All those balloons and smiling faces on the William & Mary Law School campus on the weekend of April 11-12 could only mean one thing.
It was time for Alumni Weekend!
Nine classes--1969, 1974, 1979, 1984, 1989, 1994, 1999, 2004, and 2009--celebrated milestone reunions from five years to 45 years out. More than 475 people participated in a wide range of events, including the Dean’s Reception, golf and tennis, a brunch at the Wren Building, walking tours of Colonial Williamsburg, a family picnic at the Law School, and just reacquainting themselves with the area during a mild, sunny weekend.
On Saturday night, the festivities continued at Kingsmill Resort for a reunion dinner party with wonderful food, dancing, socializing, and, of course, announcements of class gift results.
The nine reunion classes raised a total of $3,246,624 in gifts and multi-year pledges, as of the Saturday, April 12 celebration – a new Law School record. That number will continue to increase until the fiscal year ends on June 30. The final total will be reported in a press release this summer.
Adding to the fun was a new prize. The Class of 1974 claimed the inaugural Red-Hot Reveley Award for Outstanding Class Participation with 44 percent of their class making a commitment.
The award is a portrait on black velvet of “The King” (looking suspiciously like William & Mary President Taylor Reveley), which will be displayed in the Law School.
The Elvis theme hearkens back to an Elvis shrine that lived in the student lounge through the 1980s and ’90s. The shrine was boxed up when then-Dean Reveley had the student lounge renovated in early 2000.
To view a video slideshow of the weekend, please click here.
Who will win the Red-Hot Reveley Award next year? Find out when reunions for the classes of 1965, 1970, 1975, 1980, 1985, 1990, 1995, 2000, 2005, and 2010 are held on April 17-18. Please mark your calendars now. The Saturday evening celebration will again be held at Kingsmill Resort.