Reunion 2018


October 19-20, 2018

Come and reunite with your Andrews Academy family.  Remember the defining moments of your past and reconnect with old friends.  We look forward to seeing all of you once again at our 54th annual Alumni Reunion!

This year’s honored classes:

1934, 1939, 1944, 1949, 1954, 1959, 1964, 1969, 1974, 1979, 1984, 1989, 1994, 1999, 2004, 2009, 2014

The class of 1969 is celebrating their golden reunion (50 years)!

The class of 1994 is celebrating their silver reunion (25 years)!

Teacher of the Year: Dean Boward

Alumnus of the Year: Ed Vitrano (1969)

We will also unveil a plaque honoring Knobby Mauro, former principal.


Friday, October 19:

Registration: 6 pm (gym)

Vespers: 7 pm - Alumni weekend begins Friday evening with a vespers program in the Academy Chapel led by members from the class of 1999. Come worship together and mingle with friends before and after this program.


Sabbath, October 20:

Registration: 9 am (gym)

Sabbath School/Roll Call: 10 am - You will not want to miss Sabbath School and Roll Call presented by members from the classes of 1969, 1979, 1984, and 2004 (begins at 10 am).  They will share testimonials from their time at Andrews Academy, these will be interspersed with musical selections by alumni and current music groups. Various individuals will be recognized, awards will be given, and roll call of classes will take place during this program. If you were in Mr. Boward’s band, please join the alumni band for a special music during Sabbath School. Bring your instrument Sabbath morning for a 9 am practice.

Church: 11:15 am - This service will be presented by the class of 1994. Members of the 25 year class will present special music, scripture, there will be a sermon by Pastor Renee Stepp, and prayer for this service.  The select choir, Silhouettes, will be presenting and will invite AA choir alumni to join them for a combined special music during this service.

Honor Class Photos: 12:30 pm - Following church each honored class will be seated together for a potluck meal. Also during this time each class will have a photo taken. Please be present so that each member of the class can be included in the photo. This photo will be sent to you by email shortly after alumni weekend and in photograph format by mail a number of weeks after alumni weekend. We hope as many members of the honored classes will be present for your special reunions.

Potluck: 12:30 pm - If you are a local alumnus, we are inviting you to help with potluck by bringing a haystack item. According to the first letter of your last name, please bring the following items:

  • A-D Chips
  • E-G Cheese
  • H-J Lettuce
  • K-M Tomatoes
  • N-P Olives
  • Q-S Sour Cream
  • T-V Salsa
  • W-Z Brownies or Cookies

Shydepoke: 8 pm - Saturday night is when the traditional Shydepoke flag football games will occur at Sylvester Field located behind McDonald's in Berrien Springs. Come prepared to play or to cheer and mingle with other alumni during the game.

Honor Class Events: Some honored classes have planned other special events during the weekend. Click here for more information.

Ruth Murdoch Elementary School's 50th Anniversary Celebration is on Sunday, October 21!

1-4 pm. 1-Tours, 2-Program, 3-Refreshments.
Contact Denise at for more information.

We look forward to seeing each of you this alumni weekend.


Jeannie Leiterman
Andrews Academy Principal


If you have any questions, you may contact the alumni office at 269.471.6140 or