Homecoming 2016Homecoming 2016
will be a GREAT TIME!
Plan to attend, October 7, 8, 9, 2016!


10% DISCOUNT at MOUNDBUILDER MARKET during Homecoming if you register and pre-pay by Sept. 26!

Reunion years ending in “1” and “6”
Affinity Reunions:  Moundbuilder Marriages, Football, Soccer, & IPO

Deadline for reservations:  September 26, 2016.

Payment required at time of reservation.  Payment is not refundable after Sept. 26.

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Friday, Oct. 7

Moundbuilder Market open 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. & offsite locations during the day.

The President’s Gallery in Darbeth Fine Arts Center will feature the artwork of Jerry Thomas ’81, October 7 from 8 a.m. – 8 p.m. and October 8 from 10 a.m. – 8 p.m.

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

10 a.m. *JINX INVITATIONAL GOLF TOURNEY, Winfield Country Club.  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.) 

2 p.m. – 5 p.m.  REGISTRATION for class reunions in Christy Lobby.

  • 2-3 p.m.  1966 & 1971 Class Registration
  • 2:30-3:30 p.m.   1976 & 1981 Class Registration & IPO Reunion Registration
  • 3-4 p.m.  1986 & 1991 Class Registration
  • 3:30-4:30 p.m.   1996 & 2001 Class Registration
  • 4-5 p.m.  2006 & 2011 Class Registration
  • 2-5 p.m.  Moundbuilder Marriage couples - all who register will receive an "I {heart} a Builder" pin.  Those who have lost their spouse are encouraged to participate as well and will be given a carnation to place at the Mound in memory of their loved one. 


2-5 p.m.  BUILDER BINGO hosted by Deets Library.  Come & go for this free game of fun, before and/or after you register in Christy Lobby for Homecoming!

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.)

3-5 p.m.  CLASS of 1971 WELCOME RECEPTION, Sutton Lobby.  After you register, come and hang out with classmates to start the weekend reunion off right!

3:30-5 p.m.  HOMECOMING FAREWELL RECEPTION for Susan Lowe, Deets Library.  All current and former Class Hosts, regional hosts, volunteers and alumni who have interacted with Susan over the past 17 homecomings or other events are encouraged to attend so that Susan can thank you one more time for all you do for Southwestern!

5 p.m.  SC WOMEN'S SOCCER vs. OTTAWA, Jantz Stadium.

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 person.  Master of ceremonies, Patty (Houtz) Callison ’71.  Special toast will be given to Moundbuilder Marriage couples who attend; recognition of 50 yr class, 51+ alumni, reunion year Class Hosts, SC Trustees, Football alumni and IPO alumni.    Ambassador Award recipient, Daniel Nutter, former SC Librarian; Young Alumni Award recipient, Brett Annis ’06/'10; Alumni Award recipients, Vernon ’66 & Cindy (Batt) Goertz ’66/'92.

6 p.m.  ALUMNI VOLLEYBALL GAME, Stewart Field House.

7:30 p.m.  SC MEN'S SOCCER vs. OTTAWA, Jantz Stadium.

7:30 p.m.  ALUMNI MEN'S BASKETBALL GAME, Stewart Field House.

8 p.m.  KALEIDOSCOPE performing arts production, Richardson Performing Arts Center

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

Saturday, October 8

Moundbuilder Market items available at offsite locations – picnic & football game

The President’s Gallery in Darbeth Fine Arts Center will feature the artwork of Jerry Thomas ’81 on October 7 from 8 a.m. – 8 p.m. and on October 8 from 10 a.m. – 8 p.m.

7:45 a.m.  *IOTA PI OMEGA REUNION BREAKFAST, Biederman’s Bistro, 801 Main.  Hosts:  Judy (Smith) Kraus ’78 and Candy (Bolen) Kronson ’75.  Dutch treat.

8 a.m. *MOUNDBUILDER MARRIAGE COFFEE RECEPTION, Marquee on Main.  $5 person.  All who pre-register will receive an I {heart} a Builder coffee mug.  Hershey Kisses will be given to the couples who wish to walk in the parade and hand them out.  Parade line up at 8:45 a.m., 15th & Main.

8:30 a.m.  CLASS of 1966 LOADING for parade, 1st Methodist Church parking lot, 11th & Millington.

8:30 a.m.  *CLASSES OF 1996 & 2001 BREAKFAST GATHERINGS, Daylight Donuts, 910 Main. Dutch treat.

9 a.m.  HOMECOMING PARADE, Main Street.  Parade Co-Marshals: SC Football Coach Brad Griffin & Honorary Football Coach of the Day, and SC Soccer Coach Joe Wood & Honorary Women's Soccer Coach of the Day.  Moundbuilder Marriage couples will walk in parade and hand out Hershey Kisses.  15th St. north to 10th St.

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

10 a.m.  ATHLETIC HALL OF FAME RECEPTION, Roy L. Smith dining hall. 

10:30 a.m.  ATHLETIC HALL OF FAME INDUCTION CEREMONY, Roy L. Smith dining hall.  2016 Inductees are Keitha R. Adams ’89, Lisa (Buller) Brummer ’95, Anthony G. “Tony” Gray ’81, Brant J. Littrell ’04, and Gerald M. Houser ’93. 

10:30 a.m.-12 noon  ALUMNI BAND REHEARSAL, Darbeth Rehearsal Hall; will be performing at the Homecoming football game.

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 were a part of SCUpdate, The Collegian, Moundbuilder yearbook, Jinx Radio, SCTV, debate, the English journal and Sigma Tau Delta, are invited to attend. 


10:30 a.m. – 12 noon  *SUNFLOWER ESPRESSO, Keyhole Drive.  Mobile coffee/pastry shop with Kate (Hutchens) Clause ’05.  (Also available during the football game in Jantz Stadium.)

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

10:30 a.m.-12 noon  BOUNCY HOUSE FUN!  Library Lawn, courtesy of Kenton Barton '06 and Ehrle's Party & Carnival Supply of Tulsa.  Children must be accompanied by an adult to participate.

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

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, just like you remember as a kid… pair up with your spouse or your old roommate and take some fun photos!  Props provided.

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

11:45 a.m.-12:30 p.m.  *PROFESSIONAL PHOTOS, King Plaza (except for 51+ photos as indicated below).  $6- 5x7 photo, $10- 8x10 photo; other groups or family photos may be arranged with photographer at this time. Photo times as follows:  (all photos will be done separately by groups)

  • 11:45 a.m. – IPO Reunion Photo
  • 12 noon  – Classes of 1966, 1971, 1976
  • 12:15 p.m.  –  Classes of 1981, 1986, 1991
  • 12:30 p.m.  –  Classes of 1996, 2001, 2006, 2011
  • 12:45 p.m.  – Moundbuilder Marriage Photos
  • 1 p.m.  –  Alumni Band Photo
  • 1:25 p.m.  –  51+ Photo(s), at Winfield Country Club

12 noon-1:30 p.m. PRESIDENT’S LUNCHEON for 51+ years alumni at Country Club.  Hosts: Betty (McGowan) Bradley ’51, Don Drennan ’52, Everett Newman ’55, Melba (Travis) Cook ’59, Marilyn (Lungren) Houlden ’61, Glenn Wooddell ’63, and Bill Seyb ’65.

1-2 p.m.  BUILDER NATION table, Jantz Stadium track. Free gift to alumni from classes of 2016, 2015, 2014, 2013, and 2012… while supplies last.

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

1:30 p.m. *HOMECOMING FOOTBALL GAME, SC vs. Tabor College.  $10 reserved seats (if available), $8 adults, $5 senior citizens (age 65-up), $2 college students w/ID.  2016 Athletic Hall of Fame inductees and all football alumni will be recognized during the game and will have reserved seating in Jantz Stadium along with spouse/guest, and family. 

5 p.m.  VOLLEYBALL ALUMNI REUNION RECEPTION, location to be determined.

5-8 p.m. *CHILD CARE SERVICES, 1st United Methodist Church.  $2 per hour per child includes evening meal.  Reservations required, walk-ins accepted if space allows.

5 p.m.  CLASS of 1966 REUNION PHOTO, Winfield Country Club, 2916 Country Club Rd.  Don’t be late!

5:30 p.m.  *CLASS of 1966 REUNION DINNER, Winfield Country Club.  50-year gala celebration, $25 per person.  Class Hosts: Vernon & Cindy (Batt) Goertz, Marvin & Wendy (Hodges) Estes, Lois (Ramsey) Somer, and Rod Strohl.

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

  • 1971 Reunion Dinner, at Wroten Hall, cost $20, pay at site.  Class Hosts:  Deb (Settle) Helmer, Judi Leaming-Alberding, Gayle McMillen, Kim Moore, and Hal Reed.
  • 1976 Reunion Dinner, including IPO Members, at Montana Mike’s, 3727 Quail Ridge Dr.  Class Hosts:  Cheryl Gleason, Mike McCarthy, and Jo Lynn (Skaggs) McWilliams.
  • 1981 Reunion Dinner, at Neives Mexican Restaurant, 119 E 9th St.  Class Hosts:  Cheryl Lindly, Tom Neely, and Helston Singleton.
  • 1986 Reunion Dinner, at Neives Mexican Restaurant, 119 E 9th St.   Class Hosts:  Terri (Saunders) Driskell, Cindy (Kutz) Neely, and Pam (Ferguson) Thomas.
  • 1991 Reunion Dinner, at Cancun Mexican Grill, 711 Main St.  Class Host:  Brad Fox.
  • 1996 Reunion Dinner, at Biederman's Bistro, 801 Main St.  Class Host: Scott Jagodzinske.
  • 2001 Reunion Dinner, at Neives Mexican Restaurant, 119 E 9th St.   Class Hosts:  Shane Alford, Jennifer (Jensen) Compton, and Jeff Lowe.
  • 2006 Reunion DinnerCollege Hill Coffee, 403 Soward.  Class Hosts:  Katy (Conway) Ebert and Josh Melcher.
  • 2011 Reunion DinnerCollege Hill Coffee, 403 Soward.  Class Hosts:  Samantha Gillis, Katie Gomez, and Kaydee Riggs-Johnson.

5:30-7 p.m.  50-YEAR REUNION of PACIFIC AREA SEMINAR, Pounds Lounge.  Alumni who were a part of the 1966 seminar are invited to dinner and reminiscing, hosted by Wallace & Ina Gray.

6 p.m.  SC WOMEN'S SOCCER vs. ALUMNI, Jantz Stadium

6:30-9 p.m.  *FOOTBALL REUNION SOCIAL & APPETIZERS (for football alumni & spouse/guest and 2016 Athletic Hall of Fame honorees & spouse/guest), American Legion, 115 W 10th St.  Alumni who RSVP for this event will be entered into a drawing to win an official SC football jersey and be the Honorary Coach & Co-Parade Marshal with SC football coach, Brad Griffin.  No cost for appetizers, cash bar.

7 p.m.  SC MEN'S SOCCER vs. ALUMNI, Jantz Stadium

7 p.m.  *SC VOLLEYBALL vs. Ottawa, Stewart Field House.  Cost $7 general admission, $2 students and senior citizens.  Volleyball alumni will be recognized.

8 p.m.  *RPAC PRESENTS a Campus Players alumni production of LOVE LETTERS, the Pulitzer Prize-winning play by A. R. Gurney, in Richardson Performing Arts Center.  Cost $10 adults, with funds going to the TOMARI set shop project.  MOUNDBUILDER MARRIAGE couples will receive a $2 discount on tickets to Love Letters, and will be recognized before the performance begins.  For ticket information, call 620-221-7720.

8:30 p.m.  SOCCER REUNION SOCIAL (for soccer alumni & spouse/guest), El Maguey, 1515 E 9th.  No cost for appetizers, cash bar.

10 p.m.  CAMPUS PLAYER/ THEATRE ALUMNI PARTY at the Moon's house, 1606 Fowler.

Sunday, October 9

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

10:50 a.m. HOMECOMING WORSHIP SERVICE, Grace United Methodist Church. The Rev. Wendy Mohler-Seib ’01, will be the guest speaker.  There will be a memorial to deceased SC alumni and former faculty from Sept. 1, 2015 to Aug. 31, 2016.  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.  

*Cost involved.  Payment required at time of reservation.  Payment is not refundable after Sept. 26.






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