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Class of 1971 Golden Grad Reunion

It is a great honor to recognize our alumni who have reached the special milestone of celebrating their 50th anniversary since graduating from their alma mater, Tennessee Tech. We lovingly refer to these alumni as our Golden Grads. It has been a long-standing tradition for the University President to present a Golden Grad Medallion to each attendee from the year's highlighted class during the 50th Reunion celebrations. The tradition is the official induction to the Golden Grad Society, consisting of all Tennessee Tech alumni who have celebrated their Golden Anniversary.  We look forward to inducting the Class of 1971 during this year's banquet! 


Class Gift

For nearly four decades, it has been a tradition for each Golden Grad Class to contribute towards a class gift. The total is a combination of all gifts given from everyone affiliated with the Golden Grad Class. Any gift to support any area of campus will count as a contribution towards the Class Gift. You may choose to make a gift online or mail a check to Tennessee Tech, Box 1915, Cookeville, TN 38505. 

As you think about your gift designation, please consider our True to Tech Fund. This unrestricted fund is vital to the work of your Crawford Alumni Center. It allows us to invest in our fundraising programs and employ student callers that in turn garner financial support for all colleges and departments across campus. A single dollar invested into the True to Tech Fund might yield $100 or even $1,000 for a campus area or student in need. 

Any gift to support any program, department, school, college or fund made at this time will be counted as part of the Class Gift and will enhance the college experience of a student at Tech today.

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Tennessee Tech Hymn - The quiet hills stand steadfast Round walls of russet brown On halls serene and campus green The smoky hills look down; And proudly may I cherish What thou hast giv'n to me, Oh Alma Mater, Tennessee Tech, God prosper thee.  Deep purple stand the mountains And golden sets the sun. We proudly wear these colors fair Until our goal is won; We pledge thee faithful service, Our love and loyalty, Oh Alma Mater, Tennessee Tech, God prosper thee. - Mrs. Joan Derryberry 1943


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