The Class of 6W4 celebrated its 50th anniversary of graduating from Williamson with a banquet at the Concordville Inn in Concordville on May 30.
The evening began with a get-acquainted reception. Just before dinner, President Michael and Mary Nell Rounds spent some time interacting with the class. Words of welcome were given by Norm Lepping, the invocation was given by Brian Wert, and John Eastman offered a class toast.
After eating, KC Cassell, senior VP of Advancement, gave some welcoming remarks, and then he and Pete D’Orazio, VP of Advancement, presented each class member with a 50th medallion to wear the rest of Alumni Weekend.
Next, class fund-raising committee chairman Therman Madeira, talked about the class’ fund-raising efforts and announced the Class Gift had reached $50,700.
Then, class remembrances were given by Vince Barth, George Litzke, and John Andrew, as well as several other class members.
At commencement, earlier in the day, the class was recognized from the stage by President Rounds and class member Earl Bryan Wert gave the invocation.
At Alumni Day it was easy to spot the class members because each was proudly wearing his 50th medallion. The group started the day at the invitation-only President’s Breakfast in the Sabia Garden. They then enjoyed the various activities, saw the many improvements on campus, and got further caught up on each other’s lives.
At the Alumni Banquet that evening at the Porch Restaurant at the Lamb in Springfield, Therman Madeira presented President Rounds with the class gift of $50,700.