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From Alumni Programs

Susan Lowe '95

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 slowe@sckans.edu, or at 100 College St., Winfield, KS 67156-2499. We want to help you stay connected!

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 you then

Thursday, March 11, 12p.m., Hays area alumni luncheon at Professor's Steakhouse, Hays, Kan. Join alumni host Larry Jantz '67 for food and fun!

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 of SC.

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 2004.
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 slowe@sckans.edu for more information.


Inaugural 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 nan@sckans.edu.



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 at www.sckans.edu/alumni2, or contact Susan Lowe in the alumni department at (800) 846-1543, ext. 6334


Southwestern College has gone tropical!

A 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!


Calling All Volunteers!

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 slowe@sckans.edu. Or you may fill out a form on our Web site at www.sckans.edu/alumni2 .