50 year reunion

Dear 1964 Classmates:

Come home to where you left off......

It’s been 50 years since we’ve graduated from Avila College. Can you believe it? Come back to campus to celebrate, connect with classmates, and reminisce! Mark your calendar now for Homecoming/Reunion Weekend: September 26-28, 2014 at Avila.

I’m delighted to be working with Mary Agnes Morrow-Bax ’64 (education major), Mary Ruth Donnelly ‘64 (English major), and Rosemary Engel Fahlstrom ‘64 (nursing major) to plan our 50 year reunion activities. These ladies are working hard to contact all 1964 classmates and encourage everyone to attend the big 50-year reunion and homecoming activities.

There will be more information to come, but specific events you’ll want to plan to attend includes:

Friday, September 26, 2014

  • Pre-Mass Meet & Greet at 10:30 am
  • Heritage Mass at 11 am
  • Heritage Day Luncheon at 12:15 pm (this is when 1964 alumni receive their official
    50-year class pin from the University President)
  • Campus Tour at 1:30 pm (golf carts available if needed)
  • 1964 Class Reception at 2:30-4:30 pm (includes appetizers and wine and items on
    view from the Avila Archives). You can register for the class reunion by clicking here.

Saturday, September 27, 2014

  • Tailgate BBQ in Thompson Hall at 11 am (overlooking the football field)
  • Football Game at 1 pm
  • Dinner Theatre at 6:30 pm (Dinner Theatre tickets sell out fast at $28. So RSVP early through the box office at 816-501-3699 or email box.office@avila.edu.)

Sunday, September 28, 2014

  • Sunday Mass at 11 am
  • Alumni Awards Ceremony and Luncheon at 12:15 pm

(All events are free to attend for 1964 alumni and their spouse/guest, except for Dinner Theatre. All events are held on the Avila campus.)

Watch for more details! Please stay in touch with the Avila Alumni Department between now and our 50-year reunion. Please email alumni@avila.edu your email address and phone number to make planning events and activities easier!

See you on campus September 2014.

Welcome home,

vicki sig

Victoria (Michaels) Hanes
Class President, Class of 1964


download Download the 1964 Reunion Flyer from Vicki









Register Here!

See who is attending!

Mary Agnes Morrow-Bax
Mary Ruth Donnelly
Rosemary Engel Fahlstrom
Vicki (Michaels) Hanes
Mary Alice (Staggs) Strannigan

Hotel Information:

Ask for the "Avila Discount"

Drury Hotel
10951 Metcalf Ave.
Overland Park, KS 66210
(913) 451-0200
Discount Code #309845
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Nominate an Alum for an
Alumni Award (click here)

Each year, the Avila Alumni Association recognizes our outstanding and diverse alumni at our annual alumni awards luncheon held the Sunday of Homecoming Week. Consider nominating an outstanding alumna from the Class of 1964 for her accomplishments.


Lost Alumni

Below is a list of alumni that we’ve “lost” contact with and need help locating them. Contact Robin Rowland at 816-501-2450 or email robin.rowland@avila.edu if you have current contact information.

  • Louise (Serrone) Beilan, '64 - Undeclared (BA)
  • Sammie (Hoggard) Mills, '64 - Medical Record Administration
  • Patricia (Van) Morrison, '64 -
    History (BA)
  • Graciela (Balda) Portuguez, '64 - History (BA)
  • Mary Vachon, '64 - History (BA)

50 Year Reunion Gift

Many Avila alumni support the university every year, with an unrestricted gift to the Annual Fund. Avila asks you to consider making a special gift in honor of your 50th Reunion. As you reflect on your college years, your college friendships, memories, and the impact Avila has had in your life’s journey – consider making a special 50th Reunion Gift with a gift to the Avila Scholarship Fund, Avila’s Centennial Campaign, or a designation in your estate plans.  For more information, contact Robin Rowland at 816-501-2450 or email robin.rowland@avila.edu.

Reunion Questions?

Alumni Department
Avila University
11901 Wornall Rd
Kansas City, MO 64145