on being inducted as the newest members of the Benedictine University Golden Eagles as they celebrated the anniversary of their graduation from St. Procopius College! Due to CDC restrictions on large gatherings, the 50th Class Reunion for our 1970 graduates was celebrated this year during Spring Commencement 2022!
We welcomed our Golden Eagles back to the Lisle campus May 13th & 14th. On Friday, May 13, the festivities began with a Lisle Campus Tour led by Matthew Jones, Director of Admissions. Our graduates were amazed to see how St. Procopius College has grown into the Benedictine University of today! After the conclusion of the tour, our alumni attended a ceremony dedicating commemorative bricks for their class celebrations led by our Chief Mission Officer, Dr. Peter A. Huff.
Later that evening, members of the class of 1971 gathered for a special cocktail reception followed by the Golden Eagles Induction Ceremony, during which President Charles W. Gregory personally greeted and presented each class member with their special Golden Eagles lapel pin. After the Golden Eagles pinning ceremony, Abbott Hugh Anderson, OSB, B.A. ’61 said a special grace, guests enjoyed a wonderful dinner and exchanged stories as well as legends of the days of St. Procopius.
Golden Eagles were invited back the following day, May 14, 2022 to attend a commencement mass and for a special recognition during Benedictine University’s 132nd Commencement Ceremony.
The festivities concluded with an all Benedictine Community Red Thread Reception where we celebrated the Benedictine values that connect us all.
We were so honored to host the class of 1971 and look forward to hosting all our Golden Eagles during Homecoming 2022.
Are you a member of the class of 1971 and would like to receive your Golden Eagles lapel pin or other Reunion materials? Please contact Jon-Pierre (J.P.) Bradley, Director of Alumni Relations at (630) 829-6077 or email@example.com.