CRUISING ALASKA . July 22-29, 2001
Explore the ice age beauty, the unspoiled wilderness, and the majesty of Alaska with other Southwestern College alumni and friends. You will have the option of sailing for a seven-night cruise from Anchorage (Seward) to Vancouver. For those who wish to explore the interior of Alaska, a pre-cruise option begins in Fairbanks July 17 and includes the great train ride through Denali National Park. The ship is Holland America's five-star Statendam. Itinerary includes College Fjord cruising; Glacier Bay cruising; Sitka; Juneau; Ketchikan; cruising the Inside Passage and docking at the end of the week in Vancouver.

CHRISTMAS IN NEW YORK . Nov. 29-Dec. 2, 2001
New York dressed for the holidays is truly electric. Itinerary includes Broadway theatre, the world famous Radio City Music Hall Christmas Spectacular, the Angel Tree at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, time for shopping, Christmas light city tour, and more.

Friends and family are welcome to join either of these trips. Space will be limited. Departures for alumni and friends from other parts of the country can be arranged. For more details on these two trips, please contact Susan Lowe at or Nan Hinson at or call (316) 229-6231.

In addition to trips offered through the alumni programs office, several professors will lead special tour groups in the near future:

. Roger Moon's theatre trip to New York City is set for May 11-20, 2001. Contact, or call (316) 229-6244.

. Max Thompson is tour coordinator for an African safari set for July 15-31, 2001. This tour will visit major parks and refuges in Kenya and Tanzania where participants can observe wildlife in its native habitat. For more information on the trip, contact Thompson at or call (316) 229-6304.

. A choir tour to Budapest, Prague, and Germany is planned for May 2002. For more information on this trip, contact James Schuppener, or (316) 229-6302.


Mark Your Calendar:
Upcoming SC Alumni Events

Saturday, Dec. 2, 2000
Kansas City area alumni "Wildlights" at the zoo! Join other SC alumni and families as we monkey around in holiday style.

Thursday, Dec. 7, 2000
Northern Oklahoma alumni holiday event at the Marland Mansion. An entrancing dinner experience.

Saturday, Jan. 13, 2001
Second professional studies alumni seminar, "Successful Mentoring in the Workplace and Beyond," on the SC main campus. Following the seminar will be an opportunity for SC students who have been matched with alumni mentors to meet their mentors at a special banquet.

Saturday, Jan. 27, 2001
Southwestern College basketball alumni reunion 2001, honoring the 1955 CIC championship basketball team. All SC basketball alumni are invited to be our guests (no charge) at Stewart Field House as the Builders take on St. Mary College. Women play at 5 p.m. and men at 7 p.m. Championship team members will be introduced during halftime of the men's game and will be guests of honor at a reception immediately following the game. Everyone is invited to stay for the celebration. SC Book Cave will be open from 4-7 p.m.

Saturday, Feb. 3, 2001
6:30 p.m. Hutchinson/ Western Kansas alumni Cosmosphere event. All SC alumni are invited to come and join in the fun of this exciting event as we also welcome prospective students! Our host, Ann M. Richardson '79, has some great connections to make this event one you won't want to miss.

Saturday, April 28, 2001
Los Angeles area alumni and friends event will be held at noon at the home of Lonnie and Nancy Howerton '69, 10 San Nicholas, Rancho Santa Margarita, Calif. More information will follow. 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 Susan Lowe, (316) 229-6334, or e-mail her at for more information or to RSVP.

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The Veterans Rock should you be listed here?

Visitors to Southwestern's campus nearly all pass the memorial rock in honor of veterans who served in the Viet Nam and Korea wars. Occasionally, though, we find that the name of a veteran has been inadvertently overlooked. If you or someone you know should be listed on this rock and is not among the names here, please contact the Office of Communications, (316) 229-6343. We will need to know the veteran's name and branch of service.

VIET NAM: Ron Andrea Allan Barr Gary Bartlett Joe Bistok Allen Bradford Steve Brass Michael Brooks Rod Bugbee DeWitt Clinton Craig Dial Keith Dial Bill Duckworth Charles Filbert Gerry Franklin David Froman, Fred Hopkins Lonnie Howerton Paschal Jackson Charles Johnson Gail Jones Jim Kline Don Reazin Bill Royer Jake Schroll Gary Simmons Marvin Zimbelman Aaron Bruce Smith Charles Prather Ronald L. Smith

KOREA: John Williams


Southwestern College Student Nurses Lead Statewide Organization

Congratulations to Barbara (Meier) Holtz '79 and J.S. Alford '65, winners of DVD players given away during the grand opening of the Web site. The official start page for Southwestern College alumni activities on the Web, zMoundbuilders offers a portal to the Internet with current SC news as well as weather, regional and world news, stock updates, shopping, and other vital information. Log on to for more information.