Hundreds of Bennies Coming Back to Campus for All School Reunion [AUDIO]
ST. JOSEPH – About 1,400 women who used to call St. Joseph – and the College of St. Benedict – home are coming back to campus this weekend.
The college is celebrating it’s 100th anniversary with it’s first-ever all school reunion.
Vice President of Institutional Advancement Kim Motes says the alumnae are coming from four countries, and 38 states.
She says most of them staying in the residents halls.
Motes says logistically its been a fun challenge to accommodate so many women. She says the dining and events staff are already used to serving a lot of people every day.
The events start on Friday with the Sunset Stages concert, and the Blazer Hall of Fame. The All-School Kick-Off Celebration is Saturday morning, with a Gala Awards Dinner on Saturday night.
They’ve also developed a special app for smartphones, so alumns all across the world who couldn’t make it back to St. Joseph this weekend can participate in the events.
The yearlong celebration actually kicked off during the graduation weekend in May, and it will continue until graduation next year. The College of St. Benedict plans to celebrate their centennial next week at the Jotown Rocks event, next month with a special Sunset Stages picnic for the community, and also during the Millstream Arts Festival.
The first class at the College of St. Benedict started in the fall of 1913. They have over 21,000 alumnae in their 100-year history.