Your Calendars, Alumni!
Thursday, March 15 . 7:30
p.m. Messenger Recital Hall, Southwestern College main campus
Mazie Barnett Kilmer Recital. Richard Kilmer, violinist, and Felicity
Coltman, pianist. Reception will follow. Hosts: Alumni staff.
Sunday, March 18
. 12:30 p.m. Dallas/Ft.
Worth Dallas Stars Hockey. Call early-tickets are limited. Lunch at
Hyatt Regency preceding 2 p.m. hockey game. Hosts: Susan (McGuire) Cooksey
'75, Virginia (Baim) Liddle '82, David Muttiah '99, and alumni staff.
Tuesday, March 20
. 6-9 p.m. . Wichita
PS/ Alumni dinner seminar, "2001 Economic Outlook: The Economy, The
Markets, and What it Means to You." Dinner, economic insight, and networking
opportunity at Hyatt Regency. Hosts: Alumni and professional studies
Thursday, April 5 . 7-8:30
p.m. . Wichita
Music and dessert at the Wichita Boathouse. Hosts: Kelly and Vickie
(Worrell) Bender '68 '68 and Tom Graber '71, alumni staff.
Thursday, April 19 . 4-5:30
p.m., Southwestern College main campus
Volunteer reception, Pounds Lounge. Hosts: President Dick Merriman,
Vice President Paul Bean, alumni staff.
Saturday, April 28 . Los
Hosts: President Dick Merriman and Ruth Archambeau.
Sunday, April 29 . San
Hosts: President Dick Merriman and Ronnie Jenkins.
Sunday, May 6 Southwestern
College main campus
Southwestern College Commencement.
May 11-20 . Explore the
Arts in New York
Host: Roger Moon, SC theatre department.
Saturday, May 19
. Kansas City area
KC Royals vs. Boston at Kauffman Stadium. 5:30 tailgate party, 7:05
game time. Hosts: Gary and Janice (Laber) Brown '76 '78, alumni staff.
Saturday, June . Western
Marchel Ranch, Dodge City. Chuckwagon meal and frontier jamboree show.
Hosts: Alumni staff.
Saturday, June 30 . Wellington
Cowley/ Sumner event at the Wellington Steak House featuring Elvis.
Hosts: Ray Potter '55, Ken Everhart '57, and alumni staff.
Saturday, July 14 . Tulsa
Oklahoma musical event. Hosts: Kristin Martin '93 and alumni staff.
July 15-31 . African safari
Host: Max Thompson.
July 22-29 . Alaska cruise
Hosts: Alumni staff.
Aug. 17 . noon . Main campus
Legacy Luncheon for multi-generational Moundbuilders recognizing new
SC students. Hosts: Alumni staff.
Aug. 23 . 7 p.m.
Aug. 30 . 6-9 p.m. . Wichita
Professional studies/alumni dinner seminar, "Handwriting and Employee
Strengths." Hosts: Alumni and professional studies staff.
Sept. 8 . Main campus
Cowley/Sumner football kick-off. Hosts: Marty Mutti '89, C.J. Layton,
and alumni staff.
Saturday, Sept. 29 . Main
Athletic Hall of Fame game and induction. Hosts: Athletic and alumni
Oct. 19 - 21 . Homecoming
Oct. 26 . 6-9 p.m. Wichita
Professional studies/alumni dinner seminar, "Career
Development Panel." Hosts: Alumni and professional studies staff.
Nov. 3 . Washington D.C.
Hosts: Jarrod Wheeler '94, Dan Lara '91, Ted Hresko '73, and alumni
Dec. 6-9 . Christmas in
New York trip
Hosts: Alumni staff.
of Fame Seek Nominees
halls of fame at Southwestern College are seeking nominees for induction
of outstanding alumni in the areas of natural sciences, education, and
- The newly-established
Southwestern College Natural Science Hall of Fame will honor alumni
from the natural sciences based on their achievements, professionalism,
and character. Nominees must be graduates of Southwestern College.
The first members of this hall of fame will be inducted at Homecoming
2001 (Oct. 19-21), with up to seven persons inducted this first year.
After the inaugural year of the natural science hall of fame, maximum
number of inductees will be three. The number of posthumous inductees
is limited in both cases. Deadline for nominations is April 1, 2001.
College's Educators Hall of Fame is in its second year, and deadline
for nominations is March 31, 2001. Alumni who have shown exceptional
dedication, knowledge, and professionalism in the field of education
are eligible for nomination. Inductees will be honored April 21, 2001,
at the SC Educators Hall of Fame banquet.
- SC also welcomes
nominations of athletes to its Athletic Hall of Fame. In order to
be elected, nominees must have demonstrated excellence in the field
of athletics as a player or a coach, and must have exhibited leadership
in the community and/or college. Persons are eligible for nominations
if it has been at least 10 years since his/her class graduated. Honorary
considerations are made for those individuals who have displayed exceptional
loyalty and have made significant contributions for the betterment
of Southwestern College athletics. Deadline for submission of nominees
is May 1, 2001; induction will take place Sept. 29 at the Moundbuilder
football game against McPherson College.
extensive information on all the Southwestern College Halls of Fame
is found on the alumni page of SC's Web site-www.sckans.edu-or
by calling Susan Lowe, director of alumni programs, at (620) 229-6334.
Your Bags: Time for a Road Trip
- Explore the arts
in New York with Roger Moon May 11 to 20. Ten days of theatre, dance,
opera, museums, and life in New York City hosted by the director of
Southwestern's theatre program. Contact Roger at (620) 229-6244 for
more information. Deadline for reservations is March 15.
- Kenya and Tanzania
are destinations of a safari hosted by Max Thompson July 15-31. Participant
numbers are limited, but space still was available at press time. This
tour will visit major parks and refuges in Africa, where wildlife can
be observed in its native habitat. Two days of the trip will be spent
in a luxurious tented camp, with permanent roof and floor, bathroom,
and electric supply. Thompson has traveled to this region six times
and will be an expert guide. For more information, contact Thompson
at (620) 229-6304. Deadline for reservations is March 15.
- The heat of summer
is the perfect time for exploring the ice age beauty of Alaska with
the Travelin' Jinx. Alumni staff members will host a seven-night cruise
from Anchorage (Seward) to Vancouver July 22-29. Participants who choose
to explore the interior of Alaska will have the option of an extension
that begins in Fairbanks and includes the great train ride through Denali
National Park. The cruise and tour are July 17-29. Contact the alumni
programs office at (620) 229-6231, or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org for more
- New York dressed
up for the holidays is a special sight, and an extended weekend there
sets the tone for Christmas 2001. Join alumni staff visiting New York
Dec. 6-9 and see Broadway theatre, the world-famous Radio City Music
Hall Christmas spectacular, the angel tree at the Metropolitan Museum
of Art, and more. Contact the alumni programs office at (620) 229-6231,
or e-mail email@example.com for more details.
It's not too late to order a video of vintage
SC highlights. This video has footage of an early SC May Fete celebration
on campus, the Richardson fire, the aftermath of the Richardson fire,
tearing down of old North Hall, and even the class of 1950 walking up
the steps of Stewart Field House to enter their graduation ceremony. For
more information, contact the alumni programs office, (620) 229-6334.
Mark your calendar for Homecoming 2001 -
Oct. 19 and 20. With the schedule of dinners and parades, performing arts
and athletic events expanding every year, alumni personnel are promising
even more reasons to visit campus. Special guests will be reunion classes
(all classes ending in '01' and '06'), and the golden year class is the
class of 1951. Academic program focus will be the natural sciences. Watch
for many more details this summer. Notice of the upcoming alumni cruise
to Alaska prompted Hugh Snyder '41 to reminisce about a similar trip he
took nearly seven decades ago. "Sounds great and a good deal," Hugh e-mailed
alumni director Susan Lowe. "However, Maxine is no longer able to travel
and I can't leave her alone for that long. We made the same tour with
Princess Lines in 1933. We won a medal for doing the swing."
If you are a Vietnam or Korean conflict-era
veteran and your name is not included on the tribute rock at the base
of the 77 steps, it's still not too late to contact us and have your name
added. A call for names in the previous Southwesterner unearthed many
who had not been included. Contact the alumni programs office (800) 846-1543
ext. 6334 before June 1. A list of the names now engraved on the rock
is on our Web site- www.sckans.edu/southwesterner/2000winter/swtrnr_alumpro.html.
Are you a family member of a student who
will be coming to Southwestern College for the first time in the fall?
If so, we want to buy you lunch.
The first annual Legacy Luncheon for new
freshmen or transfer students who are relatives of Southwestern alumni
will be Friday, Aug. 17, the day new students move into residence halls.
Contact the alumni programs department at
(800) 846-1543, ext. 6372, or e-mail Ralph Decker at firstname.lastname@example.org
to let us know of your SC alumni connections.
Special Thanks to These Southwestern College Alumni Volunteers
City Holiday at the Zoo:
Carol Piepmeier '58 Tim Tiegreen '98
Oklahoma Holiday at the Marland Mansion:
LaReta Kallenbach '62 Lyle Kallenbach '61 Krista Perkins '78 Mike Perkins
Diana Duncan '93 Erin Galliart '98 Don Gibson '61 Stephanie Gonzales '96
Cheryl Goodell '99 Susane Gruning '99 Kirsta Lowe '98 Dana (Henry) Mettling
'93 Kim Okeson '01 Brian Pettey '96 Kristen (Martin) Pettey '98 Hector
Rios '90 Dick See '82 Harold Small '86 Monica (Gibson) Wise '85
Ray Potter '55 Bill Stephens '64
Western Kansas Cosmosphere Event:
Ann (Myers) Richardson '79
Central Kansas Gambino's/ Oliver Propflinger Event:
Judy Kunkel '97 Janice King '97 Matthew Percival '98
Dorothea (Drennan) Pruyne '55 Shay Jewett '90
Susan (Colberg) Saville '87 Marilyn (Stayton) Bunyan '54
Ft. Worth Event:
Susan (McGuire) Cooksey '75 Virginia (Baim) Liddle '82 David Muttiah '99