Alumni Weekend

Due to chilly, windy weather, the following schedule changes are in place for Saturday, April 9th. Times are the same unless otherwise noted. 

  • Friday on the Quad will be in the Commons.
  • Saturday hikes are cancelled. 
  • All-Alumni Bloodies & Bagels will be inside Olin Hall.
  • The Children's Carnival on Saturday will be inside Bast Gym. 
  • Saturday's Alumni Picnic Lunch will be in the Commons. 
  • The Baseball doubleheader is now Sunday at 12 noon and 3 pm at Kiwanis Field.
  • Biology/Math, Computer Science, Physics receptions will be held in Trexler 374. 
  • Young alumni reunion will be in the ballroom. 
  • Maroon Club event will be 2 to 4 pm (not 2-5pm) in the Cavern. 
  • Softball has been postponed until Sunday. 

As you make your way to campus, please know that visitors may park in all campus lots throughout the weekend.  Travel safely, and we hope you are looking forward to a fun weekend!

Alumni Weekend Schedule April 8 - 10, 2016

Friday, April 8, 2016

Society of 1842 Luncheon & Medalist Awards
12:00 noon
C. Homer Bast Gymnasium
By invitation only. The annual Society of 1842 Luncheon will honor the members who work to create educational opportunities for current & future students by generously including the College in their estate plans.  Contact Nella Hamm at (540) 375-2483 or hamm@roanoke.edu.

Campus Tours
2:00 - 4:00 p.m.
Roselawn, Admissions Office
See firsthand all of the exciting changes on campus.

Alumni Weekend Information & FOTQ Tickets
3:30 - 7:00 p.m.
Colket Center Atrium
Pick up FOTQ tickets as well as a day program for the weekend's festivities. For your convenience, FOTQ tickets can also be picked up from the tent on the Back Quad from 4:30 - 6:30 p.m.

Chemistry Lecture & Alumni Reception
Lecture: 4:00 - 5:00 p.m.
Massengill Auditorium
Reception: 5:00 - 6:00 p.m.
Trexler Hall, Rooms 372 & 374
Following a lecture by a Chemistry alum join the Chemistry Department for light snacks & drinks.  Contact Deborah Duncan at (540) 375-2441 or duncan@roanoke.edu.  

Sociology Department Reception
4:00 - 6:00 p.m.
Trout Hall, Room 106
Please join the Sociology Department for light snacks, drinks, & good conversation. Contact Ramona Moore at rmoore@roanoke.edu.  

Friday On The Quad
4:30 - 6:30 p.m.
Back Quad
Rain location: Colket Center, Sutton Commons

All alumni, students, faculty, & staff are welcome. Kick off the weekend's festivities & fun for the entire RC Family! Musical entertainment will be provided by Jacabone, featuring Fritz Berry '89 and Kent Raine '87 along with members of Indecision and a fun filled set of music.  Cost: $10 per adult, $3 per child 3-10, & no charge for children 2 & under. Students, faculty, & staff show your Maroon Card. For your convenience, FOTQ tickets can be picked up from the tent on the Back Quad from 4:30 - 6:30 p.m.  

Class of 1966 Golden Reunion 
5:00 p.m.
President's Home, 535 N. Market Street, Salem
Alumni from the Class of 1966 are invited to enjoy cocktails & a buffet dinner hosted by Michael & Terri Maxey. A special invitation will be sent for this event.  

Babysitting
5:00 p.m. - 12:00 midnight 
Colket Center, Garrett Meeting Room
Provided by Alpha Phi Omega Service Fraternity. Recommended that your children bring a favorite toy, movie, & blanket; light snack will be provided.  No infants, please. Advanced registration required.   

Art Majors Exhibition Opening & Reception
5:30 - 7:30 p.m.
Olin Hall, Olin & Smoyer Galleries
Roanoke College fine arts majors will exhibit all media in an annual pre-graduation exhibition.   

Alpha Sigma Alpha Dessert with Sisters
6:00 - 7:30 p.m.
Chesapeake Hall, ASA Quad
ASA alumnae & sisters are invited to join us for desserts and a sweet reunion. Contact Abigail Peters at ajpeters@mail.roanoke.edu.  

Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony
6:00 - 8:00 p.m.
Colket Center, Wortmann Ballroom
Please join us in recognizing the 2016 inductees in a celebration designed to honor alumni who have made history in the athletic programs at Roanoke College. The 2016 honorees are Chris Keating '06, Ben Love '06, Matt Madalon '06 for lacrosse, Robin O'Connor McConnell '05 for softball, Shelley Olds '03 for soccer, & Donny Smith '06 for soccer.


Honor Guard Reunion
6:00 - 8:00 p.m.
Colket Center, Pickle Lounge & Patterson Meeting Room
Featuring all classes 1965 & prior. Enjoy food, fun, fellowship, & a performance by Looking for an Echo, RC's all-male a cappella ensemble. $15 per person or $25 per couple includes cocktail buffet & two drink tickets. Cash bar.

Showcase of Research & Creativity
6:00 - 8:00 p.m.
Fintel Library
Students from all disciplines will be showcasing their research & creative works. The event kicks off at 6:00 p.m.  Students will be presenting posters & giving short oral presentations. Roam throughout Fintel Library & talk with students about their projects. Sponsored by the Office of Experiential Learning and the Office of Undergraduate Research.

Men's Soccer Alumni Game
7:30 p.m.
Kerr Stadium
Contact Coach Ryan Pflugrad '02 at (540) 375-4955 or pflugrad@roanoke.edu.  

Theater Roanoke College: Nightfall with Edgar Allan Poe
7:30 p.m.
Olin Hall, Olin Theater 
Directed by Dr. Bruce Partin.  Cost: $7 per adult & $5 for non-RC students, faculty, & staff.  Tickets available at www.roanoke.edu/tickets or by calling (540) 375-2333.

Alpha Phi Omega Ice Cream Social
7:30 - 8:30 p.m.
Marion Hall Common Room
Alpha Phi Omega alumnae are invited to join the current Brothers for fun, fellowship, and ice cream. We hope to see you there!  Contact Maggie Fitzgerald at mefitzgerald@mail.roanoke.edu.

20th & 25th Reunion Celebration
8:00 - 10:00 p.m.
Monterey House, corner of Clay & High Streets
Featuring the classes of 1991, 1996, & all surrounding classes. Enjoy live music by Jacabone, featuring Fritz Berry '89 and Kent Raine '87 along with members of Indecision and a fun filled set of music. $10 per person includes food, two drink tickets, & live entertainment. Cash bar.   

Saturday, April 9, 2016   

Outdoor Adventures McAfee's Knob Hike (Advanced Level) CANCELLED DUE TO WEATHER
8:00 a.m.  
Lower Olin Hall parking lot
Join us for an advanced hike to McAfee's Knob. Take in the magnificent views of both nearby & distant mountain peaks. Return to campus in time for the Alumni Picnic on the Back Quad. Please wear comfortable shoes; water & a small snack will be provided.  Space is limited to 20 people. Once registered, please complete the medical form & bring one copy per family. The form can be found at www.roanoke.edu/alumniweekend. Contact Todd Bowyer at (540) 375-5219 or bowyer@roanoke.edu.  

Honor Guard Induction & Breakfast
9:00 a.m.
Colket Center, Wortmann Ballroom
Alumni from the class of 1966 & prior are invited to a special induction ceremony & breakfast. This year's special honorees are members of the 50th Reunion Class, the class of 1966, who will be inducted into the Honor Guard. Enjoy a performance by Mainstreet, RC's all-female a cappella ensemble. Complimentary.   

Alumni Weekend Information & Alumni Picnic Tickets
9:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
Colket Center Atrium
Pick up Alumni Picnic tickets & a day program for the weekend's festivities. For your convenience, Alumni Picnic tickets can also be picked up from the tent on the Back Quad from 12:00 noon - 2:00 p.m.

RC Baseball vs. Virginia Wesleyan College 
9:30 a.m.
LewisGale Field, 1004 Texas Street, Salem

Ultimate Frisbee Alumni Game
9:30 a.m.
Elizabeth Campus Fields  

Kappa Delta Pi Education Honor Society Induction
9:30 - 11:00 a.m.
Colket Center, Pickle Lounge
Please join us for the Education Department's induction of new members to the Kappa Delta Pi international honor society. A reception to honor the inductees will begin at 9:30 a.m. with the induction following at 10 a.m. Contact Dr. Lisa Earp at (540) 375-2562 or earp@roanoke.edu or Dr. Leslie Murrill at (540) 375-2564 or murrill@roanoke.edu.   

Chi Omega Alumnae & Sisterhood Brunch
9:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
Chesapeake Hall, Chi Omega Quad
Chi Omega alumnae are invited to join the sisters of Pi Epsilon chapter for a reunion filled with food, fun, and sharing of memories.  Contact Becca Proctor at rlproctor@mail.roanoke.edu.   

Outdoor Adventures Sawtooth Ridge Hike (Beginner Level) CANCELLED DUE TO WEATHER
10:00 a.m.  
Lower Olin Hall parking lot
Enjoy a beginner hike to Sawtooth Ridge. Take in the beautiful views from the overlook. Return to campus in time for the Alumni Picnic on the Back Quad. Please wear comfortable shoes; water & a small snack will be provided.  Space is limited to 20 people. Once registered, please complete the medical form & bring one copy per family. The form can be found at www.roanoke.edu/alumniweekend. Contact Todd Bowyer at (540) 375-5219 or bowyer@roanoke.edu.  

Women's Field Hockey Alumnae Game
10:00 a.m.
Kerr Field
Contact Coach Briana Banks at (540)375-2334 or banks@roanoke.edu.  

All-Alumni Bloodies & Bagels MOVED TO OLIN AND SMOYER GALLERIES
10:30 a.m. - 12:00 noon
Olin & Smoyer Galleries
Come enjoy a morning of fun with live music.  All alumni are encouraged to attend & honor the reunion classes of 1966, 1976, 1991, 1996, 2001, 2006, 2011, & the Honor Guard. $10 per person includes bagels, two drink tickets, & live entertainment.   

Department of Modern Languages Reunion
10:30 a.m. - 12:00 noon
Lucas Hall, Rooms 214 & 215
Join us for brunch-good coffee, pastries, & great conversation. Contact Janice Weeks at (540) 375-2391 or weeks@roanoke.edu.  

Delta Gamma: 60th Anniversary of the Gamma Pi Chapter
10:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Chesapeake Lawn & Brick Patio
Delta Gamma sisters invite alumnae to a celebration of 60 years for Gamma Pi chapter & our annual Founders Day with a light brunch. Contact Sky Weber at (774) 222-5957 or gammapi60@gmail.com.  

Planned Giving Open House
10:30 a.m. - 12:00 noon
Resource Development, Planned Giving Lobby
(Enter through Alumni Relations on Clay Street)
Join Richard Poggendorf, Director of Gift Planning, to discuss how planned gifts can provide benefits for heirs, provide life income, avoid taxes, & protect value, while making a legacy gift that benefits Roanoke students & faculty. Contact Richard Poggendorf at (540) 375-2043 or rpoggendorf@roanoke.edu.   

Alpha Sigma Alpha Social
11:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
Colket Center, Garrett Meeting Room
ASA alumnae & sisters are invited to join us for brunch & spend time reminiscing with one another. Contact Abigail Peters at ajpeters@mail.roanoke.edu.   

Pi Lambda Phi Reunion
11:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
Elizabeth Campus, Pi Lam House
Pi Lam alumni and brothers are invited to the new Pi lam house to come together for alumni weekend.  Contact Aaron Hosking at afhosking@mail.roanoke.edu.   

Sigma Chi Alumni Gathering
11:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
Elizabeth Campus, Sigma Chi House
Chapter alumnae are invited to join us for food & live music at the House on Elizabeth Campus.  Contact IV Stucker at fjstucker@mail.roanoke.edu.   

RC Ultimate Frisbee vs. Averett University
11:15 a.m.
Elizabeth Campus Fields  

RC Baseball vs. Virginia Wesleyan College
12:00 noon
LewisGale Field, 1004 Texas Street, Salem   

RC Women's Lacrosse vs. Shenandoah University
12:00 noon
Kerr Stadium  

Alumni Picnic
12:00 noon - 2:00 p.m.
Back Quad
Rain location: Colket Center, Sutton Commons

All alumni, students, faculty, & staff are welcome. Musical entertainment will feature Jimmy Downing '70, Perry Downing '81, & the Downing Brothers Band playing music from the 60s & 70s, folk rock, & some good old-fashioned oldies. Cost: $9 per adult, $3 per child 3-10, & no charge for children 2 & under. Current students show your Maroon Card. For your convenience, Alumni Picnic tickets can be picked up from the tent on the Back Quad from 12:00 noon - 2:00 p.m.   

Children's Carnival
12:00 noon - 2:00 p.m.
Back Quad
Rain location: Atrium, Colket Center

Families are invited to a carnival featuring inflatables, face painting, & more!  

RC Men's Club Rugby vs. Lynchburg College
1:00 p.m.
Elizabeth Campus Fields   

RC Softball vs. Randolph-Macon College
1:00 p.m.
Moyer Sports Complex, 1000 Union St., Salem

Religion & Philosophy Alumni Reception

1:00 - 2:30 p.m.
Colket Center, Presidents' Dining Room
Join the Department of Religion & Philosophy for light snacks, drinks, & witty banter. Contact Dr. Brent Adkins at (540) 375-5152 or adkins@roanoke.edu.   

Kappa Alpha Alumni 9th Annual Seafood Boil
1:00 - 4:00 p.m.
Elizabeth Campus, KA House
KA alumni are invited to come the Roanoke College KA house on Elizabeth Campus to catch up with members of our active chapter & reunite with other KA alumni. Music & food catering will be provided, & a great time is guaranteed. Contact Daniel Hales at drhales@mail.roanoke.edu.   

Pi Kappa Alpha Alumni Cookout
1:00 - 4:00 p.m.
Elizabeth Campus, Pike House
Pike's annual alumni weekend cookout on Elizabeth Campus. Contact Andrew Turner at awturner@mail.roanoke.edu or 804-517-0788.  

Biology Department Alumni Reception
1:30 - 3:30 p.m.
Massengill Auditorium Outdoor Plaza
Rain location: Alumni Gym
Please join the Biology Department for light snacks, drinks, & good conversation. Contact Dr. Len Pysh at (540) 375-2466 or pysh@roanoke.edu.   

English Department Alumni Reception
1:30 - 3:30 p.m.
Miller Hall, Main Floor Lobby
The English Department invites you for snacks, drinks, & conversation. At 2:00 we will pause to remember Dr. Lape who passed away last December. Join us to hear a few testimonials and to raise a glass in Dr. Lape's honor. Contact Channing Johnson at (540) 389-6547 or channing@roanoke.edu or Dr. Martha Kuchar at (540) 375-2320 or kuchar@roanoke.edu.   

Mathematics, Computer Science, and Physics Alumni Reception
1:30 - 3:30 p.m.
Massengill Auditorium Outdoor Plaza 
Rain location: Alumni Gym
Please join the MCSP Department for light snacks, drinks, & good conversation with old friends & faculty.  Contact Dr. David Taylor at (540) 375-4933 or taylor@roanoke.edu.  

Young Alumni & Young Associates Reunion 
2:00 - 4:00 p.m.
Athletic Quad, adjacent to Kerr Stadium
Rain location: Colket Center, Wortmann Ballroom
Featuring the classes of 2001, 2006, 2011 and the Young Associates.  Enjoy light hors d'oeuvres, regional beer & wine, a signature cocktail, & a view of the RC Men's Lacrosse game. $10 per person includes food & two drink tickets. Cash bar.  To join Young Associates prior to Alumni Weekend, contact Kelly Parry '12, at (540) 375-2268 or parry@roanoke.edu.  

InterVarsity Reunion
2:00 - 5:00 p.m.
Colket Center, Kime Conference Room
InterVarsity alumni, family, & friends are invited to stop by to connect with old & new IV friends.  Snacks served.  Contact Kelliann Henry at (757) 892-0243 or khenry.iv@gmail.com.  

Maroon Club Reception
2:00 - 5:00 p.m. 
Athletic Field House Patio  MOVED TO CAVERN
All Maroon Club members are invited to attend the Maroon Club reception during the Men's Lacrosse game. Maroon Club helps our student-athletes be successful in the ODAC & nationally at the Division III level. To join the Maroon Club prior to Alumni Weekend, contact Austin Gregory, at (540) 375-2344 or agregory@roanoke.edu.   

Babysitting
2:00 p.m. - 12:00 midnight
Colket Center, Garrett Meeting Room
Provided by Student Phonathon Callers. Recommended that your children bring a favorite toy, movie, & blanket. Light dinner & snack will be provided.  No infants, please. Advanced registration required.  

Honors Program Reception
2:30 - 3:30 p.m.
Fowler Alumni House
Honors Program alumni & friends are invited to catch up with old friends and enjoy light refreshments.  Contact Dr. Michael Hakkenberg at (540) 375-2379 or hakkenbe@roanoke.edu.   

Business Administration & Economics Alumni Reception
2:30 - 5:30 p.m.
West Hall, 1st Floor & Clay Street Patio
Please join the Business Administration & Economics Department for light snacks, drinks, & good conversation. Contact Dreama Poore at (540) 375-2426 or dpoore@roanoke.edu.   

RC Women's Club Soccer vs. Radford University
2:45 p.m.
Elizabeth Campus Fields   

RC Men's Lacrosse vs. Lynchburg College
3:00 p.m. 
Kerr Stadium

Public Affairs Alumni Reception

3:00 - 4:30 p.m.
Colket Center, Presidents' Dining Room
Where has your RC education led you? Connect with the Public Affairs faculty & share your stories over snacks & drinks.  Contact Dr. Harry Wilson at (540) 375-2415 or wilson@roanoke.edu.  

Pi Kappa Phi Alumni Barbeque
3:00 - 6:00 p.m.
Chesapeake Lawn & Brick Patio
Alumni & brothers of Pi Kappa Phi are invited to join Xi Chapter for a fun afternoon cookout. Contact Exree Hipp at ejhipp@mail.roanoke.edu.   

History Alumni & Friends Reception
3:30 - 5:30 p.m.
The Bank Building Deck, corner of College & Main
Come to the "reunion on the rooftop" of the bank & get a tour of the History Department's "digs." Munchies & refreshments will be provided. Contact Dr. John Selby at (540) 375-2425 or selby@roanoke.edu.   

Looking for an Echo Turns 20! Reunion Concert
4:00 p.m.
Antrim Chapel
Looking for an Echo, the men's a cappella group at Roanoke College, is celebrating its 20th Reunion this year!  In honor of that milestone, alumni and current students who have been a part of Looking for an Echo through the years will stage a concert.  The performance will include many of LFE's greatest hits from the past two decades.  Please come out and enjoy this musical treat.

Psychology Department Alumni Reception
4:00 - 5:30 p.m. 
Lucas Hall, Outdoor Balcony & Lucas Library
Please stop by for some drinks & snacks with the Psychology Department. Contact Dr. Chris Buchholz at (540) 375-4904 or buchholz@roanoke.edu.  

RC Men's Club Soccer vs. Radford University
4:30 p.m. Elizabeth Campus Fields   

40th Reunion Celebration
7:00 - 10:00 p.m.
Monterey House, corner of Clay & High Streets
Featuring the class of 1976 & all surrounding classes.  Visit with classmates & enjoy hors d'oeuvres, drinks, & live music.  $10 per person includes food & two drink tickets. Cash bar.   

Theater Roanoke College: Nightfall with Edgar Allan Poe
7:30 p.m.
Olin Theater, Olin Hall
Directed by Dr. Bruce Partin.  Cost: $7 per adult & $5 for non-RC students, faculty, & staff.  Tickets available at www.roanoke.edu/tickets or by calling (540) 375-2333.  

Heritage Ball
8:00 - 11:00 p.m.
Colket Center, Wortmann Ballroom
Come out for a chance to meet new friends & reconnect with old friends while enjoying a night of dancing, food, & fun.  Sponsored by the Office of Multicultural Affairs, Black Student Alliance, & Campus Activities Board.  Contact Juliet Lowery at (540) 375-2099 or lowery@roanoke.edu.

Sunday, April 10, 2016   

Worship Service
8:30 a.m. & 10:45 a.m.
College Lutheran Church, 210 S. College Avenue, Salem

Brunch in the Commons
10:30 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
Sutton Commons, Colket Center
$8 per person. Pay at the door.

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