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Reunions - a one-of-a kind experience

The University of Adelaide sees thousands of graduates pass through its doors every year. Thanks to a flourishing Reunions Program, we are delighted to see some of these alumni return, if only for a day.

Reunion events invite all alumni - students and staff alike - to revisit the people and the places that made their time at the University of Adelaide unique. Whether compelled by nostalgia or curiosity, attending a reunion is a chance to renew old friendships, make new ones and discover the changes that have taken place both in yourself and your university.

Those who attended the Golden Jubilee 50-year reunion on 14 October this year had glowing responses to the day's events. "I enjoyed every single minute," Ruth Ketteridge (Diploma of Physiotherapy 1955) said. "All the speeches were so interesting, the organisation so superb and the happy atmosphere was tangible."

Robert Munday (MBBS 1955) was similarly impressed. "The most outstanding impression that my wife and I had of the whole day was that a lot of people went to a great deal of trouble to make our day a memorable one and they certainly succeeded," he said.

Feedback has shown that alumni are enthusiastic about rekindling their memories. A recent survey of graduates approaching their 10, 20, 30 or 40 year reunion showed that 73% of those who responded were interested in attending, and the majority would like to see school/faculty events rather than university-wide reunions (see page 24 for survey results).

Whether it is the chance to revisit the people and the places, or simply to evoke the memory of an earlier self, reunions provide a one-of-a kind experience that leaves those who attend feeling inspired, invigorated and with a renewed sense of connection. ■

Reunions planner for 2006

Are you interested in organising your own class reunion? We can help! Support is available through the Development and Alumni office for Faculties, Schools, groups and individuals.


Reunion for graduates in Social Science and Social Studies in the time of Mrs Amy Wheaton, from 1942 and 1959.

Rosemary Builder
+61 8 8543 2295
tmrbuilder@dodo.com.au


Golden Jubilee Commemoration Ceremony and Luncheon for Graduates of 1956

October (date to be confirmed)
Joan Soon
+61 8 8303 3317
joan.soon@adelaide.edu.au


Department of Psychology is turning 50 in 2006

The Reunion Dinner will be held on Saturday 13 May 2006, at the Radisson Playford Hotel in Adelaide.
Carmen Rayner
+61 8303 5704
carmen.rayner@adelaide.edu.au
www.adelaide.edu.au/psychology/announcements/jubilee.html


Further information on the Reunions Program can be obtained by contacting
Kim McBride
+61 8 8303 3196
kim.mcbride@adelaide.edu.au
www.adelaide.edu.au/alumni/reunions/

<b>1955 Graduates’ Golden Jubilee Commemoration Ceremony</b>
MBBS graduates Bob Munday (far left), Margaret Brisbane (second from left) and Bob Brummitt (far right), with BSc graduate Joan Lea (second from right)

1955 Graduates' Golden Jubilee Commemoration Ceremony
MBBS graduates Bob Munday (far left), Margaret Brisbane (second from left) and Bob Brummitt (far right), with BSc graduate Joan Lea (second from right)

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<b>30 & 40 year Reunion for 1975 & 1965</b>
Robyn Hunt, Chris Burley and John Burley
Photograph courtesy of Festival City Photography.

30 & 40 year Reunion for 1975 & 1965
Robyn Hunt, Chris Burley and John Burley
Photograph courtesy of Festival City Photography.

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Law graduate Ian Wilson (left) and Economics graduate Frank Harris

Law graduate Ian Wilson (left) and Economics graduate Frank Harris
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Diploma of Physiotherapy graduates (from left) Ruth Ketteridge and Margot Mernitz getting ready for the ceremony

Diploma of Physiotherapy graduates (from left) Ruth Ketteridge and Margot Mernitz getting ready for the ceremony
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