Thirty-three members of the Class of 1951 at the University of Nebraska at Kearney were on campus this week for their 50-year class reunion.
As part of the reunion activities, those attending received a Golden Anniversary Diploma at UNK’s commencement exercises on May 4, according to Jim Rundstrom, executive director of the Alumni Association.
The event began Thursday with tours of the Great Platte River Road Archway Monument, the Museum of Nebraska Art and the campus.
In addition to receiving a Golden Anniversary diploma Friday, class members and their spouses were guests of the Chancellor at a luncheon.
Those planning to attend were: Don Atwater of Lincoln; G. Bruce Bartels of Albion; Don Briggs of Kearney; Jack and Margaret Elaine Burton Bryan of Pueblo, CO; Don Bushnell of Durango, CO; Tom Candy of Kearney; Clarence Courtright of Los Alamos, NM; Milan Dady of LaVista; Don Dahlin of Lincoln; Dayle Fitzke of Kearney; Richard Gorham of Elk Grove Village, IL; Betty Shaw Grassmeyer of Tucson, AZ; Robert Graybeal of Richland, WA; Louis Hagan of Mason City; Elinor Faye Cook Hardin of Kearney; Mary Ellen Oelschlager Holdt of Lincoln; Raymond Kolbo ofCallaway; Richard and Etta May Ritter Lange of Estes Park, CO; Ernest Matuschka of Sun Lakes, AZ; Duane Munson of Columbus; Elmer Murman of Hastings; Gerald Myers of Estelline, SD; Patricia Wilson Quillen of Kimball; Wayne Rodehorst of Hampton, VA; Zelda Jean Ryan Roulliard of Gunnison, CO; Cliff Sall of Kearney; Bernard Schuller of Holdrege; Phyllis Shafer-Kantaras ofKearney; Donald Shreve of Naples, FL; Glenn Thompson of Holdrege; and DeWayne Triplett ofGreen Valley, AZ.
Five members of the class, Briggs, Candy, Dahlin, Fitzke, and Matuschka are former staff members. The C.T. Ryan Library on campus is named for Rouillard’s father and Quillen served as president of the Alumni Association.
While Graybeal received his Golden Anniversary diploma, his granddaughter, Erica Rosehorst, will receive her bachelor’s degree.
This marks the 25th year the university and the Alumni Association have honored the 50-year class at spring commencement.