The Class of 1956 came together for a fantastic 50-Year Reunion the weekend of June 2, 2006. The weekend opened with our induction into the Golden Scots, followed by a bus tour of St. Paul led by Geography Professor David Lanegran ’63, then by a social featuring entertainment by Class of 1956 cheerleaders and the choral readers. Other highlights included a lively discussion of the book, Genghis Khan and the Making of the Modern World, by Professor Jack Weatherford, a presentation on student life today, Dean Doty Memorial Tea party, and the opportunity to honor classmate Charles N. Johnson '56 who received a Distingished Citizen Citation at the alumni awards ceremony.
Meet your reunion
"I attended my husband's 50th reunion in 2004. We had an incredible time, miles above our highest expectations. We are still smiling and reliving the great experiences of reconnecting with Macalester, old pals and memories. Our reunion is coming up. Mark your calendars and make it number one on your priority list. It is absolutely a once in a lifetime experience."
Nancy Luxon Tjornhom '56
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Where we are now...
Discover what your classmates have done since 1956. Over 85 have shared their stories in Reunion Notes.
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Blast into the past
Do you remember when Scrabble first debuted, the day the street cars stopped running in the Twin Cities, or Rosa Parks' historic act of civil disobedience?
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Then and Now Quiz
Remember how Macalester was in 1956? How familiar are you with Macalester today? Take this handy quiz to compare Macalester, then and now.
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Hear the Par Four Quartet sing hits from the 50s
Enjoy hearing the Macalester singing sensation, the Par Four Quartet, sing its best tunes.
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What College Guides Say About Macalester
Macalester is one of the top 25 Liberal Arts colleges in the nation according to the U.S. News and World Report. See what they and other guides are saying about Macalester.
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