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Welcome, Class of 1969!
Your reunion is on April 5 – 7, 2019

Who's Coming

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If you'd like see to see who is attending our 50th reunion, please click here.



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As part of your 50th Reunion celebration, the William & Mary Alumni Association will publish an edition of the Colonial Re-Echo, a yearbook that answers the age-old question, "Where are they now?"

Entries may be submitted online.

If you are unable to submit the form online, you may utilize this pdf and mail it to:
William & Mary Alumni Association
50th Reunion Re-Echo
PO Box 2100
Williamsburg, VA 23187

Submissions are due by March 15, 2019.




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Hotel accommodations are available at several Williamsburg-area properties. To make reservations please contact each property directly using the information below.

Colonial Williamsburg Lodge

310 South England Street, Williamsburg, VA 23185
www.colonialwilliamsburg.com • (757) 220-7976 • Book online now
Rate: $189/night

Colonial Williamsburg Woodlands

105 Visitor Center Drive, Williamsburg, VA 23185
www.colonialwilliamsburg.com • (757) 220-7960 • Book online now
Standard Room Rate: $149/night • Suite Room Rate: $159/night

Fairfield Inn & Suites

1402 Richmond Rd, Williamsburg, VA 23185
(757) 645-3600 • Book online now
Booking Code: TDW • Standard Room Rate: $99/night


William & Mary does not have a preferred transportation partner, but below are several options for travel from local airports or when in town.

Local Cab Companies

Triangle Taxi
(757) 345-5557

Best Taxi
(757) 358-7151

Uber or Lyft

When your flight has landed and you’ve collected your luggage, you can request a ride using the Uber or Lyft mobile app. Either app can be downloaded through the App Store or Google Play.

Once you tap Request, make your way to the ground transportation area marked for Uber and Lyft. This is where your driver will pick you up.

Pro tip: Check that your driver's license plate, photo and name match what's in the app. This is a highly trafficked pickup zone, so you want to be sure you're in the right car!

These services can also be utilized throughout your stay in Williamsburg for local travel. 

Tidewater Coach

For transportation specifically to and from the airports, a local company has put together several package options. Visit http://www.tidewatercoach.com/WM50 for more information.

William & Mary and the Alumni Association assume no responsibility regarding the use of the above services.

For more information and additional maps, visit the Directions to Campus page on the William & Mary website.


Giving & Class Gift

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The 50th Reunion Committee has set some ambitious goals for our reunion and has designated two projects to celebrate our class. Progress toward our goals will be tracked here.

Our Goals

$14,000,000 in total giving to all areas of William & Mary

• 53% class participation

Our Projects

Class of 1969 Scholarship Endowment
The income paid from this endowment shall be used to provide scholarship support for academically distinguished students who contribute to campus diversity.

Alumni House Renovation and Expansion
The expanded Alumni House will serve as a gateway to campus and provide new space for events, programming and staff. Additional space will allow the university to host class reunions and other alumni functions, and use by students and faculty will be commonplace.

Our Progress

Make a Gift Make a Pledge

Our Giving Progress


Overall Giving: $11,775,833

   Planned Giving: $10,298,911

   Gifts and Pledges: $1,376,922


   The Class of 1969 Scholarship Endowment: $236,642

   Alumni House Expansion and Renovation: $529,038

Class Participation: 48%

Updated on 12/18/18

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About the Olde Guarde

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The Class of 1969 will be inducted into the Olde Guarde on the Sunday morning of our 50th reunion weekend.

The Olde Guarde of Their Majesties' Royal Colledge in Virginia comprises all alumni whose identified class has celebrated its 50th reunion and is part of the Alumni Association of the College of William & Mary. It is dedicated to preserving the heritage of the College and advocating its advancement and reputation among the nation's institutions of higher learning.

Through social, service and educational programs, the Olde Guarde endeavors to promote among our membership the welfare and support of the W&M Alumni Association. It plans activities, events and projects as opportunities for members to assist in enhancing the life of our alma mater.

If you have any questions, please email the Office of Alumni Events at alumni.events@wm.edu.

If you are a current member of the Olde Guarde and would like to learn more about how to get involved, please visit our Olde Guarde webpage.


Reunion Committee Co-Chairs

  • Mrs. Gale Gibson Kohlhagen, Chair
  • Mr. James "Jim" R. Taylor, Co-Chair
  • Ms. Anne "Win" Winslow Whitehurst, Co-Chair
  • Mrs. Donnan "Donnie" Chancellor Wintermute, Co-Chair
  • Mr. Donn T. Wonnell, Co-Chair

Reunion Committee Members

  • Mr. Alan "Al" F. Albert
  • Sally James Andrews, Esq.
  • Dr. James "Jim" Edwin Barton
  • Robert Lyndon "Lynn" Howell
  • Mr. John Keiter
  • Mr. Robert "Bob" Francis Kelly
  • Mr. Steven W. Kohlhagen
  • Mr. William Ivey Long
  • Mr. R. "Woody" Glennwood Lookabill
  • Mr. Beverley Wellford "BW" Marshall
  • Mr. Everett "Tim" D. Marvin III
  • Dr. George L. Nance, Jr.
  • Mrs. Judy P. Nance
  • Mrs. Carol Shewmaker O'Connell
  • Ms. Mary K. Thompson Pruiett
  • Mr. Robert M. Pumphrey, Jr.
  • Ms. Elizabeth "Liz" Courtenay Ramsey
  • Mrs. Susan S. Spaulding
  • Mrs. Jane Y. Spurling
  • Mr. Richard "Rick" Dudley Spurling
  • Mrs. Dora "Susie" Jean Stewart
  • Mrs. Ronnee R. Taylor
  • Dr. Louis "Lou" O. Tonelson
  • Mrs. Mary Chris Williams
  • Mrs. Demaris "Dwe" E. Yearick


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Please click here to register for your 50th Reunion.

If you have additional questions, contact the Alumni Association at 757-221-1182.


Reunion of a Lifetime

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With great enthusiasm the William & Mary Alumni Association and the Reunion Committee invites the Class of 1969 back to campus to celebrate your 50th Reunion, April 5-7, 2019.

Your 50th Reunion celebration is part of Traditions Weekend, which honors the 50th Reunion class, Olde Guarde and Boyle Legacy Society with exclusive programs and social opportunities. Events for your reunion begin at 10 a.m. Friday and will conclude by 2:30 p.m. Sunday. A detailed schedule will be available in December. Reunion weekend events are business casual attire except for Friday evening, which is cocktail attire. Also, please remember when selecting footwear that many of the campus sidewalks are brick.

On Friday, registration will be open from 10 a.m.-6 p.m. The afternoon will feature several academic sessions with some of W&M's most entertaining professors and staff. Friday evening, we will gather for a reception and dinner in the Sunken Garden to rekindle old friendships and make new ones. After dinner, we'll celebrate and dance the night away with the sounds of Smith Wade Band!

On Saturday, join us for an exploration of leadership with President Katherine Rowe and other special guests, including student leaders. After a casual class lunch, the afternoon is yours to meet with friends, plan your own dorm or student organization reunion and explore the area. A bus tour of new and old campus will also be available. An evening reception will be a relaxing and fun end to the day.

We've saved the best for last — on Sunday, with all appropriate pomp and circumstance, we will celebrate the Olde Guarde Induction Ceremony with the beautiful Wren Building as our backdrop. This special experience is sure to be the highlight of this weekend. We will also honor classmates in a service of remembrance.

Please check back in December for additional events and information. Registration will be available in early 2019.


Who's Coming

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Click here to find out who is attending your 50th reunion, the weekend of a lifetime.



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Hotel accommodations are available at several Williamsburg area properties. To make reservations please contact each property directly using the information below.

Colonial Williamsburg Lodge

310 South England Street, Williamsburg, VA 23185

www.colonialwilliamsburg.com | (757) 220-7976

Booking Code:43607 | Rate: $219/night


1969 Reunion Photos

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