Springtime is in the air and the frenzy that accompanies it is here
too. As you go about planting your garden or seeding your lawn, I
hope you will keep in mind that Southwestern College is also hard
at work planting – seeds of knowledge, that is, in the minds
of current students and adult learners. If you are an alumnus, from
your own past experience you know these seeds will result in abundant
harvests throughout the life of each of these individuals. And they,
and ultimately many others, will benefit from the effort.
It’s reassuring to know that just as the seasons continue each
year, so too does SC remain constant in its role. But it doesn’t
just happen. As with a garden, it takes work and energy. The larger
the garden, the more gardeners are needed. We are thrilled that the
college has traditional students, adult learners, and an active alumni
constituency that expend strong efforts to keep it all going.
I hope you will consider taking part. Whether as an
actual volunteer (the options are endless!) or just by sending in
names of great prospective
students to be future Builders, your help will insure that the legacy
of this institution will continue for generations to come. Please contact
me at 800-846-1543, ext. 6334, or at email@example.com, or at 100 College
St., Winfield, KS 67156-2499, and I will be happy to visit with you
about ways you can take part… even if you live in another state.
Susan Lowe ’95
Director of Alumni Programs
Thursday, March 13, 7 p.m. –
Washington, D.C., alumni dinner gathering
at the Sequoia Restaurant. Come and join other D.C. area alumni and
friends as we dine at this great location on Washington Harbour. Alumni
co-hosts are Jean (Macmillan) Bowers ’71 and
Lindsay Holzrichter ’98.
Saturday, March 29, 7 p.m.
–Concert at St. Mark’s United Methodist
Church, Wichita. Unified group of student vocalists, brass, and more,
sponsored by SC’s Institute for Discipleship.
Saturday, April 5, 6 p.m.
– Natural Science Hall of Fame induction ceremony
and dinner to honor outstanding science alumni, Roy L. Smith Dining
Hall. Unveiling of plaques in Beech Science Center will be at 5:30 p.m.
Friday, April 11, 4:30
- 6 p.m. – SC Volunteer Reception, Pounds Lounge.
If you have volunteered in any capacity over the course of the year,
you are invited to attend this come-and-go gathering to be recognized
for your efforts.
Saturday, April 26, 6 p.m.
– ’70s and ’80s Wichita Stealth alumni event
at the Kansas Coliseum. Plan to come and join ’70s and ’80s
decades alumni who will travel from near and far for this annual gathering.
Co-hosts are Ted Jantz ’72, Mike McCoy
’74, and Scott Lindemann ’91.
Be there by 6 p.m. for the hospitality room social time; at 7 p.m.,
pre-game activities begin.
Saturday, April 26, 6 p.m.
– Education Hall of Fame induction ceremony and
dinner for honored education alumni, Roy L. Smith Dining Hall.
Friday, May 9, 5 - 6:30
p.m. Professional Studies Pre-Graduation Celebration. Come-and-go
gathering at the Wichita East Center for new professional studies graduates
and their families. PS staff and faculty, along with alumni staff, will
be on hand to greet and a finger foods buffet will be provided at no
charge to graduates and families. Main campus maps and a copy of the
alma mater will be distributed to provide graduation information for
the next day.
Saturday, May 10, 10:30
a.m. Baccalaureate, Richardson Auditorium, main campus.
Saturday, May 10, 4 p.m.
Commencement, Sonner Stadium. Join us as we welcome
Southwestern College’s newest alumni, the class of 2003!
Saturday, June 14, 4:30
p.m. Kansas City Royals alumni event! Join us for the
fourth annual KC Royals gathering as they take on the San Francisco
Giants. The evening will begin with a tailgate barbecue from 4:30 -5:30
p.m., followed by the game at 6:05 p.m. with club level seats in Kauffman
Stadium Alumni hosts are Melissa Burdett ’00,
and Alan and Judy (Hensley) Nation ’75 ’74.
Thursday, Aug. 28, 7 p.m.
Saturday, Sept. 20, 5 p.m.
2003 Business Hall of Fame Induction & Dinner, Roy
L. Smith Dining Hall. 5 p.m. dinner, 5:45 p.m. induction ceremony, 7
p.m. football game vs. KS Wesleyan.
Saturday, Sept. 13, 1 -
5 p.m. Professional Studies Fall Frolic, our first annual
family fun event at Linwood Park, Wichita. Professional Studies alumni,
faculty, and current students are invited to come and bring their families
for an afternoon of food, fun, games, and “Oliver Propflinger.”
The zany juggler will be on hand to delight, , amaze… and , teach
basic juggling skills.
Oct. 10, 11, and 12 –
HOMECOMING 2003… Fine Arts is the academic focus
and reunion years are classes ending in 3 and 8.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org for
Do you have wonderful memories of your days at good
old SC? Then sharpen your pencil or warm up your keyboard… here
is your chance to share your tales. Once again, the alumni programs
department is hosting a Moundbuilder Memories short story contest, with
winners and their stories to be recognized at Homecoming. Two categories
are offered: traditional alumni and professional studies alumni. Contest
entries will be accepted through Aug. 31.
One overall grand prize winner will be selected to earn
an expense-free Homecoming weekend package (motel lodging and meals
for two, plus football tickets), and your story will be printed in The
1. To enter, write an original short story about a favorite
Southwestern College memory, 250 words or less. One entry per person,
2. Make sure your name, complete address, telephone
number, and class year appear prominently on your entry. Persons who
attended SC but did not graduate are eligible for this contest.
3. Submit your entry in time to be received by August
31 to SC Alumni Programs, 100 College St., Winfield, KS 67156. No late
entries will be allowed.
4. Employees of Southwestern College are not eligible
Big Thanks to our Volunteers
Names of all who have volunteered for Alumni Programs
since the last Southwesterner
(January - March 2003)
Wellington Admissions Event:
Bob ’82 and Valerie Bean
Marvin and Betty Eckl Bean ’43 ’50
Doug Pfalzgraf ’82
Larry Will ’69
SC Tailgate Party before the Friends games,
Ryan Clark ’02
Seth Leeper ’01
Lisa L. Phillips ’01
Jacob Tuttle ’01
’50s and ’60s Alumni Event at Hotel
at Old Town, Jan. 31:
Loren and Donna (Fall) Alexander ’51 ’53
Ron and Judy (Martin) Haynes ’67 ’67
SC Basketball Alumni Reunion, Feb. 1:
Mike Kirkland ’82
Liberal Alumni Social, Feb. 5:
Kevin Colvin ’98
Jim Littell ’77
Western Kansas Dodge City Alumni Event, Feb.
Carla Harris ’77
Paul Lewis ’77
’30s and ’40s Alumni Event at Crestview,
Garland ’34 and Freida Hattan
Ken and Vena (Condit Hiebsch) ’43 ’44
SC Back Pack Brigade
Alumni Dinner Seminar, March 7:
Ann (Myers) Richardson ’79
Volunteers for Washington, D.C. Alumni Event,
Jean Macmillan Bowers ’71
Lindsay Holzrichter ’98
Builders of Excellence Campaign
Craig Anderson ’82
Michelle Boucher ’82
Jim Buterbaugh ’71
George Cole ’63
Keith Dial ’68
Craig Duncan ’02
Larry Eason ’55
Jack Focht ’57
Charlie Hunter ’67
Ken Kraus ’79
Mike Lewis ’74
Marilyn (Powers) McNeish ’54
Bill Medley ’49
Mike Metcalf ’89
Candy Pettey ’68
Kelly Rundell ’82
Bill Seyb ’65
David Smith ’73
John Smith ’63
Hall of Fame Nominations
Don’t miss out on the opportunity to nominate
a worthy Moundbuilder for the Southwestern College Business Hall of
Fame. The 2003 ceremony to recognize and honor outstanding SC alumni
will be held on Sept. 20 in the Roy L. Smith Dining Hall. Nominations
are currently being accepted and forms may be obtained through the Department
of Alumni Programs, 800-846-1543, ext. 6334, or e-mail email@example.com.
Or you may fill out a form on our Web site at www.sckans.edu/alumni.
Return completed forms to the Department of Alumni Programs,
100 College St., Winfield, KS 67156-2499. Deadline for nominations for
the Business Hall of Fame is May 1, 2003.
Your Calendars for Homecoming
Mark your calendar now… next year’s Homecoming
celebration will be held on Oct. 10,11, and 12, 2003. The academic
will be fine arts, and the reunion year classes will be those ending
in 3 or 8. Plan to be there!