A Message From the 75th Anniversary Committee Chair
Exactly 75 years later, Hofstra University — today an internationally renowned university with a student body of thousands and a faculty community of hundreds — launched a yearlong series of events to commemorate a rich history of Pride and Purpose. Beginning with the Diamond Weekend, September 23-26, 2010, festivities included a Happy Birthday Hofstra celebration with a custom-made cake by Charm City Cakes replicating the Joan and Donald E. Axinn Library and the original Unispan; a Live At 75 Festival, including music acts from the 1960s through the present; a Grucci fireworks spectacular; and “An Evening with Jimmy Fallon.”
We hope you enjoy this retrospective of the Diamond Weekend. Please visit hofstra.edu/75 for information on 75th anniversary events planned for spring 2011, as well as information on the Hofstra Honor Roll and Oral History Project (click on “History”). There are also opportunities for you to share your own memories and photos (click on “Interact”).
Melissa Kane Connolly ’89
Vice President, University Relations
Chair, 75th Anniversary Committee