Medicine Mixer Reception Honors All Anniversary Classes
An important tradition in the life of the Purdue Veterinary Medicine family continued with this year’s Fall Conference, when all of the alumni classes celebrating reunions were recognized at the Medicine Mixer Reception Thursday night, September 12 in the Purdue Memorial Union Ballrooms. The event even was attended by a very special guest, Purdue University President Mitch Daniels, who mingled with the alumni, faculty, staff and students who were present. After reunion class members had a chance to pose for class pictures, Dean Willie Reed called out each reunion year for recognition, from the five year class to the first-ever 50th reunion class. As they were introduced, each class was asked to stand and receive a hearty round of applause. Special honor was accorded to the 25th anniversary class, the Class of 1988. Two class members, Kim Taylor and Deb Reyman, shared memories on behalf of their class, recalling experiences from their days as veterinary students and talking about the way their education has influenced their careers since graduation. Members of the Class of 1963 also were singled out for special recognition as the first 50th Reunion Class. Each Class of 1963 member present was introduced and received a special 50th Reunion Medallion from Purdue Alumni Association Vice President of Engagement and Alumni Outreach Chad Johnson. Then Dr. John McKibben spoke on behalf of his classmates about the value of their educational experience at Purdue and the memories they cherish.
To view photos taken by photographer Ed Lausch, click here and use the username “2013dvmmixer” and password “2013purduedvm”.