In September 1965, Lakehead University's inaugural students (all 833 of them) embarked on their post-secondary educational journey at a new, untried institution. Now, 40 years later, the University has over 7,400 students, more than 35,000 alumni working around the globe, and a bright future. Lakehead University has grown from its humble beginnings into a vibrant and dynamic institution of higher learning.
Throughout the year, Lakehead U will be hosting monthly events to commemorate 40 years of excellence in education and student services. However, the major event of the year is the 40th Anniversary Celebration Weekend taking place September 29 to October 2, when alumni and friends will visit the campus to take part in numerous activities such as BBQs, small group reunions, athletic events, faculty open houses, and a celebratory dinner.
"Lakehead University is proud of its achievements and its history -- and of the role it continues to play in the social and economic progress of Thunder Bay and the Northwestern region," says Dr. Fred Gilbert, President, Lakehead University. "Our 40th Anniversary is a time to reflect on our enormous success as an institution of higher learning -- and to celebrate the individual successes of our Alumni, whose achievements have helped raise the image and profile of Lakehead University."
"Alumni of Lakehead University are proud of the education they received, and have fond memories of their time here," says Ken Owen, President of the Lakehead University Alumni Association. "We want them to stay in touch and celebrate the tremendous growth this institution has experienced with their support."
Watch for the many exciting events and announcement about Lakehead University's 40th Anniversary Celebration. For more information, visit the website at www.lakeheadualumni.ca/40years
Contact: Marla Tomlinson, Office of Communications, 807-343-8177