When I was asked to be on the reunion committee for Occidental College, my alma mater, I was determined to make it a party to remember that would help my classmates connect to each other and the college like super glue.
As it happens, the class of '83's most famous alum was "Barry" aka Barack Obama. Would he come to the reunion? Or would his Presidential duties keep him away? In the end, we knew it didn’t matter because even if he couldn’t come, POTUS (President Of The United States) would be there in spirit in the form of a life-sized cut-out and hashtag.
Lest you think this was all fun and games, check this out.
Reunions are the life blood of colleges since returning alumni who have a good experience tend to give more generously.
Occidental is considering creating a program for each returning class that helps make their reunion the social glue that bonds them to their classmates and the school.