Class of 1957 · 55th Reunion

Thank you to everyone who attended the marvelous 55th reunion celebration for the class of 1957 on May 10-13, 2012. The following classmates registered to attend the 55th reunion celebration:
Bill Ballard
Bill Bean
David Bruton
Frieda Bryant Bruton
Gene Campbell
Harriett Lewis Clark
Bob Collier
Milton Cooke
Curtiss Daughtry
Martha Barber Dosher
Bob Exum
Jim Exum
Charles Floyd
Jack H. Godley
Beth Buie Griffin
Marion Griffin
Adele Hagood
Edith Moore Hamilton
Ferrell Ann Curtis Harper
Joy Earp Herrington
Luther Hodges
Bonnie Hackney Horner
Maria Hunter
Ted Jones
Tom Lambeth
Edward Lipman
Frank H. Livingston
Don Matkins
Lawrence Matthews
Jim Merritt
Jim Monteith
A. Ray Newsome
Mary Burgwyn Newsome
Bobby L. Newton
Sara Louise  “Weezie” Dewitt Oldenburg
Snyder Pate
Samuel Grady Putnam
Shirley Carpenter Pridgen
Joe Quigg
Vade Rhoades
Steve Roberts
Lennie Rosenbluth
Jim Short
David Smoot
Ann Gobbel Sullivan
Larry C. Walker Jr.
David Ward
Cat Berryhill Williams
Rachel Ray Wright
A note from Jim Exum, Tom Lambeth & Cat Williams

How quickly time passes!  It seems like only yesterday when we gathered for our 50th reunion in Chapel Hill in 2007. Now our 55th reunion will be celebrated this coming May 11-13, 2012, and we are looking forward to getting together again.

The main celebration specifically for our class will be on Saturday night, May 12, with a special reunion dinner at The Carolina Inn. The evening will feature a special program by folks who are putting together a film about life on the campus in 1957 and featuring the remarkable men’s basketball national championship season. It’s going to be a fictionalized account of that year (not a documentary), and we are fortunate to have this special, exclusive preview of its development – just for us!We hope to see you in May.

Highlights from the 50th Reunion

Dear ’57 Classmate:
On a hot, rainy evening in June 1957, we gathered in Woollen Gymnasium (home of the ’57 National Basketball Champions), clad in heavy black robes, to pass a huge milestone in our lives – graduation from UNC. We heard a speech, listened to Chancellor House play his harmonica and left the premises as anointed alumni of this great institution. Do you remember?

And now, 50 years later, having lived and worked and experienced life far beyond what our initial expectations were, almost 200 of us gathered May 11-13, 2007, along with spouses and friends, to celebrate our 50th Reunion – the half-century mark of our sojourn here so long ago.

Read text of the banquet invocation given by Robert T. Young

James G. Exum Jr., Permanent Class President
Thomas W. Lambeth, 50th Reunion Co-Chair
Catherine Berryhill Williams, 50th Reunion Co-Chair