Class of 1961 News Summer 2021

Class Rep News

COKER COLLEGE CLASS OF 1961 celebrated their 60th Class Reunion this year 2021, the year of the Coronavirus. Since the Class could not get together in person, 69 classmates were contacted. A 60th Class of 1961 Reunion Project which was19 pages was compiled and sent to each classmate. It told of each classmate’s lives from when they left Coker until 2021. The Class had many 2 year Business Majors, day students, and those who transferred after 2 years.
The idea began very small…… and after getting information from classmates it became a BIG project! It was interesting getting to visit with classmates. The Class of 1961 classmates have all had exciting lives and have all made this earth a better place because of their lives. The Class of 1961 should be very proud of themselves.
During this project it was realized how much we did not know about the Day Students! Looking back, we wish we could have had more time to spend with them and to get to really know them. The Class of 1961 has reconnected after 60 years!
A Big Thank You to Evan Vaughn, Director of Alumni Engagement, for his advice and encouragement on the Class of 1961 60th Reunion Project.

Sara Ann Baughman Noll: The Class of 1961 is proud of Sara Ann’s daughter,
Tony nominee, Christiane Noll, who has a beautiful voice like Sara Ann. She’s had an impressive career both on Broadway, as a concert performer with symphony orchestras across the globe and also as a recording artist. She is excited for Broadway to open back up this Fall 2021 after the Coronavirus shut it down in 2020. She has performed in several virtual concerts while Broadway was shut down. Christiane’s website is :
She’ll be back on Broadway in DEAR EVAN HANSEN beginning in December 2021.
Christiane appeared on GOOD MORNING AMERICA-ABC-TV on June 1, 2021 as part of the DEAR EVAN HANSEN segment. You can see this at Jordan Fisher performs ‘You Will Be Found’ from ‘Dear Evan Hansen’ Click on You version to see the Good Morning America segment.
Sara Ann’s daughter has on a royal blue top and is on the back row. This is an original musical written by Benji Pasek and Justin Paul. It won a Tony Award in 2017. This Broadway play tells the story of a young man with social anxiety disorder who so yearns to make a connection with his peers that he fabricates a relationship with a deceased student to become closer to the boy’s family. To read about this play the link is:
Christiane’s husband is an actor and singer also. And their 12 year old daughter is very talented. She has a beautiful voice, plays the piano, trombone, ukulele, and
and holds a brown belt in JiuJitsu.

Please remember to send your gift to the Scholarship Fund or Annual Fund. The deadline for 2021 is on June 30, 2021.

“The great thing about getting older is that you don’t lose all the other ages you have been.”
Madeleine L’Engle. Edna DuRant Ellis, 1961 Class Representative.

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