Alumni Weekend May 2002

Once again, Alumni Weekend was a wonderful event. Despite heavy rain which moved the Friday barbecue inside, attendance was excellent. More than 400 people came back for the weekend, and classes ending in 2 and 7 from 1942 to 1977 celebrated their reunions with the theme “Many Happy Returns.”

More than 100 people attended the Lovefeast which is a traditional part of the Women’s College Founder’s Day program. Jeanne Taccarino Guaraldo ’69 and Elizabeth Tyler Bugaighis ’87 spoke about the Women’s College Oral History Project and showed a video featuring interviews of the Women’s College graduates.

Neighbors lined the route of Saturday’s increasingly popular parade, which featured 20 antique and classic cars, greyhounds, bands, and the 2002 reunion classes. The class of 1957 won the spirit award and the classes of 1947 and 1967 tied for the creativity award.

About 380 people filled Johnston Hall for the reunion luncheon, at which President Rokke updated them about Moravian’s continued growth, and the Alumni Association awarded its Medallion of Merit to J. Michael Dowd ’68.

The Class of 1972 shows that, like a rolling stone, it has gathered no moss in the years since graduation, as it displays the colors and motifs of its decade in the 2002 Alumni Weekend parade.


Above, Mike Dowd ’68 proudly displays the Medallion of Merit awarded to him at the 2002 Reunion Luncheon.
Photos: Gregory M. Fota '69