One for the record books. And three more tings you might not know about the biggest annual gathering of Bronco alumni.
You already knew Grand Reunion is the biggest annual gathering of Broncos. But did you know how big?
In October, 3,669 grads descended to the Mission Campus for Grand Reunion. The class of 2012 broke the all-time single-class record with 318.
While we’re at it, here are three more things you might not know.
No. 1: Alumni from all across the U.S. and 15 countries were there. Gerard Prietto ’67 trekked farthest—from Australia. He couldn’t resist the opportunity to see his close friend of 50 plus years Bob Miller ’67, former governor of Nevada, who spoke at the luncheon inducting his class into the Gianera Society.
No. 2: Broncos from five decades were honored at the veterans breakfast. Eldon Regua ’77, a veteran of 36 years and retired major general, told the story of how he chose SCU over Stanford. Regua wanted to join ROTC—and protesters burned down the ROTC building in Palo Alto. He recalls playing flag football against San Jose State’s ROTC, too: “We used to beat the heck out of them.” (Read more about the history of ROTC at SCU here.)
No. 3: Grand Reunion is about more than just reuniting with former classmates. This year, Grand Reunion had its most affinity groups ever: Black Alumni, Veterans, Asian Pacific Islander, Chicano-Latino, and LGBTQ+ alumni—to name a few.