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Class of 1972 45th Anniversary Reunion

May 1, 2017

Bugle yearbook page showing Ring Dance

Reunion Announcement Letter

Fellow ’72 Classmates:

On behalf of the Class of ’72 officers and reunion committee, it is our pleasure to invite you to our 45th Class Reunion on October 27 – 29, 2017 in the Holtzman Alumni Center and The Inn at Virginia Tech. This is the Virginia Tech vs. Duke Blue Devils football game!

Events begin Friday afternoon. We are offering a relaxing walking tour of campus, which has changed quite a bit over 45 years. We will have a presentation by the Student Alumni Associates that will feature topics about the university today and student life. Friday’s events will close with a cocktail reception and food station dinner to allow us time to reconnect with one another.

Our Saturday will include a morning tailgate and an opportunity to hear a TED-talk format program with university professors. Exact ACC game times are set closer to the game date these days – stay tuned! Here are the highlights of our weekend after arriving on Friday:

  • Friday night cocktail reception with food stations on the Alumni Terrace
  • Saturday morning pre-game tailgate
  • Hokies vs. Blue Devils in Lane Stadium with special class seating
  • More importantly, enjoy your time with classmates back on campus

The Holtzman Alumni Center adjoining The Inn will serve as our reunion headquarters. Lodging rooms in The Inn and football tickets (if needed) have been reserved especially for our class. These are limited, so register early. Should you have questions about the weekend or need help locating classmates to encourage them to join you, please contact Greg Fansler at the Alumni Office, 540-231-6285 or

Looking forward to you joining us in the fall!

Reunion Schedule

Oct. 27-29, 2017

Register Now!

Friday, Oct. 27

1-7 p.m.
Reunion Registration and Information
Holtzman Alumni Center, 1st Floor, Grand Hall

3:30-4:30 p.m.
Guided Walking Tour of Campus
Meet at Reunion Registration 10 minutes prior to departure times

5-5:45 p.m.
Presentation by Student Representatives on the University and Student Life
Holtzman Alumni Center, 1st Floor, Assembly Hall

7-11 p.m.
45th Anniversary Cocktail Party with Food Stations
Holtzman Alumni Center, 1st Floor, Alumni Terrace and Lawn

Saturday, Oct. 28

8-10 a.m.
Reunion Registration and Information
Holtzman Alumni Center, Grand Hall

9-10 a.m.
Pregame Tech Talks
Holtzman Alumni Center, Assembly Hall

9:30-11 a.m.
Pre-Game Tailgate
Holtzman Alumni Center, 1st Floor, Alumni Terrace and Lawn

10:30 a.m.
Time on Your Own
Enjoy time on your own to explore downtown Blacksburg, the Holtzman Alumni Center, and the Virginia Tech campus

7:20 p.m.
Game Time! Virginia Tech vs. Duke Blue Devils at Lane Stadium
*Game will also be shown in the Holtzman Alumni Center

Sunday, Oct. 29

Departing Breakfast with Classmates
Join classmates for breakfast on your own before departing Blacksburg

Goal: 200 Attendees
14.5% Goal
29 Classmates
Days to Go

Who's Attending

Bugle yearbook page showing class officers

President: Gale King

Vice-President: Kevin Hunt

Secretary: Susan Gordon Weir

Historian and Woman-Member-At-Large: Diane Wallace Franklin

Civilian Member-At-Large: John Davy

Cadet Member-At-Large: James Kash

Bugle yearbook page
Giving Goal: 22% of class
16.49% Gave in FY 16/17
420 Donors
Days Remain


490 donors needed to meet goal



Bugle yearbook page

View the Class of 1972 Bugle (PDF)

Bugle yearbook page