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A Gathering Of Camels: Reunion 2014

1,000 members of the Camel family came home to the Connecticut College campus last weekend. You’ve got no idea how far these Camels traveled!

1. The joy of Reunion: hundreds of hugs

2. The Class of 1964 kicked off their 50th Reunion as the newest Sykes Society members

3. Lobsters and chowder, a Reunion tradition

4. Bibs optional, smiles spontaneous

5. Selfies were snapped

6. And there were “Happy” moments!

President Bergeron reprised her famous surprise performance of Pharrell Williams’ “Happy” for the 50th Reunion Class.

7. By the end of Friday, classmates were arm-in-arm

8. Wake up! It’s time for a parade

Good morning alumni! Care for a mimosa to start off the day? #CCReunion14

— ConnCollAlums (@ConnCollAlums)

9. The only thing that could make this better…

10. … is a photo with the President

President Bergeron and the Class of 1949 #CCReunion14

— ConnCollAlums (@ConnCollAlums)

11. These ladies stole the show!

Dedication personified: Merion Joey Ferris Ritter, Class of 1935, celebrated her 79th Reunion, and Gladys Russell Munroe, Class of 1934, celebrated her 80th Reunion.

12. Graduation was five years ago?!

Over 100 members of the Class of 2009 came back to celebrate their 5th Reunion (but most were still in bed for the parade).

13. Still learning: Alums investigate bioluminescence

Marc Zimmer, Tempel Professor of Chemistry, kept alumni on their toes with a conversation on how bioluminescence can be used to further illuminate important facets of common diseases.

14. New house, big crowd

#CCReunion14 - a full house at the brand new Hillel House! Prof Vogel lecturing on Jewish identity.

— AmmermanCenter (@AmmermanCenter)

In the beautiful new Hillel House, Larry Vogel, professor of philosophy, shared thoughts about Judaism (as a religion), Jewishness (or Jewish identity) and philosophy.

16. Early exposure: You’re never too young to be a Camel

Never a dull moment: Clowns, games and a workshop with Associate Professor of Art Greg Bailey kept families busy.

17. Kicking back and taking a break

18. Uninhibited Camel pride

Thad Ring '90 representing his class in a custom-made Washington Capitals jersey #CCReunion14

— ConnCollAlums (@ConnCollAlums)

19. The sun was shining and games were everywhere

20. As alums headed to dinners and parties, the sun set on a wonderful weekend

21. Welcome home, Camels. Come back soon.

Check out the Reunion website for photos, video and stories about the weekend.

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