50th Anniversary Reunion Reaffirms Lifelong Connections

Photo of some Faculty of Nursing alumni from the Class of 1973

The University of Windsor, Faculty of Nursing alumni from the Class of 1973 got together this August in Ingersoll for their 50th Anniversary Reunion.

Coordinated in no small part by Leslie MacPherson, the alumni gathered both in person and on Zoom to reminisce, catch up with each other and reconnect with their roots at the University of Windsor.

Alumna Liz McHugh commented on how she loved the small and intimate size of her class. “We got to know one another so well. We got to be such good friends and many of us have remained very close”.

Darlene Scarrow remarked, “My years at the U of W were possibly the best of my life. Our education was superior and the friendships we made are life lasting”. She also noted, “things are so different in health care now - we really appreciate the training and support we received”.

“The years at the University were some of the best years of my life, and the friendships have been some of the most important in my life” says Geordie Belinski. “When we get together, it is like we never left!”.

Karen Verhoeve was particularly impressed with the teachers and staff at the Faculty of nursing. “The 4 years I spent in BScN nursing at the University of Windsor were amazing, The friendships I formed there were life long. The teaching staff were amazing”. She closed with a simple message – “Thank you”.

The class thanked Dean Debbie Sheppard-LeMoine who took the time to do handwritten congratulatory notes to each alumna. Special thanks are also owed to the University of Windsor alumni association who provided beautiful winter scarves as a memento of the milestone.