The dinner took place on Saturday, May 19th at the Boumi Temple on King Ave. Conversation was vigorous during cocktails and dinner. Fr. Donald said a few words, then Paul Oberle, who spearheaded the effort to contact classmates, spoke about the class and shared some of his memories. The class initiated an update form, dubbed the "Extension CORD," as a means to share with each other what's been happening in their lives. Over 30 alums took part and the Extension CORD will be emailed to all this weekend.
Twenty-six graduates of 1968 attended Mass with the student body on May 18th. Those present received their "Golden Friar" pins from Fr. Donald. The names of the deceased of the class were read during the Prayer of the Faithful. A reception and tours followed the Mass. Coach Patry and Mr. Cuneo, faculty members from 1968, were present.
The Class of 1968 endowed a scholarship as a gift to the school. Over $27,000 was collected and preference will be given to grandsons of ’68 alumni.
On May 25th, twelve members of the class joined the procession into the Cathedral of Mary Our Queen to witness the 54th Commencement Exercises. Not much has changed in the ceremony since 1968 and 135 seniors received their diplomas and became alumni. Mr. John Garvey, President of The Catholic University of America, was the commencement speaker.
Congratulations to the Class of 1968!