Mark 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 staff.

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 Angeles
Hosts: President Dick Merriman and Ruth Archambeau.

Sunday, April 29 . San Diego area
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 Kansas
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.
Moundbuilding Ceremony

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 campus
Athletic Hall of Fame game and induction. Hosts: Athletic and alumni staff.

Oct. 19 - 21 . Homecoming Weekend

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. area
Hosts: Jarrod Wheeler '94, Dan Lara '91, Ted Hresko '73, and alumni staff.

Dec. 6-9 . Christmas in New York trip
Hosts: Alumni staff.


Halls of Fame Seek Nominees

Three halls of fame at Southwestern College are seeking nominees for induction of outstanding alumni in the areas of natural sciences, education, and athletics.

  • 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.

  • Southwestern 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.

More extensive information on all the Southwestern College Halls of Fame is found on the alumni page of SC's Web by calling Susan Lowe, director of alumni programs, at (620) 229-6334.


Pack 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 for more details.

  • 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 for more details.


Builder Blocks

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.

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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."

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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-

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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 to let us know of your SC alumni connections.


A Special Thanks to These Southwestern College Alumni Volunteers

Kansas City Holiday at the Zoo:
Carol Piepmeier '58 Tim Tiegreen '98

Northern Oklahoma Holiday at the Marland Mansion:
LaReta Kallenbach '62 Lyle Kallenbach '61 Krista Perkins '78 Mike Perkins '78

E-Mentoring Program:
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

Basketball Alumni Reunion:
Ray Potter '55 Bill Stephens '64

Hutchinson/ Western Kansas Cosmosphere Event:
Ann (Myers) Richardson '79

South Central Kansas Gambino's/ Oliver Propflinger Event:
Judy Kunkel '97 Janice King '97 Matthew Percival '98

Phoenix Event:
Dorothea (Drennan) Pruyne '55 Shay Jewett '90

Manhattan Event:
Susan (Colberg) Saville '87 Marilyn (Stayton) Bunyan '54

Dallas/ Ft. Worth Event:
Susan (McGuire) Cooksey '75 Virginia (Baim) Liddle '82 David Muttiah '99