Spring Hill College’s annual Homecoming on The Hill weekend, which features reunion activities, Badger team sports, family-oriented events and special Masses, will be held March 31 through April 2. The festivities, which are designed to welcome alumni to celebrate Badger spirit, achievements and friendships, will honor the graduates in class years ending in 2 and 7, who will be celebrating milestone reunions.
Several new festivities are planned for this year’s event. Classes Without Quizzes will allow alumni to visit certain classrooms and enjoy their favorite professors in action. Also new to the lineup is Spirit Week, an initiative that includes Food Truck Tuesday and a chance to make decorations to welcome alumni back to campus as well as other events aimed at engaging current Spring Hill College students in the celebration. The weekend will also include campus tours, department socials, Greek organization reunions and more.
“There is a remarkable energy that results when individuals return to the place -- and to the friendships -- that are so deeply interwoven into the stories of their lives, " said President Christopher P. Puto, PhD. “Being an alumnus and a member of the class of 1964, I fully understand and cherish the excitement that lights up our campus during Homecoming on The Hill.”
Four members of the SHC class of 2007 will be featured as speakers at the annual Business Social. Mary Owens is a policy analyst at the Federal Housing Finance Agency in Washington, D.C., Randy Giveans is an equity analyst for the Energy Maritime Equity Research Group at Jefferies, LLC in Houston, Jane Gubser is chief of programs for Cook County Department of Corrections in Chicago and Santiago (Santi) Tefel is senior vice president for private client services for Pinnacle Partners in Nashville, Tenn. The popular Badger Bay Boil will be held Friday evening on Library Field to officially kick off the reunion weekend and welcome alumni back to The Hill. Saturday is slated to begin with brunch and an update on the college, followed by the Badger Carnival – last year’s most popular event. After the annual Alumni Memorial Mass in St. Joseph Chapel, the classes of 1957 and 1962 will join the class of 1967 as they are honored for their fiftieth reunion year at the Golden Badger Dinner. All other classes will be invited to dance the night away at the Badger Ball in the Mary Lou and John Barter Student Center. Sunday will see the conclusion of the festivities with Java with the Jesuits before Mass.
To register for the event or for more information, including a list of attendees, please visit www.shc.edu/reunion2017.