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Reunion Information

Join us June 7-8-9, 2019 when the classes of 1939, 1944, 1949, 1954, 1959, 1964, 1969, 1974, 1979, 1984, 1989, 1994, 1999, 2004, 2009, and 2014 will be celebrating major milestones. All alumni are invited to join us for a special weekend of activities. See the Downloads section of this page for a pdf of the weekend schedule for viewing or printing.

If you are a member of a class celebrating a milestone reunion and want to find out more about class plans or get involved in planning, email alumni@cranbrook.edu. On Friday night there will be a cocktail hour on campus for all milestone classes, and Saturday will be an action-packed day including the traditional quadfest evening cocktail party.

We look forward to welcoming you back for a weekend of special events. There will be a celebration of the 50th anniversary of Wilderness Expedition on Saturday night following Quadfest. You will also have opportunities to greet faculty members and wish Sarkis Halajian, Rich and Betsy Lamb, Kathy Riegle, Sharon Peacock and Andy and Martha Weidenbach well in their retirement. View and print the full reunion schedule available in the "Downloads" section on this page. The events listed on this schedule are open to all alumni. Alumni from milestone years should check in with their class planners about any special events relating to their class reunion or email alumni@cranbrook.edu before purchasing tickets to general reunion events.

Check the Reunion News section below,  as we will be adding information about special reunion events as it becomes available. Facebook users, please join the CK Alumni Association Facebook page to get reunion updates in your news feed. Hit the "like" button to ensure you see updates and news from the page. Invite your classmates to like the page so they will be up to the minute with alumni news as well!

Make sure your contact information is up to date by sending the latest to alumni@cranbrook.edu.

For more information, please contact the Alumni Office at (248) 645-3132.

Reunion News

List of 3 news stories.

  • Toast our Retiring Faculty June 7-8-9

    Sending retiring faculty members on their way is one of the bittersweet gifts of reunion. This year, several longtime faculty members will be taking their leave. Performing arts director Sarkis Halajian will retire after 44 years at Cranbrook Schools. Alumni will have a special chance to bid him adieu at "Halajian's Jazz Cafe" at Kingswood Auditorium on Friday night from 7:30-9:30 p.m. There will be light refreshments and a cash bar available. Join fellow computer science and robotics alumni at the Cranbrook Library Reading Room between 4-5 p.m. on Saturday for a special gathering to honor Rich and Betsy Lamb. Rich has taught computer science at the schools since 1977, along with his wife Betsy Lamb who taught at the middle school and has been a pillar of the robotics program over the years. Share stories and memories of your days in the computer lab or in robotics competitions. Sharon Peacock retires this spring after serving as dean of girls since 2003. Celebrate Sharon's career at Cranbrook Schools at the Sunday brunch on the Quad from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. For the detailed reunion 2019 schedule, visit the "downloads" section on the reunion page. For information or to reserve a spot at any of these events email alumni@cranbrook.edu.
  • Wilderness Expedition 50 Celebration

    WE-50 is in the books, and CK sophomores have made it through another challenging adventure in the Smoky Mountains! At this year's reunion, gather with fellow alumni to celebrate this milestone. Memories and stories of Wilderness Expedition bind our alumni across the decades. Relive the experience! The WE-50 celebration will begin at 8pm on Saturday evening, following Quadfest in the Cranbrook Common Room (Tremain Common - down the hall from the Library). There will be light refreshments and a cash bar available. Reserve your spot or send a Wilderness Expedition memory to alumni@cranbrook.edu. Visit the reunion page for more Reunion 2019 news or to download the weekend schedule.
  • Distinguished Alumni 2018

    Each spring, the Distinguished Alumni Award is presented to an alumna and alumnus who has brought honor and distinction to herself/himself and to Cranbrook Kingswood through career achievement, public service or contributions in other areas. This year’s recipients provide a wonderful illustration of the range of talents and passions our alumni bring to all of their undertakings after graduation. Writer Jennifer Sibley Clement ’78 and tech entrepreneur Jay Adelson ’88 will represent our alumni, speaking at the commencement services for the class of 2018 this June. The following day, they be honored as Distinguished Alumni at the alumni assembly at reunion on Saturday, June 9 at 11 a.m. at Kingswood Auditorium.
     
    Celebrating her 40th reunion, Jennifer Sibley Clement is the President of PEN International, a community of writers that promotes literature and freedom of expression. She is the first woman to be elected since the organization was founded in 1921. Clement is the author of four novels: Prayers for the Stolen, A True Story Based on Lies, The Poison That Fascinates and Gun Love. Among many other awards, Prayers for the Stolen was a New York Times Book Review Editor’s Choice Book. She also wrote also wrote the acclaimed memoir Widow Basquiat on New York City in the early 1980s and the painter Jean-Michel Basquiat.  Clement’s books have been translated into 30 languages
     
    A member of the class of ’88 Adelson is a pioneer in Internet infrastructure and a serial entrepreneur. Starting his career at Netcom, one of the first global internet service providers, Adelson found a place at the forefront of the startup revolution. He is known for founding and growing cutting-edge tech companies that include Equinix, Digg, Revision3, SimpleGeo and Opsmatic. Adelson has been included in Time Magazine’s list of the 100 Most Influential People in the World. His passion for Internet infrastructure and communications led him to co-found Center Electric, an early-stage technology venture capital firm designed to leverage the growth of the Internet of Things. Adelson and his class celebrate their 30th reunion this spring.
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Downloads

  • Reunion 2019 Schedule
    Reunion weekend activities open to alumni from all class years. To get updates on special plans or purchase tickets related to special milestone reunion classes, check with your class reunion planners or email alumni@cranbrook.edu.
  • Hotel List
    A list of suggested area hotels

  • Cab and Car Services
    For your convenience, we are providing information for those using ride-share services.
    • For pickup at the Cranbrook campus ask the driver to come to the 520 Lone Pine lot, which is the alumni courtyard just west of the dining hall lot. 
    • For Kingswood ask the driver to come in the main entrance from 39221 Woodward and take the first left into the Kingswood parking lot and follow left to the circle. Or use gps coordinates 42.572820, -83.243486
    Local Cab Companies:
    • Michigan Green Cars - (248) 714-0566

    Services to transport you and your car:

    • Designated Driver Services: (248) 978-1767 - $30 pickup fee, $3/mile, additional charges for wait time or extra drop-off stops.
    • Safe Way Home: (586) 563-7144

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