The university is preparing to roll out the welcome mat for hundreds of alumni, who will converge on campus June 21-24 for the annual Alumni Weekend celebration.
Based on the theme “Heidelberg Lights the Way,” the weekend provides alumni with the opportunity to reconnect, revisit and reconnect with each other at a variety of events and activities. Alumni will gather for the annual picnic dinner Friday night, Classes Without Quizzes, the annual alumni luncheon with a performance by the Alumni choir and presentation of the 2011 alumni awards, and finally, reunion class dinners.
Other important events include the Heritage Society dinner to honor those who have included Heidelberg in their estate plans and the Medallion Club luncheon and induction for those who have been graduated for 50 years or more. This year, the class of 1962 will celebrate the golden anniversary of its graduation from Heidelberg and classes whose graduation years end in 2 and 7 will celebrate reunions.
Presenters in the Classes Without Quizzes program include:
- “Ohio and the Civil War” – Ron Boylan, ‘62
- “A Mycology Career” – Paul Volz, ‘58
- “Vignettes of Volunteering with the Navajo People” – Deanna (Marks) Slater, ‘62
- “Using the Library for Genealogical Research” – reference librarians Nainsi Houston and Laurie Repp
- “End of Life: Medical Decision Making” – Dr. Tim Tuthill, ‘62
- “Migrating from a Way of Life to a Source of Recreation: The Canoe” – Mark Beliczky, ‘77
Other weekend highlights include a tree-planting ceremony in remembrance of alumni who have died in the past year, breakfast with Heidelberg administrators and campus tours, highlighting facilities constructed or renovated over the past three years. Festivities conclude on Sunday morning with a worship service coordinated by the Class of ’62.