Sing, Colloquiums Highlight Saturdayby Public Affairs Staff • June 6, 2008
Over 300 Wabash alumni and members of their families returned to campus to enjoy the Fifth Annual Big Bash Reunion Weekend.
Led by the nearly 90 members of the 40th reunion class of 1968, alumni returned to Wabash
to reflect on their college years, share stories of career and family, and gather again on the grounds of the College they continue to love so much.
Runge was the first alumnus to sign the Alumni Register, the official book that tracks reunion attendance each year.
"Every year, someone returns for the first time in 50 years," Runge said. "Watching them walk around campus and hearing their thoughts makes you realize how much this College means to our alumni and their families. It's still their College — despite an absence of 50 years.
The big highlight was Saturday's Chapel Sing. "To look at the eyes of the guys singing and their families watching during the Alumni Chapel Sing tells a remarkable story," says Runge. "Chapel Sing represents a Wabash rite of passage for freshman students, and the Alumni Chapel Sing proves that it is still meaningful all these years later."
Pictured above: Van Butler ’68 prepares class golf shirts at registration Friday morning.