As a new school term begins, anticipation
of another year of Moundbuilder connections grows. A number of events
and programs are available for alumni and friends across the country.
Of course the crown jewel for each year is Homecoming, and this year's
celebration is perhaps the finest one yet. The theme, "Builders of Excellence,"
embodies the college nickname, Moundbuilders, and qualifies the high
standards by which Southwestern is known. We can all take pride in the
Homecoming theme, just as we do in the college itself. Please make a
point to check out the Homecoming schedule and try to come back for
the fun and excitement of "coming home."
Regardless of whether you can or can't
come back, I hope you will become aware of the ways that alumni and
friends can volunteer for Southwestern. One of the top priorities this
year in the alumni department is that of developing a volunteer program.
The needs and opportunities for volunteer services extend from departments
and classrooms across the entire campus and into the professional studies
centers. Whether you live near or far, if you have a talent to share,
a desire to be involved with your alma mater, and some time to offer,
there is probably a way the college can benefit from your volunteer
effort. Details about volunteer roles will be provided in future Southwesterner
Meanwhile, if you have an interest in finding
out more about becoming a Builder volunteer, call me at 1-800-846-1543
ext. 6334, or e-mail me at email@example.com. For more information about
alumni events and programs, check our Web site at www.sckans.edu/alumni/alum_index.html.
Sunday, Sept. 22 - President Dick Merriman and SC music
group Selah visit Derby Woodlawn Methodist Church.
Friday, Oct. 18 - Homecoming Weekend begins with the
Jinx golf scramble, and the Business Hall of Fame ribbon cutting and
induction ceremony. The evening will feature the Homecoming alumni dinner
and campaign kick-off, including the premiere showing of the SC campus
Saturday, Oct. 19 - Homecoming continues with BuilderDash,
the alumni breakfast, SC football vs. Bethel College, a reunion of football,
track and Alpha Sigma Omega alumni, and class reunion dinners.
Sunday, Oct. 20 - Homecoming winds down with the alumni
continental breakfast, Southwestern College worship service at Grace
UMC featuring guest pastors Mike Marion '77 and Jerre Nolte '80 and
an afternoon concert.
Saturday/Sunday, Nov. 2 & 3 - SC Family Weekend including
Moundbuilder football vs. St. Mary College.
Sunday, Nov. 3 - President Dick Merriman and the Southwestern
College choir will visit Grace United Methodist Church.
Sunday, Nov. 17 - President Dick Merriman, SC music
group Selah, and Addicted drama team visit Hutchinson First United Methodist
Sunday, Dec. 1 - President Dick Merriman, SC music group
Selah, and Addicted drama team visit Johnson United Methodist Church.
Saturday, Dec. 7, 4:00 p.m. - Southwestern College Athletic
Hall of Fame dinner and induction ceremony on the main campus, followed
by Moundbuilder basketball as SC takes on Kansas Wesleyan.
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
alumni programs, 800-846-1543, ext. 6231, or firstname.lastname@example.org for more
information or to RSVP.
Horsefeathers & Applesauce Alumni Night, July 27:
World Trade Center Commemoration, Aug. 11:
David Buehrens '60
Gordon Dippel '00
Terry Quiett '94
Brandon Smith '98
75th Anniversary Moundbuilding Ceremony and Alumni
Gathering, Aug. 29: Rhyan Anderson '03
Kari Good '03
Grace United Methodist Church
Al Hodges '36
Roger Moon '70
David Nichols '60
Jerre Nolte '80
Volunteers for Bluegrass Alumni Gathering & Main Street
Hamburger Fry, Sept. 17:
Ken '79 and Judy (Smith) Kraus '78
Volunteers for Topeka/ Lawrence Alumni Event at Montgomery
Ranch, Sept. 27: Larry '60 and Gwen (Matthews) Montgomery '62
Max '51 and Wilma Stratton Rife '49
Jeanette (Dial) Kuhns '72