More than 50 Brock University alumni and friends gathered in the Petroleum Club in downtown Calgary on Feb. 27 for the first President’s Forum of the year, as part of Brock’s ongoing 50th anniversary celebrations.
As the alums caught up with old friends and enjoyed a lively social gathering, they were entertained by the presence of two Brock presidents who set the tone for a good party.
Brock’s current President Jack Lightstone teamed up with one of his predecessors, Terry White, as the pair told tales from Brock’s past and spoke of plans for its future. White was president at Brock from 1989-96, before leaving to become president at the University of Calgary.
“We are immensely proud of you all,” Lightstone told the alumni gathered in Calgary, “and I implore you to maintain and indeed strengthen your ties with your alma mater. And if there is any way you can come back to the campus for the 50th anniversary celebrations – or for that matter at any time – please, come home to Brock.”
Throughout the 50th anniversary year, a series of Brock President’s Forums and alumni events are scheduled for several Canadian cities. The next Forum takes place Thursday, March 27 in Burlington.