Click here to access the Class of 1980 & 1981 Digital Yearbook!

In celebration of the 40th reunion, this digital yearbook features highlights from classmates’ time at Elon and life updates from the here and now. Enjoy!

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The Classes of 1980 & 1981 – 40th Reunion

Class of 1980 button

Click here to register for Homecoming and your reunion.

The classes of 1980 & 1981 will be celebrating their 40th class reunions together in 2021! We look forward to seeing 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, the reunion committee names and a 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 40th reunion day of giving on Monday, Oct. 4. 

For reunion information or volunteer opportunities, please contact Cole Hyman ’16 G’21, assistant director of annual giving.

1980 - Goal of New Donors
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Total Dollars Raised = $33,283.00From 2020-2021

1981 - Goal of New Donors
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Total Dollars Raised = $52,136.00From 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 40th class reunion button.

Class of 1980 & 1981 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 from the past 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 & 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 other various 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.

40th Reunion Celebration w/ Mike “Radar” Robinson ’80

Friday, Nov. 5
8:30 p.m. – 11:00 p.m.

Best Western Plus Burlington (770 Huffman Mill Road)

Following the Block Party on campus, head over to the Best Western Plus Burlington to continue the celebration of 40 years with a live performance from fellow classmate, Mike “Radar” Robinson ’80 as “Capn Dar”. There will be a cash bar with light snacks provided.

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 and the band begins at 8 p.m.

40th 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 tailgate 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: $27 (Ticket price includes a $2 processing fee)

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

Reunion Committee

Co-Chairs:

Bryant Colson ’80
King White ’80
Lynn Moore Stewart ’81

Members:

Dianne McAllister Atkinson ’81
Laurie Alcon Brown ’80
Mike Brown ’80
Steve Coor ’81
Linda Kent Duckworth ’81
Sandy Jones Lemons ’81
Scott Matthews ’80
Kim Spencer Matthews ’80
Vickie Blackwell Morrow ’80
Cindy Simmons ’81
Betty Burton Thayer ’80
Sue Crompton Tozour ’81

Reunion Donor Honor Roll

Class of 1980

  • Perry Black ’80
  • Donna Causey Bongardt ’80
  • Valerie Breeden ’80
  • Mike Brown ’80
  • Laurie Alcon Brown ’80
  • Ava Power Chambers ’80
  • Rusty Citty ’80
  • David Clowers ’80
  • Bryant Colson ’80
  • Linda Glunt Ehrhardt ’80
  • Steve Ellington ’80
  • Jay Faircloth ’80
  • Annette Hayden ’80
  • Bev Gray Johnson ’80
  • Marsha Greene Johnsrude ’80
  • Chris Jones ’80
  • Cathy Brennan Konrath ’80
  • Tony Lewis ’80
  • Debbie Mason ’80
  • Keith Mason ’80
  • Scott Matthews ’80
  • Kim Spencer Matthews ’80
  • Willard Maynard ’80
  • Cassie Bondurant Maynard ’80
  • Vickie Blackwell Morrow ’80
  • Richard Parker ’80
  • Bruce Patram ’80
  • Ray Petty ’80
  • Laura Moss Phillips ’80
  • Sherry Evans Reynolds ’80
  • Pete Roughton ’80
  • Merry Trester Shifflett ’80
  • Terri Swain Smith ’80
  • Jim Stephenson ’80
  • Betty Burton Thayer ’80
  • Judy Simpson Thompson ’80
  • Kirk Thompson ’80
  • Lydia Reaves Trickey ’80
  • Martha Carroll Tuck ’80
  • King White ’80
  • Creig Wright ’80

Class of 1981

  • Dianne McAllister Atkinson ’81
  • Tom Burgess ’81
  • Mary Carroll-Robertson ’81
  • Marie Barrett Case ’81
  • Robin Adams Cheeley ’81
  • Chris Christopher ’81
  • Brenda Vinson Citty ’81
  • Steve Coor ’81
  • Frank Dalton ’81
  • Bob de la Fe’ ’81
  • Len Dillon ’81
  • William Doggett ’81
  • Frank Grove ’81
  • Jean Perry Horne ’81
  • Jeff Johnson ’81
  • David Jones ’81
  • Linda Kent Duckworth ’81
  • Suze Davis Kopynec ’81
  • Michael L’Ecuyer ’81
  • Lori Lamb ’81
  • Randall Lemly ’81
  • Ply Mantiply ’81
  • Pam Guy Mason ’81
  • Colleen Miller ’81
  • Rodney Moore ’81
  • Anderson Nelson ’81
  • Sally Peach Perez ’81
  • Leon Proffitt ’81
  • Jimmy Riddle ’81
  • John Robinson ’81
  • Michael Ross ’81
  • Nancy Wright Ruh ’81
  • John Sadler ’81
  • Greg Seel ’81
  • Cindy Simmons ’81
  • David Stevens ’81
  • Lynn Moore Stewart ’81
  • Sharon Simpson Thompson ’81
  • Lydia Tickle ’81
  • Sue Crompton Tozour ’81
  • Mark Trickey ’81
  • Clay Tuck ’81
  • David Vaughan ’81
  • Kyle Wills ’81
*All gifts counted between 1/1/2020 -12/31/2021
*Updated 9/23/2021