Alumni Return Home to MBU

June 16, 2022

The Class of 1972 celebrated their 50th Reunion and were inducted into MBU's honorary Grafton Society.

For the first time in two years, alumni and guests came back to campus to celebrate Homecoming and reconnect in person on June 3–4. Several featured events were also offered virtually, including Saturday’s kick-off, which included a university update with President Pamela R. Fox and a keynote address by Dacrie Brooks ‘98. Over 80 attendees enjoyed the weekend, both in person and online.

The Class of 1972 celebrated their 50th Reunion and were inducted into MBU's honorary Grafton Society.

Brooks shared insight into creating dynamic and memorable stories that have helped client companies increase brand visibility and market share. With expertise forged during her communications career of 20-plus years, Brooks is passionate about building authentic relationships and teaching women how to overcome negative self-talk. 

Further opportunities for lifelong learning were offered through Back to Class sessions in botany, leadership skills, and healthcare trends, all featuring MBU faculty members.

A convivial highlight this year was the Class of 1972’s 50th Reunion and induction into the honorary Grafton Society. Fox, Dean Emeritus Jim Lott, and Professor Emerita Terry Southerington were among the speakers who provided remarks and congratulated this special group.

The two-day event culminated in a celebration dinner on Saturday with live music, dancing, and many opportunities for alumni to revel in each other’s company.

See photos from the 2022 Homecoming weekend below.

The Grafton Society induction ceremony and lunch honored the Class of 1972.

Attendees at the Homecoming kickoff enjoyed lunch while hearing university updates from President Pamela Fox and a dynamic keynote speaker.

Keynote speaker Dacrie Brooks ‘98 (left) shared expertise forged during her communications career of 20-plus years.

The all-alumni celebratory dinner wrapped up Homecoming 2022.

Alumni enjoyed socializing, reminiscing, and dancing throughout the evening.