Homecoming 2018

 

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FRIDAY, OCTOBER 26, 2018

 

Class of 1968 Golden Anniversary Reunion

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


Members of the Class of 1968 and the Golden Anniversary Club (all classes prior to 1968) are invited to reminisce, reconnect and relive your favorite McKendree memories at this special event.

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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 and to reconnect with fellow alumni while enjoying hors d’ oeuvres and live music.  The classes of 1968, 1983, 1993, and 2008 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.

 

 

 

Class of '83 Meet & Greet

7:30 p.m. - Downtown Lebanon


Enjoy Ron’s, Brewers, Cobblestone and all of your favorite establishments downtown Lebanon.


For additional information, contact the Jean Sampson '83 at (618) 537-6884.

 

 

 

Performance at the Hett (Midtown Men)

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


TWO SHOWS! Four Broadway veterans, each a former star of the JERSEY BOYS, deliver a hi-octane tour d’force celebrating the best music of the 60’s. (Check the Hett's website for information on Thursday show.)


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, OCTOBER 27, 2018


Alumni Registration

9:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. - Tailgating Area, Purple Tent


Check in at the alumni registration tent. Stop here for questions about the weekend or any additional information you may need. Be sure to RSVP to receive your McKendree University Alumni gift. 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

"It's a Purple Party!"

10:30 a.m., Tailgating Area, FREE


Alumni are invited to celebrate with us at our Homecoming Tailgate Party hosted by the McKendree University Alumni Association. Join us for beer, bags, games and fun 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 $7 Adults, Children 5 and Under FREE, (Kid Zone) FREE


Join Bearcat alumni, families, and friends or a kickoff lunch and tailgate celebration! Lunch will be served in the tailgate area.  Enjoy delicious food, family entertainment, giveaways, and special appearances by Bogey D. Bearcat, McKendree marching band, cheerleaders, and dance teams. Lunch tickets $5 and children under five free.

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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 William Jewell College

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

 

 

 

 

Class of '83 Reception - 35th Anniversary Reunion

6:00 p.m., Ott's Tavern, 20 E. Washington St., Millstadt, Illinois 62260 (Owned by Terry Davinroy '83)


Members of the Class of 1983 are invited to reminisce, reconnect and relive your favorite McKendree memories at this special event.

For additional information, contact the Jean Sampson '83 at (618) 537-6884.

 

 

Alumni at the Awards Dinner

Alumni Awards Dinner

6:00 p.m., St. Clair Country Club, $35


All alumni are invited to join us at the Annual Alumni Awards Dinner to celebrate the accomplishments of this year’s alumni awardees. A welcome reception begins at 6:00pm and dinner will begin at 7:00pm. Tickets are required in advance.

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The 2018 alumni inductees are:

Sports Hall of Fame

Jim Monken: Former Coach (Football)
Rory O’Connell ’00 Former Athlete (Football)
Jenna Shellenberg ’07 Former Athlete (Soccer)
Brady Stewart ’05 Sports Professional (Powerlifting)

Academy of Excellence

Dr. John Pleas ‘60 (Social Science)
Dennis Groh ‘73 (Business)
Charmaine Savage ‘89 (Community Service)
Dr. Karyle Penelton ‘03 (Nursing/Health Professions)

Rising Star

Dr. Patrick Sears ‘08
Erin Conner ‘08
Ashley Garland-Simpson ‘08
Braden Posey ‘10

Loyal Service

Paul Kettwich ‘73

Peter Akers

The Reverend Dr. Miley Palmer ‘58


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


 


SUNDAY, OCTOBER 28, 2018


Choir Alumni Gathering

8:30 a.m., Circuit Riders - Bothwell Chapel, FREE


Choir Alumni are invited to participate in the annual Homecoming Chapel Service. Join fellow vocalists for a rehearsal at 9:00am and Chapel Service at 10am.

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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 Chaplain Rev. Dr. Tim Harrison as he leads alumni, students, faculty, staff, and friends in worship. Deceased alumni of the past year will be honored during the service.

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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, $7


The Alumni Association invites you and your family to be our guests for Sunday Brunch. The food is fantastic, but the conversation among friends is better.

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

 

 

2018 Homecoming Weekend Oct. 26-28th
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
3395 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 62258
(618) 808-0280

Dr. Jazz Bed & Breakfast
230 W. St. Louis St.
Lebanon, IL 62254
(618) 537-2200