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The Class of 1978 – 45th Reunion

We are excited to celebrate the Class of 1978’s 45th reunion at Homecoming & Reunion Weekend, Oct. 20-22, 2023.

The 45th reunion committee will be sending out updates regarding events, registration information and more throughout the spring and summer.

For reunion information or volunteer opportunities, please contact Katie Irvine, Assistant Director of Annual Giving.


Schedule of Events

Friday, October 20

*stay tuned for additional updates to the weekend schedule!

Rock the Block: #ElonHome Community Block Party

5-9 p.m.
Young Commons & Haggard Avenue

Kick off your Homecoming weekend festivities at this block party with the entire Elon community of alumni, faculty/staff and students. Sample the menus of different food trucks, challenge your friends to a game of corn hole and dance to live music performed by Soul Psycedelique. It will be an evening of fun for everyone!

Saturday, October 21

Welcome Home College Coffee

9-10:30 a.m.
Scott Plaza (in front of Alamance Building)

One of the longest standing campus traditions, College Coffee, but Homecoming & Reunion Weekend edition! Make your way to the fountain in front of Alamance to reconnect with class mates and faculty over a coup of coffee and breakfast pastry.

All Alumni Tailgate Village

11 a.m. – 2 p.m.
Lake Mary Nell Promenade

Join us for a pre-game celebration including lunch (vegetarian and vegan options available) and non-alcoholic beverages PLUS your favorite lawn games and music. The tailgate village includes general seating and reserved areas for reunion groups and a general alumni tent featuring special seating for specific organizations and departments. Visit Elon’s Tailgating policy page for the University’s expectations of all tailgaters.

Elon vs. Monmouth Football Game

2 – 5 p.m.
Rhodes Stadium

Don’t miss the Phoenix taking the field against Monmouth! Class and affinity reunion groups may select to sit together by using the drop-down menu on the future registration form.

PostGame Zone

5 – 6 p.m.
Lake Mary Nell Promenade

Enjoy a space to gather one last time with friends and family after the football game to close out the weekend. Grab some snacks and drinks before heading off campus and celebrate Homecoming with us one last time.

Donor Honor Roll

  • John Baxter ’78
  • Karen Watkins Brincefield ’78
  • Bill Britton ’78
  • Larry Brown ’78
  • Ernie Byrider ’78
  • Anne Coble ’78
  • Doug Cox ’78
  • Rick Crittenden ’78
  • Tommy Dodd ’78
  • Susie Edwards ’78
  • Kelly Harris ’78
  • Mike Gilliam ’78
  • Dacia Husband Hayes ’78
  • Shelly Skeens Hazel ’78
  • Kevin Holland ’78
  • Cecil Hudgins ’78
  • Elsbeth Senkiw Johnson ’78
  • John Kincaid ’78
  • Bryant Kirkland ’78
  • Harriett Crown Kirkland ’78
  • Steve Leach ’78
  • Joey Liberto ’78
  • Gwen Crawford Manning ’78
  • Chris Martin ’78
  • James Matanzo ’78
  • Tom McLemore ’78
  • Tim Moore ’78
  • Linda Bartlett Moore ’78
  • Gary Parrish ’78
  • Dale Parrish ’78
  • Jane O’Connor Smith ’78
  • Rusty Smith ’78
  • Beth Whitfield Stansbury ’78
  • Steve Starr ’78
  • Sharon Ingalls Wheeler ’78
  • Chappell Whitt ’78

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