PULLMAN, Wash. — One hundred forty members of Washington State University’s Class of 1948 will return to the Pullman campus April 29-30 to celebrate the 50th anniversary of their graduation. They will be joined by 41 graduates of the Class of 1938, returning for their 60th anniversary. One hundred five spouses will also be on campus.
Highlights of the two-day reunion will include a Wednesday noon luncheon for graduates with classmates in their academic areas. On Thursday morning, the honored graduates will take a bus tour of the campus, with a visit to the home of WSU President Samuel H. Smith and his wife, Pat. A luncheon and narrated slide show are scheduled for noon Thursday in the Compton Union Building. The evening will conclude with a social hour at 5 p.m., and the annual reunion banquet for golden and diamond graduates in the CUB Ballroom. WSU’s Crimson Company show choir will entertain.
Returning 1948 class officers include first semester Vice President William “Butch” Faller, Yakima; and Secretary Donna Paul Poor, and second semester Secretary Gen Watson DeVleming, both of Pullman. DeVleming and her husband, Robert, are co-chairs of the Golden Grad reunion steering committee that includes Pullman residents and classmates Stan Berry, Ed Donaldson, Poor, John Roberson, plus Faller.
Other Golden Grads from Pullman include Robert Miller and Bruce Rutherford.
J. Carol Swerin Rose, student body secretary during the 1947-48 year, plans to attend the reunion. She is a resident of Normandy Park.
Vince Hanson, Spokane; Robert DeVleming; and Vern Jaquish, Reno; were among the “Big Five” outstanding senior men voted on by their classmates. They will be attending the reunion, along with “Big Five” women Gen Watson DeVleming; Colleen Collins Ryan, Lawrence, Kans.; and Helen Nervig Wilson, Tacoma.
The golden and diamond reunions are sponsored by the WSU Alumni Association.