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From Alumni Programs

Susan Lowe '95

College memories. As you peruse the pages of this issue, let your thoughts travel back to your days at Southwestern. Whether five years ago, 50 years ago, or somewhere in between or beyond, I hope your recollections bring a smile to your face and a warmth to your heart.

The schedule for Homecoming 2003 is now complete and it promises to be three great days of fun and activities. Probably the most frequent complaint we hear after reunion gatherings is, “I wish more of my classmates had been here.” Don’t miss out on this chance to come back and renew those college memories with the people who made them happen… you, and they, will be glad you did!

Please feel free to contact me at 800-846-1543, ext. 6334, at slowe@sckans.edu, or at 100 College St., Winfield, KS 67156-2499. See you Oct. 10, 11, and 12, in Winfield!

Susan Lowe ’95
Director of Alumni Programs


Saturday, Sept. 20, 5 p.m. 2003 Business Hall of Fame Induction & Dinner, Roy L. Smith dining hall. 4:30 p.m. dinner, 5:30 p.m. induction ceremony, 7 p.m. football game vs. KS Wesleyan. Inductees for 2003 will be Jim Buterbaugh ’71, Art Modschiedler ’59, and Delmar Seevers ’41 (deceased). Business Builder award for 2003 will presented to Betty Daniel.

Saturday, Sept. 27, 5:30-6:30 p.m. Tailgate Pizza Party, King Plaza behind Stewart Field House. Come for the food and stay for the 7 p.m. football game vs. Friends University.

Oct. 10, 11, and 12 HOMECOMING 2003. See the full schedule on the back of this issue or online at www.sckans.edu/homecoming

Monday, Oct. 27, 7:00 p.m. Wichita Alumni Event in the Grand Hall of the Wichita Art Museum. Join co-hosts Mary Lou Bauer Martin ’60 and Madeline Magnusson Norland ’83 as we celebrate the arts in the surroundings of the fabulous, newly-renovated Wichita Art Museum. Dessert and updates on the college will be served in the midst of beautiful art.

Saturday, Dec. 6, 4 p.m., SC Athletic Hall of Fame, Roy L. Smith dining hall. 2003 Athletic Hall of Fame inductees will be Marvin Diener ’82, Ken Everhart ’57, Kelly Broadhurst Nichols ’89, Herman ‘Swede’ Osborn ’51, and Marvin Webster ’51. SC basketball vs. Friends University follows— women’s game at 6 p.m., men’s game at 8 p.m.

Dec. 28- Jan. 3,Alumni Travel Trip to Hawaii. A two-island vacation with deluxe accommodations and tours. Reservations may be made through Oct. 15, if space is available. For more details, go to www.sckans.edu/hawaii.

Tuesday, Dec. 30, 3:30 p.m. Alumni Event in Honolulu, Hawaii. Alumni from the state of Hawaii and participants on the alumni travel trip to Hawaii are invited to join alumni host Mary Williams Wagner ’75 and the SC men’s basketball team members and coaches at a special dinner gathering at the Ocean Terrace Restaurant, Sheraton Waikiki, in Honolulu. Following the meal, attend as the Builder take on Hawaii Pacific University.

Saturday, Jan. 31, SC Basketball Alumni Reunion honoring basketball teams from classes of ’61, ’62, and ’63. Women’s game will begin at 5 p.m.; 6:30 p.m. reception in foyer of Stewart in honor of the featured teams and all SC basketball alumni; and at 7 p.m. the men’s team takes on Kansas Wesleyan University. Reunion team members will be introduced at halftime of the men’s basketball game.

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.

SC Establishes New Hall of Fame

A Scholars Hall of Fame will be established at Southwestern College to honor alumni who have enjoyed distinguished careers in higher education or other venues of scholarship. The inaugural group of five hall of fame members will be inducted on Founders Day, April 17, 2004. (After the first year, a maximum of three persons will be inducted each year.)
Deadline for nominations to this new hall of fame is Jan. 15, 2004.

The new Hall of Fame will be the fifth to be established at Southwestern. Other distinguished alumni are inducted into Halls of Fame in athletics, natural sciences, business, and education.

For more information or a nomination form, contact Susan Lowe in the alumni programs office, (620) 229-6334, or slowe@sckans.edu.

(June - September 2003)

Winfield Hawaii Night, June 5:
Steve McSpadden/ State Bank

4th Annual KC Royals Alumni Event, June 14:
Melissa Burdett ’00
Alan ’75 and Judy (Hensley) Nation ’74

Alumni Research:
Bret Bement ’05

Advance Work for Homecoming:
Ruth Archambeau
Maggie (Hall) Bicker ’88
Abby Brummett ’04
Karla (Will) Brummett ’74
Hal Hinson ’74
Frank Newman ’53

Halls of Fame Announce Newest Members

Two Southwestern College Halls of Fame have announced their newest members.

To be inducted in the Business Hall of Fame Sept. 20 are:

  • Delmar O. Seevers ’41 (posthumously)
  • Art Modschiedles ’59
  • Jim Buterbaugh ’71

The Athletic Hall of Fame will induct three new members Dec. 6. Newest inductees are:

  • Herman “Swede” Osbourn ’51
  • Marvin Webster ’51
  • Kenneth Everhart ’57
  • Marvin Diener ’82
  • Kelly (Broadhurst) Nichols ’89

It's NOT too late...

…to get your reservations in and join more than 30 other Builders and friends who have signed up to go to Hawaii from Dec. 28, 2003 – Jan. 3, 2004. This will be an incredible two-island adventure. Reservations may be made through October 15. To view the full itinerary, go to www.sckans.edu/hawaii. For more information, contact the department of alumni programs at 800-846-1543, ext. 6334, or slowe@sckans.edu.


Southwestern College alumni from the classes of 1953, 1958, 1963, 1968, 1973, 1978, 1983, 1988, 1993, 1998, 2003, and all alumni who were involved with the department of fine arts... We want YOU to be at Homecoming 2003 to join in the fun and festivities as we celebrate all that makes Southwestern the college it is! You won’t want to miss out on this chance to visit with old friends and see the wonderful changes that have taken place as SC has moved into the 21st century.

Need more information? Contact Susan Lowe, director of alumni programs, at 800-846-1543, ext. 6334 or e-mail slowe@sckans.edu.