For Immediate Release
Further information: Contact John McAndrew
Public Relations Office, (570) 208-5958
July 31, 2018 - King’s College will welcome back more than 1,000 alumni and friends for the 2018 Homecoming/Reunion Weekend to be held Friday, Sept. 21, through Sunday, Sept. 23.
The weekend will include a special reunion and recognition of the Class of 1968, the members of which will celebrate their 50th Anniversary this year and be pinned “Golden Monarchs” in a special ceremony. There will also be milestone reunion gatherings for classes ending in “3” and “8.” In addition, King’s radio station, WRKC 88.5 FM, celebrates their 50-year anniversary and the college will host a reunion for alumni and friends of the station from 7-11 p.m., Saturday, Sept. 22, at Karl Hall. All King’s alumni and friends are invited to participate in the weekend’s activities.
The schedule for the weekend follows:
Friday, September 21
11 a.m. • Alumni Golf Tournament • Mountain Laurel Golf Club, White Haven. Alumni can kick off the weekend at Mountain Laurel with a great day of golfing, lunch and prizes.
Classes Without Quizzes! Throughout the weekend, King’s professors will be delivering informative and entertaining lectures for alumni and friends to enjoy. Feel like a student again, but without the pressure of a final!
7 p.m. • Women’s Volleyball• McGrane Gym in Scandlon Center.
7 - 9 p.m. • Pints with Professors• Regina Court. Alumni will enjoy a relaxed evening on campus catching up with friends and favorite professors. There will be music, hors d'oeuvres, wine and beer.
Saturday, September 22
11 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. • Homecoming BBQ and Football Game • Betzler Athletic Complex. The family-friendly homecoming tradition continues! Reconnect with friends, classmates, professors and staff while cheering on the Monarchs as they take on the visiting Stevenson University Mustangs at 1 p.m. The event sponsors include Senunas’ Bar & Grill, Mark Nobile ’79, Genetti’s Best Western Plus, Hilton Garden Inn, and TravelWorld.
6 - 8 p.m. • Class of 1968 “Golden Monarchs Dinner” • Sheehy-Farmer Campus Center. In honor of their 50-year anniversary, the Class of 1968 will enjoy a special dinner with King's College President, Rev. Jack Ryan, C.S.C.
6 p.m. • Milestone Reunion Gatherings • In addition to the Class of 1968, the classes of 1973, 1978, 1983, 1988, 1993, 1998, 2003, 2008, 2013 and 2018 will be gathering to celebrate together at various locations. Visit the event website for a full schedule.
Sunday, September 23
9:30 a.m. • Parker Palermo Memorial 5K Run/ 2 Mile Walk • Kirby Park. The King’s College Cross Country team organizes this annual race in memory of Parker, a 2003 King’s graduate. Register for this event separately by visiting https://runsignup.com/Race/PA/Kingston/11thAnnualParkerPalermoMemorial5KRun2MileWalk
11 a.m. • Alumni Reunion Mass • Chapel of Christ the King. Members of the Class of 1968 will process to receive their Golden Monarch pins in honor of their 50th anniversary as graduates. A farewell reception will take place following Mass.
1 p.m. • Field Hockey • McCarthy Stadium.
For more information about homecoming/reunion events and to register, please visit: www.Kings.edu/homecoming-reunion or contact Beth Doherty, associate director of alumni engagement at King’s, at (570) 208-5900, ext. 5732 or e-mail BethDoherty@kings.edu.
King’s College will celebrate 2018 Homecoming/Reunion Weekend with numerous festivities for more than 1,000 alumni and friends on Sept. 21-23.