Reunited at last
Tech’s Alumni Association has put together a big schedule for the returning class of 1962, who will be staying at the Holtzman Alumni Center and The Inn at Virginia Tech.
The massive project required a 21-member committee and several members of the Alumni Relations Office, such as associate director Gregory Fansler and Carol Green of Reunions and Constituency Programs.
While Fansler serves as the main contact for returning alumni and is heavily involved in the reunion weekend itself, Green says she works more “behind the scenes” on administrative matters such as assisting alumni in booking hotels and managing the guest list.
From a morning golf outing at the Pete Dye River Course, guided tours of the campus and a reunion banquet, the events are designed to bring alumni closer to each other and their alma mater.
Lionberger cites the great joy alumni have in catching up with each other as the part of the reunion he is most looking forward to.
“It’s been a joy to go to reunions and see each other,” he said. “When you go to a reunion, you just pick up where you left off. It’s like time isn’t a factor.”
One of the weekend’s feature events is the class of 1962’s induction into the Old Guard.
The Old Guard is a group for Tech alumni who have celebrated at least the 50th anniversary of their graduation from the university.