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U-Rah-Rah, Class of 1970!

Thank you to all who attended the Class of 1970 50-Year Reunion on April 15 and 16, 2021. More than 250 class members tuned in throughout this virtual celebration, which was packed with golden moments and Badger-filled memories that knew no time nor distance from campus.

Attendees heard from notable 1970 classmate and journalist Rita Braver ’70, received a campus update from Chancellor Rebecca Blank, and closed out the celebration with a festive reception with former UW band director Mike Leckrone. Relive the fun of these events — or enjoy them for the first time — with this YouTube playlist of recorded sessions.

A big thanks also goes out to those who donated to the class gift: the Class of 1970 Chancellor’s Scholarship. The gift total was $312,924, a number that’s sure to leave a positive, lasting impact on the academically talented, underrepresented students receiving this prestigious scholarship. Still looking to contribute? It’s not too late! 

This event was a success thanks in large part to the planning committee, whose guidance and work to make a reunion possible despite unconventional circumstances led to an unforgettable celebration. We also want to thank the entire Class of 1970 for your patience with the unique challenges that this year’s reunion faced and for attending the first-ever virtual class reunion. We are thankful we were still able to celebrate this milestone moment with you.

We commend the Class of 1970 for spreading Badger spirit and wearing your UW pride for the past 50 years. For those who could attend the reunion, we hope you enjoyed this golden event as much as we did. It was the perfect opportunity to reconnect with old friends and recollect campus memories — all while creating new ones.

On, Wisconsin!