50- and 60-Year Reunions Set at WT for Golden and Diamond Event

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Copy by Chip Chandler, 806-651-2124, [email protected]

 

CANYON, Texas — No matter when they graduated, a Buffalo is always part of the herd.

West Texas A&M University alumni who earned their degrees 50 or more years ago will be honored during a special weekend of activities during the Golden and Diamond Buff Reunion.

The reunion will celebrate all alumni classes from 1972 and earlier, with special recognition for the class of 1972’s 50th anniversary and the class of 1962’s 60th anniversary.

Events will take place Oct. 21 and 22. Deadline to register is Oct. 14.

“We are so proud to welcome our Golden and Diamond Buffs back to their alma mater,” said Ronnie Hall, executive director of the WT Alumni Association. “They paved the way to make our University a great one, and we look forward to celebrating with them.”

Previously, the Golden and Diamond Buff Reunion was held in conjunction with Homecoming activities.

“We really wanted to show these special alumni some extra love, so we decided to move this reunion to its own weekend,” Hall said. “We expect that this will become an eagerly anticipated annual event.”

Oct. 21 activities will include a lunch at the home of President Walter V. and Mary Wendler, bus tours of WT, a presentation by Rogers LEAD WT students, and a special recognition of the 1962 and 1972 graduates.

Participants also will be special guests at President Wendler’s tailgate party before the Oct. 22 WT Football game against Central Washington University.

Registration fees are $25 each at wtamu.edu/goldendiamond.

For information, call 806-651-2311.

WT also will host Family Weekend on Oct. 21 to 23, headlined by the announcement of the Family of the Year.

Maintaining strong community and alumni ties is a component of the University’s long-range plan, WT 125: From the Panhandle to the World.

That plan is fueled by the historic, $125 million One West comprehensive fundraising campaign. To date, the five-year campaign — which publicly launched in September 2021 — has raised more than $110 million.

 

 

Photo: Buff alums Debbie Farnum, from left, Gary Culp, Dr. Bob Robinson and Daryl McClendon celebrate during the 2021 Golden and Diamond Buff Reunion.

 

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