When graduates from 1965 were on campus, the student population at West Virginia University was approximately 11,500. The Evansdale campus was starting to take shape with the opening of the Forestry Building, now known as Percival Hall, and student residence halls, Towers 1 and 2. The University has transformed dramatically during the last 50 years and members of the class of 1965 will get a chance to see those changes firsthand this weekend.

Alumni from the Class of 1965 and graduates prior to 1965 are invited back to campus to participate in the 2015 Graduate Emeritus Weekend June 4-6, at Lakeview Resort. The event, hosted by the WVU Alumni Association, is a reunion program held each year to provide an opportunity for alumni reconnect with friends and classmates and celebrate their alma mater.

“Our graduates emeritus are an integral part of the history of the university,” said Stephen L. Douglas, president and CEO, WVU Alumni Association. “Many have not been back to campus since graduation, and this reunion serves as an opportunity for them to reconnect to their alma mater and reminisce with old friends.”

The Class of 1965 and other eligible members will enjoy a full weekend of activities, including a golf outing, campus tours, a back to school social and presentations from University faculty and staff.

Saturday evening, attendees will participate in an honors reception where members will officially be honored as 50-year graduates. A full schedule of events and information regarding the weekend activities can be found at http://emeritus.wvu.edu.

Graduates Emeritus began with 20 charter members in 1951 and has grown to more than 2,500 members. A dedicated group of volunteers work together to plan and coordinate this annual event. For more information about this special celebration, contact the WVU Alumni Association at 304-293-4731.



CONTACT: Kevin Berry, WVU Alumni Association
304-293-4731, kbberry@mail.wvu.edu

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