Annual event welcomes grads from across the decades, miles to campus
SACKVILLE, N.B. – Alumni and friends are always welcome at Mount Allison but one weekend in May will be on the calendar as one of the biggest parties on campus.
Reunion and Convocation weekend, set for May 9-11 this year, will welcome hundreds of grads from across the decades and miles and celebrate the university’s newest alumni — the Class of 2014.
“Each year we welcome hundreds of Allisonians back for reunion weekend to celebrate their lifelong connection to Mount Allison,” says director of alumni relations Carolle de Ste-Croix (’90). “We’re excited to include a few new groups this year, including the Class of ’13, who is hosting the first-ever first-year reunion, as well as a special gathering of alumni choir members who will perform under the direction of Wayne Rogers (’71). It will be a wonderful weekend for the entire Mount Allison community.”
Milestone and special reunions are planned for classes ending in ‘4’ and ‘9’, the Class of ’55, past members of the alumni board, and the Class of ’13. Members of the Classes of ’89 and ’64 will be honoured with their 25th and 50th year pins. The alumni awards recognizing outstanding achievements by students and grads in the Mount Allison and their respective communities will also be given out during the weekend.
Along with special events for grads, many of the weekend events are also open to the pubic including:
• A concert by the Halifax-based Mellotones (May 9, 9 p.m. Jennings Hall, tickets available at the door);
• The Garnet and Gold Gala featuring live music in the Wallace McCain Student Centre (May 10, 10 p.m., tickets available at the door);
• A special performance by the alumni choir, directed by Wayne Rogers ('71), minister of music at St. Matthew’s United Church in Halifax, conductor at EnChor East, and examiner at Conservatory Canada (part of the alumni chapel service, May 11, 11 a.m., university chapel).
Stay tuned for more details about Mount Allison University convocation, happening Monday, May 12, including the 2014 faculty and student award winners and honorary degree recipients.