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Golden Hawks return to the nest

More than 2,000 Laurier alumni take part in Waterloo and Brantford Homecoming celebrations

Three decades ago, Glen Wimbush finished his Bachelor of Business Administration degree at Laurier. In the years since, he has kept in touch with friends from his graduating class.

“We became a really close-knit group as students and we’ve made a point of coming back to campus for Homecoming every five years,” Wimbush said.

For Wimbush, Homecoming offers the chance to reconnect and reminisce with others from his class. This year marked his 30-year reunion.

Wimbush and his former classmates were among more than 2,000 Laurier alumni who returned to the university’s Waterloo and Brantford campuses to celebrate Homecoming 2016.

This year’s celebration included reunion dinners, family-friendly programming, academic sessions and anniversary events for the Lyle S. Hallman Faculty of Social Work, the Lazaridis School of Business and Economics and the Department of Political Science, which are all marking 50 years.

Of course, there was also the traditional football game in Waterloo, which saw the Golden Hawks down rivals the Waterloo Warriors 68-7, and a hockey game in Brantford.

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