Welcome Back, ’79!

Alumni Weekend: June 20-23, 2024

It’s time to come back to the Hill for your 45th reunion! 

Bring your friends, family, or both! We’re all home here.


Read the letter from your 1979 classmates here.

Online registration is closed for Alumni Weekend 2024. Come see us at Alumni Weekend Check-in in the Fowler Student Center. Walk-in tickets will be available as space allows.

The following alumni from the class of 1979 are registered for Alumni Weekend:

Maggie Bowman
Mike Byrnes
Katie Byrnes
Chris Deffebach
Brian Dunkley
Maggie Englund
Kathy Gebhardt
Craig Graugnard
Julie Jones Manning
Rand Kaplan
Laura Lambert
Marietta Lawson
Laura martin lambert
Megan McMorran
Kim Moffit
Curtis Roth
Kathy Russell
Mark Stockdale
Stacy Thompson
Steve Van Mouwerik
Judy Williams
Matt Wuerker
Kim Zeren

The following friends and alumni from other class years have registered for the 1979 Class Reception and Dinner:
Mark Deffebach ’76
Karen Dunkley
Lynette Elwyn
Reed Elwyn 
Greg Englund
Nancy Gruber ’80
Eleni Houghton
Chris Lorentz ’75 
Carly Miller ’26
Brian Moffit ’78
Alyce Sadongei ’81
Jeff Smith ’80
Amanda Valley 

Want to learn more?


Friday, June 21

Alumni College 3 - 4 p.m.
Contentious Global Issue Discussion, Professor Bob Mandel
Council Chamber, Fowler Student Center
Facilitated by Professor Bob Mandel, this session will highlight the value of being exposed to sharply contrasting perspectives on a topic deserving of multiple viewpoints and their distinctive supportive argumentations. Join your former classmates Steve Van Mouwerik ’79 and Matt Wuerker ’79 for a probing discussion that will empower the alumni to engage in diverse legitimate forms of critical thinking about the subject matter’s complex, multifaceted, and sometimes contradictory implications .

1979 Class Reunion 6:00 - 9:00 p.m.
Location To Be Determined
Join fellow classmates, family and friends to celebrate the 45th reunion for the of class of 1979. Dinner and Reception.

Saturday, June 22

Germany Winter/Spring 1977 Overseas Program Reunion 11 - 1 p.m. 
Fields Dining Room
This reunion is happening at the Brunch with Bubbly. On the Alumni Weekend registration form, please register for Brunch with Bubbly and this reunion. You will only be charged for the Brunch with Bubbly. There will be a designated place for this reunion group at the Brunch with Bubbly. There will be signs to indicate where to meet up.

How can I contribute to my reunion gift?

The Class Gift is a way for you and your classmates to give thanks for your L&C education - and help current students experience L&C like you did. Contributions of all sizes are welcome and appreciated. If you would like to join the giving committee, you can find information about the Philanthropy Council here.

Class of 1979 Reunion Committee

Katie Byrnes, Chris Deffebach, Maggie Englund, Paul Green, Julie Manning, and Kim Zeren

Staff Reunion Coordinator

Associate Director, Alumni and Parent Engagement, Amanda Valley, 503-768-7941
or email avalley@lclark.edu

Check out our photos from Alumni Weekend 2023 when our friends from other classes celebrated their reunions!

Find the Alumni Weekend website here.