Brockport dedicates trees to alumni
Published: Tuesday, September 18, 2012
Updated: Tuesday, September 18, 2012 11:09
The 2012 College at Brockport Homecoming weekend featured a variety of events to celebrate and attend for current students, staff and the 500 alumni who attended. These events included the traditional tree planting ceremony the college has celebrated for more than 20 years.
During Homecoming weekend, the college brings together a graduated class celebrating their 50-year reunion and the college's most recent graduates in one tree planting ceremony.
This year, the tradition was celebrated between the class of 1962 and the class of 2012. The two classes came together Friday, Sept. 13 and planted trees along Alumni Walk.
“We have 464 acres on campus and this is one of my favorite spots,” said President John R. Halstead in a Brockport press release. “It’s very peaceful here and I enjoy walking through this area and remembering our alumni classes.”
Kevin Perry, a 2012 graduate and former president of the Brockport Student Government (BSG), was asked to represent the class of 2012 for the ceremony, along with former BSG vice president Scott Harrington.
Perry and Harrington helped plant the tree, celebrating the classes status as alumni. Perry said this experience gave him the pleasure of connecting with Brockport alumni.
"The way I see it, the trees and branches which line Alumni Walk; represent the growing network of graduates as we continue on in our professional future to do such great things," Perry said. "It also allows us to remember our roots all come back to Brockport and that we can still impact the current students."