June 14, 2016
Communications and Marketing
This year's Reunion Weekend, June 10-12, more than 900 alumni and friends returned to the Hilltop celebrating the classes of '66, '71, '76, '81, '86, '91, '96, '01, '06, and '11.
Anselmians travelled from as far as California to Saint Anselm to reunite with old friends, attend Mass in the Abbey Church, participate in talks and tours, and enjoy live music in the pub.
The Office of Alumni Relations was thrilled with the weekend's turnout. "Reunion 2016 was a huge success, with so many alumni back on the Hilltop to reconnect and reminisce," said Patrice Russell, assistant vice president, Alumni Relations & Advancement Programming. "New additions to the weekend's events included ‘Alumni Back to the Classroom' lectures with professors Ahida Pilarski and Gary Bouchard. The military tribute continues to be a special event, and this year we had well over 100 people attend it on Saturday."
On Friday, 105 alumni, corporate partners, current students, friends, staff, and parents raised more than $30,000 in scholarship aid during the college's annual scholarship golf tournament at Candia Woods Golf Links in Candia, New Hampshire. Later that evening, in recognition of their 50th reunion, 52 members of the class of 1966 were inducted into the Order of Golden Anselmians.
On Saturday, programs included the annual Christopher Cabana '89 Memorial Fun Run, and an update to the campus community by members of the college administration, at which Susan Murnane '76 presented the college with a check for $763,610.35 on behalf of the 2016 Reunion Committees and all reunion classes. The day also included tours of the new Living Learning Commons Residence Hall and Geisel Library, a barbeque on the campus green, and a military service tribute to honor those who have served. Following individual class dinners, a reunion celebration on Saturday night brought the entire group together for an evening of entertainment and dancing.
View photos from the reunion celebration on the Saint Anselm College Alumni Flickr account.