On Saturday, June 8, Saint Anselm College inducted 87 members of the class of 1974 into the Order of Golden Anselmians – alumni who have celebrated the 50th anniversary of their graduation. The induction took place immediately after mass in the Abbey Church.

“Fifty years ago, you received your diploma, full of hopes and dreams, ready to embark on the next chapter of your lives,” said Joseph A. Favazza, Ph.D., president of Saint Anselm College, at the ceremony. “Today, you return, not only to reminisce, but to celebrate the countless achievements, the lifelong friendships, and the rich experiences that have marked your journeys since that momentous day.”

Thomas Bullock ’74 and President Joseph Favazza inside the Abbey Church

At the end of the ceremony Thomas Bullock ’74 received the Walter J. Gallo ’58 Alumni Volunteer Award for his dedication to the college. Since graduating, Bullock has regularly served on his class reunion committee, volunteers for the annual Days of Giving Campaign, and is a dedicated supporter of Saint Anselm Athletics, specifically the men’s and women’s hockey teams. The award is named after Walter Gallo ’58, who worked in Alumni Relations and College Advancement for more than 55 years.

After their inductions, the class of 1974 joined other Golden Anselmians for a celebratory dinner, where Thomas Meehan ‘74 delivered his class toast. The Golden Anselmians continued to celebrate their reunion for the rest of the weekend along with other classes.


Members of the Class of 1974 gathered in front of the Abbey Church