Old Guard Reunion
On Friday, Sept. 30, 2016, we will host the Old Guard Reunion and Induction Ceremony. We're proud to induct the class of 1966 this year into the Old Guard! Special recognition also will be given to the celebratory classes of 1941, 1946, 1951, 1956, and 1961. The reception starts at 5:30 p.m. in the Al and Brenda Iversen Hearth Room, 3rd floor of the Anderson Student Center. Tickets are $10 and available through our Registration page.
About the Old Guard
More than 30 years ago, alumni from the 1920s were celebrating their 50-year reunion at the College of St.Thomas. At the reunion, they asked Monsignor Terrence Murphy, then the president of St. Thomas, if the college was going to forget about them after their reunion celebration.
Immediately following, members of the Old Guard and 1966 are invited to attend the Reunion Social in James B. Woulfe Alumni Hall with President Julie Sullivan and other alumni celebrating their 10-, 20-, 30-, 40- and 50-year reunions. New in 2016, you will also be joined by alumni celebrating a 5-, 15-, 25-, 35- and 45-year reunion.
So began the discussion about creating a reunion for all alumni who have passed the 50-year reunion milestone. Mr. Len Tracy ’29, with other alumni and college administrators, devoted time to creating a distinguished group of alumni who would gather on an annual basis. Today, this group is known as the “Old Guard.”
The Old Guard of the University of St.Thomas is composed of alumni who have celebrated their 50-year reunions and have received their Alumnus Magnus certificates from the president of the university.
The Old Guard is the protector of the foundations and traditions of St. Thomas. Old Guard members show their pride in the university through public support of St. Thomas, participation in alumni activities, volunteering with their alma mater, and financial support.
CLASS ENDOWED SCHOLARSHIPS AND OLD GUARD FUND
In honor of the reunion, we encourage you to give a gift in support of student scholarships. Many classes have endowed scholarships that you can support to provide scholarship funds to current and future students. For classes that do not have scholarships, the Old Guard Fund has been established. Please contribute online.