MacMurray Alumni Gathering

Date: June 23 - 25, 2023
Location: Jacksonville, IL

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MacMurray Foundation & Alumni Association is pleased to announce that the second annual gathering of alumni since the college closed is scheduled for June 23-25,2023. Activities will be held on the former campus in Jacksonville, IL centered around the chapel and dining hall.

Highlights will include the 50th year reunion for the Class of 1973, with special invitations for the Classes of 1972 and 1974 to join them. Other class reunions are also hoped to be held a Saturday evening dinner will feature Foundation awards as well as alumni awards awarded while the college was active.

The MacMurray Hall in the Jacksonville Area Museum will again have a special display, in addition to the regular exhibits. The Foundation also plans to host a reception for MacMurray Scholars as the Foundation continues to provide scholarships for higher education.

In making the announcement, Willy Stanton ('72) Co-chair of the Foundation's Alumni Engagement Committee stated they are excited to work with fellow alum Brian Reilly and Cured Catering now that he has assumed responsibility for Annie Merner Chapel and McClelland Dining Hall. Fellow Co-Chair Rich Laren ('83) added that although the college has closed, Jacksonville continues to be a special place in the lives of so many alums, and it makes sense to host gatherings in Jacksonville.

As more information develops, interested people can get updates on the Foundation website, and in the Foundation's email Newsletter.

Weekend Schedule

Friday, June 23

12:00 PM – 4:00 PM

Golf Scramble at K’s Creek Golf Club

6:00 PM – 9:00 PM

Reunion Class gatherings at Water’s Edge Winery ($10 Registration Fee required, hors d'oeuvres provided)
(Classes of 1973, 1983,1993, 2003, 2013)

6:00 PM – Closing

Bahan’s gathering (drinks and food on own)

Saturday, June 24

9:00 AM – 10:30 AM

Registration and Breakfast in the Dining Hall with Bloody Mary’s and Mimosas
($20 fee in advance)

9:00 AM – 4:00 PM

MacMurray Hall at Jacksonville Area Museum Open

10:30 AM – 12:00 Noon

Phi Nu Tea

11:30 AM – 1:00 PM

MacScholars Reception, Dining Hall

10:30 AM – 4:00 PM

Lawn Party under the Tent with DJ, cash bar, food trucks, Swag sale and class pictures

2:30 PM – 3:30 PM

Alumni Awards in the Chapel

3:30 PM – 4:00 PM

Renew your Wedding Vows in the Chapel

4:00 PM – 4:30 PM

MacMurray College Historical Marker dedication at the corner of College and Clay

5:00 PM – 6:00 PM

Cocktail Hour in the Dining Hall (Registration fee includes dinner)

6:00 PM – 10:00 PM

Dinner, Drinks & Dancing in the Dining Hall ($40 in advance, $50 at door)
Live Music and Dancing and More

Sunday, June 25

10:00 AM – 11:00 AM

Chapel Service with Reverend Mike Fender

11:00 AM

Belles Letters Breakfast at Jacksonville Country Club

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