Some people assume that when classes
end in early May, the entire college closes for the summer. Not so.
In fact, many departments are as busy as ever, including your alumni
programs department. In addition to the summertime alumni events
that take place and working on Homecoming details, we tally the numbers
of events, visits, and alumni contacted during the past fiscal year
and try to figure how to do as good a job (or better) for next year.
Making connections is what we are about.
If you have ideas for reunions, alumni travel trips,
or anything involved with SC connections, we want to hear from you!
You can contact me at
800-846-1543, ext. 6334, at firstname.lastname@example.org, or at 100 College St.,
Winfield, KS 67156-2499. And don’t forget, the new alumni directory
questionnaire will be arriving at your home in late summer — about
the time school starts.
Susan Lowe ’95
Director of Alumni Programs
Upcoming 2004 Alumni
Saturday, June 12, 12:30 p.m. Fifth annual KC Royals alumni
event. The tailgate barbeque is from 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. and the ballgame at
begins at 2:15, as we enjoy the view from Club Level seats when the
Royals take on the NY Mets. Alumni co-hosts for the event are Alan ’75 and Judy
Hensley Nation ’74 and Jay Leach ’94.
We purchased a limited number of seats for this event, so don’t
delay in making your reservation!
Saturday, June 26, 6:30 p.m. Oklahoma City Red
Hawks alumni event.
Join us in OKC as we gather for an evening of food and fun, Builders
and baseball, as the Red Hawks battle the Nashville Sounds. Special
thanks to the Daily Oklahoman for providing a suite for our use at
the stadium. Alumni co-hosts for the event are Sue Hale ’66,
Steve Hiebsch ’70, and Joanna Moss ’01.
Tickets are limited — RSVP
Thursday, July 15, Illinois area alumni event at
Pizzeria Grille, 162 E. Superior Street, Chicago. Join alumni host Becky
O’Neal ’77 and a group of SC alumni and friends for
some famous Chicago pizza.
Saturday, July 19, Kansas City
Area Golf Scramble and Arrowhead event. More....
Thursday, Aug.26, 5:00 p.m. – Professional
Studies 10th Anniversary Celebration. A come-and-go party will be held at the Winfield Downtown
Center to recognize and applaud all that has been achieved through
this program over the past decade.
Thursday, Aug. 26, 7 p.m. – 77th
Annual Moundbuilding Ceremony, on the main campus.
Saturday, Sept. 11, 5 p.m. Business Hall of Fame
Induction and Dinner,
Roy L. Smith dining hall. Honor this year’s distinguished business
alumni. Following the dinner and induction, watch the Builders take
on Panhandle State in football.
Saturday, Sept. 18, 1-4 p.m. – Second
annual Professional Studies Fall Frolic at Linwood Park, Wichita. All
professional studies alumni, students, and their families, are
welcome to join in the fun again
this year. Family activities, Oliver Propflinger (the juggler), and
food are planned… we hope the weather will cooperate this time
Thursday, Oct. 14, 6:30 p.m. – “Builder-wood Squares” game
presentation, Roy L. Smith dining hall. Student teams compete
for prizes and fun as alumni personalities answer questions from the “Builder-wood
Friday, Oct. 15, 12:00-2:00 p.m. – SC
Career Fair, SC Memorial Library. The third annual career fair will once again offer an opportunity
for current students to ask questions and interact with Builder alumni
in a variety of careers.
Friday, October 15, 7:30 p.m. – SC
Athletic Hall of Fame. The
department focus for this year’s Homecoming is athletics, so
it is only fitting that we start off the weekend celebration with the
Athletic Hall of Fame. Join in this tribute to outstanding Moundbuilders
who will be inducted in this year’s hall of fame.
Friday, Saturday, and Sunday,
Oct. 15, 16, and 17 – SC Homecoming
2004: “A Builder Storm Is Brewin’.” Homecoming
just keeps getting better and better at Southwestern. If you haven’t
been back recently, you will want to come and see for yourself. If
you have been back, you won’t want to miss! Athletics is the
department focus, and the reunion years are the classes ending in “4” and “9.” Check
the alumni Web site for more information.
Remember, you do not need to live in the area where
an event is being held to attend. All alumni and friends of
the college are welcome to attend any of our events, regardless
of location. Contact the Department of Alumni Programs, 800-846-1543,
ext. 6334, or email@example.com
for more information.
to Gather at Arrowhead
Alumni and friends in the Kansas City area will have
an insider’s look at Arrowhead Stadium during a special event
there July 19.
Mitch Holtus, the voice of the Kansas City Chiefs,
will host the Jack Stack
Barbecue meal from 6 to 10 p.m. (Holtus is father of two Southwestern students:
Brian, who graduated
May 8, and Hayley, a sophomore.)
In addition to the meal, interested persons will have
the chance to tour Arrowhead Stadium.
Earlier in the day, Holthus will host a golf scramble
at Falcon Lakes Golf Course in Basehor.
Prices for the events are: Golf scramble plus Arrowhead
barbecue, $100; golf scramble only, $90; barbecue only, $20. Cart
and box lunch is provided those playing golf, and parking is included
in the Arrowhead event.
Reservations are due by July 13. For more information
or to make reservations, contact alumni events coordinator Nan Hinson,
firstname.lastname@example.org, or call (620) 229-6231.
Professional Studies alumni and current students…
Make plans to attend the 10th anniversary
celebration of the Winfield Professional Studies program! This gala
will be held on Thursday, Aug. 26, 2004, at 5 p.m. in the Winfield
Downtown Center. The come-and-go social will provide an opportunity
to reflect on all the program has accomplished and applaud how far
it has come. This gathering is open to all who would like to celebrate
Southwestern College's adult learner program and its more than 650
alumni who have continued their education through it.
Business at SC
Southwestern College Business Hall of Fame will be held Saturday,
Sept. 11, 2004. Unveiling of this year's Hall of Fame plaques will
be at 4:30 p.m., dinner celebration will begin at 5:00, induction
ceremony at 5:45, and at 7:00, SC Moundbuilders take on Panhandle
State in football.
weekend of Sept. 11 will also be the fall gathering of the SC Business
Administration Advisory Council.
Education Hall of Fame Inductees
(l. to r.) Marvin Estes ’66,
recipient of the Marilyn McNeish Award for Special Education; Shirley
Ross ’58, Patricia
and Ron Haynes, ’67
College Scholars Hall of Fame Inaugural Inductees
to r.) William M. Cloud '47, Sidney DeVere Brown '47, Richard
H. Leftwich '41, Kenneth M. McCaffree '40, and Emmet
G. Smith '50.
Just a reminder,
if you have a great memory from your college days, write it down. Deadline
for the third edition of Moundbuilder Memories short stories is Aug.
31. This year’s Homecoming focus is on athletics and the new
77 steps, so it would be great to have lots of stories with either
of those as the topic. For more information on the contest, go to the
contact Susan Lowe at 800-846-1543, ext. 6334, or at email@example.com.