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From Alumni Programs

Susan Lowe '95

As a new school term begins, anticipation of another year of Moundbuilder connections grows. A number of events and programs are available for alumni and friends across the country. Of course the crown jewel for each year is Homecoming, and this year's celebration is perhaps the finest one yet. The theme, "Builders of Excellence," embodies the college nickname, Moundbuilders, and qualifies the high standards by which Southwestern is known. We can all take pride in the Homecoming theme, just as we do in the college itself. Please make a point to check out the Homecoming schedule and try to come back for the fun and excitement of "coming home."

Regardless of whether you can or can't come back, I hope you will become aware of the ways that alumni and friends can volunteer for Southwestern. One of the top priorities this year in the alumni department is that of developing a volunteer program. The needs and opportunities for volunteer services extend from departments and classrooms across the entire campus and into the professional studies centers. Whether you live near or far, if you have a talent to share, a desire to be involved with your alma mater, and some time to offer, there is probably a way the college can benefit from your volunteer effort. Details about volunteer roles will be provided in future Southwesterner editions.

Meanwhile, if you have an interest in finding out more about becoming a Builder volunteer, call me at 1-800-846-1543 ext. 6334, or e-mail me at slowe@sckans.edu. For more information about alumni events and programs, check our Web site at www.sckans.edu/alumni/alum_index.html.



Sunday, Sept. 22 - President Dick Merriman and SC music group Selah visit Derby Woodlawn Methodist Church.

Friday, Oct. 18 - Homecoming Weekend begins with the Jinx golf scramble, and the Business Hall of Fame ribbon cutting and induction ceremony. The evening will feature the Homecoming alumni dinner and campaign kick-off, including the premiere showing of the SC campus video.

Saturday, Oct. 19 - Homecoming continues with BuilderDash, the alumni breakfast, SC football vs. Bethel College, a reunion of football, track and Alpha Sigma Omega alumni, and class reunion dinners.

Sunday, Oct. 20 - Homecoming winds down with the alumni continental breakfast, Southwestern College worship service at Grace UMC featuring guest pastors Mike Marion '77 and Jerre Nolte '80 and an afternoon concert.

Saturday/Sunday, Nov. 2 & 3 - SC Family Weekend including Moundbuilder football vs. St. Mary College.

Sunday, Nov. 3 - President Dick Merriman and the Southwestern College choir will visit Grace United Methodist Church.

Sunday, Nov. 17 - President Dick Merriman, SC music group Selah, and Addicted drama team visit Hutchinson First United Methodist Church.

Sunday, Dec. 1 - President Dick Merriman, SC music group Selah, and Addicted drama team visit Johnson United Methodist Church.

Saturday, Dec. 7, 4:00 p.m. - Southwestern College Athletic Hall of Fame dinner and induction ceremony on the main campus, followed by Moundbuilder basketball as SC takes on Kansas Wesleyan.

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 alumni programs, 800-846-1543, ext. 6231, or nan@sckans.edu for more information or to RSVP.



Horsefeathers & Applesauce Alumni Night, July 27:
Lou Tharp

World Trade Center Commemoration, Aug. 11:
David Buehrens '60
Bill DeArmond
Gordon Dippel '00
Kevin McClung
Terry Quiett '94
Russell Schoech
Brandon Smith '98
Greg Zuck

75th Anniversary Moundbuilding Ceremony and Alumni Gathering, Aug. 29: Rhyan Anderson '03
Kari Good '03
Grace United Methodist Church
Al Hodges '36
Roger Moon '70
David Nichols '60
Jerre Nolte '80

Volunteers for Bluegrass Alumni Gathering & Main Street Hamburger Fry, Sept. 17:
Ken '79 and Judy (Smith) Kraus '78
Lois Loucks

Volunteers for Topeka/ Lawrence Alumni Event at Montgomery Ranch, Sept. 27: Larry '60 and Gwen (Matthews) Montgomery '62
Max '51 and Wilma Stratton Rife '49
Jeanette (Dial) Kuhns '72