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Class of 1965 Reunion Yearbook Questionnaire


Greetings from your Alumni Class Committee and the Catholic University Alumni Association! Can you believe it has been 50 years since we graduated from CUA? This year, Cardinal Weekend is set for Friday, Oct. 23, through Sunday, Oct. 25. Get in touch with your college friends and classmates and plan to come back to campus for a weekend of memories and fun new times together!

Thursday, October 22

Class of 1965 Cocktail Reception hosted by Jude and Mary Fran (Bizot) Franklin
3 - 7 p.m.
7616 Carteret Road, Bethesda, MD 20817
No cost but registration is required.

Jude and Mary Fran Franklin invite members of the Class of 1965 to their home for a special gathering to start Cardinal Weekend 2015 and celebrate their 50th Class Reunion. 

Alumni should register for this event when they register for all of their other Cardinal Weekend activities. If you have any questions, please feel free to reach out to Jude and Mary Fran directly at or 301-365-4119.

Friday, October 23

Class of 1965 Welcome Reception
1-3 p.m.
Edward J. Przybyla University Center, Great Room B, CUA Campus
Cost: $30 per person includes a lunch buffet, cocktails, and a chance to catch up with all of your classmates. 

Nursing Alumni Networking Reception and Speaker Panel
6 - 8 p.m.
Scullen Room, Pangborn Hall, CUA Campus
$25 alumni and friends; students no charge

Join fellow nursing alumni for a networking reception and get an update on the School of Nursing from Dean McMullen. Patricia Watts Kelley, Ph.D. 2000, Executive Director of the TriService Nursing Research Program; Christine Margaret McManus, B.S.N. 1987, M.S.N. 1991, Office of Health Services of the Peace Corps; Alexis Brown Bakos, B.S.N. 1987, M.S.N. 1992, Senior Advisor to the Deputy Assistant Secretary for Minority Health in the Office of Minority Health in the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services; Daria Amato, B.S.N. 1988, M.S.N. 1992, Associate Professor at Northern Virginia Community College; Mary Anne Hilliard, B.S.N. 1987, J.D. 1992, Vice President of Safety and Patient Experience and Chief Risk Counsel at Children's National Health System will tell the story of how they built their careers, sharing advice and anecdotes. Networking with fellow alumni will follow the panel. Students and alumni from all decades are welcome! 

Cardinal Weekend Kickoff Happy Hour (All Alumni)
7-9 p.m.
Busboys and Poets, Brookland
625 Monroe Street, N.E., Washington, DC 20017
No cost

Kick off the weekend with fellow Cardinals who are back "home" in Washington, D.C. Appetizers and drink specials will be provided for CUA alumni. Cash bar.  

Saturday, October 24

Alumni Pre-Game Tent Party
Join the pre-game tent party for good food, music, and fun for all ages! A ticket to the football game is included with each tent ticket. There will be reserved tables for all reunion classes, young alumni, SPD, ADG, KTG, Knights of Columbus, Golden Cardinals, President's Society, Nursing, and Senators Club, and a moon bounce and face-painting for the kids. 

11 a.m. - 1 p.m.
10:30 a.m. admission for all reunion classes (0s and 5s)
Cardinal Weekend tent, Raymond A. DuFour Athletic Center Field, CUA Campus

Adults $40 in advance ($60 day of)
Class of 2015 Alumni  $20.15 ($30 day of)
Class of 2016 Senior Students  $15 ($25 day of )
Children (4-12)   $10
Children (Under 4) Free
Staff and Faculty  $30

For any independent tailgating outside of the Pre-Game Tent Party, please reference The Catholic University of America Event Tailgate Policy, found here

Homecoming Football Game
Cheer on the CUA Cardinals as they take on the Wasps of Emory and Henry College. 

1 p.m.
Cardinal Stadium, Raymond A. DuFour Athletic Center, CUA Campus

Note: Admission to the football game is included in the Pre-Game Tent Party price.  

Class of 1965 50-Year Class Reunion
6-9 p.m.
Heritage Hall, Father O'Connell Hall, CUA Campus
Cost: $50 per person i
ncludes a buffet dinner and open bar. 

Sunday, October 25

Cardinal Weekend Alumni Mass
Sunday Mass is celebrated with special intentions for the 50-year reunion Class of 1965 and all of CUA's Golden Cardinals.

11 a.m.
St. Vincent de Paul Chapel, between Millennium North and Millennium South halls, John McCormack Road
CUA Campus

Champagne Brunch Honoring All of CUA's Golden Cardinal Reunion Classes
Including reserved tables for our Reunion Class Golden Cardinals from the Class of 1965, 1960, and 1955, to celebrate their 50th, 55th, and 60th reunions. 
All Catholic University alumni, staff, faculty, and guests are invited to celebrate CUA alumni who graduated 50 years ago or more. 

Noon (After Mass) - 2 p.m.
Great Room B, Pryzbyla University Center, CUA Campus
Cost: $35 per person

For a full list of weekend festivities, visit the Cardinal Weekend schedule

Class of 1965 Reunion Committee

William Reid  --
Lorraine Ruffing --

Jude Franklin --
Mary Fran Franklin --
John Innocenti --
Don Farley --
Bob Dunphy --
Heidi Godleski --
Robert Peraza --
Edith (Edy) Bellante Santangelo --

Class of 1965
Giving Campaign

Dollar Goal: $75,000

Percentage to Dollar Goal

Class Participation Goal:
50% or 153 Donors

Current Class Participation:

46 Donors

Click Here for Class Honor Roll

Class of 1965 Lost Alumni List

Part of the purpose of having a class reunion, beyond the fun and reminiscing, is to help find our lost classmates. The Office of Alumni Relations at Catholic University does not have any current information available to send the alumni listed below news about upcoming reunions and class events, and is asking for our help to find them. If you know of any current contact information for our following classmates, please email it to Michael Minetti, B.A. 2007, associate director, at Or encourage them to update their contact information here

To view the lost alumni list, click here

Class of 1965 Memorial Announcements

The Alumni Association is responsible for maintaining and updating data on the alumni population, including the reports of those who are no longer with us. Please click here to verify if your class has a deceased classmate. Should you find any omissions or inaccuracies, please do not hesitate to let us know. 

Note: These two lists are updated twice monthly. If you have submitted an update and do not see it reflected, please check back in a few days.  

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