Today, we welcome back @ConnCollAlumni for #CCReunion! The Class of 1969 is celebrating their 50th Reunion this year. During their 4 years at Conn, the College went co-ed, curfews were abolished and Cummings Arts Center (pictured below) opened. pic.twitter.com/H5PgKrGtxQ— Connecticut College (@ConnCollege) May 31, 2019
The annual Sykes Society Luncheon kicked off a busy Friday by honoring the 50th Reunion of the Class of 1969. As part of Alumni College, Capt. Todd Moore, Commanding Officer of the Naval Submarine Base, New London discussed the value of a liberal arts education in his career as a submarine officer. At an event honoring the life of Connecticut College Professor Emeritus Charles Chu, his family donated a stunning scroll by Chu, entitled 400 Miles of the Connecticut River, to the College. The first day of Reunion was capped off with a champagne reception and the ever-popular lobster bake. The day ended with the keynote event, a lively conversation between President Bergeron and Ethan Brown '94, founder of Beyond Meat, followed by a reception featuring a sampling of Beyond Meat products.
.@USNavy Capt. Todd Moore, Commanding Officer of Naval Submarine Base in New London, joined his mother, Pat Chambers Moore '59 at #CCReunion. Capt. Moore spoke about the impact of submarines on our nation's defense and the value of a liberal arts education in his field. pic.twitter.com/qv4yAux9ZG— Connecticut College (@ConnCollege) May 31, 2019
Master painter and calligrapher Charles Chu (1918-2008) was an emeritus professor of Chinese and built the College's unique collection of East Asian Art. Today, a handscroll depicting 400 miles of the CT River created by Chu was unveiled at #CCReunion. pic.twitter.com/5mRytPAS4l— Connecticut College (@ConnCollege) May 31, 2019