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MC’s 50-Year Club reunion set for May 12

Special to The Clinton Courier

David Holloway says it will be three times the fun when the 50-Year Club at Mississippi College hosts its reunion at 6 p.m. on Thursday, May 12, in Anderson Hall in the B.C. Rogers Student Center.

That’s because three classes of MC alumni – from 1970, 1971, and 1972 – will receive their fifty-year medals and be formally initiated into the club.

“The more, the merrier,” said the proud member of the MC Class of 1972 and former admissions counselor and associate dean for student affairs at MC. “Because of the COVID-19 pandemic, we’re sharing the honor with our friends from the other classes. For most of us, it’s a time of reflection, and there are no better friends than the friends that you meet at Mississippi College.”

The annual gathering will begin with a banquet, speeches from representatives of each of the honored classes, and the initiation ceremony. The following morning, the newly inducted 50-Year Club members will meet in Alumni Hall for a continental breakfast, another round of reminiscences, and a campus tour.

Chad Phillips, associate director for alumni and parent engagement at MC, said he expects to welcome anywhere from seventy-five to one hundred members of each class back to campus for the reunion.

“They are very excited about being here and becoming members of the 50-Year Club,” Phillips said, “and of course, we’re happy to welcome them back for their Golden Anniversary and to keep them engaged with the University.”

For many years, the reunion took place in the fall, but Phillips said the event was moved to the spring so the new club members could enjoy their ceremony without feeling rushed to participate in the multitude of MC’s Homecoming attractions.

Tickets to the 2022 50-Year Club Reunion cost $15 each. For more information or to purchase tickets, call the MC Alumni Office at 601-925-3257.


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