Class of 1951 Proves Reunions Aren’t Just Every Five Years Anymore
Jesuit alumni classes hold reunions every five years, but the Class of 1951 holds a gathering for the entire class on an annual basis.
The group got together for its 2014 reunion on Friday, Oct. 17 at Southern Yacht Club. Class leaders Dan Bourgeois, Hank Ecuyer, Bill Fleming, Dooty Patron, Louis Perrilliat, and Edgar Saunders organized the luncheon.
Twenty-eight members of the class and their spouses, including Jim Kelly and his wife Patricia who flew in from their home in Connecticut, enjoyed turtle soup, fried catfish, stuffed shrimp, and a commemorative cake.
Guests included Jesuit president Fr. Anthony McGinn, S.J. ’66, director of special projects Bro. William Dardis, S.J. ’58, alumni director Mat Grau ’68, and Tom Bagwill, who leads the office of institutional advancement.
“Some of us are getting together for lunch on a regular basis, but many of us feel ike it’s important to get us all together every year,” said Ecuyer, who spends one day a week volunteering in Jesuit’s office of institutional advancement.
Members of the group are already looking forward to their next gathering.