Reunions and Revelry
Reunion committee members share memories and excitement for Alumni Weekend
Tuesday, July 6, 2021
collage of alumni at Alumni Weekend over the years, with the test "October 21-25, 2021" and "Trinity University Alumni Weekend 2021"

After an unprecedented year and half, Trinity is combining two years of Alumni Weekend into one spectacular time. Get ready to have "Twice the Fun in ’21" at the upcoming Alumni Weekend! Hosted from Oct. 21-24, Alumni Weekend 2021 features fan favorites such as fiesta with the faculty and "classes without quizzes," plus chances to cheer on Tiger athletics, and the famous Saturday night block party. Don’t wait—register today

Twenty classes will celebrate milestone reunions during this fall’s festivities. See what reunion committee members say they are most looking forward to as they share favorite Trinity memories and impactful experiences.


Geary Reamey ’70

Major: History; Clubs/Orgs: ROTC, Pershing Rifles
Fourth time serving on class reunion committee

What are your favorite Trinity memories?
Meeting, dating, and marrying my wife.

What Trinity program or faculty member had the most impact on your time as an undergraduate and why?
Dr. Roger B. McShane (history department) and Dr. Frank Kersnowski (English department) - both inspired a lifetime of learning.


Pam Koenig Johnston ’71

Major: Elementary Education; Clubs/Orgs: Spurs, Student Teacher Organization
Second time serving on class reunion committee

What are your favorite Trinity memories?
Spurs sorority, Spur-Teer activities, friendships made, Sing Song, candlelights in Heidi Lounge.

What are you most looking forward to seeing/doing at Alumni Weekend 2021?
Catching up with everybody! Where did those 50 years go?


Eddy Mindlin ’80

Major: Business; Clubs/Orgs: Triniteers Fraternity, Intramural Tennis, Running the Turkey Trot
First time serving on class reunion committee

What are your favorite Trinity memories?
Watching Larry Gottfried beat John McEnroe! The great professors I had, and the many friends I made.

Why did you choose to serve on the reunion committee?
I have the time, I like to help, and I want to re-connect with people I have not communicated with in many years.


Suzanne Petrusch ’85

Major: Business Administration; Clubs/Orgs: Trinity Dance Ensemble, Spurs, American Marketing Association
Second time serving on class reunion committee

What Trinity program or faculty member had the most impact on your time as an undergraduate and why?
I'm especially grateful to Randy Kaplan and the out-of-class experiences she provided. My time at Trinity was richer for the hours I spent under her direction. I also have to mention Dr. Burr and Dr. Van Eynde, two outstanding members of Trinity's business faculty. I still recall the first meeting I had with Dr. Burr and his warm offer to be my adviser.

What are you most looking forward to seeing/doing at Alumni Weekend 2021?
I hope to renew connections and meet alumni from across the span of reunion years. I hope [everyone] will join us in October!


Liz Schwartz Weigand ’86

Major: Communication; Clubs/Orgs: Chi Beta Epsilon
First time serving on class reunion committee

What are your favorite Trinity memories?
I have a lot of special memories from my years on campus but those times with my friends spent at Bombay’s, Eddie’s, Tycoon Flats, Chris Madrid’s, TC, or Olmos Pharmacy were always fun! Sing Song over Parents Weekend and celebrating Alumni Weekend (even as a student!) were also special and still bring back some great memories. Visiting interior design professor Elizabeth Ridenour’s apartment, and her suggesting that you have something “whimsy” in your living space, is also something that has stuck with me over the years! 

What are you most looking forward to seeing/doing at Alumni Weekend 2021?
The opportunity to spend time with some of my closest friends and to catch up with others that I may not see as often. And, of course, visiting some of our old haunts that are amazingly still around! 


Marci Auld Glass ’91

Majors: History, International Studies; Clubs/Orgs: Gamma Chi Delta, Resident Assistant, Intramurals, Student Senate, Chapel Choir
Sixth time serving on class reunion committee

What Trinity program or faculty member had the most impact on your time as an undergraduate and why?
Dr. Grissom was a fierce advocate for me at a time when I wasn't all that sure I was deserving of opportunity. She taught me to speak out on behalf of others and to clean up my prose. 

Why did you choose to serve on the reunion committee?
Every day I'm thankful for my classmates and my time at Trinity. Since I haven't figured out how to make us all live in the same place all the time, regular reunions are the next best option to maintaining those friendships. Our son Elliott is graduating 30 years after we did, so I'm looking forward to having him be at Alumni Weekend too, this time as an alumnus.


Allison Witte Reese ’95 

Majors: Speech-Communications, Kinesiology; Clubs/Orgs: Ambassadors, APO
First time serving on class reunion committee

What Trinity program or faculty member had the most impact on your time as an undergraduate and why?
Dr. Bruce Frazee was not only a mentor to me as an educator but also encouraged me to do more with writing and research as I was his assistant for grant research he was doing.

What are you most looking forward to seeing/doing at Alumni Weekend 2021?
Seeing old friends and being back on campus!


Kristen Nguyen Burke ’96

Major: Business

What are your favorite Trinity memories?
Midnight trips to Taco Cabana and study breaks.

What are you most looking forward to seeing/doing at Alumni Weekend 2021?
Seeing both old Trinity hangouts and new campus updates.


Nick Karam ’00

Majors: Business Admin and Political Science; Clubs/Orgs: APO, TU Ropers, KRTU Radio, TU Orchestra, Drinking at Bays
First time serving on class reunion committee

What are your favorite Trinity memories?
Ropers dance practice, enjoying the campus on nice weather days, just hanging out with friends in the dorm solving the world's problems.

Why did you choose to serve on the reunion committee?
I love Trinity and think we can do more to come together and support each other as alumni. I want to do my part.


Florence Nguyen Tang ’01

Major: Communication; Clubs/Orgs: Trinitonian, Mirage editor, Peer Tutor, Vietnamese Student Association founding member, Korean Student Association, Chinese Culture Club, Trinity Multicultural Network 
First time serving on class reunion committee

What are your favorite Trinity memories?
Living in Winn and Prassel; bike rides around Trinity and Alamo Heights/Breckenridge Park; fencing and running around campus; ballet class; late nights in the library and Laurie Auditorium dark room and studio; walking around campus and going to classes in all the buildings; eating at Coates and Mabee with friends, classmates and roommates; sneaking onto the roof of buildings to check out the SA skyline; road trips and driving around; studying abroad in Milan, working in the Campus Pub dungeon; exploring San Antonio; developing my affinity for tacos; graduating in Laurie Auditorium. 

Why did you choose to serve on the reunion committee?
I would love to reconnect with others in my class and connect to the next generation of Trinity students. I also love San Antonio. It’s one of my favorite cities in the whole world. 


Michelle Collette ’06

Major: History; Clubs/Orgs: ResLife RA, ResLife Office Staff, Student Ambassador
Second time serving on class reunion committee

What Trinity program or faculty member had the most impact on your time as an undergraduate and why?
Dr. Latimore—impactful advising and mentorship, Dr. Tynes—mentorship and helpfulness during a tough time in my life, Dean Tuttle/Wanda Olson—both so supportive and gave me guidance and opportunity. 

What are you most looking forward to seeing/doing at Alumni Weekend 2021?
I am looking forward to catching up with old friends and meeting new ones! I cannot wait until the Block Party—I was traveling in 2019 and missed it!


Briana (McGlamory) Kramer ’10

Majors: Religion, Mathematics; Clubs/Orgs: Phi Delta Kappa, Greek Council, Saturday Morning Experience, Kappa Delta Pi, First Year Leadership Project, Sophomore College
First time serving on class reunion committee

What are your favorite Trinity memories?
Tower Climb, birthday fountain trips, and the "flood" and mud party of 2006!

What are you most looking forward to seeing/doing at Alumni Weekend 2021?
I am looking forward to seeing friends, seeing how campus has changed, and reconnecting with teachers. Can't wait to get breakfast tacos at Panchitos and Taco Taco, and Black Cherry Margaritas at Bays with everyone! I'm also incredibly excited to share the campus with my children for the first time!


Michelle L. Lofton ’11, Ph.D.

Majors: Business Administration, Economics; Clubs/Orgs: Black Student Union, Trinity University Student Ambassadors, Trinity University Diversity Connection, Wind Ensemble, Jazz Band, Orientation Team, Vietnamese Student Union, Trinity University Volunteer Action Community, and Omicron Delta Epsilon
Second time serving on class reunion committee

What are your favorite Trinity memories?
The tower climb, MLK marches, attending presentations/talks (e.g., Condoleeza Rice, Bill Clinton, Colin Powell, etc.), discussing with alumni at Alumni weekend or networking events as an ambassador, participating as part of the inauguration committee when transitioning presidents, and performing in either Wind Ensemble or Jazz Band.

What Trinity program or faculty member had the most impact on your time as an undergraduate and why?
Richard Butler in the economics department—He opened my eyes to how economics could be applied to public policy. This sparked my interest in thinking about how public policy is formed and shaped. 


Ben Whitehead ’15

Major: Economics; Clubs/Orgs: Student Ambassadors, tour guides, HOPE Hall, jazz band, swing bums 
First time serving on class reunion committee

What Trinity program or faculty member had the most impact on your time as an undergraduate and why?
The MAS program and the summer I spent in Madrid had a great impact on my experience. The program introduced me to an incredible group of Trinity students and the amazing Professor Bladmir Ruiz. It also expanded my experiences of other cultures, social and political dynamics, as well as offering a unique time to explore my own identity and place in the world. 

What are you most looking forward to seeing/doing at Alumni Weekend 2021?
I’m looking forward to catching up with all the folks who I only now keep up with through the occasional social media post. I’m excited to hear the fuller stories behind our curated Facebook/Instagram posts. I’m looking forward to sharing in the ups and downs of our post-Trinity lives as we recall what it was like to be students who shared equally in the festivities and struggles of college. 


Landry Stafford ’16

Majors: Business Administration, Marketing; Club: Gamma Chi Delta
First time serving on class reunion committee

What are your favorite Trinity memories?
I know I complained about it at the time, but looking back, I LOVED living on campus. What other time in your life can you live right next door to all of your best friends? 

What are you most looking forward to seeing/doing at Alumni Weekend 2021?
I haven't seen some of my closest friends in over a year due to the pandemic, I'm really hoping everyone feels safe enough to travel to San Antonio for the weekend.

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