Class of 1978

40th Reunion

Class Color: Royal Blue*

Reunion will be here before you know it, so make your plans now to return to campus April 12-14 during Reunion at Thurtene Carnival. See what has changed on campus - and what hasn't changed a bit.
Reconnect with classmates at many events such as Cocktails with Classmates, the Alumni BBQ, and your Class Party.
Register today​! Please note that advanced registration is suggested for some events and others may require registration through the organization hosting the event. Check out the full events schedule. We look forward to seeing you in April.

Classmate Spotlight
Attend the Alumni Panel Discussion on Entrepreneurship on Saturday, April 13th at 10:30 a.m. to see Jeff Lapidus, BSBA ’79, President of JBL Financial Services, Inc.​, discuss his journey to success as well as the importance of innovation and entrepreneurship.

Attend the Alumni Panel Discussion on Cybersecurity on Saturday, April 13th at 2 p.m. to see Ed Corno, BFA ’79, discuss his experiences in technology and cybersecurity​.

Also join Mel Pearlstone Lapidus, AB ’79, AB ’79, on Saturday, April 13th
at 8:45 a.m. to stuff backpacks for children who are removed from their homes because of abuse, neglect, inflicted trauma, or natural disaster.
After retiring, Mel joined her mom, founder of Project Backpack, to help
kids in crisis. 
Project Backpack provides age and gender appropriate backpacks to kids at the time they are removed from their homes because of domestic violence, neglect, natural disaster and homelessness--the time of greatest crisis. The backpacks provide both necessities (think toiletries, diapers, underwear, socks), as well as comfort items like books, toys, school supplies and stuffed animals. Hope to see you at the warehouse on Saturday morning, April 13th---check us out at – Mel Pearlstone Lapidus, AB ’79, AB ’79

40th Reunion Class Party
Your Class Party will be held at Holmes Lounge. Enjoy an evening with your classmates over dinner and drinks with live entertainment by The Usual Suspects, and wonderful memories!​
Support Your Reunion Class Gift!
The 40th Reunion Class Gift includes any and all gifts made to Washington University from July 1, 2018 through June 30, 2019. For more information visit, call 800-835-3503 or email
*Your class color is royal blue. Look for royal blue table linens at Cocktails with Classmates and the Alumni BBQ to find fellow classmates. 


40th Reunion Committee

Executive Chairs
Ed Corno
Mark Lubin
Lee Marks
David Rubenstein​
Kevin Truman

Gift Chair
Doug Rothman

Debra Farber Dresner
Loren Ginsburg
Jeffrey Lapidus
Larry Moore
Gwendolyn Stewart​

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