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Class of 1970 : Welcome to the "Golden Stags!"

After a 51.5 year wait, we were thrilled to celebrate with the Class of 1970 at their long-awaited 50th Reunion on Saturday, November 6. At a special Induction Ceremony with President Mark R. Nemec, PhD, the Class was officially inducted into the prestigious group known as the "Golden Stags!" Congratulations to all of these alumni on this amazing milestone in their Fairfield story.

And a special thank you to the 32 classmates who joined us for the festivities! Stay tuned for photos from the celebration.

It is not too late to share your Fairfield journey with us! Scroll down for more information! 

50th Reunion Schedule

Here is a reminder of your 50th Reunion program from 2021! 

Event Time Location
Registration Opens
If you are joining us for the Campus Tour and/or Golden Stags Luncheon check-in will take place at the Dolan School of Business. Please note: If you are arriving for Mass and/or the Dinner Dance, registration will close briefly at 4:30 p.m. and move to the Barone Campus Center where it will reopen at 5 p.m.
9:30 a.m. Charles F. Dolan School of Business
Guided Tour of the University
Join us for a guided tour of Fairfield University. Our tour will make stops at several of our new campus buildings. Tour is rain or shine. Please plan accordingly.
10 a.m. Charles F. Dolan School of Business
Golden Stags Induction Ceremony & Luncheon
Celebrate the Class of 1971's long-awaited induction into the Golden Stags at this special luncheon ceremony with University President Mark R. Nemec, PhD. Each attendee will have their photo taken with the President.
Noon Charles F. Dolan School of Business
Free Time at Fairfield
Spend your afternoon getting reacquainted with classmates - and your alma mater! Stop by the Stag Spirit Shop, visit the Fairfield University Art Museum, or the Walsh Art Gallery.

Please Note: If you wish to freshen up/change before Mass and/or dinner, please take this opportunity to return to your hotel.
2 p.m. Fairfield University Campus
Reunion Mass
Join us for a special Reunion Mass which will include recognition of your deceased classmates. The Golden Stags who are also celebrating a milestone Reunion on campus will join us at Mass.
4:30 p.m. Egan Chapel of St. Ignatius Loyola
Class of 1970 Cocktail Reception & Dinner
Celebrate and toast to 50 years with your classmates. A DJ will play some of your favorite hits for your listening and dancing pleasure.
5:30 p.m. Charles F. Dolan School of Business

50th Reunion Fairfield Journeys

Even though your Reunion date has passed, we are still we are still looking for members of the Class of 1970 to share their journeys of their life after Fairfield! 

Please consider writing a short narrative of your “journey” since graduation. A collection of these reflections will be compiled and live on your Class's personal webpage after you become "Golden Stags." Even if you cannot attend your Reunion, we encourage you to submit an entry. Previous 50th Reunion classes have found these memories to be inspiring, and have appreciated the chance to reconnect with classmates and hear about their lives after graduation. We need as many entries as possible to make this project a success, and will continue to remind you to participate!

Your story can highlight a wide range of things – from your professional career to your family, hobbies and personal life. You may submit your entry in the following ways:

• Online by filling out our online form at
• E-mail it to (Be sure to include the following: Your "Post-Grad" Journey, Your Favorite Fairfield Memory, and any Legacy Family Ties you have to Fairfield)
• Mail your submission (with the above questions/answers) to Fairfield University,
Attn: Colleen McGinn, 1073 No. Benson Road, Fairfield, CT 06824
• Call Colleen at (203) 254-4280 with any questions.

Read journeys submitted by your classmates:

Tom Barritt

Dennis Brancaccio

James Honeycutt

Matthew Malok

Albert Mariani

David Melenski

Phil Miller

Bill Reilly

Kurt Schlichting

John Tinker

William Traester

Bill Warnken

Missing Classmates

Contact information for the following members of the Class of 1970 is missing from our database. If you know where your classmates are and/or how to get in touch, please e-mail

James Bertera
Kevin Cook
Geoffrey Jones
John Magno
Donald McInerney
J. David O'Connor
Ozzie Pisarri 
John Ward

As of November, 2021. 

Deceased Classmates

We continue to remember in a special way the members of our class who have gone before us...

Eternal rest grant to them O Lord and let perpetual light shine upon them.
May these and all the souls of the faithful departed through the mercy of God rest in peace.

William Allison
Robert Allison 
William Banyar
Gary Blow
Reuben Bradford
Robert Carpenter
Russell Chapman
Derry Chuga
Raymond Connor
Charles Coviello
David DiLeo
Robert Dohn
Dennis Donovan
Thomas Dooney
Gerard DuBois
Myles Edwards
Robert Faley
Scott Fay
John Florio
William Fox
Charles Frystack
Wayne Gibbons
James Giuliano
Mark Gombar
John Grillo
Louis Haddad
G. Simon Harak
Philip Hogan
Paul Hogan
Philip Iacozza

John Ingress
Gregory Kelly
C. Michael Kenefick
Theodore Keyloun
Paul Lysaght
Robert MacDonald 
Lawrence Maher
Thomas Mannion
George Marr
Thomas Martocci
Andrew Mattison
Thomas Miller
John Moriarty
Thomas Mullaney
John Noce
Kevin O'Connell
Matthew Parzych
Zenon Podubynskyj
Richard Primps
Thomas Ravener
Steven Ryan
Joseph Satriano
Richard Schonbeck
John Sheeran
John Shuk
Joseph Sindt
James Skonieczny
James Small
Gregory Smith
Joseph Umile
William Walsh

Last updated November, 2021

Frequently Asked Questions

Photos from your 50th Reunion are available to view and/or download via your: 50th Reunion: Class of 1970 photo album on Flickr. 

Yes! Yearbooks and various other archives are available for viewing online. View our online University Archives & Special Collections through the DiMenna-Nyselius Library.

Once graduates of Fairfield University celebrate their milestone 50th Reunion, they become members of the prestigious group known as Golden Stags. This group is the cornerstone of our alumni family and we are proud to recognize and celebrate their importance to the Fairfield community. Currently, the Golden Stags are made up of alumni from the classes of 1951 through 1970.

For more information about our "Golden Stags," please visit:

Feel free to contact us at any time!

The Office of Alumni Relations: (203) 254-4280
Fax: (203) 254-4104

Colleen McGinn 
Director, Alumni Engagement
Phone: (203) 254-4000 ext. 2417

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