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50th Class Reunion Event Schedule



Friday, May 8, 2020

3:00pm           Registration and Connect with Classmates

                        Congdon Hall, Ballroom

Welcome back! Once you arrive on campus, come check in with us to pick up your name tag and important information you will need throughout the weekend. Enjoy some light refreshments and a time to reconnect with your fellow classmates.

4:15pm           Campus Tour

Enjoy a guided tour of campus to reflect on the memories of your college days while experiencing new additions to programs and facilities.

5:30pm           Dr. Mae Jemison Interview with President Nido R. Qubein*

                        Hayworth Fine Arts Center, Pauline Theatre

                        Business attire; *Attendance is optional

Dr. Mae C. Jemison Jemison, the first woman of color in the world to go into space, served six years as a NASA astronaut. Aboard the Space Shuttle Endeavour, STS-47 Spacelab J mission in September 1992, she performed experiments in material science, life sciences and human adaptation to weightlessness. Jemison leads 100 Year Starship (100YSS), a bold, far reaching nonprofit initiative to assure the capabilities exist for human travel beyond our solar system to another star within the next 100 years.  She started The Jemison Group, Inc. (JG) a technology consulting firm integrating critical socio-cultural issues into the design of engineering and science projects, such as satellite technology for health care delivery and solar dish Stirling engine electricity in developing countries. Jemison is a member of the U.S. National Academy of Medicine and is on the boards of Kimberly-Clark, the National Board of Professional Teaching Standards and the Texas Medical Center. Jemison earned a bachelor of science degree in chemical engineering and a bachelor of arts degree in African and Afro-American Studies from Stanford University. She earned her medical degree from Cornell University. 

7:30pm           50th Reunion Dinner

                        Webb Conference Center, Ballroom

                        Business Attire

For a Golden Celebration of lifelong friendships and shared memories, take part in this special reunion dinner in honor of this milestone year. You will be formally inducted into the Cornerstone Club, consisting of graduates who have celebrated their 50th anniversary from High Point University. 

Saturday, May 9, 2020

7:30am            Continental Breakfast, Cap and Gown Dressing

                        Webb Conference Center, Ballroom

8:15am            Reunion Class Pictures

                        Everyone in attendance will receive a complimentary group photograph.

9:00am            Commencement Ceremony

                        Roberts Hall Lawn

                        Business Attire

In honor of the 50th anniversary of your graduation from High Point University, we would like you to dress in traditional cap and gown to lead the procession onto Roberts Hall Lawn. Be sure not to miss this special ceremony of reflection and celebration. Additional reserved seating is available for all guests and members of the class who choose not to march.

12:30pm         Closing Reception, Cap and Gown Return

                        Webb Conference Center, Ballroom


Questions? Please contact the Office of Alumni Engagement
alumni@highpoint.edu or (336) 841-9548. 


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