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Class of 1964 gives back to Elon in celebration of 50th reunion

Class members contributed more than $95,000 to the university in honor of the milestone.

By Megan McClure

Months of preparation for the Class of 1964’s 50th reunion culminated Oct. 17 with a special luncheon where class members celebrated their induction into Elon’s Golden Alumni group and their efforts to raise more than $95,000 for their alma mater.

Reunion activities were coordinated by committee members John Downs ’64, Carolyn Wright McDuffie ’64, Tyrone McDuffie ’66, Penny Fuqua Mothershed ’64, Ocie Murray ’64, Hugh O’Hara ’64, Wally Sawyer ’64 and Demus Thompson ’64. The committee also worked throughout the year to encourage their fellow classmates to support the class gift and attend Homecoming.

The Oct. 17 Golden Alumni luncheon was held in McKinnon Hall and included remarks from Elon President Leo M. Lambert, who accepted the gift on behalf of the university. President Emeritus J. Earl Danieley ’46 was also in attendance and fielded questions from the class.

Dr. William N.P. Herbert ’68, chair of Elon’s Board of Trustees, welcomed each 1964 graduate into the Golden Alumni group with the presentation of a special medallion.

“We are extremely proud that 43 percent of the Class of 1964 made a gift to Elon in honor of their 50th reunion,” Jeremy Allen ’07 said. “Their leadership sets a great example for all Elon alumni about the important role we play in the university’s success.”

Keren Rivas,
10/17/2014 1:15 PM