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The ASU Alumni Association invited the Class of 1966 to return to their alma mater for Golden Reunion on May 9 and 10, 2016. At this special two-day event, classmates from the university's 50-year reunion class and guests reconnected with each other and ASU, as well as enjoyed a special opportunity to join in the procession during the University's Spring Commencement.
This reunion celebration was filled with special programs including tours of ASU facilities, lectures, guest speakers and University Commencement. A major highlight was the Golden Circle Induction Ceremony, a candlelight ceremony in which the graduates of the class of 1966 were inducted into the Golden Circle, an honorary group comprised of all classes who have celebrated their 50th reunion.
Quotes from the Class of 1966
Margaret Bemis, ‘66
I wanted to say thank you for all you did before, during, and obviously after the wonderful 50th class reunion I just attended. I can’t believe the work you and all the others did to make this happen. You went out of your way for all and made me feel like I was so special. Thanks again. It was so nice to meet you and the others. Please pass my thanks to all.
Dan Lorti ‘66
I enjoyed it all and it was very well put together. See you at the 100th.
Don Elliott, ‘66
I simply need to let you "and your team" know what a quality experience you provided for "us Grads" at our 50th. You guys took great care of each person and it was obvious that you genuinely wanted each of us to enjoy something special. Really great tradition, too - for me a wonderful feeling of reconnecting with my school.
The quality of the Grads, amazing what they have accomplished. Good people really make a difference, right? Loved meeting them. Hope to stay in touch with at least a few. I loved standing back and watching you and different staff members all work together. It seemed to come from the heart.
It was very special.
Howard Pink, ‘66
Thank you, thank you, thank you, for hosting such a well-planned reunion for the class of 1966. I had the most enjoyable time coming back to ASU, seeing the campus, taking the tours and enjoying meeting new and old classmates during the many receptions and meals. Your organization of our time was so well thought out and carefully planned. Charlie and I also had time to enjoy going to the breakfast receptions for the College of Liberal Arts and College of Education. We even had time on Wednesday afternoon to host a "meet and greet" at our hotel, for our many band friends who live in the Phoenix area. I was able to celebrate my 73rd birthday on May 10 with a lunch at the house of my former French Horn professor, Mr. Eugene Chausow, in Scottsdale.