Decked out in “I Love UD” buttons and lanyards, the Class of 1967 gathered in the Chapel of the Immaculate Conception Friday, June 9, during Reunion Weekend. Celebrating their 50th graduation anniversary, they joined more than 6,000 alumni in the Golden Flyer Society.
At the induction ceremony, a prayer of thanks was said for bringing our Flyers back home before President Eric F. Spina addressed the crowd.
“Golden Flyers represent all that is wonderful and heartwarming and difference-making about the University of Dayton,” Spina said. The Class of 1967 beamed with pride as their names were called to shake Spina’s hand.
Before moving to Kennedy Union ballroom, the class gathered for a photo that ended with an eruption of applause and chatter. In the crowd, conversations included memories of old friends and times on campus.
“A lot has changed in 50 years,” John Kawa ’67 said. “There used to be only four buildings and we were housed 8 miles from campus!”
And although campus may have changed, Spina affirmed our Golden Flyers continue to be the “heart and soul of UD.”