Mount Union College Alumni Returned to Campus for Alumni Weekend 2003
June 23, 2003
Mount Union College welcomed back hundreds of alumni to campus for the weekend of June 6 - 8.
Dodie Davis speaks to Class of 1953 "The Place to Be" was the theme of this year's alumni weekend. Kicking off the events was the annual Alumni/M-Club Golf Scramble on Friday, June 6 at the Tannenhauf Golf Club, followed by the Golden Anniversary Luncheon for the Class of 1953 at the President's Home. The afternoon's events concluded with a Kick-Off Cookout on the Campus Grounds Patio at the Hoover-Price Campus Center (HPCC).
The Friday evening events included Greek events for Alpha Chi Omega, Alpha Delta Pi, Alpha Xi Delta, Delta Delta Delta, Kappa Delta and Sigma Nu. At Roadhouse Charly's on 2239 West State Street, there was a Welcome Back Reception.
On Saturday, June 7, the day's events included a Heritage Club Breakfast in the Solarium of the HPCC. The National Cabinet of Mount Union Women held a meeting. The current National Cabinet President Amy Wheeler handed the gavel to incoming president Joy Bannish.
Several special interest sessions were offered. Dr. Doug Hendel, professor of theatre discussed "Fine Arts at Mount Union." Keith Downard, '74, senior vice president of Butler Wick and Co., presented "The Stock Market: Where Do We Go Now." Dr. John Saffell, '37, professor emeritus, department of history, discussed "86 Looks at 9/11."
Dr. John L. Ewing, Jr., president of Mount Union College, presented "The State of Mount Union College," followed by the Alumni Luncheon in the Kresge Dining Commons of the HPCC. Alumni Association President Nancy Ashcom '69, served as mistress of ceremonies. Special features included the recognition of the Alumni Service and McKinley Fellow Award recipients. William Gough '71, Richard Ross '66 and C. Richard Smith '53 were recognized with the Alumni Service Award. Robert Mahoney and DeAnn Howell were recognized with the McKinley Fellow Award. In honor of her years of service to the College, it was announced that the Alumni Service Award will be renamed the Dorothy J. Davis Alumni Service Award. Davis plans to retire after several decades of service to Mount Union, most recently as director of alumni and college activities.
The fraternities and sororities held open houses that afternoon, as well as the Black Cultural Center. An Adult Students Reunion was held at the Adult Studies Building.
Many alumni participated in a guided tour of Bracy Hall, the new science facility under construction.
Class reunions were held that afternoon at various locations. Alumni and friends were invited to attend an open house at the President's Home. The Alumni Buffet was held in the Kresge Dining Commons of the HPCC.
On Sunday, June 8, there will be a meditation and memorial service at Dewald Chapel at 9 a.m. and a Farewell Brunch at 10 a.m. in the Kresge Dining Commons of the HPCC.