Summer Reunion 2017 on the beautiful Acadia campus in Wolfville, Nova Scotia was a resounding success! About 200 alumni and friends returned July 7-9 as the University welcomed back the Classes of 1942, 1947, 1952, 1957, 1962, 1967, 1972 and 1977. Special guests included new University President Dr. Peter Ricketts and Dr. John Clark (’52), who also participated in a ribbon-cutting ceremony to officially open the Clark Terrace, a generous gift from the Clark Family Foundation that is a prominent part of the Wu Welcome Centre at Acadia. Guests enjoyed a full slate of activities that included campus tours, a meet-and-greet reception at the Sheldon L. Fountain Learning Commons, alumni banquet, class meetings, a special Class of 1967 50th Anniversary Pinning Ceremony, a concert in the Garden Room at the K.C. Irving Environmental Science Centre, Sunday Service in the Manning Memorial Chapel and a farewell luncheon to wrap things up. Class Cup winner was the Class of 1952. Dr. Granville Nickerson proudly represented the Class of 1942 while the Class of ’67 celebrated its 50th anniversary. Ellie Redden (’72) was recognized for being the first person to register and the come-from-furthest away award went to Sue and Art Martell from Courtenay, B.C., both of whom are Class of 1967. A great time was had by all, and we look forward to next year’s Summer Reunion Weekend! Pictured having some fun during the alumni banquet are E. Margaret MacDonald (left) and Irene Armstrong, both from the Class of 1972. For more, please visit our photo gallery.
(Photos: Peter Oleskevich, Nancy Handrigan, Clancy Waite)