If Mines was so tough to get through and the goal was simply to ‘get out,’ why do so many return for Alumni Weekend? “Mines is a tradition in our family and so are reunions,” says 50th reunion attendee and volunteer organizer Jim White ’64, whose father (Edwin F. White ’36) and sons (Eric ’89, MS ’93 and Scott ’89 White) also graduated from the university. “Mostly, we enjoy sharing stories. I feel fortunate that 1964 was a close class and we have had several members help organize each of our reunions. We look forward to it and have a lot of fun in the planning as well as the reunion itself.”

Rekindled friendships, blue skies and Mines pride marked the events on campus April 24-26, 2014, when alumni from the classes of ’79, ’74, ’69, ’64, Golden Miners (’35-’63) and others celebrated their return to the school that helped launch their careers. Choosing between tours that highlighted campus architecture, labs and landscape, and presentations by professors on water in the West and other timely topics, alumni took the opportunity to reacquaint themselves with campus and reconnect with classmates.

We hope to see an equally strong showing of alumni next year; watch for our save-the-date announcement.

Photos: More snapshots of Alumni Weekend