UW-Platteville to host Alumni Reunion Weekend

September 17, 2003

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PLATTEVILLE - UW-Platteville alumni will have the opportunity to share their memories and reunite with old classmates at the annual Alumni Reunion Weekend.

Organized by the UWP Alumni Association, this year's reunion will take place Friday, September 19 with events carrying into Saturday, September 20.

The reunion will kick off with the Pioneer Football Luncheon at noon on Friday, followed by the Leitlmen Reunion taking place in the Platteville East and West Rooms in the Pioneer Student Center. Registration will begin at 2 p.m. in the Velzy Commons (formerly known at the Beaux Arts, Galleria and Touche Rooms). Campus tours will be offered to alumni starting at 3 p.m. followed by a social gathering back in the Velzy Commons at 4:30 p.m. The reunion class banquet will begin at 5:30 in the Velzy Commons featuring keynote speaker, Chancellor David Markee.

Saturday's events will begin at 8:30 a.m. with a registration for new arrivals and a continental breakfast for everyone. Reunion photographs will begin at 10 a.m. with the reunion recognition program and brunch to follow. After the brunch at 1 p.m., alumni will have the choice to attend the Pioneer football game versus Drake University at the Ralph E. Davis Pioneer Stadium or to attend a tour of the Pioneer Farm followed by a box lunch.

All UWP alumni are welcome to attend and join in the festivities to celebrate the golden class of 1953, along with the classes of 1943 and 1963.

"[The reunion] is a time of reminiscing and renewing friendships with former classmates and UWP," Ann Philip, Director of Alumni Services said.

Any questions or concerns, including those individuals still interested in making reservations for this year's Alumni Reunion Weekend may contact the Alumni Office or Ann Philip at (608) 342-1181.

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