Half-Century Reunion


Are you an alumna/alumnus of Pittsburg State University Class of 1969? Your 50th anniversary reunion is this year! We invite you and your spouse/guest to celebrate on campus on May 9th and 10th!

A number of activities are planned, including campus tours, other customized activities, and a special program, dinner, and dance on Thursday evening. Live musical entertainment will be provided performing hits from the 1960s. It is going to be a great evening full of fond memories, delicious food, and wonderful music.

On Friday, attendees will be inducted into the Half-Century Club during a lunch hosted by PSU President Steve Scott. That evening, there will be an opportunity for members of the Half-Century Club to don regalia, march in the processional, and be recognized as a group during the spring commencement ceremony. See below for a short video highlighting previous year’s events.

Class of 1969

Classes of 1959 & 1964

Current Half-Century Club Members

Thursday Night Dinner & Dance or Half-Century Luncheon

If you are NOT a member of the class of 1969 and would like to attend the Thursday Night Dinner and Dance or the Half-Century Luncheon, please register below.

  • Registration information to come

PSU Class of 1969 Half-Century Reunion Tentative Schedule of Events

THURSDAY, MAY 9th
2:00-4:00 pm CUSTOMIZED TOURS/ACTIVITIES
Early check-in at Wilkinson Alumni Center. Allow us to customize a tour for you and see campus, departments, tour sorority/fraternity, athletic facilties, etc. Please note, we will also have a tour on Friday afternoon.

5:00-8:00 pm COCKTAILS, PROGRAM, DINNER & DANCE
Overman Student Center, Crimson & Gold Ballroom, for the Class of 1969 and their guests and others.

  • Enjoy dinner while you reacquaint and reminisce with classmates
  • Those Were the Days Presentation by Steve Cox, Curator of Special Collections
  • Live Band featuring hits from the 1960's

FRIDAY, MAY 10th
8:30 am BREAKFAST
Enjoy breakfast with President Scott and his wife Cathy Scott at the Crossland Family University House.

10:00-11:30 am FREE TIME

  • Explore Pittsburg
  • Shop at the University Bookstore
  • Attend Military Commissioning at PSU's Veterans Memorial Ampitheather - 10:00 am

11:30 am CHECK-IN
Wilkinson Alumni Center

Noon HALF-CENTURY INDUCTION CEREMONY & LUNCHEON
Overman Student Center, Crimson & Gold Ballroom

  • Emcee, Jon Bartlow, PSU Alumni Association Executive Director
  • Welcome, President Steve Scott
  • Recognition of current Half-Century Club members
  • Induction of the Class of 1969 into the PSU Half-Century Club
  • Receive 50-year medallion from President Steve Scott

Additional guests include previously inducted members of the Half-Century Club, deans, vice presidents, faculty and staff.

1:30 - 2:00 pm CLASS PICTURE
Russ Hall marble staircase

If guests do not want to tour campus and Pittsburg on the bus, they will be transported back to the Wilkinson Alumni Center following the class picture. The bus will leave from Russ Hall.

2:00 - 3:30 pm GUIDED BUS TOUR OF CAMPUS AND PITTSBURG
with stops and private tours of:
  • Robert W. Plaster Center
  • Weede Athletic Complex
  • Bicknell Family Center for the Arts
  • Veterans Memorial Amphitheater

3:30 - 5:00 pm SOCIAL TIME AND REFRESHMENTS
Wilkinson Alumni Center

5:00 pm CLASS OF 1969 participating in commencement will ride the bus to the Plaster Center to receive regalia and prepare for the processional. Please wear Half-Century Medallions. Spouses and guests are invited to sit in a reserved section in John Lance Arena and will meet in this same location.

5:15 pm CLASS OF 1969 line up to march in commencement. Family escorted to special seating.

5:30 - 6:30 pm 2019 PSU SPRING COMMENCEMENT
Bus transportation provided to and from commencement.

Half-Century 1968

Class of 1968 Photo Album


Suggested Attire

Thursday evening:
Casual; Suggest PSU attire-past or present

Friday:
Business casual; Suggest jacket with tie optional & comfortable shoes

Note: A black graduation gown is provided for the class of 1969 participating in commencement.

 

Lodging


Please make reservations as soon as possible.

Local Hotels/Motels

Comfort Inn & Suites *
4009 N. Parkview Drive, Hwy 69 North
Pittsburg, KS 66762
1-888-876-8186 or 620-231-8800

Holiday Inn Express *
4011 Parkview Drive
Pittsburg, KS 66762
620-231-1177

Lamplighter Inn & Suites *
4020 Parkview Drive, Hwy 69 North
Pittsburg, KS 66762
620-231-8700

LaQuinta Inn & Suites *
2410 South Broadway
Pittsburg, KS 66762
620-231-8700

Super 8
3108 North Broadway
Pittsburg, KS 66762
1-800-800-8000 or 620-232-1881

Bed and Breakfasts

Himmel House Bed & Breakfast
402 W. Euclid
Pittsburg, KS 66762
620-232-9497

*Blocked rooms and discounted rates.

The PSU Office of Alumni & Constituent Relations does not guarantee prices. Inform the hotel you are attending the PSU Half-Century Reunion when making your reservations for a discounted rate and blocked rooms, if available.

Questions? Contact PSU Alumni & Constituent Relations

Phone: 620-235-4758    
Toll Free: 877-PSU-ALUM
Fax: 620-235-4949
Email: alumni@pittstate.edu

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