Thanks and Recognition

Honoring Outstanding Reunion Classes

Each year, the Annual Giving office awards trophies to recognize collective class giving. These prestigious trophies reside in the Hotchkiss House on campus. Class rankings as of the Spring Reunion Weekend determine the winners.

The Reunion Bowl

Phenomenal Overall Class Registration
Awarded to the class with the highest percentage of the class registered for reunion.

Winner: Class of 1994
Reunion Chairs: Betsy Berkheimer Pakenas and Robby McNoughton
Percent Attendance: 37%

The Reunion Trophy

Exceptional Registration Numbers
Awarded to the class with the largest number of classmates registered for the reunion.

Winner: Class of 1999
Reunion Chairs: Martha Kieckhefer Bosworth and Chris Noland
Number Attending: 141

The Trident Trophy

Exceptional Class Participation 
Awarded to the reunion class with the highest percentage of members participating in the Annual Fund.

Winner: The Class of 1969
Reunion Chairs: Scott Fechnay, Rick McMillan, Phil Norwood and John Wolf
Participation Percentage: 57%

The John Newton Thomas Trophy 

Outstanding Increase in Support 
Awarded to the reunion class with the largest percentage increase in Annual Fund commitments over last year.

Winner: Class of 1989
Reunion Chairs: Ross Singletary and Liz Smith Robinson
Amount Raised Percentage Increase: 57%

The Colonnade Cup

Awarded to the class with the largest reunion gift total by Alumni Weekend (includes current gifts and future pledges to the Annual Fund).

Winner: Class of 1989
Reunion Chairs: Ross Singletray and Liz Smith Robinson
Gift Total: $1,008,000

Reunion Chairs' Bowl

Awarded to the class with the highest percentage of Alumni Weekend registrants participating in the Annual Fund.

Winner: Class of 1999
Reunion Chairs: Martha Kieckhefer Bosworth and Chris Noland
Percentage: 89%


Past Winners

Reunion Trophy

Year Awarded Winner Reunion Chair(s) How Many In Class
2018 Class of 1993 Chris Boggs and Susan Moseley George 154
2017 Class of 1992 Caroline Wight Donaldson, Wali Bacdayan 134
2016 Class of 1991 Carol Dannelly O'Kelley and Dax Cummings 169
2015 Class of 1990 Carrie Jennings Holloway / Thomas Sheehan 134
2014 Class of 1989 Alston Parker Watt / Rowan Taylor 133
2013 Class of 1993 Lee Rorrer Holifield and Tom Hooper 107
2012 Class of 1987 John Church and Brandt Surgner 91
2011 Class of 1991 Alicia Hay Matthai and Rob Aliff 123
2010 Class of 1985 Chris Williams 105

Reunion Bowl

Year Awarded Winner Reunion Chair(s) Percent Attendance
2018 Class of 1968 Jim Dawson and Charlie Chambers 40%
2017 Class of 1992 Caroline Wight Donaldson, Wali Bacdayan 33%
2016 Class of 1966 Pete Hendricks and Dave Redmond 42%
2015 Class of 1965 Ashley Allen, Jody Brown, Jim DeYoung, Dick Kreitler 36%
2014 Class of 1964 Barry Greene, John Michaelsen, Buck Ogilvie, Burt Staniar 37%
2013 Class of 1963 Dan Balfour and Bill Boardman 32%
2012 Class of 1962 Rupert Johnson, Mike Monier, John Vardaman 39%
2011 Class of 1961 Carter Fox 31%
2010 Class of 1960 Frank Surface 35%

Trident Trophy

Year Awarded Winner Reunion Chair(s) Participation Percentage
2018 Class of 1968 Jim Dawson and Charlie Chambers 60%
2017 Class of 1967 Mac Holladay and Bob Priddy 79%
2016 Class of 1991 Carol Dannelly O'Kelley and Dax Cummings 62%
2015 Class of 1970 John Nolan 65%
2014 Class of 1969 Rick McMillan 63%
2013 Class of 1968 Jim Dawson 66%
2012 Class of 1967 Mac Holladay and Bob Priddy 79%
2011 Class of 1981 Chip Nunley 56%
2010 Class of 1960 Frank Surface 60%

John Netwon Thomas Trophy

Year Awarded Winner Reunion Chair(s) Amount Raised Percentage Increase
2018 Class of 2003 Wynne Sharpe and Jeanne Upchirch DeLaureal 74%
2017 Class of 1967 Amy Farnsworth and Lamar Villere 65%
2016 Class of 2001 Laura Adelman Philipson and Andy Crawford 66%
2015 Class of 1995 Liz Holleman Brown and Justin King 48%
2014 Class of 1999 Cory Mettee Birdsall and T. Blair 123%
2013 Class of 1988 Baker Gentry and Jim Rallo 84%
2012 Class of 1978 A John Church and Brandt Surgner 68%
2011 Class of 1981 A Chip Nunley 114%
2010 Class of 1970 A John Nolan 67%

Colonnade Cup

Year Awarded Winner Reunion Chair(s) Reunion Gift Total
2018 Class of 1988 Reese Lanier and Tommy McBride $904,245
2017 Class of 1997 Amy Farnsworth and Lamar Villere $819,000
2016 Class of 1971 Buddy LeTourneau $754,000
2015 Class of 1985 Chris Williams and Sam Dalton $853,000
2014 Class of 1969 Rick McMillan $1,040,000
2013 Class of 1973 Craig Jones and Hatton Smith $742,000
2012 Class of 1972 Rob LaRue $750,000
2011 Class of 1981 Chip Nunley $718,415
2010 Class of 1985 Chris Williams $700,000

Reunion Chairs' Bowl

Year Awarded Winner Reunion Chair(s) Percentage of Class Giving to Annual Fund
2018 (inaugural) Class of 1973 Don Eavenson and Lat Purser 100%