This past weekend, the University of Saint Joseph (USJ) welcomed alumni back to campus for Reunion 2019. A celebration of all classes, this year’s event focused especially on classes ending in 4 and 9.
Festivities began on Friday, Sept. 20, with the Distinguished Alumni Awards Ceremony at the Hartford Golf Club. Two alumnae were honored this year: Kathleen McGrath Fitts ’79 received the Mary Rosa McDonough Award for her distinction in her professional field and outstanding service to her local community, while Maureen Gorman ’86 received the Business and Entrepreneurial Award for her talent in seeing new opportunities and developing those into a successful business.
On Saturday, Sept. 21, alumni returned to campus for Reunion celebrations. The day began with President Rhona Free’s welcome and a meeting of the Alumni Association. After the Reunion Milestone Brunches, attendees enjoyed a presentation by Professor Dorothy Keller, M’85, C’97, DAA’99, H’17, M.Ed., entitled “The Legacy of Light: Connecticut Impressionist Painters Embrace Their Environment.” Later in the day, alumni heard the latest news from Admissions, learned about the renovations taking place on campus, and spent time reconnecting with classmates and making new friends. The Alumni & Benefactor Liturgy was followed by the Parade of Classes, before the day concluded with the President’s Reception.
“It was wonderful to enjoy a beautiful day outside with so many alumni, from a range of classes, as they came together to celebrate their alma mater,” said Katie DaSilva Burke ’15, M’17, director of Alumni Relations & Annual Giving. “Thank you to all who came; we are already looking forward to next year!”
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