Homecoming, held on September 13, was a great day for catching up with
old friends—and catching some comedy from the University’s Improv on the
Rocks troupe, as well as enjoying exhibitions by the Martial Arts Team on
Golden Bear Boulevard. Fans also witnessed victories by the football team
and men’s and women’s soccer teams—and the rain that was forecast that
day held off until the late afternoon!
Homecoming Weekend featured comedy performances by T.J. Miller and
Thomas Middleditch, children’s activities, tours of campus—including the
expanded and renovated Sleith Hall—food and hospitality tents, and various
reunions, including the wrestling team’s 40th Anniversary “Family” Reunion
Weekend, and the U&ME/MGA Reunion Dinner Dance.
Events on Friday included the Golden Grads Luncheon and the Career
Development Center Walk-in, where alumni had the opportunity to meet
with career advisors, have their resumes reviewed, and talk about career
strategies. On Friday evening, the following athletes were inducted into
the Downes Hall of Fame at a dinner celebration: Steve Sugermeyer ’78
(wrestling), Gary Crowley ’84 (men’s cross country), Mike Raymond ’02
(men’s tennis), Elena Massa ’04 (women’s swimming), Kristy Kehoss ’06
(softball), and Adam Cherry ’06 (men’s lacrosse).
On Saturday, participants who registered for Homecoming online took
advantage of the chance to spin “the wheel of prizes.”
Events held on Sunday included the men’s soccer alumni game and the
Brandon Turbet Memorial Homecoming 5K to honor the memory of the 2006
graduate and to raise money for the Brandon Filip Turbet Memorial Fund.
ALUMNI, FAMILY, AND FRIENDS
RECONNECT AT HOMECOMING
THE MARTIAL ARTS TEAM
FUTURE GOLDEN BEARS?
IMPROV ON THE ROCKS
Nancy Bazan Fenton ’92/L’95, Dave Fenton, and daughters
View the Homecoming video, as well as photos of the festivities. Look for
The Communicator’s “Web Extras” on the alumni website: www.wne.edu/alumni.