Class of '62 Reunion Includes Commencement Procession

Posted on 4/16/2012 12:11:57 PM

Class of 1961 processes at commencement 2011Members of the Class of 1962 have until May 2 to register for their 50-year reunion. The reunion takes place Friday, May 11, and Saturday, May 12.

Friday's activities include tours of campus and a dinner, at which members of the class will receive their Pioneer Medallions.

Saturday features processing with the Class of 2012 at commencement, which takes place at Kovalchick Convention and Athletic Complex. A luncheon follows commencement. 

Shuttle service is available throughout the reunion. 

For a full schedule of events and details, please contact the Office of Alumni Relations at 724-357-7942 or send e-mail to

About Commencement

Two commencement ceremonies will take place on Saturday, May 12. The reunion class will participate in the 9:00 a.m. ceremony.

Clyde McGeary '54 will serve as the keynote speaker and will be awarded an honorary Doctor of Humane Letters. McGeary served as chief of the Division of Arts and Sciences in the Bureau of Curriculum and Instruction in the Pennsylvania Department of Education from 1975 to 1991. During that time, he created Pennsylvania’s Governor’s School of the Arts and the complex of Governor’s Schools of Excellence, including the schools of science, health care, business, agriculture, teaching, and international studies.

He worked as a fine arts adviser and senior fine arts adviser for the Pennsylvania Department of Education from 1964 to 1975.

His early work with the Educational Television Network resulted in hundreds of classroom programs on architecture, environment, music and art for schools and colleges across the nation.

In photo: The Class of 1961 led the procession at the 2011 commencement ceremony.