Milestone Reunions


Every class reunion at Whittier College is a special one. In recent years, the 50th Reunion celebration has been an opportunity for the class to organize a significant gift campaign focusing on participation and dollar goals that reflect the magnitude of this important milestone.

Class of 1964

It’s time to celebrate 50 years since our graduation from Whittier College! Fond memories of Dr. Upton and Design for Thinking, and Dr. Nerhood and Moby Dick still echo in our minds. And who can forget notable Poet memories such as "Button Frosh", Jacks, Founders Hill, 'Old Hadley' Field, or The Spot? We hope you will be part of our 50th Reunion celebration and relive many of these memories as we reunite for Whittier Weekend.

Here are just a few of the activities planned for the Class of 1964:

Friday, October 17

Golden Anniversary Brunch @ Memorial Chapel

Class Picture @ The Rock

Class of 1964 Reception @ The Radisson

Saturday, October 18

Class of 1964 Golden Reunion Reception and Dinner @ Wardman House

Sunday, October 19 

Farewell Coffee/Brunch @ Crepes & Grapes Cafe

For a complete listing of Whittier Weekend activities and registration, click here.

We hope you will come to Whittier Weekend for our 50th Reunion and participate in our Class Gift. Forty-one percent (41%) of the class donated to the College at our 45th anniversary. Let's make it at least 50% for our 50th! Your gift of ANY amount - $19.64, $50, $500, $5,000 - counts toward our class participation total.

Many of us can also give back to our alma mater by including Whittier in our will or estate plans by becoming members of the Philadelphian Society. These planned commitments play a tremendous role in maintaining the College's success as a nationally recognized liberal arts institution. Currently, there are just FIVE Philadelphians in the Class of 1964. Let's improve this number as well in honor of our 50th.

Amy Carlton, Associate Director of Development, is available to answer questions regarding our class gift and can be reached at 562.907.4214 or

The Class of 1964 is also being offered a reduced price of $200 for a Poet brick. For those who haven't been on campus lately, Poet bricks fill a path between Deihl Hall (formerly Naylor Hall) and the Campus Center, known as Founders Walkway. Each red brick is inscribed with a special message, tribute, or memory (most alumni inscribe their name and class year). Click here to purchase your Poet brick and take advantage of this limited time opportunity.

We look forward to getting together, giving back, and sharing our collective memories of a great time in our lives. We hope to see you October 17 - 19!

Class of 1988 Reunion Committee:
Kathy (Kingsbury) Dobrzycki '64, Susan (Perry) Elliott '64, Craig Elliott '66, Bill Francis '64, Marcia (Keifer) Franzen '64, and Dori (Wells) Rodi-Shryock '64.

To make your 50th Class Reunion gift, click here.