Alumni Weekend 2013 got underway with the annual Alumni Golf Scramble, followed by the Distinguished Alumni Awards and Golden Guard Gala. In addition to the induction of the classes of 1963H and 1963C into the Golden Guard and the Distinguished Alumni Award winners into the Distinguished Alumni Hall of Fame, special awards went to: Dr. Jackie McDowell, Honorary Membership into the Alumni Association; Mr. Bob Williams (62H), The Alumni Association President's Award; and Mr. Milton Chambers (78A, 82C), The Virginia R. Webb Service Award.
High School/Academy alumni gathered for a reunion breakfast Saturday morning, May 18, where they awarded Mr. J. Ray Allen and Mrs. Marilyn Allen with the High School/Academy Outstanding Faculty/Staff Award.
The following classes held reunion celebrations on the evening of May 18:
1943 High School
1943 College - winners of the Martha Cup for the greatest percentage increase in giving over the previous year
1948 High School
1953 High School - winners of the Ford Cup for donating $1,320,460, the highest total of reunion giving this year
1958 High School
1958 College - winners of the Reunion Cup for greatest percentage in attendance at reunion
1963 High School
1963 College - winners of the Viking Cup for greatest percentage of members donating to Berry this year
Alumni took time for special worship services Sunday morning, May 19. The High School/Academy alumni enjoyed remarks by Mr. Dean Fryer (63H) after a procession to Frost Chapel, while College alumni gathered in the College Chapel to hear Rev. Dr. Scott McClure (89C) deliver a message and the Alumni Choir sing under the direction of Mr. Ross Magoulas (FFS, honorary alumnus), guest alumni choir director.
Coming up next year: Planning is already underway! The 50th year reunion classes of 1964H and 1964C will be inducted into the Golden Guard and the 2014 Distinguished Alumni Award Winners will be inducted into the Alumni Hall of Fame during the gala. Learn more about our Distinguished Alumni Awards and nominate a deserving alumna online here.