50th Reunion ButtonThe Class of 1973 – 50th Reunion

We are excited to celebrate the Class of 1973’s 50th reunion at Homecoming & Reunion Weekend, Oct. 20-22, 2023.

Registration is now open! Click the button below to register and make sure to check the box for “Class of 1973” to see the events specific to the 50th reunion.

For reunion information, please contact Cole Hyman ’16 MBA ’21, assistant director of development


Reunion Committee

Committee Co-Chairs

Barry Baker ’73
Joanne Dean ’73
Terry Harker ’73

Committee Members

Kathy Croye Arnett ’73
Perry Crouch ’73
Ed Dillabough ’73
Carolyn DeLuca Hughes ’73
Tesa “Teri” Ranney Jones ’73
Kathy Streeter Morgan ’73
Steve Patterson ’73
Deb Ryan ’73
Johnny Shaw ’73
Joel Smith ’73

Schedule of 50th Reunion Events

Friday, October 20

*All events are complementary for Class of 1973 + 1 guest.

Golden Alumni Luncheon & Class of 1973 Induction Ceremony

Noon – 1:30 p.m.

Arrive between 11:30 a.m. – 11:45 a.m. to get checked in before the luncheon begins at 12 p.m. Members of the Class of 1973 and all Golden Alumni are invited to attend this special luncheon, honoring the 50th reunion. Help us welcome them into the Golden Alumni Family! Members of the Class of 1973 are encouraged to attend to receive their medallion and take a class photo.

Golden Alumni Campus Bus Tour

1:30 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.

This is a hybrid bus/walking tour of campus for members of the 50th reunion (Class of 1973) and other Golden Alumni (graduated in 1973 or earlier).

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 classmates and faculty over a cup of coffee and breakfast pastry.

Class of 1973 50th Reunion Tailgate

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

Includes a hearty lunch (vegetarian and vegan options available) and access to the entire tailgate space with music, photobooth, and your favorite tailgate lawn games. There will be reserved seating for the Class of 1973 50th Reunion!

50th Reunion in the President’s Box

2  p.m.
Rhodes Stadium

Join Dr. Book in the President’s Box to watch Elon football play Monmouth. Members of the class of 1973 and one guest are welcomed to watch the game from the box. Your invitation includes your football ticket to the box in the Carl Woods Center and a parking pass.

50th Reunion Dinner

6:30 – 8:00 p.m.

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.

For more information, please contact Cole Hyman ’16 MBA ’21, assistant director of development.

Donor Honor Roll

  • Donna Turnage Adkins ’73
  • Pam Berry Aldridge ’73
  • Kathy Croye Arnett ’73
  • Barry Baker ’73
  • Tim Boone ’73
  • Gary Brown ’73
  • Susan Corbitt ’73
  • Perry Crouch ’73
  • Ed Dillabough ’73
  • Steve Doucette ’73
  • Patty Evans ’73 P’01
  • Reece Gordon ’73
  • Terry Harker ’73
  • Steven Honeycutt ’73
  • Dan Hoopes ’73
  • Carolyn DeLuca Hughes ’73
  • Tesa Ranney Jones ’73
  • George Kilroy ’73
  • Dudley Mattingly ’73
  • Kathy Streeter Morgan ’73
  • Sheila Walker Padgett ’73
  • Steve Patterson ’73
  • Deb Mackin Ryan ’73
  • John Shaw ’73
  • Janie McCulley Simmons ’73
  • Joel Smith ’73
  • Gray Stanfield ’73

*Includes all donors since 9/7/2023

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