Class of 1962 50th Reunion
Class of 1962 enjoys Reunion Weekend and pledges over $324,000 to benefit Prep
The Class of 1962 gathered for an activity-filled reunion weekend, beginning with a golf outing at Great River Golf Club and welcome reception at the Patterson Club on Friday, and a breakfast, tours and presentation at Prep on Saturday morning. The classmates and guests attended Satuday evening Mass at Egan Chapel with: principal celebrant Fr. John Hanwell, S.J., president; concelebrants Fathers Eagan, S.J., Gallarelli, S.J., and Holland, S.J., from the Fairfield Jesuit Community; homilist Fr. Richard Roos, S.J. '62; and deacon Rev. Mr. Paul Kurmay '62.
All enjoyed a delicious dinner held in Brissette Gymnasium, where the class presented Fr. Hanwell, S.J., with a record-breaking class pledge gift in the amount of $324,400 which will be used to benefit Fairfield Prep's Jesuit Educators Academy and Annual Fund. Sunday events continued with breakfast at Prep and the 70th Commencement at Alumni Hall, where the Class of 1962 processed with the Class of 2012 and received their golden diplomas. All attendees enjoyed reminiscing and reconnecting with their classmates.
See slideshow below. Additional photos may be viewed or purchased at www.seidlerphotography.com/classof62.
See list of registrants for the 50th reunion!
Think back to the fall of 1961. October was alive on day 1 when baseball great Roger Maris of the New York Yankees hit his 61st homerun surpassing the legendary record of Babe Ruth. In November of that year The Fantastic Four #1 comic debuts, revolutionizing the American comic book industry, while at the same time U.S. President John F. Kennedy sends 18,000 military advisors to South Vietnam. Right in our own world of Fairfield, Prep teacher and basketball coach, Harry Hyra welcomes the birth of a daughter who grows up to entertain us on the silver screen as Meg Ryan. More importantly, although less newsworthy, we are all together as Prep Seniors - the Prep Class of 1962. We enjoy a great basketball season, getting together for parties, worrying about what college to go to and how our current romances will turn out.