Welcome Class of 1964 50th Reunion!!
Dear Class of 1964 graduates and non-graduate alums:
Mark your calendars because your Golden Jubilee 50th Year Reunion will be held October 10-12, 2014 during USD's Homecoming & Family Weekend! Last October, we concluded an amazing homecoming weekend with the class of 1963 who was the first 50th reunion class to be inducted as Golden Toreros at the President's Dinner during their milestone celebration. It was incredible fun and a successful weekend building on other reunions from previous years!! Please review this webpage for a look at the 1963 50th reunion and begin preparing yourself for the class of 1964 milestone celebration! If you would like to help plan your class' reunion you can contact the 50th Reunion &Golden Toreros Office at (619) 849-8106. Until then, bookmark this page and check back for more details as they become available.
1963 Reunion Committee
Schedule of Reunion Events
How to RSVP
50th Reunion Class Gift
Class of 1963 Questionnaire
A Look Back to 1963
Find us on Facebook
*New* Golden Toreros
CLICK HERE FOR PHOTOS FROM LAST YEAR'S REUNION!
Meet the Class of 1963 Reunion Committee!
|College for Men Committee
|| College for Women Committee
| John Rodee, Chairman
|| Fran Oldak Dolan, Co-Chairwoman
| Orlando Malanga
|| Norma Peck Little, Co-Chairwoman
| Jim Tavasci
|| Eloisa Sanchez Thompson
| Hank Acquarelli
|| Marie Oddo Garvey
| Ralph Fear
|| Alma Lujan Lyon
| ^Jim DeSantis
|| ^Mary Olive Chambers Lien
|| ^Patsy Buckley Teaff
| ^Angela Palermo Ellis
|| ^Nina Rizzo Renda
^ Committee Member Not Pictured Below
October 11-13th, 2013
for photos of event venues & to familiarize yourself with campus)
Friday, October 11
6:00 – 8:00 p.m.
Class of 1963 Golden Jubilee Reunion Reception
O’Toole’s Lounge, La Gran Terraza, Hahn University Center
Kick off your special weekend with this private reception at warm and friendly O’Toole’s Lounge at La Gran Terraza. Enjoy heavy hors d’oeuvres and a hosted bar with former classmates.
Saturday, October 12
11:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
Tailgate and Picnic
Practice Soccer Field
Enjoy food and refreshments in the shade of the College for Men and College for Women tent in the Beer Garden. After Tailgate, follow the Associated Students Golf Cart Parade to USD’s football game and cheer the Toreros on to victory!
USD Toreros vs. Marist College Red Foxes
Torero Stadium- Walter Zable Field
2:00 – 4:00 p.m.
Class of 1963 Women’s Tea
French Parlor, Founder’s Hall
Join classmates and other Golden Torero candidates for a leisurely gathering with teas and sweets in the comfort of the French Parlor.
Dinner with the President
Mother Rosalie Hill Reading Room, Copley Library
Celebrate this big evening of dinner with USD president Mary E. Lyons, Ph.D. Special recognition for our College for Men and College for Women 50th reunion class of 1963. Also this year is the inaugural induction of the Golden Toreros recognizing undergraduate alumni who have surpassed their 50th year reunion. This includes attendees of classes 1953 through 1963.
Sunday, October 13
Alumni and Family Closing Mass
Give thanks for a wonderful Homecoming/ Reunion and Family Weekend by attending the closing Mass.
Class of 1963 Golden Jubilee Reunion Brunch
Interior Courtyard, School of Leadership and Education Sciences (SOLES)
Close this fabulous reunion weekend with your classmates at a delicious brunch.
Details about the weekend are included in the invitation sent to your mailbox in August. Please contact us at the information listed at the bottom of this page if you have yet to receive your invitation or would like to register over the phone.
Your 50th Reunion Class Gift
The traditional 50th reunion class gift is a way for us to honor our colleges and support today's USD students who are following in our footsteps of a half century ago. We encourage all of our class of 1963 alumni to support the Bishop Charles F. Buddy Endowed Scholarship Fund or the Mother Hill Endowed Scholarship Fund.
There is a special need to make the Mother Rosalie Hill Scholarship Fund a permanent or perpetual endowment. Begun by the class of 1960 during their 50th reunion, this fund needs $40,490 of the $50,000 minimum to become permanent and able to provide scholarships in the name of Mother Hill, co-founder of the university.
Gifts of all sizes are welcomed and appreciated as are pledged gifts up to five years. Commemorate your 50th year reunion with a class gift. Click here
to make your gift today!
Class of 1963 Questionnaire
- Click here
to be routed to the survey designed by your 50th Reunion committee & administered by USD staff on SurveyMonkey.com.
|| Rosa Nagaishi (Yamada)
| Shannon Hobbs (Hamm)
|Donna Canedo (Brower)
| Bob Jasak
||Nina Renda (Rizzo)
| Colleen Conway
| Larry Laumann
| James J. DeSantis
|Fran Dolan (Oldak)*
|Martha Lepore (Spiers)
||Elizabeth 'DeDe' Ruff (Fiorino)
|Margaret Duflock (Rosenberg)
|Mary Olive Lien (Chambers)
||Barbara Schmitt (Breveleri)
|Angela Ellis (Palermo)
|Norma Little (Peck)*
||James 'Jim' Tavasci
|Alma Lyon (Lujan)
||Patricia 'Patsy' Teaff (Buckley)
|Eloisa Thompson (Sanchez)
|Georgia Kim Fogg (Bechler)
||Joseph 'Joe' Vargo
|Marie Garvey (Oddo)
|Margie Morrison (Trudell)
| Alfred Giglitto
*Reunion Committee Chairs
In an effort to give the entire class of 1963 the opportunity to partake
in this milestone event, we need your help to gather in some of our LOST
classmates. If you have any contact information on these individuals,
please contact the USD Alumni Office (619) 260-4819 and pass it along.
||M. Carmel Keogh
||Robert La Perruque
|Eva Mary Cox
|Alfred Giglitto - found!
|| Edward McCarthy - found!
||M. Margreton Troy
|M. Patricia Healy
|Margaret Anne Hicks
||Maria Elena Moreno
||M. Celestine O'Callaghan
A Look Back: what was going on in 1963?
- AFL Champions: San Diego Chargers
- The quote: "Oh I wish I were an Oscar Meyer wiener. That is what I truly want to be."
- Martin Luther King, Jr. delivers his "I Have a Dream" speech in Washington, D.C. and becomes Time Magazine's Man of the Year
- The Supreme Court ruled that laws requiring reciting The Lord's Prayer or Bible verses in public schools were unconstitutional
- Kodak introduced the Instamatic camera
- Elizabeth Taylor was the first actress to earn $1,000,000 for a single film - 'Cleopatra.'
- Troll Dolls were everywhere
- 1963 Most Popular TV shows:
1. Beverly Hillbillies (CBS)
2. Bonanza (NBC)
3. The Dick Van Dyke Show (CBS)
4. Petticoat Junction (CBS)
5. The Andy Griffith Show (CBS)
6. The Lucy Show (CBS)
7. Candid Camera (CBS)
8. The Ed Sullivan Show (CBS)
9. The Danny Thomas Show (CBS)
10. My Favorite Martian (CBS)
- Alcatraz is closed for business
- JFK is assassinated by Lee Harvey Oswald, allegedly, Lyndon B. Johnson succeeds him
- Beatles release first album “Please Please Me” and Beatlemania begins in the UK
- George Wallace becomes governor of Alabama
- Pope Paul VI elected by College of Cardinals
- Great Train Robbery: In England, a gang of 15 train robbers steal 2.6 million pounds in bank notes
- The 200-metre freestyle is swum in less than 2 minutes for the first time by Don Schollander (1:58)
- California State Board of Education created
- U.S. nuclear sub Thresher, with crew of 129, lost in Atlantic
- U.S. "Zone Improvement Plan" or ZIP codes initiated
- Debuts in '63:
--Washington-to-Moscow "Hot Line"
--Steel tennis racquet frames
--Existence of quasars discovered
For more information on our class reunion, check out our Facebook page by clicking here.
50th Reunion & Golden Torero Office (Headquarters)
University of San Diego
5998 Alcala Park, DAC 206