September 27, 2004

Members of SIU's Class of 1954 to return to campus

by Greg Scott

CARBONDALE, Ill. - - Thirteen graduates of Southern Illinois University Carbondale's Class of 1954 will be inducted into the SIU Alumni Association Half Century Club during SIUC's Homecoming celebration.

The SIU Alumni Association and University representatives traditionally honor members and guests of SIU's 50th anniversary class and previous Half Century Club inductees at a reunion banquet each year. The class of 1954 will join this prestigious group of alumni.

A reception and banquet to honor the class begins at 5:30 p.m. and dinner at 6:15 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 1, in Ballroom D of the SIUC Student Center. Each class member will receive a membership certificate, commemorative medallion and complimentary photo, along with a nametag featuring their yearbook photo from the year they graduated.

Class members will attend various activities during the weekend, including a campus tour, Homecoming luncheon and festivities in the Alumni "Big Tent" and the Saluki football game against Northern Iowa University. For more information about Half Century Club activities, contact the SIU Alumni Association at 618/453-2408.