If you graduated in 1966 or earlier, you’re invited to be part of Longwood history this September.

The first Joan of Arc Celebration, an event for alumni who have already celebrated their 50th reunion, is set for Sept. 29-30. The reunion will focus on the classes of 1962, 1957, 1952 and 1947, though all classes from 1966 and before are invited. If you want to be part of the class committees that are forming, call the alumni office at 434-395-2044 or email reunion@longwood.edu.

The format for the Joan of Arc celebration is related to the recent changes in Longwood reunions, which include the first Mega Reunion Weekend, June 2-4, for classes celebrating their fifth through their 50th reunions.

“The Joan of Arc Celebration will be more nostalgia-based and have more social elements than the Mega Weekend,” said Ryan Catherwood, assistant vice president for alumni and career services. For example, alumni can meet and greet their classmates at a tea party that Friday, and we’ll re-create the family-style dining in the old D-hall and have baked Alaska.”

Alumni who graduated 50 years ago will still receive their Gold Society pin, Catherwood added.

Registration will open this summer. Keep an eye on Alumni and Friends for additional details in the coming months.

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