Hi Classmates!

“Who and what’s 50 years old?” you might ask. Well, some of the people and things in our midst that have turned 50 in the last year are the following: the Super Bowl, the 25th Amendment, Nicole Kidman, the TV show 60 Minutes, ATMs, Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band, Julia Roberts, Ziplock Bags, Aerobics, Car Seats and the Boeing 737.  That’s a lot of living in 50 years!

We’ve done a lot of living in 50 years, too! I don’t know about you, but with reminders about our 50th college reunion coming in the mail regularly, I’ve been taking a trip down memory lane as I think about those 50 years. Reunion is scheduled for June 14-17, 2018, and planning is well underway to make it a special time for all of us.

You may recall that the LU yearbook is called the Ariel, and, in 2008, we created our own class version of the Ariel Reprise for our 40th reunion. As I wrote in the foreword to that booklet, I was blown away by all of you and the wonderful people that you are. I agreed to do a new version of the Reprise because I want to be blown away again! I want to be in touch with each of you and find out what you’ve been doing for the last 10 (or 50!) years.

Here are the basic parameters for your contribution:

  • Each person will submit one page for the Reprise (text with spaces limit is 4200 characters).
  • If your spouse is also a 1968 LU grad, you can share one page together, or each of you can write your own page.
  • Each person (or couple) will submit a current picture to also appear on your page. (Your 1968 yearbook picture will be elsewhere in the booklet. That will be supplied by LU.)

Tell your unique story about what challenges you or lights your fire or drives you forward or keeps you alive. My hope is that you will give everyone something to discuss with you at the reunion!

Here are some options about what to write, or you can create your own option.

  • You may choose to tell us what you are passionate about.  Perhaps you are learning a new language, teaching something, in a musical group, or contributing to your community in some way.
  • You can tell a story about an incident that changed the path of your life.
  • You can tell how LU or the events of the 1960s affected the trajectory of your life.
  • You may choose to select topics and write about those topics, like “Greatest Passion” or “What I hope to accomplish in the time I have left.”
  • You may choose to write questions that you then answer, like “What’s my greatest challenge?” or “Who inspires me the most and why?”

To get started, click the button below:

Create your Reprise Page

Submissions are now closed.

I’m really looking forward to receiving your contribution and getting in touch again. I’m also looking forward to seeing you at Reunion and discussing your latest passions!

With my warmest wishes,

Jean Schumaker

Jean Bragg Schumaker, Ph.D.

Class of 1968 40th Ariel Reprise

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