A great turnout of alums, a full schedule of activities and beautiful weather made a perfect recipe for this year's Alumni Weekend.
On Thursday, October 3, about 125 attended the opening reception for Robert Lucy '84, whose paintings will be on exhibit in the Bonsack Gallery through December 4. Special guests included Lucy's parents, fellow alumni artists Tom Friedman '83 and Jon Bunge '80, and many of Lucy's classmates.
During assembly on Friday, October 4, Vicki Liebson Goldberg '54 and William Shearburn '79 received the Outstanding Alum and Distinguished Service Alum Awards, respectively. (Click here for details.) Again, classmates and family were on hand.
Friday night about 300 alums and their guests enjoyed a cocktail party in the Quad. The evening featured the Ralph Butler Band, several STL-favorite food trucks, and, of course, Kennedy Holmes '23! Before the party in the Quad, classes that were re-uning this year enjoyed mini-parties throughout campus.
On Saturday, October 5, 200+ alums and guests came back to campus for a family picnic in the Quad [it's amazing how the JBS Plant Ops team can transform the space!]. At the same time, a nice crowd gathered in the Newman Auditorium for a new program, Conversation STARters, which featured Gabe Fleisher '20 who talked about the presidential campaign, a small group of students who answered questions about life at Burroughs, and Tom Friedman '83 who explained the process of creating John Burroughs, the sculpture, which stands in the Diemer Courtyard, overlooking the track and field.
Here are a few pictures from each event.