50th Reunion - Class of 1973

50th Reunion - Class of 1973

The 50th Reunion marks a meaningful milestone for alumni, bringing together classmates from near and far for an exuberant celebration. We hope you will make plans to join everyone on campus next spring to relive moments of joy and become reacquainted with alma mater and each other. 

Class of 1973 50th Reunion Committee

The Reunion Committee of the Class of 1973 will spend the next year working to engage and reconnect with classmates, encourage all members of the Class of 1973 to attend Traditions Weekend and strengthen philanthropy through the class gift. Please reach out to one of the committee members below if you have questions or ideas.


J. Thomas Flesher ’73, Co-Chair
Renee Fleming Mills ’73, Co-Chair
Mary Mann Smith ’73, P ’11 Co-Chair
Jeffrey B. Trammell ’73, Co-Chair


Albert Allen III ’73
Barbara Bounds Brown ’73, P ’10
Lynda Lee Butler ’73
Richard Reynolds Clark ’73, P ’09
Rebecca Deans Crews ’73, P ’08
Hilda Crucet Garrett ’73, P ’12
Daniel William Gepford ’73, P ’02, P ’04
Robert Charles Gottke ’73, P ’06
Jay Alvin Gsell ’73
Elizabeth Frazier Hixon ’73, P ’07
John Kenneth Kloster III ’73
Penelope Harper Meredith ’73, P ’01
Katherine Ammen Mortara ’73, P ’10
Dede Miller Nelson ’73
Debra Jean Prillaman ’73, J.D. ’76, P ’19
Donald A. Purdy Jr. ’73
Mary Sammons Rordam ’73, P ’10, P ’10, P ’11
Nancy Lee Rowland ’73, P ’03, P ’08
Bruce Roy Wachter ’73
Joan Spiegel Wachter ’73

Giving & Class Gift

Each year the 50th Reunion Committee selects projects and fundraising goals to accomplish as a part of their reunion. This year the class fundraising goals are $9,500,000 and 50% participation.


Total Giving: $7,731,663

Planned Giving: $4,541,000*
Gifts/Pledges: $3,190,663
Class Project: $76,500

Class Participation: 39%

Last updated August 29, 2022

Give toward your class gift

For more information about planned giving visit the Gift Planning website or contact Kirsten A. Kellogg ’91, assistant vice president for principal gifts and gift planning, at 757-221-1019 or kakellogg@wm.edu.

Class Project

Class of 1973 Internship and Applied Learning Endowment

Funds distributed from this endowment shall be used to provide support for internships and/or applied learning experiences for undergraduate students at William & Mary.



As part of your 50th Reunion celebration, the William & Mary Alumni Association will publish an edition of the Colonial Re-Echo. The Re-Echo is a yearbook that tells the story of our class at William & Mary and during the 50 years since graduation. There are just two questions for your submission: What’s your favorite W&M memory, and what have you been up to these last 50 years?

We can't wait to see your answers!

Submit your entry