This year marks the 45th Anniversary of Clayton State University opening its doors as Clayton Junior College. The University will be celebrating that milestone throughout the year, starting with the annual Homecoming celebration during the week leading up to Homecoming Day, Feb. 15. A special part of the celebration will include an invitation to all of the University’s early students, faculty and staff to attend a 45th Anniversary/1969 themed party reunion on Feb. 15.
The year was 1969. Man first walked on the moon. The Beatles hadn’t broken up yet. Richard Nixon was president. Lester Maddox was governor of Georgia. Led Zeppelin and Creedence Clearwater Revival topped the charts. Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid and the original True Grit were big hits at the movies. Tie-dyeing and bell bottoms were “in.” The New York Mets surprised everyone by winning the first National League Championship series over the Braves, and then winning the World Series over another far better team, the Baltimore Orioles. And while the Internet hadn’t been invented yet, Clayton State had been… or at least its doors opened for the first time to 942 students on Sept. 30, 1969.
The Office of Alumni Relations has set up a special registration page for those interested in attending the Reunion, which will be held on campus at 11:30 a.m. on Homecoming Day, Saturday, Feb. 15. Register now at: https://giving.clayton.edu/reunion
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“Calling all early Clayton Staters!” says Director of Alumni Relations Leila Tatum. “In honor of our 45th anniversary, we are hosting a groovy reunion for students, faculty and staff from the early days. Can you dig it? Join us for this far out 45th anniversary/1969 themed party during Homecoming. Reminisce with your fellow early Clayton Staters about bell bottoms and flower power. This event is sure to be a blast! "