WEEKEND OF REMINISCING

Summer is a time for family reunions, and the Western Carolina University alumni family is no exception. The Office of Alumni Affairs hosted the 2010 Purple and Gold Reunion, held July 23-25. “This year’s reunion was our best ever, with close to 200 alumni coming back home to Cullowhee,” said Marty Ramsey ’85, director of alumni affairs. “This year for the first time, we combined and celebrated all decades from 1930 to 1979.” Some of the weekend’s special events included a Friday evening porch social at the historic Madison Hall, a reunion luncheon, campus bus tours and a nostalgic dinner/dance. Next year’s Purple and Gold Reunion is scheduled for Friday-Sunday, July 22-24.