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Western Maryland College plans Alumni Weekend Reunions planned for eight classes


Western Maryland College's Alumni Weekend, to be held on campus May 28-30, will feature the reunions of eight classes dating back to 1923 and an expanded Alumni College education program.

This year's offerings include:

* "Democrats in the White House," by Dr. Herbert C. Smith, political science professor. His lecture will deal with the 1992 presidential election and what the Democrats' victory represents after 12 years of Republican leadership.

* "The New Tax Laws and You: Estate Planning in the '90s," by Dr. Gary Owens, director of Planned Giving. He will explain how to structure an estate to increase its value and minimize the tax burden.

* "Transitions of Life," by the Rev. Mark Lancaster, coordinator of Religious Life. He will lead an alumni panel discussion on life experiences.

* "An Hour with the President," by Dr. Robert H. Chambers, the college's president.

* "What's in a Fountain?" by Wasyl Palijczuk, art professor. Mr. Palijczuk, involved in the creation of a fountain sculpture in the sculpture garden of the Hoover Library, will examine the significance of the fountain and its symbolic value.

Other activities for alumni will include golf and tennis tournaments, a 50th anniversary luncheon for the class of 1943, the annual alumni banquet and presentation of Meritorious Service Awards, and a dance party.

Guests of honor will include 50th year emeriti faculty, academic department heads, and the 1993 Alumnus and Young Alumnus of the Year.

Other class reunions include 1923, 1928, 1933, 1938, 1948,

1953 and 1958, and master's degree alumni celebrating their first, fifth and 10th anniversaries.

Two members of the class of '23 will be guests: Louise (Owens) Sapp, a longtime teacher in Baltimore, and Martha Manahan, the college's former registrar.

On May 30 at 9:15 a.m., a remembrance ceremony for all Western Maryland alumni who died in the past year will be held at the Old Main Bell on the College Green.

For additional information, call Alumni Affairs at 857-2296 or 876-2055, Ext. 296; or Office of Public Information at 857-2290.

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