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From Alumni Programs

Susan Lowe '95

“Sometimes our light goes out but is blown again into flame by an encounter with another human being. Each of us owes the deepest thanks to those who have rekindled this inner light.” ~ Albert Schweitzer

Homecoming 2003 was a grand weekend of ongoing activity! Our total count of attendees at the 42 Homecoming events was 2,572 persons, and we applaud the efforts of all 182 individuals, businesses, and organizations that made the weekend possible. If your schedule allowed you the opportunity to come back to campus for Homecoming 2003, no doubt you experienced a rekindling of your own light…. Whether it was through conversations with old classmates, revisiting old dorm or classrooms, recollections of wisdom passed down from professors of college days, or all the above. Whatever re-energized you, I hope you will share that excitement with others who couldn’t come back. If you couldn’t be here, make an effort to get in touch with old friends. In the weeks since Homecoming, we’ve received a large number of alumni sign-ups for the class e-mail directories. Check out your class list and if you have not yet listed your e-address there, this is a good time to do so. Find your class list at http://www.sckans.edu/campus/directory/directory_alum.html.

Meanwhile, we hope to see you at future alumni gatherings to help keep your light shining bright! If you would like more information on alumni events and programs, please contact me at 800-846-1543, ext. 6334, at slowe@sckans.edu, or at 100 College St., Winfield, KS 67156-2499.

Susan Lowe ’95
Director of Alumni Programs


Saturday, Dec. 6, 4 p.m., SC Athletic Hall of Fame, Roy L. Smith dining hall. 2003 Athletic Hall of Fame inductees will be Marvin Diener ’82, Ken Everhart ’57, Kelly (Broadhurst) Nichols ’89, Herman ‘Swede’ Osborn ’51, and Marvin Webster ’51. Don’t miss this opportunity to watch these athletes receive their recognition, and stay for the basketball as SC takes on Friends University. Women’s game at 6 p.m., men’s game at 8 p.m.

Dec. 28- Jan. 3 – Alumni Travel Trip to Hawaii. For details, go to www.sckans.edu/hawaii.

Tuesday, Dec. 30, 3:30 p.m. Alumni Event in Honolulu, Hawaii. Alumni from Hawaii and participants on the alumni travel trip to Hawaii are invited to join alumni host Mary (Williams) Wagner ’75 and the SC men’s basketball team members and coaches at a special dinner gathering at the Ocean Terrace Restaurant, Sheraton Waikiki, in Honolulu. Following the meal, everyone is encouraged to attend as the Builder men’s basketball team takes on Hawaii Pacific University.

Saturday, Jan. 31, SC Basketball Alumni Reunion honoring basketball teams from Classes of ’61, ’62, and ’63. Women’s game will begin at 5 p.m.; 6:30 p.m. reception in foyer of Stewart in honor of the featured teams and all SC basketball alumni; and at 7 p.m. the men’s team takes on Kansas Wesleyan University. Reunion team members will be introduced at halftime of the men’s basketball game.

Tuesday, Feb. 3, 7 p.m. Alumni Dinner Gathering in New Jersey. Alumni and friends from New Jersey are invited to join alumni host Joe Sherman ’72 for a great get-together and chance to reminisce. The Dutch treat meal will be held at Northfield Grill in West Orange, NJ.

Wednesday, Feb. 4, 6:30 p.m. Alumni Dinner Gathering on Long Island, N.Y. More fun on the east coast as alumni and friends from Long Island are encouraged to gather for a Dutch treat dinner at Reese’s in Patchogue, N.Y.

Saturday, Feb. 7, 7 p.m. Pennsylvania Alumni Dinner Gathering. Join alumni host Ted Hresko ’73 for a Dutch treat dinner at the Pantall Hotel, Punxsutawney, Pa.

Wednesday, Feb. 11, 7 p.m. D.C. Area Alumni Dinner Gathering at Maggiano ’s Little Italy, Washington, D.C. Alumni Ron Helmer ’70 and Tori Helmer ’99 will host the “Italian-style” Dutch treat get-together.

Saturday, April 17, 6 p.m. Scholars Hall of Fame and Founders Day at Southwestern College.

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 slowe@sckans.edu for more information.

Thank You

Thanks to our volunteers who (along with Southwestern's faculty, staff, and students) have made these events possible. (since the last Southwesterner)

Professional Studies Fall Frolic, Sept. 13:
Jason Adamson
James Culp
Mike Greene
George Lowe ’74
Jessie Packard
Mike Packard
Heather Percival
Matthew Percival ’98
Kelly Smith
Danielle Veach
Karen Walker

Young Alumni Gatherings, Sept. 24 and 25:
Melissa Burdett ’00
Julie Morgan ’03

Tailgate Party, Sept. 27:
Coca-Cola, Winfield
Dale Irwin
Pizza Hut, Winfield
SC Booster Club

SC Career Fair, Oct. 10:
Seth Bate ’93
Stefanie Beeman
Brad Bennett ’73
Cami Bodkins
Gary Bowker
Janet Carroll
Debi Clark
Tim Durham
Marvin Estes ’66
Jeff Everhart
Cindy Fisher
David Froman ’68
Toni Gray ’76
Mark Horning
Ted Hresko ’73
Freida Kahle
Ken Kraus ’79
Darryl Littrell ’98
Jennifer Russom Love ’98
Shawn Love ’95
Shannon Massey
Kevin McClung
Sandee McDade ’77
Marla McFarland ’98
B.J. Mills
Marty Mutti ’89
Jerre Nolte ’80
Stephanie Sharp ’98
Doug Teubner
Brent Tolson
Carlene Walker
Brad Weigle ’72
Jo Wiebe
Corbin Wilt
Debra Wright ’94, ’03

BuilderDash, Oct. 11:
Alan Brennan ’75
Jim Buterbaugh ’71
Gordon Dippel ’00
Jo Pat Johnson Dolsen ’63
Brad Fox ’91
Rhett Joy
Janie Gibson Lewis ’69
Jim Lewis ’74
Allen Lockyear
George Lowe ’74
Roger Lungren ’62
Erik Olsson ’94
Elliott Rodda ’88
Richard See ’82
Donna Hovey Smith ’84
Brett Stone ’91
Kelle Goertz Thompson ’93
Winfield Police Department
Dena Tucker Youle ’70

Homecoming, Oct. 10, 11, and 12:
Ruth Archambeau
Jerome Bailey ’98
Eileen Broadie ’66
Winifred Jones Broadie ’37
Judy Fairchild Brown ’63
Karla Will Brummett ’74
Mary Brummett ’47
Jim Buterbaugh ’71
Norman and Roxy Clark Callison ’63 ’69
David and Gyla Brock Conklin ’58 ’58
Ken Everhart ’57
Jim Farney ’53
Joan Broadie Feldmeier ’63
Neil Frank ’53
Carol Tillotson Galliart ’71
Grace United Methodist Church
Jeana Hahn
Mike Hammond
Ralph Hanna ’78
Don Hapward ’68
Garland Hattan ’34
Hal Hinson ’74
Dustin Holley ’06
Blenda Hoskinson
Ted Hresko ’73
Ruth Huber-Rohlfs ’73
Phyllis Hartnett McMurry ’53
Laurel Meysing
Kim Moore ’71
Todd Moore
Judy Hensley Nation ’74
Frank Newman ’53
Kay Newton ’99
Jerre and Jalynn Matthews Nolte ’80 ’81
Reeves & Sons
Newt Richardson
Forrest and Betty Jean Robinson ’44 ’44
Dawn Kemph See ’83
Don Smith ’82
Cliff Sneed ’69
Brad Weigle ’72
Lyle Weinert ’78
Beth Richardson Wilke ’78
Jane Broadie Wilson ’63
Smokey Joe Wilson
City of Winfield
Winfield High School FCCLA

Wichita Art Museum Alumni Event, Oct. 28:
Mary Lou Bauer Martin ’60
Madeline Magnusson Norland ’83

Letters to Encourage New Students:
Brandi Henline Manahan ’02
Brent Wolf ’03










Business Leaders Honored at Hall of Fame Dinner

Business leaders with Southwestern ties were honored during Business Hall of Fame ceremonies Sept 20. Betty Daniels (shown here) received the Builder Business Award, and SC alumni Jim Buterbaugh '71, Arthur Modschiedler '59, and the late Delmar O. Seevers '41 were named to the Hall of Fame.

::Buterbaugh is longtime president of Buterbaugh and Handlin, a Winfield real estate and insurance agency. He has been active in civic and community affairs, and is a member of the Cowley County President's Advisory Council.

::Modschiedler enjoyed a successful business financial services career with the Travelers before founding his own company in 1990 to provide financial services, market development, and consultation to business executives.

::Seevers was a research physicist at Chevron Oil Field Research Co. in La Habra, Calif, from 1951 to 1984, making significant contributions to the science of petroleum exploration, developing and applying the principles of nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR) to the search for deposits.

::Betty Daniels and her late husband, Chet, founded Daniels Rock and Ready Mix, Winfield, and have been partners with the college in numerous construction efforts on the campus.


Scholars Hall of Fame Nominations Sought

In an effort to honor alumni who have had distinguished careers in higher education, Southwestern College has created the Scholars Hall of Fame. The inaugural celebration for the Scholars Hall of Fame will take place at the Founders Day dinner April 17, 2004. Your nominations for charter members to this hall are encouraged.

If you know of a Moundbuilder who has accomplished great things in the field of higher education and is worthy of recognition for these efforts, please take the time to bring this person to our attention. Nominations forms may be obtained through the Department of Alumni Programs, 800-846-1543, ext. 6334, or e-mail slowe@sckans.edu. 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 Scholars Hall of Fame is Jan.15, 2004.


Mark Your 2004 Calendar

If your Christmas stocking holds a new 2004 calendar, mark the date now! SC Homecoming 2004 will be Oct. 15,16, and 17.