Homecoming & Reunion Weekend: September 29-October 1, 2017

 

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FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 29, 2017

 

Class of 1967 Golden Anniversary Reunion

3:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m., Pearsons Hall/1828, FREE


Members of the Class of 1967 and the Gold Anniversary Club (all classes prior to 1967) are invited to reminisce, reconnect and relive your favorite McKendree memories at this special event.  This event is free of charge.

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For additional questions, contact the Office of Alumni Relations at alumni@mckendree.edu or (618) 537-6826.

 

 

 

All Alumni Reunion

5:30 p.m. – 7:00 p.m., The Russel E. and Fern M. Hettenhausen Center for the Arts Lobby, FREE


All alumni are invited to join us for a special reception to reconnect with fellow alumni while enjoying hors d’ oeuvres and live music.  The classes of 1967, 1992 and 2007 will be recognized during the event. This event is free of charge. Business Attire Requested.

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For additional questions, contact the Office of Alumni Relations at alumni@mckendree.edu or (618) 537-6826.

 

 

 Bearcat Marching Band

Marching Band Alumni Reunion

7:00 p.m. - 8:30 p.m., The Russel E. and Fern M. Hettenhausen Center for the Arts Bandroom, FREE


Marching band alumni are invited back to McKendree's Lebanon campus to reconnect and reminisce with fellow band alumni! Marching band alumni are also invited to perform with the Marching Bearcat Band at the Homecoming Football Game.

Click here for the Marching Band Alumni Reunion Schedule of Events!

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For additional questions, contact the Office of Alumni Relations at alumni@mckendree.edu or (618) 537-6826.

 

 

 

Marty Stuart & His Fabulous Superlatives

7:30 p.m. - 10:00 p.m. - The Russel E. and Fern M. Hettenhausen Center for the Arts


Straight from Nashville! Five time GRAMMY winner, Music City legend, and country music Renaissance man Marty Stuart brings his band to the Hett for a night of country music.


Please contact the Hett Box Office to purchase tickets.

For additional questions, contact the Office of Alumni Relations at alumni@mckendree.edu or (618) 537-6826.

 

 

 


SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 30, 2017


Alumni Registration

9:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. - Tailgate Area


Check in at the PURPLE alumni registration tent. Stop here for questions about the weekend or any additional information you may need. Make sure to receive your McKendree University Alumni gift.  We are in a new location. Find us in the Tailgating parking lot.

 

 

 

William McKendree Society Homecoming Breakfast

9:00 a.m. - 10:30 a.m. - Ames Dining Hall (By invitation only)

 

 

 Two Female Alumni at Homecoming Tailgate Area

All-Alumni Tailgate

10:30 a.m., Tailgating Area


Alumni are invited to celebrate with us at our Homecoming Tailgate Party hosted by the McKendree University Alumni Association. Join us for complimentary beer, bags, games and fun. Reconnect with fellow Bearcats and relive all your wonderful memories! 

For additional questions, contact the Office of Alumni Relations at alumni@mckendree.edu or (618) 537-6826.

 

 

 

Homecoming BBQ & Kids Zone

10:30 a.m., Lunch $5 Adults, Children 5 and Under FREE, Tailgating Area


Join Bearcat alumni, families, and friends for a kickoff BBQ and tailgate celebration! Enjoy delicious food, family entertainment, giveaways, and special appearances by Bogey D. Bearcat, the McKendree University Marching Bearcat Band, Color Guard, Cheerleaders, and PomCats Dance Team. Lunch tickets are $5.00 per person. Children under age five are free.

All future Bearcats, ages 3 - 11, are also invited to participate in the Annual Homecoming Coloring Contest. Completed coloring pages must be turned in to the Kids Zone in the Tailgating area, delivered to the Alumni House, or e-mailed to alumni@mckendree.edu by Sunday, October 1st. Winners will be announced after Homecoming and a grand prize will be given for each of the following age groups: 3 - 5, 6 - 8, and 9 - 11. 

Click here to print the 2017 Homecoming Coloring Contest page!

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For additional questions, contact the Office of Alumni Relations at alumni@mckendree.edu or (618) 537-6826.

 

 

 

Homecoming Parade

11:00 a.m., Alton Street

 

 

 Homecoming Football Game

Football Game

1:00 p.m., Leemon Field, Tickets Purchased at the Gate


McKendree Bearcat Football vs Southwest Baptist University

For additional questions, contact the Office of Alumni Relations at alumni@mckendree.edu or (618) 537-6826.

 

 

 Alumni at the Awards Dinner

Alumni Awards Dinner

6:00 p.m., St. Clair Country Club, $32


All alumni are invited to join us for the Annual Alumni Awards Dinner to celebrate the accomplishments of this year’s alumni awardees. The dinner will be held at St. Clair Country Club in Belleville, Illinois. A welcome reception begins at 6:00 p.m. and dinner will begin at 7:00 p.m. Tickets are $32.00 per person and are required in advance.

* If you are an alumni award recipient from a previous year, please wear your medallion to the dinner! 

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The 2017 alumni inductees are:

Sports Hall of Fame

Sam Hipple ‘62
Andrew Sanchez ‘11
Oku Satcher ‘02
Gary White - Former Coach

Academy of Excellence

Rev. Dr. Donald Wagner ‘84, Humanities
Lori Rehmet Moore ‘98, Language, Literature, and Communication
Dr. Basil Yurcisin ‘99, Nursing and Health Professions

Rising Star

Kyle Eversgerd ‘07
Josh Nimmo ‘07

Loyal Service

Susan Harbaugh ‘04

Peter Akers

Bill Blythe ‘63


For additional questions, contact the Office of Alumni Relations at alumni@mckendree.edu or (618) 537-6826.


 


SUNDAY, OCTOBER 1, 2017


Choir Alumni Gathering

9:00 a.m., Circuit Riders - Bothwell Chapel, FREE


Choir alumni are invited to participate in the Annual Homecoming Chapel Service. Join fellow vocalists for a continental breakfast followed by rehearsal at 9:00 a.m. and Chapel Service at 10:00 a.m. This event is free of charge.

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For additional questions, contact the Office of Alumni Relations at alumni@mckendree.edu or (618) 537-6826.

 

 

 

Chapel Service

10:00 a.m., Bothwell Chapel


Join McKendree University Chaplain, Rev. Dr. Tim Harrison as he leads alumni, students, faculty, staff, and friends in worship. Alumni that have passed in the last year will be honored and remembered during the service. This event is free of charge.

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For additional questions, contact the Office of Alumni Relations at alumni@mckendree.edu or (618) 537-6826.

 

 

 

Bearcat Brunch

11:00 a.m., Ames Dining Hall, $5


All alumni, family and friends are invited to Sunday brunch in Ames Dining Hall. The food is fantastic, but the conversation among friends is even better! Tickets are $5.00 per person.

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For additional questions, contact the Office of Alumni Relations at alumni@mckendree.edu or (618) 537-6826.

 

 

Bearcat Country 2017 Homecoming Weekend Sept. 29-Oct. 1
LODGING OPTIONS


Reservations must be made directly with the hotel. Please ask for the McKendree University Rate.


Drury Inn
1118 Central Park Drive
O’Fallon, IL 62269
(618) 624-2211

Hilton Garden Inn
360 Regency Park Drive
O’Fallon, IL 62269
(618) 624-4499

Holiday Inn Express
3396 Green Mt. Crossing Dr.
Shiloh, IL 62269
(618) 632-0400


Comfort Suites
137 Ludwig Drive
Fairview Heights, IL 62208
(618) 394-0202

Super 8 Hotel
1100 Eastgate Drive
O’Fallon, IL 62269
(618) 624-4499

Best Western Plus (formerly LaQuinta)
9730 Hayden Drive
Mascoutah, IL 62259
(618) 808-0280

Dr. Jazz Bed & Breakfast
230 W. St. Louis St.
Lebanon, IL 62254

 

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