Ithaca College's ongoing celebration of its 125th anniversary hit the West Coast on June 14, as approximately 250 alumni gathered at Walt Disney Studios in Burbank, California, for a celebration of both the college's past and its bright future. Disney CEO Bob Iger ’73 hosted the event, which included Mickey and Minnie Mouse in formal attire.
“It’s a thrill for me to be here tonight with you, my fellow Ithaca College alumni,” Iger said. “Every time I hear the words ‘Ithaca College,’ it feels like a spark has been lit within me. It’s for that reason that I’ve tried to stay connected to the school all of these years. I hope you feel some of that as well.”
The Los Angeles festivities followed regional events in New York City, Boston and Chicago. At each event, a 360-degree virtual campus tour brought alumni back to Ithaca. Attendees were also able to make a wish for IC by tossing a coin into a three-dimensional replica of the college’s iconic Dillingham fountains.