Reliving History, Renewing Bonds
Back in 1953, the then newlyweds received their degrees at McGaw Memorial
Hall as her father, University President J. Roscoe Miller (M30, 31),
presided. In June 2003 they marched into Ryan Field as reunion co-chairs,
along with their longtime friend Patricia Holmes Buehler (C53).
This year 370 members of the classes of 1943, 1948 and 1953 participated in the spring reunion. As part of the weekend tradition, 50th reunion celebrants were accepted into Northwestern’s Half Century Club, joining alumni from previous classes. This year’s induction followed a spring reunion address by University President Henry S. Bienen.
At the class’ 50th reunion dinner at the Glen View Club in Golf, Ill., alumni reminisced and got reacquainted with the help of a “then and now” yearbook to which class members had submitted personal photos and life stories. They also took part in an auction for a framed piece of Northwestern’s famous Rock.
As the weekend came to a close following an architectural boat tour
on the Chicago River, final embraces became longer and tighter, and
promises to remain in touch were exchanged.