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Northwest Missouri State University

Golden Year Reunion (Photo by University Photography)

Golden Years Society Reunion

About the Reunion | Look Who's Coming | Submit Bio | Registration

About the Reunion

Golden Years Society Reunion is an annual event and tradition of Northwest that honors graduates from 50 years or prior. This year, the Golden Years Society will honor the class of 1968 and any graduates from previous years. A variety of events will be held throughout Homecoming weekend to celebrate 50 years since members of the class of 1968 received their diplomas. 

We have many events planned for your return trip “home” to Northwest. You certainly are not obligated to attend each event; however, we do hope you’ll participate in those activities that will involve the Class of ’68 on Friday. If you are interested in obtaining tickets, please call Carma Kinman at the Michael L. Faust Center for Alumni and Friends at 660.562.1512 to ensure your reservation to any of our Homecoming weekend activities.

Tentative Schedule of Events

Friday, October 12

  • Welcome Reception (coffee and refreshments), Michael L. Faust Center for Alumni and Friends, across from the Gaunt House, 9 a.m.
  • Campus bus tour, 10 a.m.
  • Class picture, 11 a.m.
  • Golden Years Society Luncheon, Tower View Dining Room, 11:30 a.m.
  • Flag Raising Ceremony, Joyce and Harvey White International Plaza, 2 p.m.
  • Dedication and Ribbon Cutting Ceremony, Hughes Fieldhouse, 4 p.m. 
  • Golden Years Social, Nodaway County Historical Society Museum, 5:30 p.m.
  • M-Club Hall of Fame Athletics Ceremony, Union Ballroom, 6:30 p.m.*
  • Homecoming Variety Show, Ron Houston Center for the Performing Arts, 7 p.m.*

Saturday, October 13

  • Homecoming Welcome (coffee, hot chocolate, doughnuts), Michael L. Faust Center for Alumni and Friends, 8 a.m.
  • Homecoming Parade, 9 a.m. (VIP seating)
  • Pregame Barbecue, College Park, 11:30 a.m.*
  • Bearcat Football, Bearcat Stadium, 2 p.m.*

* optional activities/additional cost

Times are subject to change.

Look Who's Coming

Last Name

First Name

Maiden Name

Class Year


Baker Betty Maryville, Mo. 
Bennett Janet Nielson 1968 Des Moines, Iowa
Bintner Connie Rosier 1968 Lee's Summit, Mo.
Bintner Robert (Bob) 1969 Lee's Summit, Mo.
Crowe Mary Lee Nielson 1969
Curry Carol Crawford 1966 East Moline, Ill. 
Davison Carol Mullins 1978 St. Joseph
Gagliardi Linda Rogers, Ark. 
Gagliardi Monte 1968 Rogers, Ark.
Gustafson Ann Young 1962 Boone, Iowa
Halter John Maysville, Mo.
Halter Twila Pittsenbarger 1966 Maysville, Mo.
Hendrickson Karen Crawford 1960 West Des Moines, Iowa
Hitchcock Marjorie 1968 De Pere, Wis.
Johnson Gary 1968, 1970 Glenwood, Iowa
Johnson Sherry Rich 1965 Glenwood, Iowa
Jorgensen Richard 1968 Exira, Iowa
Kissinger Loretta Roach 1962 Maryville, Mo.
Marburg Richard 1968 Maple Glen, Pa.
Matiyow Larry 1968 Council Bluffs, Iowa
Matiyow Joyce Tuxhorn 1971 Council Bluffs, Iowa
McCampbell Russell 1968 Columbia, Mo.
Meadows Jimmie 1962 Indianola, Iowa
Meadows Miriam Wood 1964 Indianola, Iowa
Mullins Donna 1968 Perryville, Mo.
Newman Ann Eilers 1976 St. Joseph, Mo. 
Newman David 1969 St. Joseph, Mo.
Owens Rebecca Taylor 1969 Salem, Mo. 
Owens Thomas 1967 Salem, Mo.
Pawling Carol Nordby 1962 Trimble, Mo.
Rossow Hal 1968 Panora, Iowa
Sapp Anne Morgan 1969 Gig Harbor, Wash.
Sapp Dennis 1968 Gig Harbor, Wash.
Seat Mary Lumm 1968 Grant City, Mo.
Simon Lorna Stevens 1968 Falls City, Neb.
Strombom Norma Burton 1968 Gower, Mo.
Thomson Mike 1968 Maryville, Mo.
Thomson Nancy Jones 1971 Maryville, Mo.
Tonnies Dana Hendrix 1968 Independence, Mo.
Walker Cynthia Miller 1968 Urbandale, Iowa

Class of 1968 Biography Sheet

We are compiling a reunion booklet for all to enjoy. Please fill out the information below and submit it to the Alumni Association. Thanks!

NOTE: This is not registering you for the Golden Year Event.

* = indicates a required field

Yes, I am attending the Golden Years Society Reunion Luncheon on Homecoming weekend Friday, October 12. Please include my biography below in the reunion booklet.

No, I am unable to attend. However, I would like for you to include my biography information and sends me a copy of the reunion booklet.

*First Name:
*Last Name:
Maiden Name:
*Year(s) of
Northwest Graduation:
*Mailing Address:
*Home Phone:
*Email Address:
Spouse's Name
Spouse's Year(s) of
Northwest Graduation:

All fields below are required. If you don't have anything to add in a particular section just let us know that.

*Employment History:

*Personal History: (children, trips, awards, etc.)

*Other Items of Interest: (things you'd like your friends to know ... any college stories to share?)