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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.

 

Re-Echo

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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.

 

 

Accommodations

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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

Transportation

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

$17,000,000* in total giving to all areas of William & Mary. *This is a stretch goal from our original of $14,000,000 which was surpassed in February 2019.

• 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

46%

Overall Giving: $19,736,008

   Planned Giving: $18,099,911

   Gifts and Pledges: $1,636,097

Projects

   The Class of 1969 Scholarship Endowment: $312,213

   Alumni House Expansion and Renovation: $560,863

Class Participation: 51%

Updated on 3/18/19

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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. 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

Registration

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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 for 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 1 p.m. Thursday with an optional golf outing. Events on Friday will start at 10 a.m., and all reunion activities will conclude by 2:30 p.m. Sunday. A detailed schedule is below.

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.

THURSDAY, APRIL 4

Class of 1969 Golf Outing

1 – 5 P.M. | GOLDEN HORSESHOE GOLF CLUB

 

FRIDAY, APRIL 5

Registration

10 A.M. – 6 P.M. | SADLER CENTER, YORK ROOM

 

Designing Your Life Plan: Long-Term Financial Planning and Legacy Building

10:15-11:15 A.M. | SADLER CENTER, COMMONWEALTH AUDITORIUM

 

Optional: Phi Mu Reunion

NOON – 2 P.M. | PHI MU HOUSE – 195 ARMISTEAD DR.

Contact Taylor Peterson at tepeterson@email.wm.edu for more information.

 

Past, Present and Future of Admission

2:15-5 P.M. | SADLER CENTER, COMMONWEALTH AUDITORIUM

Reception will begin at 4 p.m.

 

Optional: Social at Special Collections, Carl "Pappy" Fehr Exhibit

3 - 4 P.M. | SWEM LIBRARY

Contact Meghan Bryant at mhbryant@wm.edu for more information.

 

Optional: WestFel Reunion

5 – 6:30 P.M | LIBRARY OF WILLIAMSBURG PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH – 215 RICHMOND ROAD

Contact Tom Mainor at tommainor@hotmail.com or (757) 221-0425 for more information.

 

50th Reunion Reception, Dinner and Dance

6:30 P.M. | SUNKEN GARDEN TENT

Heavy hors d'oeuvres reception followed by a sit-down dinner. An open bar will be available.

 

SATURDAY, APRIL 6

Registration

9 A.M. – 3 P.M. in ALAN B. MILLER HALL

 

Past, Present and Future of Campus Life

9:30-11:45 A.M. | ALAN B. MILLER HALL, BRINKLEY COMMONS

 

50th Reunion Luncheon

12:30 P.M. | ALAN B. MILLER HALL, WILLIAM J. FIELDS COURTYARD

Heavy hors d'oeuvres reception followed by a sit-down dinner. An open bar will be available.

 

Free time with Optional Activities

2:30-5:30 P.M.

Guided Bus Tour of Campus (2:30 p.m., Alan B. Miller Hall)

Self-Guided Tour of Jamestown, Yorktown or Colonial Williamsburg

 

Several student organizations are also planning to get together during this time. If you would like to have your event information listed, please contact Katie Lowe at kflowe@wm.edu.

Optional: Chemistry Majors Reunion

2 – 4 p.m. | INTEGRATED SCIENCE CENTER – 540 LANDRUM DRIVE

Contact David Thompson, Professor Emeritus, dwthom@wm.edu for more information.

 

Optional: Kappa Deltas Reunion

2:30 – 5 p.m. | TYLER COMMONS

Contact Mary Chris Williams at 678-520-7373 for more information.

 

Optional: BCM/Baptist Student Union

3:30 – 5 P.M. | BAPTIST STUDENT CENTER, 244 S. BOUNDARY ST.

Contact Jeffrey Buffkin at jbuffkin@wm.edu for more information.

 

Optional: Gamma Phi Beta Reunion

3:30 P.M. | SORORITY HOUSE – 131 RICHMOND RD

Contact Cheri Anderson Lehew at calcwl@icloud.com or (941) 258-0250 for more information.

 

Optional: William & Mary Choir Reunion

4 – 6 p.m. | EWELL HALL

Contact James Armstrong at jiarms@wm.edu for more information.

 

 

50th Reunion Return to Trinkle Cocktail Party

6:30-10 P.M. | TRINKLE HALL

Strolling supper and open bar. March Madness semifinal games will be available for viewing.

 

SUNDAY, APRIL 7

50th Reunion Coffee, Pastries and Robing

8:30-9:30 A.M. | TUCKER HALL, PORTICO AND ATRIUM

 

Olde Guarde Induction Ceremony

10-11:30 A.M. | WREN YARD

 

Induction Reception and Celebration

11:30 A.M.-12:30 P.M. | WREN VISTA

Mimosas and bloody marys available.

 

Olde Guarde Celebration Luncheon

12:30-2 P.M. | SUNKEN GARDEN TENT

Sit-down luncheon with program.

 

Who's Coming

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

 

Directions

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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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