As you read this, 2004 is well underway
and exciting things are taking place in the alumni department. In response
to requests for more stories and information on alumni and the college,
we’ve decided to forego the listing of alumni volunteers in each
quarterly issue of The Southwesterner. Rather, we will include one list
of all volunteers for the fiscal year (July 1 – June 31) in the
annual Honor Roll publication that is produced every fall. Meanwhile,
please check the on-going “Thank You to Our Volunteers”
list on the improved alumni Web site at www.sckans.edu/alumni2/ and
express appreciation to any alumni you know who have volunteered on
behalf of SC.
Also in response to your requests, we have begun the
process of compiling a new Southwestern College alumni directory. This
is scheduled for completion in 2005 (the previous edition came out in
2000). Please be on the lookout for a directory questionnaire that will
be mailed out around June of this year. We hope to obtain an alumni
list that is as complete and accurate as possible and this can be done
only with your help. Contact me if you have questions about this or
any alumni concern, at (800) 846-1543, ext. 6334, at email@example.com,
or at 100 College St., Winfield, KS 67156-2499. We want to help you
Susan Lowe ’95
Director of Alumni Programs
Tuesday, March 9, 6:30-8
p.m. Colorado Springs area alumni dinner at Giuseppe’s
Depot Restaurant, 10 South Sierra Madre. Join alumni host Rodney
Johannsen ’73 for great conversation and great food!
Wednesday, March 10, Denver
area alumni luncheon at noon at Country Buffet, 1026
S. Sable, Aurora, Colo. (Your choice of two alumni gatherings in Denver…
come to the one that best suits you!)
Wednesday, March 10, 6:30-8
p.m. Denver area alumni dinner gathering. Alumni co-hosts
Dick Hagen ’59, and Gunter and Janis
Matthews Angermayr ’81 ’79 look forward to seeing
Thursday, March 11, 12p.m.,
Hays area alumni luncheon at Professor's Steakhouse,
Hays, Kan. Join alumni host Larry Jantz '67 for food
Thursday, March 18, 5:30-7:15
p.m., Ice Cream a-la-lumni. This is the second year
the alumni department has provided this ice cream party for current
students on campus to make them aware of how great it is to be an alum
Saturday, April 17, Scholars
Hall of Fame and Founders Day at Southwestern College.
Alumni who have had distinguished careers in higher education will be
honored at this inaugural celebration, along with recognition for Heritage
Society alumni and dedication of the Women’s Hall in honor of
Ward M. Cole '30.
Thursday, April 22, 4:30-6
p.m. SC Volunteer Come-and-Go Reception, Pounds Lounge,
hosted by the SC alumni programs department. If you have volunteered
in any capacity at the college this school year, you are invited to
come and let us celebrate your efforts!
Saturday, April 24, 5:30
p.m. ’70s and ’80s alumni event with the Wichita Stealth
as they take on the Green Bay Blizzard at the Kansas Coliseum. Join
alumni co-hosts Ted Jantz ’72, Scott Lindemann ’91,
and Stealth general manager Mike McCoy ’74, for
the third annual Stealth alumni event.
Saturday, April 24, 6
p.m. Educators Hall of Fame, Roy L. Smith Dining Hall.
Outstanding alumni educators for the 2004 Hall of Fame will be recognized
at this ceremony and dinner.
Friday, May 7, 5-6:30
p.m. Professional Studies Pre-Alumni Celebration, Wichita
East Center. This come-and-go event kicks off the graduation experience
for Professional Studies 2004 graduates and their families.
Saturday, May 8, Commencement
10:30 a.m. Baccalaureate Service, Richardson Auditorium
4 p.m. Commencement Convocation, Sonner Stadium
Saturday, June 12, 12:30
p.m. Fifth annual KC Royals alumni event. Come for the
ever-popular tailgate barbeque from 12:30-1:30 p.m. and stay for the
ballgame at 2:15 p.m., as we enjoy the view from Club Level seats when
the Royals take on the NY Mets. Alumni co-hosts for the event are
Alan and Judy Hensley Nation ’75 ’74 and Jay
Leach ’94. Limited number of tickets available.
Saturday, June 26, 6:30
p.m. Oklahoma City Red Hawks alumni event! Join us in
Oklahoma City as we gather for an evening of food, fun, Builders and
baseball, as the Red Hawks battle the Nashville Sounds. Special thanks
to the Daily Oklahoman for providing their suite for our use at the
stadium. Alumni co-hosts for the event are Sue Hale ’66,
Steve Hiebsch ’70, and Joanna Moss ’01.
Tickets are limited so get your RSVP in early for this event.
Thursday, July 15, Illinois
area alumni event at Joey Buona’s Pizzeria Grille,
162 E. Superior Street, Chicago. Join alumni host Becky O’Neal
’77 and a group of SC alumni and friends as we gather
for a delightful evening and some famous Chicago pizza.
July 15-18. The Travelin’
Jinx invites you to a “Spectacular Weekend in Chicago!”
Make plans to join a great group of alumni and friends for fun and excitement
in Chicago, including a Cubs game at historic Wrigley Field. Check the
alumni Web site for more information.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
for more information.
Scholars Hall of Fame
Just a reminder, the inaugural celebration
of the Southwestern College Scholars Hall of Fame will be held on Saturday,
April 17, 2004, in the Roy L. Smith Dining Hall. Honored inductees will
be Sidney DeVere Brown ’47, William M. Cloud ’47, Richard
H. Leftwich ’41, Kenneth M. McCaffree ’40, and Emmet G.
Smith ’50. Anyone may attend but reservations should be made by
April 9, by calling (800) 846-1543, ext. 6231, or e-mail email@example.com.
Chicago… here we come! Alumni and
friends of SC are welcome to join us for the next SC travel trip to
the wonderful city of Chicago. Dates of the trip are July 15-18, 2004,
and we will be staying in The Fairfield Inn and Suites in the heart
of downtown. In addition to dinner at the well-known Joey Buona’s
Pizzeria Grille for some famous Chicago pizza, and a three-course plated
brunch at the Chicago Pump Room (well-liked by Frank Sinatra and Harry
Caray), we will enjoy a Chicago Cubs vs. Milwaukee Brewers ballgame
at historic Wrigley Field, plus there will be lots of time for shopping
or sightseeing. And, if you get a group of four to go on the trip, you
may be eligible for a $50 rebate!
Check the alumni Web site for more information
or contact Susan Lowe in the alumni department at (800) 846-1543, ext.
College has gone tropical!
delightful group of alumni, parents, and friends of the college went
on a fun-filled trip to Hawaii from December 28, 2003, through January
3, 2004. The two-island journey featured among other things, a scrumptious
dinner gathering which included Hawaii area alumni and the Builder men’s
basketball team and coaches. Persons attending also enjoyed seeing the
men’s team battle against Hawaii Pacific University on the basketball
court, and nearly beat the NCAA division II school with a score of 71
to 70. Thanks to everyone who made the trip possible!
If you have volunteered in any capacity
for the college over the last year, Southwestern College wants to thank
you for your efforts. Please join us for a come-and-go volunteer reception
in your honor, which will be hosted by the SC alumni programs department.
On Thursday, April 22, from 4:30-6 p.m. in Pounds Lounge, we will be
looking forward to seeing you and expressing our thanks for the role
you have filled to make SC an outstanding college. We hope to see you
there, but if you can’t make it, please know how very much your
efforts are appreciated!
Don’t miss out on the opportunity
to nominate a worthy Moundbuilder for the Southwestern College Business
Hall of Fame. Nominations for the 2004 ceremony are being accepted until
April 1, 2004. For more information or forms, contact the Office of
Alumni Programs, 100 College St., Winfield, KS 67156; (800) 846-1543,
ext. 6334, or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
Or you may fill out a form on our Web site at www.sckans.edu/alumni2