Fifty years after they crossed the stage to receive their diplomas from President Patterson, the Class of 1969 returned to Washington & Jefferson College to celebrate their 50th reunion and be inducted into the Presidential Guard.
“You came of age and formed lasting friendships on this campus. And you excelled through hard work under the guidance of faculty,” said President John C. Knapp in his Commencement address to the Class of 1969.
“Since earning your degrees you have made your alma mater proud through your many accomplishments and lasting contributions to our world. Your stories embody the values enshrined in our mission statement and have brought credit to W&J in many fields of endeavor. Your class has truly set an inspiring standard for today’s graduates.”
In honor of their reunion, the Class of 1969 raised more than $90,000 to create a lasting legacy, the Class of 1969 Endowed Scholarship Fund, to ease the financial pressure on students while empowering them to attain their academic goals.
To view photos of the reunion, as well as a commemorative booklet highlighting the class, visit jayconnected.com/1969.