Reunions: Class of 1961

1961Class of ’61
50th Reunion

Thanks to everyone who was able to return for the grand 50th reunion celebration for the Class of ’61!

Remarks by Class President David Grigg at the 50th Banquet


Questions?  Please call the GAA at (919) 843-0446 or e-mail


Moyer Smith Current

A pre-reunion message from Senior Class President and Reunion Co-Chair Moyer Smith

The weekend was filled with activites from Friday morning through Sunday morning.  These events exclusively for ’61:

  • 50th reunion photograph and social, Friday 5- 6 p.m.
  • Class of ’61 cocktails and banquet, Saturday 6 – 9 p.m.
  • 50th Reunion Commencement procession, Sunday 8:30 – 10 a.m.


50th Anniversary Yackety Yack

Co-editors Jane Smith Patterson and Davis Young put together a fantastic keepsake book that celebrates the past 50 years through your words and pictures. Thanks to those who returned their information.

Questions: Contact the GAA at or call (919) 843-0446.

A message from Moyer Smith ’61:

Dear classmates,Moyer Smith 1961Our 50th reunion celebration will be here soon, so please start making your plans to be back in Chapel Hill May 6-8.  You’ll want to come see campus old and new — (yes, you’ll still recognize much of it despite all the new construction and growth).
Hopefully you’ll also want to see your old friends.  “Old” friends? Well, some of us might feel older and some might feel younger, but regardless you should not miss this once-in-a lifetime opportunity to celebration such a wonderful 50th occasion.  It will be a fun time!
As you’ll see from the link above, there are plenty of hotel rooms reserved and there will also be plenty of places to park (really!).  With those ‘concerns’ out of the way, just plan to relax and enjoy a weekend full of great events and activities to celebrate and reconnect with the people and places that meant so much when we were students at UNC.
So, don’t wait.  Call your friends now and make plans to see each other in Chapel Hill next May.
If any of you want a list of your friends to contact about the reunion call Linda Rainey ’95 (MA) at the GAA at (919) 962-3576 or me at (919) 616-4407.
Looking forward to seeing you in May,