More than 100 alumni came back to campus June 13-16 for the annual Golden Year Reunion. Approximately thirty members of the Class of 1962, including former president Milton Sewell, attended the reunion.
“Dr. Sewell was an important part of the planning process this year,” Betsy Hesselrode, director of alumni relations, said. “He helped get many of his fellow classmates back for the reunion.”
The event, hosted by the Office of Alumni Relations, honors those who attended Freed-Hardeman fifty or more years ago. This year’s reunion was called “Don’t Be Cruel…Join Us for a Blue Suede Reunion” and featured an Elvis theme, complete with an Elvis impersonator.
The event also included seminars, awards, a memory session, chapel in Chapel Hall, and devotionals conducted by members of the class of ’62.
My mother was in the class of 1945. She does not remember much about yesterday, she does about the past. For a number of years the Sewells lived next door to her parents C.J. Record in Henderson. Pictures or rememberances of those days would be appreciated. Her yearbook says "she was a "Swell" gal." I won't have 50 years behind me for another 7 years, but I attended an Elvis concert while he was still alive. Reginald Thurman '70
Betty Jane Record and I both were graduates of the class of 1946, and I remember her well. She was pictured in yearbooks for 1945 and 1946. I lived in Benton, Illinois at that time, now living in Carbondale, IL. I hope to be able to attend my 70th reunion in 2016.