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From Alumni Programs

Susan Lowe '95

Some people assume that when classes end in early May, the entire college closes for the summer. Not so. In fact, many departments are as busy as ever, including your alumni programs department. In addition to the summertime alumni events that take place and working on Homecoming details, we tally the numbers of events, visits, and alumni contacted during the past fiscal year and try to figure how to do as good a job (or better) for next year. Making connections is what we are about.

If you have ideas for reunions, alumni travel trips, or anything involved with SC connections, we want to hear from you! You can contact me at 800-846-1543, ext. 6334, at slowe@sckans.edu, or at 100 College St., Winfield, KS 67156-2499. And don’t forget, the new alumni directory questionnaire will be arriving at your home in late summer — about the time school starts.

Susan Lowe ’95
Director of Alumni Programs

Upcoming 2004 Alumni Events

Saturday, June 12, 12:30 p.m. Fifth annual KC Royals alumni event. The tailgate barbeque is from 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. and the ballgame at begins at 2:15, as we enjoy the view from Club Level seats when the Royals take on the NY Mets. Alumni co-hosts for the event are Alan ’75 and Judy Hensley Nation ’74 and Jay Leach ’94. We purchased a limited number of seats for this event, so don’t delay in making your reservation!

Saturday, June 26, 6:30 p.m. Oklahoma City Red Hawks alumni event. Join us in OKC as we gather for an evening of food and fun, Builders and baseball, as the Red Hawks battle the Nashville Sounds. Special thanks to the Daily Oklahoman for providing a suite for our use at the stadium. Alumni co-hosts for the event are Sue Hale ’66, Steve Hiebsch ’70, and Joanna Moss ’01. Tickets are limited — RSVP early.

Thursday, July 15, Illinois area alumni event at Joey Buona’s Pizzeria Grille, 162 E. Superior Street, Chicago. Join alumni host Becky O’Neal ’77 and a group of SC alumni and friends for some famous Chicago pizza.

Saturday, July 19, Kansas City Area Golf Scramble and Arrowhead event. More....

Thursday, Aug.26, 5:00 p.m. – Professional Studies 10th Anniversary Celebration. A come-and-go party will be held at the Winfield Downtown Center to recognize and applaud all that has been achieved through this program over the past decade.

Thursday, Aug. 26, 7 p.m. – 77th Annual Moundbuilding Ceremony, on the main campus.

Saturday, Sept. 11, 5 p.m. Business Hall of Fame Induction and Dinner, Roy L. Smith dining hall. Honor this year’s distinguished business alumni. Following the dinner and induction, watch the Builders take on Panhandle State in football.

Saturday, Sept. 18, 1-4 p.m. – Second annual Professional Studies Fall Frolic at Linwood Park, Wichita. All professional studies alumni, students, and their families, are welcome to join in the fun again this year. Family activities, Oliver Propflinger (the juggler), and food are planned… we hope the weather will cooperate this time around!

Thursday, Oct. 14, 6:30 p.m. – “Builder-wood Squares” game presentation, Roy L. Smith dining hall. Student teams compete for prizes and fun as alumni personalities answer questions from the “Builder-wood squares.”

Friday, Oct. 15, 12:00-2:00 p.m. – SC Career Fair, SC Memorial Library. The third annual career fair will once again offer an opportunity for current students to ask questions and interact with Builder alumni in a variety of careers.

Friday, October 15, 7:30 p.m. – SC Athletic Hall of Fame. The department focus for this year’s Homecoming is athletics, so it is only fitting that we start off the weekend celebration with the Athletic Hall of Fame. Join in this tribute to outstanding Moundbuilders who will be inducted in this year’s hall of fame.

Friday, Saturday, and Sunday, Oct. 15, 16, and 17 – SC Homecoming 2004: “A Builder Storm Is Brewin’.” Homecoming just keeps getting better and better at Southwestern. If you haven’t been back recently, you will want to come and see for yourself. If you have been back, you won’t want to miss! Athletics is the department focus, and the reunion years are the classes ending in “4” and “9.” Check the alumni Web site for more information.

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.

Alumni to Gather at Arrowhead

Alumni and friends in the Kansas City area will have an insider’s look at Arrowhead Stadium during a special event there July 19.

Mitch Holtus, the voice of the Kansas City Chiefs, will host the Jack Stack Barbecue meal from 6 to 10 p.m. (Holtus is father of two Southwestern students: Brian, who graduated May 8, and Hayley, a sophomore.)

In addition to the meal, interested persons will have the chance to tour Arrowhead Stadium.

Earlier in the day, Holthus will host a golf scramble at Falcon Lakes Golf Course in Basehor.

Prices for the events are: Golf scramble plus Arrowhead barbecue, $100; golf scramble only, $90; barbecue only, $20. Cart and box lunch is provided those playing golf, and parking is included in the Arrowhead event.

Reservations are due by July 13. For more information or to make reservations, contact alumni events coordinator Nan Hinson, nan@sckans.edu, or call (620) 229-6231.

Attention, Professional Studies alumni and current students…

Make plans to attend the 10th anniversary celebration of the Winfield Professional Studies program! This gala will be held on Thursday, Aug. 26, 2004, at 5 p.m. in the Winfield Downtown Center. The come-and-go social will provide an opportunity to reflect on all the program has accomplished and applaud how far it has come. This gathering is open to all who would like to celebrate Southwestern College's adult learner program and its more than 650 alumni who have continued their education through it.

Business at SC

The Southwestern College Business Hall of Fame will be held Saturday, Sept. 11, 2004. Unveiling of this year's Hall of Fame plaques will be at 4:30 p.m., dinner celebration will begin at 5:00, induction ceremony at 5:45, and at 7:00, SC Moundbuilders take on Panhandle State in football.

The weekend of Sept. 11 will also be the fall gathering of the SC Business Administration Advisory Council.

2004 Education Hall of Fame Inductees

(l. to r.) Marvin Estes ’66, recipient of the Marilyn McNeish Award for Special Education; Shirley Ross ’58, Patricia Barlow ’73, and Ron Haynes, ’67

Southwestern College Scholars Hall of Fame Inaugural Inductees

(l. to r.) William M. Cloud '47, Sidney DeVere Brown '47, Richard H. Leftwich '41, Kenneth M. McCaffree '40, and Emmet G. Smith '50.

Moundbuilder Memories.......

Just a reminder, if you have a great memory from your college days, write it down. Deadline for the third edition of Moundbuilder Memories short stories is Aug. 31. This year’s Homecoming focus is on athletics and the new 77 steps, so it would be great to have lots of stories with either of those as the topic. For more information on the contest, go to the alumni Web site, or contact Susan Lowe at 800-846-1543, ext. 6334, or at slowe@sckans.edu.