Washington College Magazine

A Weekend To Remember

July 25, 2013
Nearly 700 alumni and friends returned to campus May 31-June 2 for Alumni Weekend 2013 to reconnect, celebrate and reminisce. With representation from almost every class between 1935 and 2013, this well-attended weekend attested to the commitment and affection alumni have for their alma mater long after graduation.

“Sometimes it’s difficult to explain how you feel about your school and friends,” Chuck Waesche ’53 remarked, “but to come back and share experiences with former classmates at the school that brought us together is something I want to relive every year.” His connection with his classmates and his affinity for the Shoremen inspire Waesche to represent the College’s OWLs (alumni beyond their 50th Reunion) and to co-chair the Kent & Queen Anne’s Counties alumni chapter. 

Many alumni, including the newly minted Class of 2013, share a similar sentiment. Justin Barker ’13 presented his class’s gift to President Mitchell Reiss at Saturday’s cocktail party. “When I was in Gibson at the Older & Wiser Loyalists’ (OWLs) dinner on Friday night, David Litrenta ’58 showed pictures of what campus looked like when he was here, and I was fascinated,” Barker says. Then on Saturday, sitting with 2008 graduates at the Hynson-Ringgold House reception, Barker had the opportunity to hear a newer perspective on life after college. “We talked about what it was like to be out for a few years and what they thought it would be like in 70 years when they still returned. As a recent grad, I liked hearing President Reiss’ vision for where the school is going.” 

“From class reunion dinners, to the All-Alumni picnic, to boat rides on the Callinectes, alumni enjoyed revisiting old haunts and making new friends,” notes Rebekah Hardy, director of alumni relations and leadership annual giving. “We hope you return next year to take part in creating new WC memories.”

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Last modified on Jul. 29th, 2013 at 12:34pm by Kristen Hammond.