Class of 1963 graduates reminisces during 50-Year Reunion. 

Each year, we welcome back alumni who graduated fifty years ago for their 50-Year Class Reunion and as part of the spring commencement ceremony.  From an original graduating class of 142 there are 119 surviving members, and we are fortunate that
25 alumni attended from across the country for the reunion.  The graduates and their spouses and guests began their reunion Thursday with a welcome social at the Adoba Eco Hotel.  They met for breakfast on Friday in the Surbeck Ballroom and proceeded on a campus tour, followed by a lunch in the Christensen Hall of Fame.  Friday's activities culminated with a dinner in their honor
at the Adoba Eco Hotel.  The returning alumni will join commencement on Saturday as honored guests.  Several likely will climb M-Hill to see their 1963 senior plaque, along with several 2013 graduates and their families.  The Class of 1963 alumni in attendance included: Ron Begier (ME63) Broomfield, CO; Paul Besselievre (EE64) Coarsegold, CA; Scott Brekenfeld (MetE63) Dallas, TX; Russell Buyse (EE63) Largo, FL; Jim Coffman (ME64) Tulsa, OK; Archie Doering (ME63) Springfield, VA; John Erickson (ME64) Rapid City, SD; Guy Everhart (CE63) New Market, MD; Jim Fry (ME64) Torrance, CA; Lloyd Greiner (EE63) Loveland, CO; Jake Helm (ME63) Weeki Wachee, FL; Bill Kass (Chem63) Albuquerque, NM; Jack Mallow (ME63) Eden Prairie, MN; Dan Matthaidess (ME63) Rochester, NY; Chuck Meyer (ME64) Hartford, SD; Oliver (Bud) Petik (EE64) Sandy, UT; Harold Schaefer (ME63) Ponca City, OK; Glenn Schilberg (ChE63) Wexford, PA; Chuck Schmidt (MetE63) Bend, OR; Phil Severance (EE63) Westlake Village, CA; T. James Smolik (MetE63) Blaine, WA; Charles Snyder (ME63) Aurora, CO; Mike Stensaas (ME63) Chicago, IL; Tim Taylor (Chem63) Albuquerque, NM; and Darwin Wika (ChE63) West Chester, PA.  The LIVE streaming webcast of the ceremony, and archives of previous commencements, are posted via links on the


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