Southwestern College
Homecoming Celebration, October 16, 17, 18, 2015!

Make plans to attend the premier alumni event of the year - Homecoming!
Reunion years are classes ending in 0 and 5, and the affinity reunion is Business.

Deadline for reservations:  October 5, 2015.
Payment required at time of reservation.  Payment is not refundable after Oct. 5

Friday, Oct. 16

The President’s Gallery in Darbeth Fine Arts Center will feature quilts by the Walnut Valley Quilt Guild, in honor of Donna Homan DeMint ’80.  The display may be viewed from Friday through Sunday afternoon.

Pounds Lounge is available for visiting throughout the weekend.  No refreshments are provided in Pounds, but may be purchased upstairs at Java Jinx and brought in.

BUSINESS REUNION HIGHLIGHTMore details will follow.

10 a.m. *JINX INVITATIONAL GOLF TOURNEY, Quail Ridge Golf Course.  Shotgun start. Sign up by contacting SC coach, Brad Sexson at (620) 229-6161, or   $125 per person or $500 per team.  Fee includes green fees, cart, 3 drink tickets, range balls, and prizes.  (Golf registration begins at 9 a.m.)

11 a.m.-1 p.m.  *CLASS of 1965 WELCOME LUNCHEON, The Eatery at Millington Place, 124 E 9th St.

2 p.m. – 5 p.m.  REGISTRATION for class reunions in Christy Lobby (concession stand.)  Alumni may register at any time, but your Class Hosts will be present during the times listed below.

2-3 p.m.  1965 & 1970 Class Registration

2:30-3:30 p.m.   1975 & 1980 Class Registration

3-4 p.m.  1985 & 1990 Class Registration

3:30-4:30 p.m.   1995 & 2000 Class Registration

4-5 p.m.  2005 & 2010 Class Registration

3:00 and 4:00 p.m.  CAMPUS TOURS, top of 77 steps.  Student Ambassadors will give campus walking tours. (Allow 30 min. per tour.)


4-5 p.m.  LIFETIME LEARNING SESSION – "How to be a Better Listener", presented by Tracy Frederick, Mossman 102.

5:15 p.m.  Registration moves to Java Jinx. 

6-7:30 p.m. *ALL-CLASS HOMECOMING DINNER, Roy L. Smith dining hall. Limited seating. $25 per person.  Master of ceremonies, Randy Juden ’80.  50 yr class, 51+ alumni, reunion year Class Hosts, SC Trustees.  Ambassador Award recipient, Scott Schoon/ Winfield Recreation Commission, Young Alumni Award recipient, Warren Bergquist ’05, Alumni Award recipient, Scott Hecht ’90, Servant Leadership Award will be given to Donna (Wacker) Homan DeMint ’80.

8 p.m.  THEATRE performance, to be announced, Richardson Performing Arts Center. 

9:30 p.m.  BONFIRE, north end of Soccer Field

Saturday, October 17

7:30-9 a.m.  *PANCAKE BREAKFAST by SC Enactus Club, American Legion.  Students will be on hand to explain the club and their projects.

9 a.m.  CLASS of 1965 TROLLEY LOADING for parade, 1st Methodist Church parking lot, 11th & Millington.

9 a.m.  CLASSES of 1985 and 1990 BREAKFAST GATHERINGS, Daylight Donuts, 910 Main.

9:30 a.m.  HOMECOMING PARADE, Main Street. 

10 a.m.-1 p.m.  ALUMNI REGISTRATION, Stewart Field House foyer.

10:30 a.m. – 12 noon  *SUNFLOWER ESPRESSO, Keyhole Drive.  Mobile coffee/pastry shop with Kate (Hutchens) Clause ’05.

10:30 a.m.- 12 noon  ROCK PAINTING at the Mound with George Lowe ’74 and Teresa Bevis-Yeoman ’80 – Rocks & paint are provided, add a rock to celebrate your reunion! 

10:30 a.m.-12 nooon  FACE PAINTING, Library Lawn.  Sponsored by SC Cheerleading and Dance Teams.

10:30 a.m. -12 noon   FAMILY FUN w/ CAMP HORIZON, Joel Wilke ’07/'08, Library Lawn.

10:30 a.m.- 12 noon  GALLERY EXHIBIT & PERFORMING ARTS RECEPTION, Darbeth. Conversation, coffee & rolls, as well as a chance to see the President’s Gallery exhibit. 

10:30 a.m.  COMMUNICATION/COMPUTER SCIENCE/ENGLISH COME & GO REUNION BRUNCH, in Christy Hall lower level.Alumni from these departments and graduates from other majors who participated on SCUpdate, The Collegian, Moundbuilder yearbook, Jinx Radio, SCTV, debate, the English journal and Sigma Tau Delta, are invited to join in the fun of tours, refreshments and conversation.  RSVPs to or #620-229-6293 are requested.

11 a.m-1 p.m. *HOMECOMING PICNIC, Stewart Field House. $6 person, children under 6, $3.

11 a.m.-1 p.m.  SAY CHEEZ PHOTO BOOTH, Stewart Field House.  Free zany photo booth photos... pair up with your spouse or old college friends and take some fun photos!  Props provided.

11:15 a.m.  OUTREACH WORSHIP SERVICE, south patio, Roy L. Smith Student Center.

11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. PRESIDENT’S LUNCHEON for 51+ years alumni at Country Club.  Class Hosts: Betty (McGowan) Bradley ’51, Don Drennan ’52, Phyllis (Riggs) Bigler ’54, Melba (Travis) Cook '59, Marilyn (Lungren) Houlden '61, and Glenn Wooddell '63.

12 noon-12:30 p.m.  *PROFESSIONAL CLASS PHOTOS, King Plaza.  $6- 5x7 photo, $10- 8x10 photo; other groups or family photos may be arranged with photographer at this time.

Photo times as follows:  (class photos will be done separately by class)

12 noon  – Classes of 1965, 1970, 1975

12:15 p.m.  -  Classes of 1980, 1985, 1990

12:30 p.m.  -  Classes of 1995, 2000, 2005, 2010

1-2 p.m.  BUILDERNATION table, Jantz Stadium track. Alumni from the classes of 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, stop by for a free gift from the alumni office!

1:15 p.m.  CLASS REUNION GATHERINGS, Jantz Stadium.  Sit with your classmates and friends at the football game... Go Builders!

1:30 p.m. *HOMECOMING FOOTBALL GAME, SC vs. Bethany College.  $10 reserved seats (if available)  $8 adult, $5 senior citizen (age 65-up), $2 college student w/ID.  For alumni only, while supplies last, give us your email address and receive a FREE pair of fun SC sunglasses at the ballgame!

5 p.m.  CLASS of 1965 REUNION PHOTO, Winfield Country Club, 2916 Country Club Rd.

5:30 p.m.  *CLASS of 1965 REUNION DINNER, Winfield Country Club.  50-year gala celebration,$25 per person.  Class Hosts: Steve Alford, Judy (Marvel) Barrett, Orville Barrett, Barbara (Blackburn) Hays, Evelyn (McCormack) Hendrickson, and Bill Seyb

5:30-7 p.m. *CLASS REUNION GATHERINGS, Dutch treat unless otherwise specified.  Bring your old college photos and memorabilia for reminiscing

1970 Reunion Dinner, at Wroten Hall.
Class Hosts:  Mark Conard, Marilyn (Brown) Corbin, and Jack Gumb.

1975 Reunion Dinner, location to be determined.
Class Hosts:  Kathy (Hampson) Baker and Susan (McGuire) Cooksey.

1980 Reunion Dinner, location to be determined.
Class Hosts:  Bob Hamilton, Randy Juden, and Steph Kesler.

1985 Reunion Dinner, location to be determined.
Class Hosts:  Deanne (Dowell) Fort, Jon Klugh, Onie (Arnold) Klugh, Shanna Nispel, and Gayla Rapp.

1990 Reunion Dinner, at Biederman’s Bistro, 801 Main.
Class Host:  Darla (English) Outcalt ’90.

1995 Reunion Dinner, location to be determined.
Class Hosts:  Courtney Brown and Billy Tipps.

2000 Reunion Dinner, at The Eatery, 124 E 9th St.
Class Hosts:  John Nelson, Stacie (Fraley) Nelson, and Josh Wheatley.

2005 Reunion Dinner, at College Hill Coffee, 403 Soward.
Class Hosts:  Amanda (Bennett) Baker, Ross Baker, Lacy (Mohler) Cleveland, and Beth (Parker) Robinett.

2010 Reunion Dinner, at The Eatery, 124 E 9th St.
Class Hosts:  Tyler Lampert, Lyndsie Oathout, Brooke Rowzee, and Lexy Teeter.

6 p.m.   WOMEN’S SOCCER, alumni vs. current students, Jantz Stadium.

7:30 p.m.  CLASS of 2000 SOCIAL TIME at Fats/Woodchucks, 1014 Main St.

8 p.m.  *RPAC PRESENTS in Richardson Performing Arts Center.  More details to follow.  For ticket information, contact Jessica Falk at 800-846-1543 ext. 6141.

Sunday, October 18

9:30 a.m.  *ALUMNI BREAKFAST BUFFET, Roy L. Smith dining hall.  $7 person. 

10:50 a.m. HOMECOMING WORSHIP SERVICE, Grace UMC. Rev. Nick Warner ‘70, will be the guest speaker.  There will be a memorial to deceased SC alumni and former faculty from Sept. 1, 2014 to Aug. 31, 2015.  A Cappella Choir alumni will be invited to participate in singing “Beautiful Savior”. 

11:15 a.m.–1:30 p.m.  *SUNDAY BRUNCH BUFFET, Roy L. Smith dining hall.  Cost $8 person.  RSVPs appreciated.

12 noon  CLASS of 2005 FAREWELL SACK LUNCH, Island Park.  Bring your own!

*Cost involved.  Payment required at time of reservation.  Payment is not refundable after Sept. 22.

Check back here for schedule updates as they are available.


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