September 26, 2005

1955 graduates to join Half Century Club

by Greg Scott

CARBONDALE, Ill. — Twenty-four graduates of Southern Illinois University Carbondale's Class of 1955 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 SIUC's 50th anniversary class and previous Half Century Club inductees at a reunion banquet each year. The class of 1955 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, Sept. 30, 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 Missouri State.

For more information about Half Century Club activities, contact the SIU Alumni Association at 618/453-2408.