‘Golden Days’ Reunion Song

Stanford Alumni Center
Program Assistant
April - September 2022

How can nostalgia be used to bring people together?

Every year, Stanford Alumni Association’s Homecoming Reunion invites Stanford alumni to return to campus for a weekend. I was tasked with writing a song encouraging alumni to attend the 2022 Homecoming Reunion Weekend. Because of this, I catered the project to an older audience.


  • Content Creation
  • Procreate
  • Final Cut Pro X
  • Songwriting


  • Interviewed Stanford Alumni about their undergraduate experiences, as well as current Stanford students, to inform song’s content
  • Composed lyrics and piano accompaniment for ‘Golden Days’
  • Incorporated constructive feedback from my supervisor, finalized the lyrics, and performed, filmed, and edited the finished song in Final Cut Pro X


  • ‘Golden Days’ was sent to alumni classes’ Facebook groups to encourage reunion attendance
  • Featured on Stanford Alumni Center Website
  • Received multiple emails directly from alumni who expressed gratitude and emotional connection to the song

“I’m so glad I made our pledge commitment and payment before I saw Dalynn Miller’s ‘Golden Days’ Reunion greeting. It was so moving that, had I not already made payment, I fear my rush of gratitude and good feeling would have led me to wipe out our life savings and send the balance to Stanford Fund!”

         - Leslie Nichols (Stanford ‘63)

Stanford, California