40 p.m.
1949 - 6:50 p.m.
1954 - 7:00 p.m.
1959 - 7:10 p.m.
1964 - 7:20 p.m.
1969 - 7:30 p.m.
1974 - 7:40 p.m.
1979 - 7:50 p.m.
1984 - 8:00 p.m.
1989 - 8:10 p.m.

 


Saturday, June 15 

8 a.m. SOLD OUT - We have reached maximum capacity for this event (Please come to the Class of '69 Gathering at 7 p.m., Sat., in the Boone Tavern Event Center if you cannot attend this breakfast).
 50th Reunion Breakfast for the Class of 1969 | President's Home

Hosted by Pres. Lyle Roelofs and First Lady Laurie Roelofs. Class members will be inducted into the Charles T. Morgan Society. To commemorate membership, each 50-year alumnus present at reunion will receive a specially designed piece bearing the society's seal. Due to space limitations, this event is limited to one guest/spouse. Registration packets for members of the Class of '69 not picked up on Friday will be available at the breakfast. 

 

8 a.m.-2 p.m. Check-in/Registration | Carter G. Woodson Lounge, Alumni Building

Pick up your registration packet and/or pre-ordered T-shirts 

 

9-11 a.m. Nursing Department Reception | Margaret A. Cargill Natural Sciences and Health Building, Rm. 355

 

10 a.m. Alumni Awards Presentation and Reception | Boone Tavern Event Center

Help us celebrate our newest Alumni Award recipients. This event is free, but please complete registration to help us plan. LEARN MORE about our recipients.


Rodney C. Bussey Award of Special Merit:
 - Jackie Grisby Burnside '74
 - Virgil Burnside '74


Alumni Loyalty Award:
 - Peter Thoms '55 

 

12:30-2 p.m. Class Luncheons | Boone Tavern

A buffet lunch prepared by Boone Tavern will be set up in each class lounge. Early Bird tickets are $20 ($25 after May 10). Please complete registration to reserve your spot. 

 

2-4 p.m. Explore Campus Buildings | Bingham and Pearsons residence halls and all academic buildings will be open during this time. 

2:30 p.m. "Solar Superstorm" Planetarium Show | Planetarium, MAC Building

2:30 p.m. Berea College Sweetheart Reception & Vow Renewal | Fireside Room, Draper Bldg. 

Share your Berea love story, renew your vows and enjoy some wedding cupcakes. This event is free, but please complete registration to help us plan.

 

3 p.m. Computer and Information Science Reception | Danforth Technology Building, Lobby

 

5 p.m. Alumni Reception | Boone Tavern 

Ticket includes hors d'ouevres, water and tea. A cash bar will be available. Early Bird tickets are $10 ($15 after May 10). Please complete registration to reserve your spot. 

 

7-11 p.m. Class of '69 Gathering | Boone Tavern Event Center

Join fellow '69 alumni and their guests for an evening together in the new Boone Tavern Event Center. Hors d'ouevres will be served and a cash bar available. The event is free, but please complete registration to help us plan.

 

8-11 p.m. Party of the Decade | The Garden behind Boone Tavern

Celebrating the classes of 1979 through 1989, but everyone is welcome! Featuring DJ Jadyn Sol (Jordan Sims '15) and guest DJ Rod McCoy '88 — they will keep you dancing through the night. Ticket includes hors d'ouevres, water and tea. A cash bar will be available. Early Bird tickets are $10 ($15 after May 10). Please complete registration to reserve your spot. 

 


Sunday, June 16

 

10:30 a.m. Alumni Worship Service | Union Church 

Worship Leader: Deborah Byrd Thomas '80

 


Missed out on last year? View SUMMER REUNION highlights from 2018. 


 

Ticket Information


Info for your name tag

Let's face it - we may not look the same as the last time we saw each other. It's okay, let us print you a name tag! Pick up your name tag and tickets at Registration.
Price
Free
 
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Summer Reunion 2019 T-Shirt

We're designing Summer Reunion 2019 T-Shirts just for you! Pre-order your T-shirt here or pick one up in the Berea College Visitor Center and Shoppe when you come to campus. Design will be posted as soon as it's ready.
Price
$15.00
 
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Town Hall Forum with Pres. Lyle Roelofs - 5-6 p.m., Friday, June 14, 2019 - FREE

Pres. Roelofs will open with a brief State of the College and then he, along with members of the Administrative Committee, will answer as many questions as possible from alumni and guests attending the event, the live social media audience and from questions submitted during registration. This event will take place at the Planetarium in the new Margaret A. Cargill Natural Sciences & Health Building.
Price
Free
 
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Picnic on the Quad - 6-8 p.m., Friday, June 14, 2019 - $20

Casual gathering with designated seating provided for special reunion classes. Class photos will be taken on the steps of Hutchins Library during the picnic.
Price
$20.00
 
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50th Reunion Breakfast for the Class of 1969 - 8 a.m., Sat., June 15, 2019 - FREE

Hosted by Pres. Lyle Roelofs and First Lady Laurie Roelofs in the President's Home for the Class of 1969. Class members will be inducted into the Charles T. Morgan Society. Due to space limitations, please add up to one ticket for your Spouse/Guest.
Price
Free
 
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Alumni Awards Presentation - 10 a.m., Sat., June 15, 2019 - FREE

Honoring two Rodney C. Bussey Award of Special Merit recipients, Jackie Grisby Burnside '74 and Virgil Burnside '74, and Alumni Loyalty Award recipient Peter Thoms '55 at the Boone Tavern Event Center. Hors d'oeuvres and drinks will be served. If you would like to attend, please register for this event to help us plan.
Price
Free
 
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Class Luncheons - 12:30-2 p.m., Sat., June 15, 2019 - $25

A buffet lunch prepared by Boone Tavern will be set up in each class lounge. Please complete registration to reserve your spot.
Price
$25.00
 
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Berea College Sweetheart Reception - 2:30 p.m., Sat., June 15, 2019 - FREE

Share your Berea love story, renew your vows and enjoy some wedding cupcakes in the Fireside Room, next to Danforth Chapel in the Draper Bldg.
Price
Free
 
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Alumni Reception- 5 p.m., Sat., June 15, 2019 - $15

Ticket includes hors d'ouevres, water and tea. A cash bar will be available. Please complete registration to reserve your spot.
Price
$15.00
 
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Class of 1969 Gathering - 7-11 p.m., Sat., June 15, 2019 - FREE

This event is free, but please complete registration to help us plan. Join fellow '69 alumni and their guests for an evening together in the Boone Tavern Event Center. Hors d'ouevres will be served and a cash bar will be available.
Price
Free
 
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Party of the Decade - 8-11 p.m., Sat., June 15, 2019 - $15

Celebrating the classes of 1979 through 1989, but everyone is welcome! Ticket includes hors d'ouevres, water and tea. A cash bar will be available. Please complete registration to reserve your spot.
Price
$15.00
 
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