Lincoln residents among those to be honored at Lincoln College’s Alumni Reunion Weekend
April 12, 2013, Lincoln – Lincoln College has announced the schedule of events for its annual Alumni Reunion weekend. This year’s reunion will take place Friday and Saturday, April 26-27.
Adrienne Harmon in Haiti
All Lincoln College alumni and friends are encouraged to return for reunion. One of the highlights of Alumni Reunion Weekend is the Reunion Dinner and Awards Program on Saturday, April 27. The evening’s activities begin with a cocktail reception at 5 p.m. and dinner at 6 p.m. The awards program will follow, concluding around 9 p.m. Alumni will be recognized by class decades, with special recognition for the classes of 1988, 1963, 1943, and 1938 which are celebrating their 25th, 50th, 70th, & 75th anniversaries.
Five alumni awards will be presented. Alumni Achievement Awards will be presented to William “Bill” Gossett, class of 1943, for his lifelong achievements in business and community service; to David Fischer, class of 1963, for his achievements in higher education leadership; and to John “Jack” Sparacio, class of 1963, for his achievements in business. The Young Alumni Achievement Award will be presented to Adrienne “Adie” Harmon, class of 2001, for her achievements in the field of dentistry and her humanitarian work in Haiti.
The LaVeta Zurkammer Alumni Award will be presented to LC Professor Emeritus Paul Beaver, class of 1956, for his lifelong dedication, passion and involvement with Lincoln College. All alumni and friends of award recipients are welcome to attend the dinner and awards program. Tickets for the dinner and program are $30; registration for the event is due by Friday, April 19.
A special recognition ceremony will be held Saturday afternoon for former baseball coach and athletic director Chuck Lindstrom, whose former baseball players have contributed to name the baseball coach’s office in the Lincoln Center in his honor. Coach Lindstrom and his baseball players will also be acknowledged during the awards program. Coach Lindstrom was made an Honorary Alumnus of Lincoln College in 2009.
Other scheduled activities include:
Wine & Cheese Reception featuring Kickapoo Creek Winery of Edwards, Ill., on Friday, April 26 from 5 p.m. until 7 p.m. in the Lincoln Center. This event is open to alumni and friends of the College. Tickets are $10 and include cheese and hors d’oeuvre buffet and three complimentary wine tastings.
Coffee & Juice with Lincoln College President John Blackburn at the President’s Residence on Saturday, April 27 from 9 a.m. until 10 a.m. This event is open to alumni.
“How We View Our History: The Changing Image of the 16th President,” a multi-media presentation examining how Abraham Lincoln’s image has been used and changed over the past two centuries by Ron Keller, assistant
professor of history and political science and director of the Lincoln Heritage Museum on Saturday, April 27 from 2 p.m. until 3 p.m. in the Lincoln Center classroom 128A. This event is open to the public.
A complete list of events and registration information is available at http://www.lincolncollege.edu/alumni/events/alumni-reunion-2013/
For questions or more details contact the Lincoln College Alumni Relations office at 217-732-3155 ext. 217 or email email@example.com.
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