The Classes of 1985 & 1986 – 35th Reunion

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The classes of 1985 & 1986 will be celebrating their 35th class reunions together in 2021! We hope to celebrate with you back on campus during the weekend of Nov. 5-7.

Please refer to the rest of this page for links to the Facebook groups, reunion fundraising information, more details on your events, reunion committee names and the Donor Honor roll

Whether or not you are able to join us, we ask you to mark this reunion by giving back. We encourage you to make a gift of any amount that is meaningful to you. All gifts made since January 1, 2020 are included. Also, we are hosting a 35th reunion day of giving on Wednesday, Oct. 6.

For reunion information or volunteer opportunities, please contact John Foster, coordinator of annual giving.

1985 - Goal of New Donors
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Total Dollars Raised = $65,560.00From 2020 - 2021

1986 - Goal of New Donors
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Total Dollars Raised = $72,926.00From 2020 - 2021

Reunion Events

Alumni Hospitality and Information Center

Friday, Nov. 5
8:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m
Martin Alumni Center (Reunion Check-In Tent)

Stop by your alumni home on campus! Elon will have refreshments, your free t-shirt and more information regarding the weekend waiting for you at the Martin Alumni Center. Also, make sure to go to the reunion check-in tent to grab your 35th class reunion button.

Class of 1985 & 1986 Campus Tour

Friday, Nov. 5
2:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Historic Campus (Outside of West)

Take a tour of campus with an official Elon tour guide and explore all of the incredible changes that have happened since you were here while also enjoying a blast of things that have remained the same.

Reunion Volunteer Celebration

*(This is an invite only event for those serving on reunion committees)*

Friday, Nov. 5
4:00 p.m.
Reunion HQ Tent (Haggard Avenue)

The offices of Annual Giving and Alumni Engagement would like to invite all class and affinity reunion volunteers to stop by the Reunion HQ tent as a thank you for their hard work and a celebration of a job well done! This will include a small gift for each of the committee members, a chance to meet the reunion staff coordinators before the weekend begins and some champagne to celebrate. Join us to toast to the weekend before the Block Party starts!

Rock the Block: #ElonHome Community Block Party

Friday, Nov. 5
5:00 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.
Haggard Avenue

Kick off your Homecoming and Reunion Weekend festivities at the block party with the entire Elon community. This is a family friendly event that has something fun to do for everyone! Sample the menus of different local food trucks, enjoy beer or wine at various stations, dance to live music performed by The Band Punch and challenge your friends and classmates to a game of corn hole or various other yard games. Food and drink tickets will be available to purchase through registration and on-site via cash & card.

Reunion HQ at the Block Party

Friday, Nov. 5
5:00 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.
Haggard Avenue

The Reunion HQ tent provides a gathering place for all reunion groups to reconnect with classmates, flip through past yearbooks, make new memories in the photo booth and enjoy your own personal cash bar. Make Reunion HQ your home base while taking in all that the Block Party has to offer.

The Magnificents at Elon

Friday, Nov. 5
8:00 p.m. – 10:30 p.m.
McKinnon Hall

Join us for live music by the Magnificents for memories of many years ago! Cash bar available. Doors open at 7:30 p.m. and the band begins at 8:00 p.m.

Dakkota at College Street Tap House (The Lighthouse)

*(Hosted by the Classes of 1995 & 1996 – 25th Reunion)*

Friday, Nov. 5
9:00 p.m. – 11:00 p.m.
College Street Tap House (The Lighthouse)
Tickets: $10 per person

Join the classes of 1995 & 1996 after the Block Party with the band, Dakkota, featuring Brian Spangler ’96, for a blast from the past at the Tap House, formerly known as the Lighthouse! Tickets will be available to purchase in advance through registration or at the door as space allows.

35th Reunion Tailgate

Saturday, Nov. 6
11:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
Lake Mary Nell Promenade
Tickets: $15 per person

The ticket price includes a hearty lunch (vegetarian and vegan options available) and your favorite lawn games. If you are not participating in the lunch, we hope you will stop by our tent and visit with classmates and friends (at no cost). The 40th reunion tailgate is part of the All Alumni Tailgate Village.

Football Game: Elon vs. Villanova

Saturday, Nov. 6
2:00 p.m.
Rhodes Stadium
Tickets: TBD

Don’t miss out on the Elon Phoenix facing off against the Villanova Wildacts! Choose to sit with your class by using the drop-down menu on the registration page.

Reunion Committee

Chair:

Fred Applin ’85

Members:

Joe Coco ’86
Stephanie Hunt ’85
Bertha Johnson ’86
Steve Sabol ’85
Brondwyn Sheffield ’86
Sparky Summers ’86

Reunion Donor Honor Roll

Class of 1985

  • Keaton Alvis ’85
  • Fred Applin ’85
  • Maureen Sweeney Becker ’85
  • Jeff Bowling ’85
  • Bill Bride ’85
  • Billy Chenault ’85
  • Jeff Cooper ’85
  • Susan Overbey Davidson ’85
  • Marty Davidson ’85
  • Bobby Dawson ’85
  • Joan Buchanan Dawson ’85
  • Reid Dickens ’85
  • Andrea Elliott Foss ’85
  • Alicia Gaddy ’85
  • Melinda Brown Gammon ’85
  • Berkley Gore ’85
  • Karen Long Gupton ’85
  • Clay Hassard ’85 G’89
  • Roxanne Hazen ’85
  • Johnny High ’85
  • Tina Myers Hulitt ’85
  • Stephanie Murawski Hunt ’85
  • Sherri Ward Janelle ’85
  • Polly King Jordan ’85
  • Lisa Leatherman ’85
  • Felicia Fogleman Massey ’85
  • Jason May ’85
  • Andy McCann ’85
  • Kim Morehouse Kobre ’85
  • Bobbi Meyer Parra ’85
  • Janet Porter ’85
  • Sandra Reid ’85
  • Missy Jones Reynolds ’85
  • Penny Thomas Riccio ’85
  • Mike Riccio ’85
  • Sue Hoggard Rich ’85
  • Nancy Rippetoe ’85
  • Steve Sabol ’85
  • Lori Horton See ’85
  • Pam Sellew Siemering ’85
  • Molly Sim ’85
  • Gregg Winn Sullivan ’85
  • Beth Thompson ’85
  • Rose Davis Verlinden ’85
  • David Vetter ’85
  • Donna Graves Walton ’85
  • Gabby Purvance Wasser ’85
  • Sherrie Perry Westbrooks ’85
  • Bill Wilkinson ’85
  • Cyndi Lawson Williams ’85

Class of 1986

  • Jack Arnold ’86
  • Theresa Sandell Bettis ’86
  • Geoffrey Browne ’86
  • Aaron Chatkin ’86
  • Bill Coffman ’86 G’88
  • Bill Courtney ’86
  • Ray Covington ’86
  • CC Cowan ’86
  • John Crawford-Smith ’86
  • John Davis ’86
  • Willis Dingle ’86
  • Chris Dockrill ’86
  • D.D. Donahue ’86
  • Charlie Ganim ’86
  • Beth Gardner ’86
  • Ellery Givens ’86
  • Lisa Graves ’86
  • Danny Hart ’86
  • Mary Hamrick High ’86
  • Russell Hines ’86
  • John Horsley ’86
  • Frank Isley ’86
  • Ron Jandoli ’86
  • Joyce Whittington Jordan ’86
  • Kim Self Lescure ’86
  • Mark Long ’86
  • Kenneth Patterson ’86
  • Sharie Wilkinson Patterson ’86
  • Tim Patton ’86
  • Rita Randall ’86
  • Diana Repine Reeser ’86
  • John Rhoades ’86
  • Larry Rhodes ’86
  • Brondwyn Walker Sheffield ’86
  • Dee Calton Sizemore ’86
  • Holt Skinner ’86
  • Darryl Smith ’86
  • Jeff Smith ’86
  • Sparky Summers ’86
  • Sarah Boone Travis ’86
  • Donna Trollinger ’86
  • Dorene Williams ’86
  • David Wintringham ’86 G’92
  • Cecil Worsley ’86
*All gifts counted between 1/1/2020 – 12/31/2021*
*Last Updated 8.19.2021*