Spartans from graduating classes of 50 or more years ago are invited to return to campus at Homecoming for this year’s Kedzie Reunion Luncheon. Welcome the 50-year class into the society as you reminisce with friends and see who receives this year’s Kedzie Cane Award.
Due to the ongoing pandemic, the Kedzie Reunion Luncheon celebrating the Classes of 1970 and 1971 has been scheduled for Oct. 1, 2021.
Starting in 1929 at the suggestion of former MSU president Dr. Frank S. Kedzie, MSU began hosting an event called the Patriarchs’ Luncheon for alumni who graduated 50 or more years ago. It was at the third annual Patriarchs’ Luncheon that the Kedzie Cane was presented to the oldest living alumnus in attendance, Daniel Strange, class of 1867. The 37” coffee wood cane was donated by Dr. Kedzie and was previously owned by his father, William Kedzie. The Patriarchs’ Luncheon was eventually renamed the Kedzie Society Luncheon and continues annually. Each year the Alumni Office presents the Kedzie Cane Award to both the oldest male and female in attendance.
For more information: If you have questions about the Kedzie Reunion Luncheon, please contact Maria Giggy via email or by calling (517) 884-1000.