Class of 1959 Committee Letter

October 7, 2008

Dear Heidelberg '59 Classmates,

Do you remember 50 years ago when we began our senior year at the 'BERG? We wondered if we would survive but we were determined to do it!! Can you believe it is now 50 years later and time to think about gathering once more at the 'BERG for a grand reunion!! Please note the dates for the 2009 Heidelberg Alumni Weekend - June 19, 20 and 21, 2009.

Your reunion planning committee has met several times and many fun events have been planned for your pleasure. These include: campus tours - college dinners - informal class gatherings - class gift dedication - parade of classes - alumni luncheon - 1959 class reception - times for reminiscing - Sunday worship and brunch.

Attached you will find a class reunion questionnaire. Please take time to fill it out and return it to Carol (Walchle) Rohrabaugh by November 30, 2008. A 1959 Memory Book will be edited and distributed to you during alumni weekend. EVEN IF YOU CANNOT ATTEND, YOUR INFORMATION IS IMPORTANT TO US. An online version of the class reunion questionnaire is being developed, please check back later for the online version.

The alumni office will be sending Alumni Weekend registration packets with more details in April 2009. At that time you can check the Heidelberg website ( to see the schedule of events. Then, just fill out that registration form and send it back to Heidelberg!

And one more reminder: So far, about 30 of our classmates have pledged to fund our 50th reunion gift to the College. If you haven't pledged yet, please do so by contacting Jim Minehart at Heidelberg. He can be reached at 800-925-9250 (ext 2060) or at Tell Jim you would like to pledge to the Class of 59 Scholarship Fund or to any Heidelberg fund of your choice. Tell him that your pledge should apply to the Class of '59 Reunion Gift!

We look forward to seeing you in June!


Margrace (Prugh) Grotefend
Publicity Committee

Bill Brandy
Class of ’59 President