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Wednesday, August 28, 2019
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Reunion committee members share fondest Trinity memories ahead of Alumni Weekend

Trinity’s Alumni Weekend is a place for entire generations of Tigers to reunite, reminisce, and relive their fondest memories of the University.

And anticipation for Alumni Weekend 2019, held during the University's 150th year, is already bubbling over. Tigers of all stripes are looking forward to a celebration unlike any before, including a slate of exciting new programming, ranging from awards and block parties to academically and professionally enriching lectures, and popular reunions, mixers, and other networking opportunities. Don't wait! Register today!

Now, see what our reunion committee members are saying they miss the most about Trinity and what they’re looking forward to at Alumni Weekend.

Susan Masinter Riley ’69head shot photo of Susan

Music Education, Theater, Chi Beta Epsilon, piano recitals

What are your favorite Trinity memories?

Some of my favorite memories of my time at Trinity involved my roommates, suitemates and hallmates. I can't believe I was so lucky to have such amazing women in my life at such a formative time. Probably the boldest memory, for me, was standing on the balcony of Isabel Dorm in our Freshman year, listening to and watching the men pour into the swimming pool area to cool off when AC in their dorms went out. Then, hearing our dorm mother shout, “get in your rooms and lock your doors!’ as the men began to swarm the women's dorms with the cry of “Panties! Panties!” We could hear them running up and down the hall. I believe Susan Thrower had the best scream in those days! I think the mischief led to one or two expulsions but I wonder if any other memory can top that night of excitement!

What are you excited for at Alumni Weekend?

It will be fine to reacquaint myself with some of the folks I haven't seen in some years. Our 45th reunion was quite small so hopefully more classmates will come to San Antonio this time!


head shot of Keith Keith Kendall ’74

Political Science, Student Senate, Student Finance Committee

What are your favorite Trinity memories?

Working with Dr. Gibson, Dr. Barger and Dr. Walker in the Political Science Department. They were great friends as well as teachers.

What are you excited for at Alumni Weekend?

Seeing old friends that I haven’t seen in awhile.


Dennis J Werner ’74Dennis and his wife

Engineering Science, varsity basketball and baseball, Chi Delta Tau

What are your favorite Trinity memories?

I remember the excitement experienced during the Trinity/USC tennis match in 1972 when spectators were sitting atop Murchison dorm to get a view. The entire campus was abuzz.

What are you excited for at Alumni Weekend?

Reconnecting with classmates I haven't seen in many years.


head shot of AnnAnn Carpenter Zuk ’79

Mathematics and Geology, Spurs, and resident assistant in Murchison

What are your favorite Trinity memories?

My wonderful friends, Spur silliness and sisterhood, intramurals, dorm life in Thomas, Miller and life with my residents in Murch, enjoying San Antonio and places like the Pistol, Bombay, Little and Big Hipps (restaurant), Wurstfest, and supportive and great professors. Trinity was and continues to be a wonderful place to ease into adulting!

What are you excited for at Alumni Weekend?

Hanging out with friends.


Kristen Meyer ’84head shot of Kristen

Print Journalism, XBE

What are your favorite Trinity memories?

There are so many...Chili Cook-Off, Sing-Song, Geology field trips to Enchanted Rock and Natural Bridge Caverns and the Buda Formation, Patino's Party House, Lancer and Chi Beta parties.

What are you excited for at Alumni Weekend?

Seeing my friends and enjoying everything I love about San Antonio.


Mike with wife Suzie and their two sonsMike Bacon ’89

History, Coates Center Program Board, Catholic Student Group, Pink Elephants intramurals team, Mortar Board, Blue Key

What are your favorite Trinity memories?

From the first day with my mentor group, forming a tight circle of friends that I still have to this day. Some of my major memories from college include protesting on Dr. Calgaard's lawn about admissions, seeing incredible world leaders speak at Trinity, sitting outside on the lawn with Dr. Char Miller and Dr. Gary Kates singing protest songs…

What are you excited for at Alumni Weekend?

Reconnecting with friends and hearing about their families and lives. The Block Party on Oakmont will be cool.


Laurie Amagan ’94head shot of Laurie

Sociology, Army ROTC, Student Court, intramurals

What are your favorite Trinity memories?

Playfair during new student orientation, winning female intramural athlete of the year my senior year, serving as a student court justice and hearing the different cases, Army ROTC Learning Lab, PT and earning my commission as an Army officer.

What are you excited for at Alumni Weekend?

Checking out my old dorms and rooms to see how much they and the campus as a whole has evolved; catching up with old roommates and friends.


Jen (Cannella) Adams ’94head shot of Jen

Communication and Spanish, Sigma Theta Tau, TUVAC and intramural staff

What are your favorite Trinity memories?

Sitting in Coates after class and talking with friends for hours, throwing friends in the fountain for birthdays.

What are you excited for at Alumni Weekend?

Reuniting with roommates and friends and being back on the beautiful campus.


head shot of JoyJoy (Hermansen) McGaugh ’04

Political Science and Communication, Zeta Chi, Greek Council

What are your favorite Trinity memories?

I loved attending "Spotlight" with my friends every year. It was always a guaranteed good time, with lots of student talent on display!

What are you excited for at Alumni Weekend?

I can't wait to see Oakmont transformed into a huge block party on Saturday night!


Lindsey Vande Hey ’09head shot of Lindsey

Business Administration, Alpha Kappa PSi, Res Life, Trinity Choir, AcaBellas

What are your favorite Trinity memories?

Singing at Vespers and walking to the houses on Oakmont, welcoming the new students during NSO week.

What are you excited for at Alumni Weekend?

Reuniting with old friends I haven’t seen in years!


head shot of HillaryHillary Everts ’14

Theatre, APO, Theatre, Res Life, TigerTV, Costume Studio

What are your favorite Trinity memories?

I loved the opportunity to take classes all across the curriculum. Some of my favorites were Religion in the USA and Papermaking and Bookbinding!

What are you excited for at Alumni Weekend?

I'm most excited to see so many of my peers return to campus. While I stayed in San Antonio and at Trinity after graduating, it'll be exciting to see all of the progress and changes of the University through returning alumni eyes.


head shot of JoeJoe Shotland ’14

English, Men's Basketball, Student Athlete Advisory Council, NACS

What are your favorite Trinity memories?

Sporting Events, Senior Week, Tower Climb, making lifelong friends.

What are you excited for at Alumni Weekend?

Reconnecting with friends that I haven't seen in too long!