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    Schedule of Events

    First Stop on Campus
    Visit the Homecoming Registration and Hospitality Lounge in the Wright Room, first floor of Waldon Campus Center, your headquarters for alumni information and hospitality! 

    Registration and Hospitality Hours:
    Friday from 8 a.m. - 9 p.m.
    Saturday from 8 a.m. - 9 p.m.
    Sunday from 11 a.m. - 1 p.m.


    Friday, October 4, 2013 

    9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
    Gannon University Alumni Association Board Meeting
    Stubler Room, Waldron Campus Center (2nd floor)

    HERITAGE MEMBERS
    12:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.
    Heritage Society Luncheon
    Celebration for alumni from the Class of 1962 and prior.
    Yehl Alumni Room, Waldron Campus Center (2nd floor)
    ($15 per person)

    3:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
    Dedication of the Golden Knight Statue
    A Knight is "Always faithful, generous, brave and honorable."  Come to dedication of the new Golden Knight statue!
    Gannon University Field, 5th and Sassafras Streets

    NEWLY ADDED!!!
    4:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
    Engineering and Business Alumni Reception
    The College of Engineering and Business at Gannon University invites all graduates of Engineering and Business programs to a complimentary reception to meet the new Dean, tour the facilities of the Dahlkemper School of Business/School of Engineering Center, and reconnect with your former faculty members.
    Zurn Science Center Lobby



    6:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.

    Distinguished Alumni Dinner
    A dinner to recognize alumni who have succeeded in their respective fields and made significant contributions to their church and/or community. All invited. Business attire.
    Yehl Alumni Room, Waldron Campus Center (2nd floor)
    ($40 per person)

    Gannon University is proud to honor the 2013 Class of Distinguished Alumni:

    College of Engineering and Business

    Gregory F. Reed, Ph.D. ’85

    Director, Electrical Power Initiative

    Associate Director, Center for Energy

    Associate Professor of Electric Power Engineering, ECE Department

    University of Pittsburgh Swanson School of Engineering, Pittsburgh, Pa.

    Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering


    College of Humanities, Education, and Social Sciences

    Kevin P. Sullivan ’87

    Writer, Nickelodeon Animation Studios, Burbank, Ca.

    Bachelor of Arts in Communications


    Morosky College of Health Professionals and Sciences

    Antoinette Spevetz, M.D. ’83

    Director of Intermediate Care, Cooper University Hospital, Oxford, Pa.

    Bachelor of Science in Health Science


    Young Alumni

    Andrew C. Rapp ’95

    Senior Program Analyst, United States Office of Personnel Management, Parker, Pa.

    Bachelor of Arts in English


    Monsignor Wilfrid J. Nash Principles of Christian Conduct Award

    Rev. Msgr. James E. Sanner ’53

    Base Chaplain, Fort Sam Houston, United States Army, San Antonio, TX

    Humanities



    50th CLASS REUNION
    6:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.

    Class of 1963 Get-Together 
    The 50th Reunion group is having an informal dinner meal together to shoot the breeze.
    Boardroom, Old Main (1st floor)



    Saturday, October 5, 2013

    9:00 a.m.

    Student-Led Campus Tour
     
     

    Meet at the Registration/Hospitality Lounge for a 25 minute walking tour.
    Wright Room, 1st floor Waldron Campus Center


    9:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.
    Homecoming Parade
    The parade begins at Gridley Park and continues east on West 6th Street to Old Main.  Visit the Alumni Association at the steps of Old Main for a hot beverage. 

    Create a memory keepsake by having your photo taken with Gannon mascot Sir Victor E. Knight!

    9:30 a.m.
    Student-Led Campus Tour
    Meet at the Registration/Hospitality Lounge for a 25 minute walking tour.
    Wright Room, Waldron Campus Center (1st floor)


    10:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
    Alumni Tailgate at The Knight Club
    All alumni and families are invited to a pre-game tailgate party at the former Antlers Pub, featuring a taste of Erie’s finest tailgating cuisine!  

    Sponsored by: Liberty Mutual and Loesel-Schaaf
    The Knight Club, 162 West 4th Street (formerly Antlers Pub)
    ($5 adult, children free*)

    *Child is age 12 or younger


    GREEKS 
    11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
    Phi Sigma Sigma's Annual Homecoming Brunch
    All alumnae sisters of Phi Sigma Sigma are invited to RSVP for this brunch with the current sisters by September 25 to Jennifer Malloy at (330) 241-9846 or malloy003@knights.gannon.edu 
    Phi Sigma Sigma House, 724 Sassafras Street


    12:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.
    Homecoming Football Game
    Cheer on the Gannon Knights as they take on the Bloomsburg Huskies.  All invited.
    Gannon University Field, 5th and Sassafras Streets
    ($5 adult, $3 senior/student**)

    **Seniors are age 62+. Students are all school-age children and college students with ID.


    12:30 p.m.
    Student-Led Campus Tour
    Meet at the Registration/Hospitality Lounge for a 25 minute walking tour.

    Wright Room, 1st floor Waldron Campus Center

    1:00 p.m.

    Student-Led Campus Tour
    Meet at the Registration/Hospitality Lounge for a 25 minute walking tour.

    Wright Room, 1st floor Waldron Campus Center

    VILLA MARIA COLLEGE
    1:30 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.
    Villa Maria Alumnae High Tea
    Reunite with fellow alumnae and Villa Maria faculty.  All Villa Maria alumnae invited.
    Boardroom, Old Main (1st floor)
    (complimentary)

    GREEKS
    3:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.
    Pi Kappa Alpha and Sigma Sigma Sigma Alumni Cookout
    All alumni PIKE brothers and Tri-Sig sisters are invited to this cookout hosted by the current brothers of Pi Kappa Alpha.  Your RSVP for the cookout is requested by September 20.  Pi Kappa Alpha, please contact Blake Heinonen at (440) 813-7665 or heinonen001@knights.gannon.edu.  Tri-Sig, please contact Jess Waskaski at (724) 544-3111 or waskaski001@knights.gannon.edu
    Pi Kappa Alpha Epsilon, Upsilon Chapter House, 515 W. Seventh Street

    SOCIAL CONCERNS
    4:00 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.
    Center for Social Concerns 25th Anniversary Celebration
    All are welcome to join Gannon University’s Center for Social Concerns for this reception as we celebrate our continuing heritage of service and social justice.

    View an online multimedia timeline of the Center for Social Concerns here.
    Room 219, Waldron Campus Center (2nd floor)
    (complimentary)

    50th CLASS REUNION
    5:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.
    Class of ’63 Cocktails and Dinner
    The 50th Reunion Class of Villa Maria College and Gannon University will celebrate with cocktails, dinner, a program and a class photo.  Special musical performance by “The 4 Jays.”
    Yehl Alumni Room, Waldron Campus Center (2nd floor)
    ($25 per person)

    AFRICAN-AMERICAN ALUMNI
    7:00 p.m. – 11 p.m.
    African-American Alumni Reunion
    Bring your dancing shoes to this celebration of our African-American alumni.  Featuring karaoke and a live broadcast of Super Soul Saturday.
    The Knight Club, 162 West 4th Street (formerly Antlers Pub)
    ($10 per person)

    8:00 p.m. – 9:30 p.m.
    Meet Me at the Plymouth
    Celebrate the 40th anniversary of the Plymouth Tavern with hors d’oeuvres and one free drink provided for alumni. All invited.
    Plymouth Tavern, 1109 State St.
    (Pay as you go)



    Sunday, October 6, 2013


    NEWLY ADDED!!!
    7:30 a.m. Registration
    8:45 a.m. Race

    4th Annual Pump-KIN-Run 5K
    Calling all runners (and walkers) -- Join Gannon's Exercise Science Club in a morning of physical fitness for a cause.  This 5K walk/run race is a fundraiser for the Hero Program - helping children with terminal illness.
    Gannon's Carneval Athletic Pavilion, West 4th Street entrance
    Entry Fee: $20 until September 27; $25 from September 28 - race day.
    Please Note: REGISTRATION for the Pump-KIN-Run will NOT be found on the Homecoming registration. 
    To Register -- follow this link: http://www.erie-runnersclub.org/RaceInfo/upcoming_events_view_detail.php?eventID=1338 or download the PDF.

    11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
    Sunday Mass
    All are welcome to take part in the special Homecoming Sunday Mass dedicated to alumni.
    Mary, Seat of Wisdom Chapel, 520 Peach Street

    12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m.
    Alumni Brunch with the President
    Join Dr. Taylor as we wrap up the weekend and make plans to return for the October 10 - 12, 2014 Alumni Homecoming Reunion Weekend.
    Includes a special "Yinzers" gathering for Pittsburgh-area alumni!
    Yehl Alumni Room, Waldron Campus Center (2nd floor)
    (complimentary)

    GREEKS 
    12:00 p.m. –  3:00 p.m.
    Alpha Sigma Alpha Alumnae Luncheon
    All alumnae sisters of Alpha Sigma Alpha are invited to join the current sisters for a luncheon at Calamari's Squid Row.  To reserve, please contact Mary Divins at 814-2221-9617 or zetagammachapter_ASA@yahoo.com by Sept. 29.
    Calamari's Squid Row, 1317 State Street

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