For Immediate Release
September 27, 2013
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BROCKPORT, NY—The College at Brockport, State University of New York, officially kicked off its Homecoming Weekend Sept. 27 with a popular tradition. Brockport’s Class of 1963, which is celebrating its 50th anniversary this weekend, came together with its most recent graduating class to plant trees on the College’s Alumni Walk.
“How symbolic it is to bring together our 50 year anniversary class and our most recent class,” said Brockport President John R. Halstead, PhD. “What a great tradition this is.”
Ike Eichhorn was part of the group that represented the Class of 1963. Planting trees is a passion of Eichhorn’s. He was part of a volunteer effort that planted 142 trees near his home in Georgia, so he jumped at the opportunity to participate in the event.
“My years at Brockport were very special. I met my wife here and we’ve been married for 50 years,” Eichhorn said. “Coming back to Brockport this weekend is very special.”
While Eichhorn was excited to return to campus, Emily Heyman, who was one of two students representing the Class of 2013, has never left. Heyman is pursuing a graduate degree is recreation and leisure studies.
“This (tree planting) really leaves a legacy,” Heyman said. “Hopefully in 50 years we can come back and see the change and how everything has evolved.”
The tree planting is just one of a number of events celebrating Homecoming throughout the weekend. Highlights include:
• Hartwell Society Reception & Luncheon Honoring the Class of ‘63
• Alumni Awards Ceremony
• Pep rally
• Homecoming Parade
• The first night football game in College history
The full schedule of activities can be found online.
The College at Brockport, State University of New York
350 New Campus Drive * Brockport, New York 14420-2931
(585) 395-2754 * FAX (585) 395-2723 * www.brockport.edu