It is hard to believe another school year
has been completed. This issue of The Southwesterner recognizes the
one defining element that symbolizes our institution, the college graduate.
As Commencement fades into memory, more than 340 graduates of the Class
of 2002 now join the other 15,962 Southwestern alumni.
Alumni status means different things to
different people. Some accept their degrees and never look back, while
others distance themselves for a time and return years later in a surge
of nostalgia. Then there are those who go about their lives and regularly
enjoy opportunities to stay connected with their alma mater and former
classmates. Southwestern College alumni programs can be beneficial to
all of these.
Even if you never take part in an alumni
event or program, The Southwesterner and the SC Web site will keep you
informed of what is happening. Should you decide to become involved,
the details are there to make it possible. As we welcome the newest
alumni of Southwestern College, the Class of 2002, we take pride in
the accomplishments of all Builder alumni. Truly, you embody the words
"Come Here. Go Far."
For more information about alumni events
and programs, check our Web site at www.sckans.edu/alumni/alum_index.html
or contact me at 1-800-846-1543 ext. 6334, or at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Saturday, July 27 - Alumni Night at Horsefeathers &
Applesauce for Cole Porter's rollicking musical "Kiss Me Kate." A $1
discount will be given to each alumnus who sends advance pre-payment
to Lou Tharp. For tickets, call the Horsefeathers & Applesauce box office
at (620) 221-7720.
Sunday, Aug. 11 - World Trade Center Disaster Commemoration
at the Winfield Professional Studies Center. Come and hear firefighter
and Red Cross volunteer Gordon Dippel '00 as he presents pictures and
firsthand accounts of the disaster clean-up and the latest updates.
Friday, August 23 - Alumni Cookie Break and Legacy Photo.
Multi-generation Moundbuilders are invited to join the alumni programs
staff on the main campus for cold drinks and cookies to revive all who
participate in freshman move-in day.
Thursday, August 29 - Moundbuilding Ceremony. 75th anniversary
celebration and alumni gathering, SC main campus.
Tuesday, Sept. 17 - Bluegrass Alumni Gathering at Main
Street hamburger fry, downtown Winfield. Co-hosts, Ken '79 and Judy
Smith Kraus '78.
Friday, Sept. 27 - Lawrence/Topeka Area Alumni Event.
Plan to head out to the country as we gather for a delightful evening
at the ranch of Larry and Gwen Montgomery. Co-hosts, Larry '60 and Gwen
Matthews Montgomery '62, Max '51 and Wilma Stratton Rife '49 and Jeanette
Dial Kuhns '72.
Saturday, Oct. 5 - Southwestern College Athletic Hall
of Fame dinner and induction ceremony on the main campus, followed by
football as SC takes on Ottawa.
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 email@example.com for more
information or to RSVP.
Friday, Oct. 18, 2002
9 a.m. - Registration for Homecoming Jinx Golf Scramble
10 a.m. - Tee off for Homecoming Jinx Golf Scramble
11 a.m. - Coronation of Queen and Ugly Man
1 - 2:30 p.m. - Alumni career fair
2 - 5:45 p.m. - Alumni hospitality room and social time
3 p.m. - Re-dedication of Mossman Hall/ribbon cutting/open house
3:45 p.m. - Business hall of fame induction ceremony
5:15 - 8 p.m. - Homecoming/campaign kickoff dinner celebration
8 p.m. - Homecoming theatre production
8:30 p.m. - '65 to '70 football, track, and Alpha Sigma Omega alumni
9 p.m. - Bonfire
Saturday, Oct. 19, 2002
7 - 8:15 a.m. - BuilderDash registration
8 - 10 a.m. - Alumni breakfast
8:30 a.m. - BuilderDash
10 a.m. - Parade
10 a.m. - 1 p.m. - Explore More day
11:15 a.m. - 12:15 p.m. - Family fun activity stations on main campus
11:15 a.m. - 12:15 p.m. - Smith Hall reunion gathering
11:30 a.m. - 1 p.m. - Homecoming picnic
1:30 p.m. - Homecoming football game vs. Bethel College
4:30 - 9 p.m. - Child care services
4:30 - 5:30 p.m. - '65 to '70 football, track, and Alpha Sigma Omega
5:30 p.m. - Class reunion dinners (reunion years are those ending in
"2" and "7")
8 p.m. - Homecoming theatre production
Sunday, Oct. 20, 2002
9:30 a.m. - Alumni continental breakfast
10:50 a.m. - Southwestern College worship service at Grace UMC
3 p.m. - Choir and band concert
Marks Inauguration of Business Hall of Fame
Mark your calendar for Oct. 18-20. Homecoming
2002 will be a weekend you won't want to miss.
Among the activities and excitement planned
this year will be the unveiling of the new Southwestern College Business
Hall of Fame. Inductees for the inaugural class include Larry Cantrell
'71, Harold Deets '43, Sherman E. "Dick" Edmondson '50, James "Jim"
Farney '53, Paul Hellman '58, Armon Mills '64, Larry Montgomery '60,
Deryl Schuster '57, and Dale Snyder '51.
The business hall of fame display will
be located in the newly-renovated Mossman Hall. The ribbon cutting will
take place at 3 p.m. Friday, Oct. 18, and the induction ceremony will
follow at 3:45 p.m. in the Roy L. Smith Student Center dining hall.
Plan to attend this opportunity to recognize
some of the outstanding business alumni from Southwestern, and stay
for the Homecoming/campaign kickoff dinner celebration in Stewart Field
If you have a favorite memory of your college
days at Southwestern, then this is your chance to share your tale. The
alumni programs department is proud to announce the Moundbuilder Memories
short story contest. Whether your reflection is happy, silly, poignant,
scholarly, or even sad, we want to hear how your campus experience enriched
your life and left you with an indelible memory of Southwestern College.
Two categories are offered: traditional
alumni and professional studies alumni. Contest entries will be accepted
through Aug. 31. No late entries will be accepted.
One overall grand prize winner will be
selected for an expense-free Homecoming weekend package, plus have the
story printed in The Southwesterner.
For full details check the SC Web site