2016 Fall Conference Reunions

Celebrating the Classes of 1981, 1986, 1991, 1996, 2001, 2006, and 2011!

It’s your reunion year, and that means it is time to celebrate! Please join for two different events custom made for reunion year fun.

First up, please join us for the 2016 Fall Conference. In addition to the outstanding CE sessions available, we will feature some fun alumni events!

  • Alumni Annual Luncheon, Thursday, September 22, 11:50 AM – 1:15 PM, featuring news and awards from your Veterinary Medical Alumni Association
  • Conference Reception & Dinner, Thursday, September 22, 5:30 PM – 9 PM, featuring class reunion year tables, the Marching Illini Drumline, a band, a bar with two drink tickets per attendee, a silent auction, and more fun!
  • Class Reunion Kick-Off, Friday, September 23, 3-5 PM, at the new location for every Illini’s favorite pizza place, Papa Del’s!
  • Class Gatherings (details below, including contact information for your class coordinators)

You are also invited to join us on Saturday, October 29, for Homecoming! We have lots of fun activities planned, including tours of the College and campus, a reunion dinner, a football game against Wisconsin, and more! More details will be posted soon!

We hope to see you back on campus this fall!

Registration for Fall Conference Activities

You can register for all events whether or not you are attending Fall Conference.

Class Reunion Details

Class of 1981
Coordinators: Dr. Al Glater & Dr. Rosemary LoGiudice
Class Gathering: Friday, September 23 – stay at Papa Del’s for a private party after the
RSVP: Email Al and Rosemary to RSVP

Class of 1986
Coordinators: Dr. Gayle Brown & Dr. Larry Firkins
Class Gathering: The Class of 1986 will hold a Trivia Scavenger Hunt from 5-6 PM after the Alumni Celebration & Class Reunion Kick-Off!
RSVP: Email Gayle & Larry to RSVP

Class of 1991
Coordinator: Dr. Laura Garrett
Class Gathering: On Thursday, after the conference reception the class will head to downtown Champaign.  Further details for Friday and Saturday are being worked out via the class Facebook page.
RSVP: Email Laura.

Class of 1996
Coordinator: Dr. Anne Barger
Class Gathering: The Class of 1996 Gathering will be held at Anne Barger’s home at 6:30 pm Friday, September 23. Appetizers and drinks will be served, and RSVPs are requested. Anne’s home is at 5007 Chestnut Grove Drive, Champaign, IL 61822.
RSVP: Contact Anne at 217-390-0772 or to RSVP.

Class of 2001
Coordinator: Dr. Sarah Probst Miller
Class Gathering: Brewery tour and progressive dinner on Friday evening. Visit your class Facebook page for details.
RSVP: Email Sarah.

Class of 2006
Coordinator: Dr. Derrick Hall
Class Gathering: Join the Class of 2006 for a bar crawl through your favorite campus bars! The bar crawl schedule is:
Legends: 7-8:30
Murphy’s: 8:30-10
Brother’s: 10-???
RSVP: In order to get a good head count, please RSVP to Derrick.

Class of 2011
Coordinator: Dr. Michael Miller
Class Gathering: Members of the Class of 2011 will meet for the reunion on Thursday night at 9 PM at the Blind Big Brewery in downtown Champaign.
RSVP: Email Michael.


Attendees are responsible for making their own hotel reservations. All hotel blocks will be held through August 22, 2016. Mention “Vet Med Fall Conference” to receive the group rate. The conference will be held at the iHotel and Conference Center. It is recommended that you book your reservations early. The prices listed below do not include taxes.

Comfort Suites

Country Inn and Suites

Hawthorn Suites

iHotel and Conference Center

Holiday Inn Express

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