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Class of 1974 – 45th Reunion



Weekend Chair

Marees Henry Choppin
(Nashville, TN)

Fundraising Chair

Perry Brandt
(Kansas City, MO)

Sarratt Society Chair

Perry Brandt
(Kansas City, MO)

Attendance Chair

Laurie Durbrow Hyndman 
(Cumberland Foreside, ME)

Party Chair

Susan Shands Jones
(Jackson, MS)

Reunion Staff Contact

Katie Mills
Associate Director of Reunion and Classes
Class Coordinator for 1974, 1979, 1984  
(615) 322-1161

Anthony Barclay
Senior Director of Planned Giving
(615) 936-5518

As of 01/06/2020

Class of 1974 Reunion Events  

Friday, October 18

11:30 a.m.–5 p.m.
Commodore Classrooms 

1–2 p.m.
University Update with the Interim Chancellor
Sarratt Cinema
Interim Chancellor and Provost Susan R. Wente will provide a campus update.

5–7 p.m.
Greek Open Houses 

7 p.m.–12:30 a.m.
Class of 1974 45th Reunion Party
Student Life Center, Board of Trust Room
Dinner buffet, cocktails and other beverages. Festive casual attire.
Parking: 25th Ave. Staff Garage (Highland Entrance)
After 5 p.m., spaces 393 and above
Shuttle to and from All-Class Party 9:30 p.m. until 12:30 a.m.

9:30 p.m.–12:30 a.m.
All-Class Party
Alumni Lawn
Late night snacks, drinks, desserts and dancing to Young Hearts Band. All alumni, family and friends are invited back to dance the night away under the big tent! Don’t miss this one-of-a-kind Commodore gathering.

Saturday, October 19

1–3 p.m.
Homecoming Tailgate
Purdy Field (located in front of the Vanderbilt Recreation and Wellness Center on 25th Ave. S.)
All alumni, families and friends are invited to a casual tailgate, complete with a classic Southern buffet, wine and beer. This family-friendly gathering will include corn hole, face painting, balloon artistry and more! Parking available in West Garage (game day prices).
Adults: $30; children (6–12) $10; children 5 and under free. See map for parking and shuttle information. 

3 p.m.
Homecoming Football Game
Vanderbilt Commodores vs. Missouri Tigers
Come cheer the ’Dores on to victory! A limited number of game tickets are available at $49 each. To order, visit Tickets will be sold on a first-come, first-served basis. Your tickets will be emailed to print after purchase.

6 p.m.
Class of 1974 Postgame Meet Up 
Mason's Bar at the Loews Vanderbilt Hotel
2100 West End Ave., Nashville, TN 37203
Following the Homecoming football game, the Class of 1974 is invited to meet up at Mason's Bar in the Loews Vanderbilt Hotel. This will be another chance to get together before the weekend comes to an end. Food and drinks are a la carte.

Mini Reunions help you reconnect
For more information or help planning, visit the Mini Reunions page, call (615) 936-0817 or email