membership matters 202 graduates from the Class of ' 77 are classified as 'lost' Of 4,074 total living raduates from the Class of ' 77 2,212 are male 1,862 are female 35% of the Class of ' 77 are GAA members 1976 35.9% 1978 34.1% 1979 34.3% 1980 32.7%
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up for trips by mid-November, nearly the same number as
had registered at the same time a year earlier.
Bynum Tudor Jr. ' 55, who was visiting Oxford with the
GAA for the seventh time during the Sept. 11 attacks,
remembers most of all how the staff of R ewley House,
where "T he Oxford Experience" participants live during
the two-week trip, responded after the attacks."They went
out of their way to help us," he said. "They kept asking,
'What can we do?' And they even opened up the phone
lines and gave us unlimited free long distance to our fam.i-
lies and friends back home."
Tudor vows to continue traveling."I will definitely
return to Oxford for an eighth time."
The group of UNC and Duke alumni participating in
"The Oxford Experience" also included Ron Hyatt ' 59
(MED), who is UNC's faculty marshal and professor of
exercise and sports sciences; he represented the GAA as
the trip's co-host. Hyatt said he was overwhelmed by the
"marvelous response" of the British.
"When I saw the national anthem played at the chang-
ing of the guard, shivers ran up and down my spine and
tears came to my eyes," he said. It was the same feeling he
had when he passed the U.S. Embassy in London and saw
bouquets stacked as high as the door. Later, Hyatt was
stopped on the streets of Oxford by a British lady who
asked him if he was Anlerican. When he nodded, she
threw her arms around his neck to give him a hug.
"It was a very warm feeling to be that far from home
and see that much support given," said Hyatt, who says the
small group of travelers grew closer over the short time
they were abroad."A bond was formed between the peo-
ple from America and between these people and their
British counterparts. I wouldn't hesitate to travel again
with the GAA. It was a joy, privilege and honor to be a
host and to be in that particular place at that time." •
- Jessie Tucker
Student Members Host aGhoulish Good lime
On October 30, the Student Membership of the General Alumni Association hosted a
Halloween party with the Campus Y Big Buddy program in the Cabaret of the Student Union.
The all-black decor of the club set the stage for a ghostly evening of Pin the N ose on the
Pumpkin, balloon-racing contests, and an opportunity to decorate crafts. The 100 kids and 55
student members in attendance also enjoyed a pizza dinner. The spooktacular event was just one
way GAA student members give back to their communities. In December, members also filled
100 goodie bags to take to the Ronald McDonald House in time for the holidays.
The party gets hopping
during balloon races.
A partygoer tries to hit It
on the nose.
Student members and their party guests broke out the glue and glitter to make scary Halloween crafts.
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