“Until you’re older and experienced in life, you don’t really realize how a university experience changes you,” says Katherine Fisher who graduated from Brock University in 1979 with a BA in Geography.
Reflecting on her experience at Brock, Katherine believes that “returning to your school completes the cycle of life and helps you remember how much fun, and how many challenges you had,” which is why she is excited to attend the Geography 50+1 Reunion during Homecoming.
Josephine Meeker, a Geography professor at Brock from 1965 to 1996 is leading the charge for this reunion and is excited to see some familiar faces, including Fisher’s on Sept. 19.
“Professor Jo was an amazing and influential mentor… she inspired and encouraged all [students] to higher learning and opportunities,” Fisher says.
For Political Science graduate Kithio Mwanzia (BA ’07, MA ’12), representing the interests of students as a Member of the Board of Directors, Vice-President of University Affairs, and the first international student president of the Brock University Student’s Union, were his most memorable experiences as a Brock student.
Currently, as CEO and President of the Guelph Chamber of Commerce, Mwanzia’s most important achievement upon graduation has been serving the community in a variety of both professional and volunteer capacities. This year’s Department of Political Science 50th Anniversary reunion is one that will be particularly special for Mwanzia.
“Coming back offers the opportunity to reconnect and celebrate our time at Brock. Whether it was an unfinished debate from a seminar or seeing whether the political views we once held so passionately still hold true – reconnecting at a reunion is a celebration of what makes the institution a great place,” says Mwanzia.
This year Brock will celebrate over 15 reunions during Homecoming including a Class of 2010 5-Year Reunion, Class of 2005 10-Year Reunion and the aforementioned Geography 50+1 reunion and the Department of Political Science 50th Anniversary reunion. Brock is also celebrating the opening of the new Marilyn I. Walker School of Fine and Performing Arts building, the new artificial Turf Field, as well as event favourites like the Tunnel Tours and the Red Dinner.
Whether you graduated in 1967, 2015, or somewhere in between, you are welcome to come back to campus during Homecoming, September 18-20. Who knows what you’ll learn or who you’ll meet.
For more information on the schedule of events and to register, visit brocku.ca/alumni. Let’s reunite!