Class of 1983

Class of 1983 reunion photo from Homecoming 2013

Who's Coming

  • Amy Courter ’83, Lisa Presley
  • Suzanne (Kleinsmith) Saganich ’83
  • Shelley Weiler ’83

1983 Schedule of Events

Friday, October 18
7:00 p.m.
Class of 1983 Informal Gathering
Old Dog Tavern, 402 East Kalamazoo Avenue

Saturday, October 19
12:00 p.m.
Class of 1983 Reunion Photo
Stetson Chapel

1:00 p.m. – 1:30 p.m.
Viewing of A PARTY by Jim Gilmore ’83
Room 103, Dewing Hall
In the Fall of 1982, K senior Jim Gilmore enrolled in an independent study with Professor Larry Jaquith in the Department of Theatre & Communication Arts.  The result was A PARTY – an 8mm B/W silent movie that examined the various stereotypes – the jocks, the nerds, the druggies, the brainiacs, the tramps and do-gooders – found in a typical dorm party. In 1982 “keggers” were typical in the upper-class dorms of Crissey & Severn. In order to cast the film, Gilmore turned to his roommates, his friends, and fellow theatre majors. He wrote a story outline, created a storyboard and cast the characters (asking everybody to play against type). He set the story in his suite in Crissey, bought a keg one weekend night, and began filming into the early hours of the morning. In the course of the film the party drags on, the characters change and the stereotypes begin to crack. The film was spliced together in the basement of the FAB and premiered at the very end of the semester in the Recital Hall. Over 30 years later A PARTY returns to campus…

6:30 p.m.
Class of 1983 Reunion
Hornets Suite, Kalamazoo College Field House (second floor)
Enjoy the company of your classmates as you celebrate your 30th reunion. Don’t miss out on a special viewing of CAUGHT IN A TRADITION OF EXCELLENCE by Jim Gilmore ’83 at your reunion!
Heavy hors d’oeuvres, $32/adult  $15/child (ages 5-12)
includes 3 beer/wine tokens

Reunion Committee

Reunion Chair and Class Agent
Tom Farthing ’83

Committee Members
Suzanne (Kleinsmith) Saganich ’83

Holly (Rarick) Witchey ’83

Contact Christy Honsberger at or 269-337-7246 to join your reunion committee!

Reunion Mailing

View your class reunion invitation letter [PDF, 238.02Kb] from your reunion committee.

Take the Reunion Giving Challenge!

Please consider a new or increased gift to Kalamazoo College in celebration of your 30th reunion year. Donors who shared a gift last year are asked to increase your gift to K during your reunion year. Didn’t share a gift last year? Now’s the time to become a donor. Your gifts pave the way for today’s K students to shape the future.

Your Reunion Giving Challenge runs from July 1, 2013 through June 30, 2014. If you have any questions about your giving history or the Reunion Giving Challenge, please contact Sandy Dugal at or 269.337.5959.

Ways to Connect

Find and reconnect with your classmates through the alumni directory.

1983 Boiling Pot