In their shoes

Video: The Syracuse University class of 1963, celebrating its Golden Reunion this year, offers advice to current students and this year's graduating class.

"Don't worry. Don't look back. Keep thinking and creating."
- Helen Murphy Poor, '63

Video: Senior Takuma Fukushima wants to "help people who need help."

Senior Samantha Davis wants to "win the Nobel Peace Prize in some sort of natural science."

Sophomore Boomer Dangel hopes to be "as positive as a role model and as good a father" as his father has been to him.

Hopes and dreams; personal testaments and private goals – many people have them.

The SU class of 1963 did, and they caught up on these hopes and dreams – failed or achieved – last weekend.

Laughter, buzzing conversation and nostalgia filled the air on Saturday evening of Homecoming Weekend as dozens of alumni from the class of '63 joined for dinner and reminisced on 50 years worth of life, and how it's been.

They told stories of curfew-ridden freshman nights, first jobs and the club events where they met their future spouses. Five decades of life and living have given these alumni meaningful life lessons and advice to pass on to current students and this year’s graduating class. 

Whether you're halfway through your first semester, or nearing the end of your time at SU, remember:

"Don't worry. Don't look back. Keep thinking and creating." - Helen Murphy Poor, '63

"It's most important to be ready for any surprise that may come… Be ready for life's changes." - Carol Findon, ‘63

"If you close your eyes and close your mind – you will miss so much. So stay open, stay focused, stay alert and enjoy life." - Judy Simons Martin, '63


50th reunion

Thank you for giving us a moment to feel your joy at celebrating 50 years ago you were an SU graduate!!! I loved reading your comments. What a treasure to experience your joy and wisdom...honed at SU, but polished by 50 years of a good life because of your SU experience.

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