Class of 1971 enjoys '60th birthday bash' in St. Louis
The Shorter College class of 1971 recently visited St. Louis to reunite and celebrate the Fourth of July together. As part of the trip, the group took in a little sight-seeing, including a tour of the famed St. Louis Arch. In the photo at right, 1971 alumni and their spouses pose for a quick photo with the arch as the backdrop.
Classmates pictured left to right are (first row, behind banner): Patty Larson Bing, Vickie Bowen Henry and Bonnie Woodyard Nipper. Second row: Anne Marie Stephens Mitchell (2006 Shorter graduate and wife of Shorter College Alumni Director Chip Mitchell), Karen Reese, Joan Stogner Long, Janice Wiley Powell, Carol Jett Garren, Warren Kennedy, Loretta Porter Brown and Bill Brown. Third row: Alumni director Chip Mitchell (’02), Dorsey Reese, Al Lee, Laura Hayes Lee, Nancy Jenkins Claxton, Charles Delorme, Sue Delorme, Don Powell, Joe Tallon, Martha Francese Tallon, Charles Couch, Marilyn Judd Boschung and Lynne Miller Colquitt.
“The St. Louis trip was organized by the Class of ’71 once a few of the alumni realized that they would all be turning 60 this year and should have a group birthday party,” explained Mr. Mitchell. “One of our alumni, Joan Long, lives in St. Louis and has several restaurants and a catering business and offered to host a birthday party.”
The official activities were held on July 3 and 4, and culminated with DVD slide show of changes at Shorter as well as photo updates from the alumni of the class of 1971. The group was also treated to a Fourth of July firework display over the St. Louis Arch.