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.
Hotel accommodations are available at several Williamsburg-area properties. To make reservations please contact each property directly using the information below.
Colonial Williamsburg Lodge
Colonial Williamsburg Woodlands
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
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.
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 GiftCollapse Window
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.
• $14,000,000 in total giving to all areas of William & Mary
• 53% class participation
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.
Planned Giving: $10,298,911
Gifts and Pledges: $1,376,922Projects
The Class of 1969 Scholarship Endowment: $236,642
Alumni House Expansion and Renovation: $529,038Class Participation: 48%
Updated on 12/18/18
About the Olde GuardeCollapse Window
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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
Reunion of a LifetimeCollapse Window
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.
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