Golden Reunion: Class of 1971

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It’s been almost 6 weeks since our Class of ’71 gathered for our 50th+1 anniversary, and I can guarantee that some of us are still smiling! As stated on the Class of ’71 Facebook page, we hope everyone had as much fun that weekend as the 13 classmates who made up the original committee had planning it. One more time, we would like to recognize those classmates who made the whole weekend possible:

Joyce Bristow Winget, Rita Schumacher Bilikam, Marsha Brobst Adkins, Jane Holford, Linda Ancik Augspurger, Denny Lohr, Sue Butcke Koverman, Debbie Finlaw Wolfe, Jim Augspurger, Jim Francis, Wendy Roush, Barb MacKenzie Campbell, Adele Knipp Klenk

We also want to thank everyone who joined us during the weekend, and, at the same time, let those of you who could not be with us, know that you were missed. Whether you were there or not, we think you’ll enjoy the four videos below. Two are videos taken during our dinner on Friday night and two are presentations prepared by Denny: 

Golden Thoughts    |    “Those Were The Days”
Friday Evening Presentation    |   Golden Reunion Candids Presentation

Enjoy! Time flies and it won’t be long before another planning committee will begin working on our 55th! Stay tuned!

Adele Knipp Klenk & Barb MacKenzie Campbell
Class of 1971 50th Reunion Committee Co-chairs

Class of 1971 Reunion Photo

1971 50th Reunion Class Photo Small

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First row left to right: Rita Schumacher Bilikam, Joyce Bristow Winget, Anne Benard Hewitt, Dottie Stover-Kendrick, Jae Benson Van Wey, Ellen Andrews, Marsha Brobst Adkins, Adele Knipp Klenk.

Second row left to right: Jeff Jones, Laura Tuck Wood, Debbie Finlaw Wolfe, Sue Butcke Koverman, Dawn Markham Bresson, Jane Holford, Linda Ancik Augspurger, Charla Cook Hoernemann, Susan Borg Poll, Jim Wood.

Third row left to right: Don L. Bremer, Ken Jackson, Jim Augspurger, Bill Marshall, John Underwood, Tom Perkins, Richard Mayhew, Dennis Lohr, Wendy Roush.

Fourth row left to right: Mike Pratt, Tom Turner, Brian Hutchinson, Ted Snow, Ray Farris, Stan Alexander, Scott D. Bartlett, Ron White, Mark Savage.

Legacy Gift

Congratulations Otterbein Class of 1971! We did it! Our Class Legacy Gift to Otterbein of over $101,562 was (one of) the largest ever.

We were able to accomplish our goal of establishing an endowment for the Promise House and building a beautiful pavilion at the Otterbein Community Garden which we dedicated at our reunion. An amazing accomplishment! Thank you all for your contributions to this worthwhile project that will serve Otterbein students, faculty, staff, and the Westerville Community for years to come.

If you have not contributed or would like to contribute more you still can by following the steps below. We would love to add to the Endowment so we might serve more students. It was a wonderful weekend topped off by our Legacy Gift. Class of 1971, you are the best!

Click the image below for a special thank you message from current students!

To add your support for our Legacy Gift follow these quick and secure steps:

  1. Click here
  2. Under designation, select “1971 50th Reunion Class Gift” 
  3. Enter a gift amount (you don’t have to give one of the suggested amounts)
  4. Complete the form with your personal information and you’re all set!

Watch this video or view this document to learn more about the Promise House.

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Class of 1971 Reunion Committee

  • Adele Knipp Klenk- Co-chair
  • Barb MacKenzie Campbell- Co-chair
  • Marsha Brobst Adkins
  • Jim Augspurger
  • Linda Ancik Augspurger
  • Rita Schumacher Bilikam
  • Jim Francis
  • Jane A Holford
  • Sue Butcke Koverman
  • Denny Lohr
  • Wendy Louise Roush
  • Joyce Bristow Winget
  • Debbie Finlaw Wolfe