Our class matriculated in an era when rapid social change was compounded with foreign conflict. When we began as Freshmen, chapel was mandatory as were womens' hours. By the time we graduated, we had participated in the resurgence of Elmhurst athletic success, felt the loss of "Camelot" through the tragic assassination of J.F.K, and marched in Selma with Dr. King. (Link to my 3/23/1965 personal reflection as to the Selma experience.)
Some class members who started with our class did not finish with us for various reasons including marriage and transfer to other schools. With graduation, some began to serve the church, others served all of us through their military service, while still others broadened their education and ultimately settled into a variety of careers. In the intervening years, some are still serving, som have retired, while others who have passed we remember after their death.
As we have aged we have learned that change is inevitable. To see how change has affected EC academically, check out the current course catalog.
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Gifts can be designated to more than one area, can be pledged over multiple years (i.e. $500 annually for the next three years) and/or can be a part of your estate planning. We look forward to a bright future for EC AND to gathering together at Homecoming this fall.
Your reunion committee,
Dick Kroll Denny Hotle Bobbi Brodt Dauderman Pat Stock Eggert Ron Stone Bob Lenz Hal Brueseke Ruth Hotz Hotle Judith Wiebke Murdock Gary Miller
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Who knows what might appear on the chapel stage in years to come? With the demise of the small VW bug production, might one day a Mini Cooper provide companionship to someone leading worship?
I was privileged to represent the Class of '65 at EC's mid-year commencement on February 7, 2015 (See: http://livestream.com/elmhurstcollege/specialevent/videos/88717938?origin=digest&mixpanel_id=f1e606422fcd-08fc5d748-43681f0a-2ee000-f1e6064230c82&acc_id=12343625&medium=email for the mid-year commencement). It was eye opening to see the depth and quality of change on campus and an honor to shake the hand of the graduates on behalf of our class and all EC alumni. The trip to from South Bend to Elmhurst also gave me a chance to give to the college that set of Blackstone's Commentaries as EC begins a joint undergraduate/law program with Chicago's John Marshall Law School.
For the May 30, 2015 Spring Commencement, Gary Miller similarly represented the Class of 1965 and all EC alumni. (See: http://livestream.com/elmhurstcollege/specialevent/videos/88717938?origin=digest&mixpanel_id=f1e606422fcd-08fc5d748-43681f0a-2ee000-f1e6064230c82&acc_id=12343625&medium=email
In preparation for our getting together on campus for the 50th reunion, I have continued to collect bits of memorabilia beyond what already appear on, or are linked from this WebSite. For the next few months I will review and add more memorabilia to this page in anticipation of the reunion. If you have a picture or other memorabilia that you are willing to share and have posted on this site,
PLEASE send it to me as an e-mail attachment at email@example.com as a reasonably sized graphic or pdf file or send me an e-mail so that I can provide you with my mailing address to send the item to. I will scan what you send, likely include it on this page, and then return the original to you Understand that size and/or intensity may be modified for optimum browser access and that some of what I receive may not be used. Depending on the quantity and/or quality of what is received, I may put together and make available a CD with pictures, sounds, etc. from what I receive.
Since this wiil be our 50th reunion, EC will publish a memory booklet (see info at link in Official Communication section) which will be compied from information that we the class members prepare and send in in response to a request from the Alumni Office. As of July 20, 2015 thirty-five (35) bios have been received.
For those who haven't sent a bio in to the alumni office, remember that there is a word limit of about 250 words or so. PLEASE begin to seriously and succintly of what you might say about your life after graduation. I have copies of the booklets prepared for the classes of '49, '60, and '64 and the life stories presented are most interesting to read. Add your life story for all to see.
Note: If anyone has a spare beanie to wear, I
know that there is one class member who in no uncertain terms will absolutely
refuse to put it on!
Don's Letter 1961
Elms 1962 Elms
1963 Elms 1964 Elms
1. Click on the desired year and a pdf file will begin loading in your browser.
2. Be patient-the files are very very large--downloading takes a long time.
3. Don't try and move through the pages of the Elms as it is loading--just let it fully download.
4. Once you have the full file downloaded and are still at the first page (likely a blank white page), move your mouse to the lower right of the page and do a right click. You will see a little disk icon amidst other icons. Click on the disk and then save the file to your hard drive, a USB stick or other media--don't try and view the file online--you'll get frustrated.
5. Once you've done that you'll be able to view
the pdf copy of the Elms and even print out particular pages you'd
like to have a hard copy of.
Listen to familiar audio clips by clicking the album label, or remember what was on WLS around the time we graduated by clicking the May 21, 1965 Silver Dollar Survey.