Reunion weekends successful
By Kiley Thompson,
Alumni publications manager
Spectrum Volume 21 Issue 15 - December 10, 1998
During the weekends of September 26-27, October 16-17, and October 30-31, the Alumni Association welcomed back 10 different classes to the Tech campus. Football games against both Pittsburgh and Temple served as the cap to the weekends, which included a blend of social events and formal ceremonies.
"The Class of '58 really enjoyed returning to the campus and seeing the dramatic changes to Tech's landscape," said Bob Bailey, assistant director of Alumni Relations. "Most of all, they seemed to be impressed with the academic credentials required for admission. As a group, they were proud their alma mater has continued to reset the bar higher as the years have passed." Keeping with the theme of academic excellence, the Alumni Association and returning Hokies welcomed back Nobel Prize winner Bob Richardson.
On the way to the Homecoming football game, members of the Class of '48 reminisced about Miles Stadium, and admired the new dormitories now located on the site. "It was about the size of a junior-high-school stadium," said John Lansing. "And it was always full."
Many alumni, while watching the Homecoming Parade from the Mall, looked forward to seeing the ACITC after it is completed. One alumnus remarked that it "will change the way we all enter Virginia Tech."