What takes more than 12 months of planning,
more than 100 volunteers to staff, and three action-packed days to
experience? It’s Southwestern College’s Homecoming, of
course! We’ve been busy for months, creating the best Homecoming
yet. An outline of the three-day schedule is printed in this Southwesterner,
but it doesn’t include nearly all that is planned. Meanwhile,
mark the dates on your calendar… Oct. 10, 11, 12, 2003, and
be sure to make your motel reservations now – space is limited.
This year’s theme is “Moundbuilders in Paradise,” and
the whole weekend promises to be full of fun and excitement that
you won’t want to miss!
And while we are on a tropical theme, Southwestern
has even more to offer along those lines. SC Alumni Programs has
been hard at work to
create a dream-come-true journey to Hawaii. This outstanding trip will
be offered over the Christmas holiday break, at the same time the SC
men’s basketball team plays at Hawaii Pacific University. Come
for a tropical vacation — the Hawaiian travel experience — and
be a part of the fun at the Builders’ basketball game in Honolulu
If you have questions or would like more information
on either Homecoming or the Hawaii trip, please contact me at 800-846-1543,
ext. 6334, at
email@example.com, or at 100 College St., Winfield, KS 67156-2499. I
look forward to hearing from you!
Susan Lowe ’95
Director of Alumni Programs
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 ’75 and Judy (Hensley) Nation ’74.
Friday, Aug. 22, 1-3 p.m. Alumni Cookie Break and Legacy Photo
on Move-in Day. Cookies and refreshments will be provided in the Roy L.
Smith Student Center snack bar to students and families to keep up
their strength and spirits while moving. Multi-generation Moundbuilders
and alumni who sent in names for prospective students to go to SC are
encouraged to attend with their new Moundbuilder recruit for the Legacy
Thursday, Aug. 28, 7 p.m. Moundbuilding Ceremony, at the Mound.
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 zany
juggler “Oliver Propflinger.”
Saturday, Sept. 20, 5 p.m. 2003 Business Hall of Fame Induction
and Dinner, Roy L. Smith dining hall. 5 p.m. dinner, 5:45 p.m. induction
ceremony, 7 p.m. football game vs. Kansas Wesleyan.
Oct. 10, 11, and 12 – HOMECOMING
2003 Fine Arts is the academic
focus and reunion years are classes ending in 3 and 8. Mark your calendar
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? If so, we can provide you with a chance to share your tales.
The alumni programs
department is hosting the second annual “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.
categories are offered: traditional alumni and professional studies
alumni. Contest entries will be accepted through Aug. 31. No late
entries will be allowed.
One overall grand prize winner will be selected
to earn an expense-free Homecoming weekend package*, plus have
your story printed in the
In each category, traditional and professional studies,
two winners will be selected: first runner-up and second runner-up.
will be recognized
in October, and will have an opportunity to read their composition during
1. Write an original short story about a favorite Southwestern
College memory, 250 words of less. The entry should be
typed or neatly and legible handwritten.
One entry per person, per year, please.
2. Make sure your name, complete address, telephone number, traditional
or professional studies alumni indication, 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 Aug. 31 to SC Alumni Programs,
100 College St., Winfield, KS 67156.
4. Employees of Southwestern College are welcome to submit memories,
but are not eligible to win.
*Expense-free Homecoming weekend package consists of the following:
• Two nights hotel stay during Homecoming weekend.
• Guest of honor at the alumni hospitality room and social time.
• Meal vouchers for two to the Friday night alumni dinner, Saturday morning
alumni breakfast, Saturday noon picnic, Saturday night alumni
class reunion, and Sunday morning alumni brunch.
• Free passes for two to the Saturday Homecoming football game.
note, this package is good only for the year in which the prize is given.)
A Big Thanks to our Volunteers
Thanks to all who have volunteered for alumni programs since the last
(April - June 2003)
Natural Science Hall of Fame, April 5:
Paul Farney ’05
Garden City Choir Tour Event, April 10:
Nanon Clare ’55
Kent Garhart ’59
University United Methodist Church Choir Tour Event, April 11:
Gayla Rapp ’85
’70s and ’80s
Wichita Stealth Alumni Event, April 26:
Ted Jantz ’72
Scott Lindemann ’91
Mike McCoy ’74
Colorado Admissions Recruitment:
Mildred Gilbert ’48
Dick Hagen ’59
Fourth Annual KC Royals Alumni Event, June 14:
Melissa Burdett ’00
Alan ’75 and Judy Hensley Nation ’74
Join Southwestern College alumni as they cheer on the
basketball team and see the new year dawn during a two-island trip
to Hawaii Dec. 28, 2003, to Jan. 3, 2004.
The trip will include stays
in Honolulu and in Maui, and the opportunity to attend the Builder
basketball game against Hawaii Pacific University. Optional tours
and activities are available.
A full itinerary is on the Web at www.sckans.edu/hawaii.
For more information, contact the Department of Alumni Programs,
Hats off to all alumni who have sent in names of prospective
new students for Southwestern College. To date we have received more
than 80 names, and we anticipate
more on the way. The SC admissions staff is in contact with these prospects
and we hope you will stay in touch with them too, to encourage them to attend
Students who enroll at Southwestern will be welcomed
by the alumni department on move-in day, Friday, Aug. 22, with the
Alumni Cookie Break. If a student
you recruited will be a new student, we hope you will come, too, and be
at the Roy
L. Smith snack bar before 3 p.m. for the legacy photo. This photo will feature
multigenerational Moundbuilders, as well as alumni and the students they
Interested in finding out more? Contact Susan Lowe, Director
of Alumni Programs, at 800-846-1543, ext. 6334 or e-mail email@example.com.
Mark 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
focus will be
fine arts, and the reunion year classes will be those ending in 3 or
8. Plan to be there!