The Class of 1970 lunches outside the Odette Building.Business alumni celebrated the 50th anniversary of their graduation with activities June 15 and 16.

Members of BComm Class of 1970 reunite

On June 15 and 16, University of Windsor alumni from the Bachelor of Commerce class of 1970 celebrated their 50-year reunion, postponed from gathering in person in 2020 due to the pandemic.

Dean of business Mitchell Fields says the class eagerly awaited the first opportunity to celebrate.

“I am so pleased this group of alumni could finally reunite for this milestone,” says Dr. Fields. “It was heartwarming to see so many of them gathered together again in fellowship.”

Reunion activities included golf, lunch, a celebratory toast to the class, and a tour of the Odette Building, concluding with dinner at Fourteen Restaurant and Sky Lounge.

The activities were organized by the Class of 1970 Reunion Committee, including alumni Terrence Connoy, Neil Donnelly, Richard Peddie, Mike Mueller, and Gus Mumby, and supported by the Odette School of Business.

Connoy says the class is a very special one and reunites every five years.

“It’s been an absolutely wonderful experience, we’ve made so many friends, and we’ve stayed in each other’s lives. It’s hard to express the joy of being with these people all these years.”

He says this will probably be the group’s last meeting but hopes that a future class will follow in their footsteps and remain as connected as they have.

“We are all grateful we had the opportunity to go to the University of Windsor,” Connoy says. “It’s been a delight.”

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