The Classes of 1970 & 1971 – 50th Reunion

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The classes of 1970 & 1971 are celebrating their 50th class reunions together at Homecoming & Reunion Weekend, Nov. 5-7. Plans are being made in accordance with Healthy Elon guidelines and specific requirements will be shared closer to the date. We hope you will return to campus to celebrate your reunion with classmates, family and friends no matter where your journey has taken you since graduation. 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. Our goal is to have at least 50% of both classes participate in the reunion giving effort. All gifts made since January 1, 2020 are included and we are hosting a 50th reunion day of giving on Tuesday, Oct. 5.

For reunion information or volunteer opportunities, please contact Chandler Thompson Boyle, director of annual giving.

Read the Class of 1970 Memory Book

Class of 1970 Giving Participation
33%
50%

Total Dollars Raised = $52,235From 2020 - 2021

Class of 1971 Giving Participation
22%
50%

Total Dollars Raised = $1,070,315From 2020 - 2021

Reunion Events

Golden Alumni Luncheon and Class of 1970/1971 Induction

Friday, Nov. 5
12:00 p.m. – 1:30 p.m.
McKinnon Hall 

Members of the classes of 1970 & 1971 and all Golden Alumni are invited to attend this special luncheon, honoring the 50th reunion. Help us welcome the classes of 1970 & 1971 into the Golden Alumni Family! Members of the Class of 1970 & 1971 are encouraged to attend to receive their medallion and take a class photo.

Golden Alumni Campus Bus Tour

Friday, Nov. 5
2:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Pick up at bus loop outside of Moseley Student Center

This is a bus tour of campus for members of the 50th reunion (Classes of 1970 & 1971) and other Golden Alumni (graduated in 1971 or earlier).

50th Reunion Dinner

Friday, Nov. 5
7:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
McKinnon Hall

Celebrate your 50th Reunion! Share stories and memories of your time at Elon. Reconnect with classmates over a meal while sharing stories, photos and a video commemorating a special time in your lives.

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.

Golden Alumni Coffee and Bus Transportation to Tailgate

Saturday, Nov. 6
10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.
Johnston Hall

Gather at Johnston Hall for coffee and conversation. First shuttle leaves at 11:00 a.m. for the All Alumni Tailgate Village. Return transportation will be provided periodically throughout the day.

50th 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 50th 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.

After the game:

We encourage everyone to attend other events or go out to dinner with friends in small groups. Contact Chandler at 336-278-7423 or cthompson39@elon.edu for questions about dinner locations.

Reunion Committee

Co-Chairs

Nina Martin McConnell ’70
Noble Marshall, Jr. ’70
Frank Lyon ’71

Members

Buck Bayliff ’70
Bob Bridwell ’71
Lynne Marie Schwartz Davis ’71
Bob Lane ’71
Sally O’Neill Mauldin ’70
Chuck Miller ’70
John Paisley ’70
Diane Clendennen Payne ’70
Thomas Short ’70
Wade Williamson ’70

Reunion Donor Honor Roll

Class of 1970

  • Stuart Adams ’70
  • Arch Aitcheson ’70
  • Judy Brooks Allred ’70
  • Steve Bird ’70
  • Belinda Black ’70
  • Marty Bonnett ’70
  • Dave Bowden ’70
  • Larry Bowen ’70
  • Donnie Brady ’70
  • Sue Ellis Brown ’70
  • Janey Vaughan Bush ’70
  • Sandy Carrington ’70
  • Wayne Clayton ’70
  • John Corbiere ’70
  • Resa Robinson Daniel ’70
  • Joan Riggan Daniels ’70
  • Gary Dean ’70
  • Bill Dickinson ’70
  • Jim Gaskins ’70
  • C.W. Gee ’70
  • Chip Gill ’70
  • Sarah Kenyon Gill ’70
  • Carol Nielsen Gogola ’70
  • Joe Goldberg ’70
  • Gary Hemphill ’70
  • Barbara Hogge ’70
  • Tony Hunt ’70
  • Janet Hooper Lee ’70
  • Steve Long ’70
  • Ann Woodahl Long ’70
  • Beverly Lutz ’70
  • Noble Marshall ’70
  • Sally O’Neill Mauldin ’70
  • Nina Martin McConnell ’70
  • Bonnie Moore McGeorge ’70
  • Charlie Mercer ’70
  • Chuck Miller ’70
  • Ronnie O’Brien ’70
  • June Evans Owens ’70
  • John Paisley ’70
  • Marty Payne ’70
  • Jerry Payne ’70
  • Diane Clendennen Payne ’70
  • Bernice Page Phillips ’70
  • Chris Pittard ’70
  • Candy Williams Roper ’70
  • Tom Short ’70
  • Roger Sims ’70
  • Randall Spencer ’70
  • Bob Truitt ’70
  • Kenn Ward ’70
  • Debbie Peoples Wheat ’70
  • Wade Williamson ’70
  • Charles Woody ’70
  • Jim Young ’70

Class of 1971

  • Susan Abernethy ’71
  • Don Allen ’71
  • Bob Bridwell ’71
  • Jim Brown ’71
  • Lynne Schwartz Davis ’71
  • Janie Hobbs Dean ’71
  • Karen Jensen Dickinson ’71
  • Stephen Garber ’71
  • Bob Godfrey ’71
  • John Goins ’71
  • Willie Hargrave ’71
  • Marilyn Crawford Hargrave ’71
  • Tom Hedrick ’71
  • Jay Hendrickson ’71
  • Neil Hening ’71
  • Mike Hughes ’71
  • Willard Johnson ’71
  • Anne Jones ’71
  • Karen Paulos Lane ’71
  • Bob Lane ’71
  • Faye Livengood ’71
  • Lee Loy ’71
  • Frank Lyon ’71
  • John McConnell ’71
  • Tom McGee ’71
  • Rich McGeorge ’71
  • Marvin Morgan ’71
  • Ted Nelson ’71
  • Bonnie Hensley Page ’71
  • Jack Perry ’71
  • Ruth Ann Phillips ’71
  • Marc Riggsbee ’71
  • Nelda Shaw Simpson ’71
  • Bob Stevens ’71
  • R.D. Williams ’71

*All Gifts Counted Between 1/1/2020 – 12/31/2021

*Last Updated 9.22.2021