Southwestern College
Homecoming Celebration 2014

October 3, 4, 5, 2014
Reunion years ending in "4" and "9" and Education Alumni Reunion


Register now for Homecoming 2014!

Deadline for reservations:  September 22, 2014.
Payment required at time of reservation.
Payment is not refundable after September 22, 2014.

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Thursday, Oct. 2

The President’s Gallery in Darbeth Fine Arts Center will feature photos by Davo Muttiah ‘99.  The display may be viewed from Thursday evening through Sunday afternoon. 

Friday, Oct. 3

Pounds Lounge is available for visiting and resting throughout the weekend.  No refreshments are provided in Pounds, but may be purchased upstairs at Java Jinx and brought in.

9 a.m.-4 p.m.  Moundbuilder Market, the Southwestern merchandise store will be open.


9 a.m. – 2 p.m.  EDUCATION REUNION, Mossman Hall.  Focused Professional Learning: Using Data to Inform Decisions in Education.  Includes keynote speaker, morning session, lunch and afternoon session.  For more information, contact the education department at 620-229-6253.

10 a.m. *JINX INVITATIONAL GOLF TOURNEY, Winfield Country Club.  Shotgun start.

Sign up by contacting SC coach, Brad Sexson at (620) 229-6161, or  $100 per person or $400 per team.  Fee includes green fees, cart, 3 drink tickets, range balls, and prizes.  (Golf registration begins at 9 a.m.) 

12 noon  CLASS OF 1969 WELCOME LUNCHEON.  Meet at Burger Station to purchase your favorite college-era meal, then join classmates at Island Park to start the weekend right!


2 p.m. – 5 p.m.  REGISTRATION for class reunions in Christy Lobby. 

  • 2-3 p.m.  1964 & 1969 Class Registration
  • 2:30-3:30 p.m.   1974 & 1979 Class Registration
  • 3-4 p.m.  1984 & 1989 Class Registration
  • 3:30-4:30 p.m.   1994 & 1999 Class Registration
  • 4-5 p.m.  2004 & 2009 Class Registration



2-4:30 p.m.  HIGH JINX SPOKEN WORD/SLAM POETRY CONTEST- alumni division, Christy 201.  Alumni may participate in the contest by bringing an original work of poetry or spoken word performance piece, or perform a classic instead.  Prizes will be awarded in several categories, with the 2014-15 SC Alumni Performance Poet Laureate to be announced at 4:15 p.m.  Audience members are welcome and will be allowed to vote, serve as a judge, or just come to applaud, heckle and much on goodies!  Contact to register, sign up to be a judge, or for more information.


2:30-5 p.m.  PERFORMING ARTS SHOWCASE, Richardson Performing Arts Center.

A variety of entertainment will be provided by SC students with a new performance starting every 30 minutes.  (20 minutes of entertainment, a 10 minute break, then a new performance will begin.)  Stop in for one or all of the performances!

3:00 and 4:00 p.m.  CAMPUS TOURS, Pounds Lounge.  Student Ambassadors will give campus walking tours. (Allow 30 min. per tour.)

5:15 p.m.  HOMECOMING REGISTRATION moves over to Java Jinx.

6-7:30 p.m. *ALL-CLASS HOMECOMING DINNER, Roy L. Smith dining hall.  Limited seating, $25 ea.

Master of Ceremonies, David Lungren ’74, blessing by Rev. Barry Dundas ’89.  Recognition of 50 yr class, 51+ alumni, reunion year Class Hosts, SC Trustees. African Drum & Dance Ensemble will perform.  Homecoming award recipients are:  Ambassador Award – Don ’52 & Betsy Drennan and Allan & Susan Norton; Young Alumni Award – Brian ’04 & Emily Bauer Holthus ’03; Alumni Award – David Swartz ’64.

7 p.m.  *SC VOLLEYBALL vs. Bethel College, Stewart Field House.  $6 adults, $2 senior citizens & students.

8 p.m.  KALEIDOSCOPE, performing arts production, Richardson Performing Arts Center.  

9:30 p.m.  BONFIRE, north end of Soccer Field.

Saturday, October 4

Pounds Lounge is available for conversation and relaxing throughout the weekend.  No refreshments are provided in Pounds, but may be purchased upstairs at Java Jinx and brought in.

8 a.m.-1 p.m.  ALUMNI REGISTRATION, Stewart Field House foyer.

8:30-9:30 a.m.  COME & GO CONTINENTAL BREAKFAST at the SC Learning Center (home of pre-school & after-school programs), 120 W. 12th.  Come for breakfast and walk a few steps over to the Homecoming parade on Main St! 

9 a.m.–2 p.m.  Moundbuilder Market, the Southwestern merchandise store will be open.

9 a.m.  CLASS of 1964 TROLLEY LOADING for parade, 1st Methodist Church parking lot, 11th & Millington. 

9:30 a.m.  HOMECOMING PARADE, Downtown.  Parade Marshals, Etcyl '47 and Ruth (Gross) Blair '47.

10:30 a.m.-12 noon ROCK PAINTING at the Mound – Add a new rock to celebrate your reunion! 

Rocks, paint and brushes are provided, and family members are welcome to paint a rock as well.  Volunteers are Teresa Bevis-Yeoman ’80 and George Lowe ’74.


10:30 a.m.-12 noon  PETTING ROO-ZOO, Library Lawn. Free family fun activity for kids of all ages… come and meet a kangaroo and a giant tortoise! 


10:30 a.m.- 12 noon  PERFORMING ARTS COME & GO RECEPTION, Darbeth Lobby. 

Come for conversation, coffee & rolls, as well as a chance to view the President’s Gallery exhibit.


Alumni who were in SCUpdate, The Collegian, Moundbuilder yearbook, Jinx Radio, SCTV, debate, the English journal and Sigma Tau Delta, are invited to attend.  RSVP to or #620-229-6293.

11 a.m.-1 p.m. *HOMECOMING PICNIC, Stewart Field House. $6 adults, $3 children under age 6.

NEW THIS YEAR… and it’s FREE!!

11 a.m.-1 p.m.  SAY CHEEZ PHOTO BOOTH, Stewart Field House.

Free zany photo booth photos, just like you remember as a kid… pair up with your spouse or your old roommate, and take some fun photos!  Props provided.

11 a.m.-1 p.m.  BOOK SIGNING by Sherry (Galloway) Willis ‘70/ ’95 for her new children’s book,“Rex the Mighty Rectangle”, Stewart Field House foyer.  Copies of this book and the first in the series, “Cowboy Tad the Triangle Man”, may be purchased at the signing.

11:15 a.m.  OUTREACH WORSHIP SERVICE, on south patio of Roy L. Smith Student Center.

11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. PRESIDENT’S LUNCHEON for 51+ years alumni at Country Club.  Class Hosts:  Betty (McGowan) Bradley ’51, Don Drennan ’52, Phyllis (Riggs) Bigler ’54, Melba (Travis) Cook ’59, and Marilyn (Lungren) Houlden ’61.

12 noon-12:30 p.m.  *PROFESSIONAL CLASS PHOTOS, King Plaza.  $6 for 5x7 photo, $10 for 8x10 photo including mailing; other groups or family photos may be arranged with photographer at this time.  All class members are encouraged to be in the photo; purchase of photo is optional.

Photo times as follows:  (class photos will be done separately by class)

  • 12 noon  – Classes of 1964, 1969, 1974
  • 12:15 p.m.  -  Classes of 1979, 1984, 1989
  • 12:30 p.m.  -  Classes of 1994, 1999, 2004, 2009 

1:15 p.m.  CLASS REUNION GATHERINGS, Jantz Stadium.  Find your decade banner and sit with your classmates and friends at the football game… Go Builders!

1:30 p.m. *HOMECOMING FOOTBALL GAME, SC vs. Tabor College.  $10 reserved seats (if available), $8 per adult, $5 for senior citizens (age 65-up) & $2 for college students w/ ID.

5-8 p.m.  *CHILD CARE SERVICES, Grace UMC.  Cost $2 per hour per child, which includes evening meal.  Reservations required, walk-ins accepted if space allows. 

5 p.m.  CLASS of 1964 REUNION PHOTO, Winfield Country Club, 2916 Country Club Rd.

5:30 p.m.  *CLASS of 1964 REUNION DINNER, Winfield Country Club.  50-year gala celebration, $25 per person.  Class Hosts: Stephany (Brown) Hughes, Jim Reed, and Sherry (Redick) Reed.

5:30-7 p.m. *CLASS REUNION GATHERINGS, Dutch treat unless otherwise specified.  Bring your old college photos and memorabilia for reminiscing!  (For full details on class reunion activities, check your specific class in menu on left.) 

1969 Reunion Dinner, at Wroten Hall, SC campus.  Catered meal, $20 per person, pay at the door.  Class Hosts:  John Esche, Dave Galliart, Linda (Petit) Lucero, and Bill H. Stephens.

1974 Reunion Dinner, at Biederman’s Bistro, 801 Main St.  Class Hosts:  Kimy (Durbin) Christie, Kathy (Cooper) Delcarpio, and Gavin Russo.

1979 Reunion Dinner, at Kathryn's, 822 Main St.  Class Hosts:  Janis (Matthews) Angermayr, LaMar Burks, and Ron Denton.

1984 Reunion Dinner, at Woodchuck's, 1014 Main St.  Class Hosts:  Joni (Matthews) Davis, Lu King, Ann (Channel) Leppke, and Brad Smith.

1989 Reunion Dinner, at Pizza Hut, 1912 Main St.  Class Host:  Keri (Ramsay) Griffin

1994 Reunion Dinner, at Neives Mexican Restaurant, 119 E. 9th St.  Class Hosts:  Sandra Gasca-Gonzalez and Kim (Brewster) Wilson.

1999 Reunion Dinner, at Montana Mike’s Steakhouse, 3727 Quail Ridge Dr.   Class Hosts:  Cory Helmer, Davo Muttiah, Jason Pond, and Stacy Thomas.

2004 Reunion Dinner, at Gambino's Pizza, 1400 Main St.  Class Hosts:  Brian Carr, Ann (Chartier) Wilcoxson, and Laura Zink-Koiner.

2009 Reunion Dinner, at College Hill Coffee, 403 Soward.  Class Hosts:  Ericka (Franklin) Joiner, Roger Klein, Dallas Leonard, Blake Morgan, Kate (Topham) Morgan, Julie Wilke, and Rebecca (Richmond) Young.

6 p.m.  WOMEN’S SOCCER, alumni vs. current students, Jantz Stadium.

7 p.m.  MEN’S SOCCER, alumni vs. current students, Jantz Stadium.

7 p.m.  *SC VOLLEYBALL vs. University of Saint Mary, Stewart Field House.  $6 adults, $2 senior citizens & students.

8 p.m.  *THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA, 1925 silent film with live organ music by Brett Valliant, an American organist in demand for his ability to perform many different genres of music which will add drama to the movie experience in Richardson Performing Arts Center.  Cost $15 general admission, $12 alumni, $8 students.  For ticket information, contact Jessica Falk at 800-846-1543 ext. 6141.

10:30 p.m.  TOM JONES, production by Campus Players alumni in the Little Theatre.


Sunday, October 5

Pounds Lounge is available for conversation and relaxing throughout the weekend.  No refreshments are provided in Pounds, but may be purchased upstairs at Java Jinx and brought in.

9:30 a.m.  *ALUMNI BREAKFAST BUFFET, Roy L. Smith dining hall.  $6 ea.  No reservation necessary.


The Rev. Barry Dundas ’89 will be the guest speaker. The service will include a memorial to deceased SC alumni from Sept. 1, 2013 to Aug. 31, 2014.  A Cappella Choir members and alumni will be invited to participate in singing “Beautiful Savior”.

11:15 a.m.–1:30 p.m.  *SUNDAY BRUNCH BUFFET, Roy L. Smith dining hall.  Cost $7.50. No reservation necessary.

11 a.m.-2 p.m.  Moundbuilder Market, the Southwestern merchandise store will be open.

*Cost involved.  Payment required at time of reservation.  Payment is not refundable after Sept. 22.

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