Class of 1968: 50th Reunion Celebration

Jennifer Guy '09
Coordinator of Class Reunions and Special Events
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Jennifer joined the GAA in January 2017. She is thrilled to be back at Carolina and loves bumping into fellow Tar Heels on her (almost) daily walks around campus. In her spare time, Jennifer can be found chasing her daughters with her college sweetheart Shawn ’08, dining with friends at their favorite restaurants, playing the piano or getting lost in a good book.

We can’t wait to celebrate you in Chapel Hill, May 10-13, 2018. Start the conversation with fellow classmates in the ’68 Facebook group.

Pre-Reunion Letter From Your Class President

Dea ’68 Classmates:

Welcome to our class page. Here you will find up-to-date information about our 50th reunion. Yes, it has been 50 years since we all got that cherished diploma and headed away from Blue Heaven to seek our fortune. Now it’s time to return, remember, reconnect and renew our bond with Carolina. The class of 1968 was special and with your help we want our reunion to be especially meaningful.

Plan to come to Chapel Hill, May 10-13, to be with us, celebrate and enjoy a fabulous weekend including:

  • Wonderful social gatherings: a Thursday evening reception, Friday Night Social and the big banquet and dancing party with The Embers on Saturday night.
  • Great enrichment sessions: We already have a commitment from our classmate Taylor Branch, a Pulitzer Prize winner and MacArthur Fellow to come and speak about his forthcoming book. We will plan a number of enrichment sessions, and we will be interested in your input as to the most relevant topics and which alumni, professors and UNC leaders you want to hear from.
  • A chance to experience the campus through tours of what’s new, what’s old and what’s happening. We will have time on the schedule for you and your family to visit campus attractions such as Morehead Planetarium, Ackland Art Museum, Kenan Stadium, the Arboretum and other iconic sites.

We will also experience the privileges to be conferred on our class (by reason of our longevity and fidelity to Carolina). We will be guests of honor and inducted into the Old Students Club during the annual luncheon on Saturday afternoon. On Sunday morning, we will join the 2018 commencement processional into Kenan Stadium adorned in Carolina blue commencement gowns. See what a blast the class of ’67 had with this on-field event. It should be just as much fun for us! Look here for emails and letters from the GAA that will provide additional information, seek your input and offer opportunities for your involvement in planning and carrying out our big event. Check back here also for an updated list of those who are registered to attend, hotel and housing information, the reunion weekend schedule and an online RSVP form.

We look forward to seeing you in May!

Don Johnson, Permanent Class President, with the volunteer members of the Steering Committee: Anita Brame, Linda Butler, Cliff Butler, David Kiel, Della Michaux, Bill Travis, Mal Watlington, Roger Werner, Buddy Wester, Judy White, Leon Woodruff

Submit Your 50th Anniversary Yackety Yack Entry

Coming soon.

Profiles will include memories, past and present accomplishments and photos. What makes this project so special? It connects our class by allowing us to read about what we’ve been doing over the past 50 years.

If you are a reunion patron at the $268 level or higher, you will automatically receive a copy of the Class of 1968 50th Anniversary Yackety Yack.

50th Reunion Committee

On behalf of the UNC General Alumni Association, a huge thank you to the 1968 Reunion Committee for their hard work and effort making this year’s 50th reunion a success. Their ideas for the weekend and calls to other classmates made all the difference.

Coming soon.

50th Reunion Patrons

Coming soon.

1968 Reunion Patrons made the entire weekend possible by helping to offset the costs from the weekend, including, but not limited to: the opening reception, the Saturday dinner and entertainment, Sunday morning pastries, the Friday hospitality suite and the production costs of the 50th Anniversary Yackety Yack.

If you are a reunion patron at the $268 level or higher, you will automatically receive a copy of the Class of 1968 50th Anniversary Yackety Yack.