Photo of people eating at Friday on the Quad/Spring Fest
By Roanoke College News

Alumni Weekend in Review

The fun and festivities of alumni weekend were kicked off with Friday on the Quad and the annual Spring Fest. The event featured live music by local band Jacabone, a Ferris wheel, $2 beer garden, face painting station and a bouncy house. 

On Friday afternoon, the annual Society of 1842 Luncheon honored 2018 Medalists recipients Dr. D. Rae Carpenter, Jr. '49 and Wesley Graves VI '63. 

The 2018 Athletic Hall of Fame honorees were recognized at a reception in the Cregger Center Friday evening. Page Moir received his award for excellence as the College's men's basketball coach. Dr. Finn Pincus was honored for his time as the College's men's and women's track & field/cross country coach and Erin Hanson Sigmon '08 was acknowledged as an outstanding women's soccer and women's  basketball student-athlete.

The Pi Lambda Phi Fraternity celebrated Roanoke's Lambda Kappa chapter's re-chartering at the Hunting Hills Country Club with more than 100 alumni and guests in attendance.

At the first annual Noke Hour Saturday morning, an audience of about 100 listened to Roanoke alumni (and one student) tell stories of various experiences during and after college. Hayley Moe '18 talked about being the only student at Roanoke College from North Dakota and how her identity has changed as she approaches graduation day. Tyler Coles '14, a current graduate student at Vanderbilt Divinity School, spoke about finding his place in faith and what it means to our community. Anne Roemer '97 recruits astronauts for NASA and explained what it takes to become an astronaut, and how she ended up at NASA to begin with. Bob Rotanz '78 closed out the inaugural Noke Hour with his recounting the 1978 men's lacrosse NCAA championship win against Hobart College.  

On Saturday afternoon, Mainstreet all-female cappella ensemble hosted their 20th Anniversary Performance and held a reception following the performance in the Antrim Chapel.

The Class of 1968 celebrated their 50th reunion at the President's home. The Honor Guard, the classes of 1967 and prior, also had their reunion. The following day, the Class of 1968 was inducted into the Honor Guard, featuring a performance by Mainstreet.

The Let's Celebrate Good Times party was held in Monterey for the 40th and 45th year reunion of the classes of 1978 and 1973. Those classes also hosted a "Celebrate Good Times" decade dance on the Saturday night.

The Young Alumni and Young Associates Reunion recognized the 15th, 10th and 5th year reunions of the classes of 2003, 2008 and 2013. The classes of 1993 and 1998 also celebrated their 20th and 25th year reunion with a reception adjacent to Saturday afternoon's lacrosse game.

Alumni Weekend Photos