PULLMAN, Wash. — A total of 142 members of the Class of 1952 will return to Washington State University this week to celebrate the 50th anniversary of their graduation. Sixty-eight of the honored graduates will be accompanied by their spouses.
Keith Lincoln, executive director of the WSU Alumni Association, said the Golden Grads will be joined by 40 graduates of the Class of 1942 who are marking their 60-year celebration. Twenty-nine of the group will be with their husband or wife.
Several area 50-year graduates will be attending the reunion — Robert and Carol Frost Smawley, James McGuire, Betty Adams and Belva Keppler Clement all of Pullman; David Nordquist of Moscow; Stanley Wolf of Lewiston, Idaho; and Milton and Shirley Wright Pratt of Oakesdale. Nordquist was the 1952 student body president.
Blanche Adams King of Pullman will take part in the Class of 42 activities.
The honored graduates will arrive Wednesday (April 24). At noon the graduates will attend luncheons with college representatives and then visit campus sites through the afternoon. Receptions for the classes are planned in the evening.
A full day of events is set for Thursday with a continental breakfast in the Lewis Alumni Centre, a 10 a.m. bus tour of the campus, a noon luncheon and slide presentation in the Carey Ballroom in the Compton Union Building, followed by a 5 p.m. social hour and reunion buffet dinner for both classes in the ballroom at 6 p.m.