FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Aug.14, 2002
CONTACT: Carol Anderson
carol.anderson@emich.edu
734.487.4400

EMU ROLLS OUT THE RED CARPET, SEPT. 27, FOR CLASS OF '52

YPSILANTI - In 1952, bread was only 15 cents a loaf; Dwight Eisenhower was elected president; and Eastern Michigan University (then known as Michigan State Normal College) won the national billiards championship.

EMU alumni of the Class of '52 can reminisce about these and other memories when they are inducted into the university's Golden Years Society Friday, Sept. 27, during a ceremonial luncheon. A reception will be from 10-11:45 a.m., followed by the luncheon at noon at EMU's McKenny Union.

Graduates from previous years and future members from the Classes of 1953 and 1954 are also invited. Alumni from the Class of '52 can attend free. Tickets are $10 per person for others.

Bob Parks ('52), retired EMU track coach, will host the ceremony. Activities will include a trolley tour of campus and displays of campus life in 1952. Each honoree will receive a medallion to mark their induction into the Golden Years Society, which began in the mid '80s.

"We value our alumni and recognize their contributions to the university," said Lyndsey Martin, assistant director of alumni relations at EMU. "We invite them to return and see how the campus has changed."

For more information, contact Eastern Michigan's Alumni Relations Office, 734.487.0250 or alumni.relations@emich.edu.

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