Class of 2014 Hammers Down Reunion Season at Rusty Nail
The Class of 2014, the newest alumni to enjoy a five-year reunion, met at the Rusty Nail on a beautiful June Saturday evening to celebrate their Blue Jay brotherhood. The hard work of class leaders Chris Dupré, Kevin Yokum, and other committee members came to fruition as 130 Jays attended to reconnect with each other. Many of the committee members and able classmates accepted the invitation for a pre-reunion Mass in the Holy Name of Jesus Chapel. The first reunion for the Class of ’14 marked the last event of the 2019 reunion season, and therefore the last event under alumni director Mat Grau ’68.
“Like the 5-year classes before them, this group did a great job organizing their event and, particularly, the Mass beforehand,” Grau remarked. “David Brown ’94, who owns the Rusty Nail, did a great job opening his place for us and giving us a great deal. That’s a big thing, and important to mention. Price-wise, we want to keep these reunions accessible to everyone in the class. That’s how you get 130 to 150 guys there, by eliminating any financial burden. So, I really appreciate venues like this one and people like David Brown.”
Grau, who is retiring at the end of the month (on July 31), was not alone for his last hurrah. Joining him on the reunion staff were advancement director Tom Bagwill, incoming alumni director Mike Prados ’83, longtime science teacher Amy Tassin, and alumni coordinator Jack Culotta, Jr. ’13.
The leadership and Blue Jay Spirit on display at the reunion foreshadows a great future of alumni connection. Congratulations to the Class of 2014 for closing out the reunion season in good fashion. See all the photos and highlights from this reunion season by visiting the Alumni Archive page.