Thanks to all of you who attended our 50th Reunion – and to those who could not, we missed you!  The weather was sunny and warm, and the campus was impressive with remodeled and new buildings.  Food and drinks were excellent.  Hats off to the Advancement Office for stellar arrangements and organization!

For everyone, the best parts would have been getting back in touch with old friends.  But how should one choose among other great moments?  On Friday: the remembrance of eighty classmates who have passed away, the Alumni College where we heard about classmates’ careers at HUD and World Bank and about the strong tradition of women’s sports at OWU, the receptions honoring major donors, and our Class Party in OWU’s Ross Art Museum.  And on Saturday: the all-class picnic, the Parade of Classes where we sported custom 50th Reunion tie-dye sunglasses, the distinguished service awards ceremony, and our Class Dinner. 

As we renewed our connections with old friends and heard what OWU students are accomplishing today, we were reminded what a great gift it was to attend OWU and to receive a top-notch liberal arts education.  OWU clearly deserves our continued support, in time and money.  With the special matching opportunity made possible by our Alumni Committee, please consider adding to our Class Gift!

-Class of '72 50th Reunion Committee

Class Gift

We all benefited from our years at OWU.  It’s time to give back in a significant way. 

Join us in raising $72,000 by June 30th!  Every gift made between Reunion Weekend and June 30th will be matched by the Reunion Committee, up to $40,000!  Help "pay it forward" so today's students can be prepared to address the challenges of the future.

Make Your Reunion Gift Here

Do you know the significant tax benefits of donating directly from your IRA? Join other classmates who have given this way in honor of our reunion.  Learn more information here.

Check Out Photos from our 50th Reunion

Click here to see the photos from our milestone celebration and from all of Reunion Weekend.

Photo Slideshow

Thanks to all who submitted photos from our time at OWU for our 50th Reunion slideshow.  Click here to view the slideshow.

50th Reunion Playlist and OWU Performances from 1968-1972

We experienced some great music during our time at OWU, including many acts who performed on campus - Chicago, Fifth Dimension, Allman Brothers and more.  We were lucky to see so many great artists and bands in Gray Chapel or Selby Stadium. See a complete list of the artists, bands and other performances that took place during our time at Ohio Wesleyan.

Click here for the Spotify playlist comprised of all of the suggested songs for our 50th Reunion or here for a listing of the songs.  Thanks to all who helped to contribute to the playlist!

In Memoriam

View the tribute to our '72 classmates who have passed away here.

50th Reunion Board

See what classmates have been up to since graduation and post your own update on our 50th Reunion Board.

With Gratitude to the 50th Reunion Committee

Your 50th Reunion Committee worked hard to plan and execute a wonderful 50th celebration for the class, as well as way to connect beyond just the weekend on campus.  We appreciate the time they spent planning, collectively making hundreds of calls and emails to classmates and the leadership through their giving they've demonstrated during this past year and more.

Thank you, Class of '72 Reunion Committee!

Patricia Dudley Browning | William Fagan | David Fletcher | Susan Haas-Wilson | Barbara Jenkins | Elaine Sabo Lotto | Colleen Nissl | Anne Page | Diana Poos Roach | Tom and Nancy Seiwert Williams | Betsy Mills Willis | Melanie Moore Younger

Connect with OWU today

Our time at Ohio Wesleyan prepared us to meet the challenges of our generation, the same way it prepares today's students to meet the challenges to come. 

Ohio Wesleyan is dynamic - evolving physically, academically, culturally - and we hope you'll come back May 13-15 to see it firsthand.  In the meantime, we wanted to share opportunities to connect with OWU from afar to learn more about our college today.

Racing Forward: OWU Senior Earns National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship

Among the Giants: Rock Jones Plans to Retire in 2023 After 15 Years of Service

Inspiring Leadership: Amy Acton to Speak at OWU'S 2022 Commencement

Grade Point Awesome: National Greek Honor Society Recognizes OWU Sororities and Fraternities for Academics

Women's Lacrosse Looks to Build on School-Record Win Streak

COVID-19 course - Early in the pandemic, OWU convened faculty from across many disciplines to offer a free course examining COVID-19 from a variety of perspectives.  Check out their presentations here.

Battling Bishops - Check out today's student-athletes as they compete in one of the live-streamed competitions available online.  Meet the Bishops through our student-athlete profiles.

Making Career Connections - Help today's students prepare for their path after Ohio Wesleyan through our Alumni Partners program.  Connect OWU students with an internship opportunity, review resumes or help them prep with a mock interview.

Future Bishops - Help spread the good word about OWU to high school students in your network by referring them to OWU (complete with $4,000 referral scholarship for them!) or send notes to admitted students welcoming them to the OWU community.

OWU 50th Reunion Program

Jenny Batchelder | Katie Webster

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