Class of 1968 celebrates their 50-year reunion at Campbell

On Friday, May 11, 2018, the Office of Alumni Engagement welcomed 18 members of the Class of 1968 back to Campbell University. The two-day, 50-year reunion celebration included an organ concert in Butler Chapel, a tour of Campbell’s Main Campus, a Golden Club celebration dinner, breakfast with Dr. J. Bradley Creed as well as the opportunity to join the Class of 2018 at the commencement ceremony on Saturday, May 12.

View a photo recap of the reunion celebration here.

Quotes from attendees:

“Your coordination of all our activities was amazing and reuniting with our classmates, being part of graduation, and seeing the amazing changes at Campbell was truly wonderful! I left feeling happy and just amazed at the potential contributions the class of 2018 will make to our country and world! Thank you for an amazing experience!” – Janet Shew (’68)

“Thank you and the Staff of the Office of Alumni Engagement for allowing me the privilege of participating in the 50th Reunion of the Class of 1968. It exceeded all expectations! I looked around during the Saturday night dinner & it hit me – these are people that I had not seen for 50 years! My only regret was that more of my classmates weren’t there. But I am so thankful for the ones who were there & their spouses. I will always have so many wonderful memories that I will cherish forever! #CampbellProud” – James W. “Bill” Silvester (’68) 

Back row (left to right): Ronald Perry, Clayton Rodgers, Horace Hester, Robert Schaller, Bill Silvester, Robert Kautzman, Lee Ross, Michael McHenry, Glynn Jernigan, Lynn Jernigan, F. Calvin Jones. Front Row (left to right): Susan Rodgers, Gail Tyndall, Rebecca Hester, Janet Shew, Frances Jones, Nan Schaller, Peggy Silvester, Delores McPherson, Hugh McPherson, Louise Ross, Ruth Anne McHenry, Jan Jernigan, Mary Lynn Jernigan, Constance Jones.

It was a pleasure to host the Class of 1968 for their 50-year reunion during the #Campbell18 graduation weekend. Class of 1969 – be sure to mark your calendars for your celebration next May!

Classes of 1978, 1993, 2008 and the Golden Club we hope to see you at Homecoming for your 40, 25, 10 and 50 year reunions on Saturday, October 27 in Alumni Village. Stay tuned to for updates.

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Elizabeth Edwards Director of Alumni Communications
Lynsey Trembly Photography

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