Homecoming 2017

Celebrating the special reunion classes of
1992, 1997, 2002, 2007, 2012 & 2017!

The Alumni Relations team and all of campus are excited to welcome back our beloved Bereans to Homecoming 2017, November 17-19.
This year, alumni and guests can attend a regular season Mountaineers game, both men’s and women’s, on Sat., Nov. 18 at Seabury Center.
Help spread the word by sharing this page or sharing our event on Facebook.

Homecoming Highlights

– Learn more about our commitment to hosting a Zero-Waste Homecoming
– See how your reunion class is coming together to support current and future Bereans
Letter to Tech Alumni from the Technology & Applied Design Program
Letter to Psychology Alumni from the Psychology Department
– Send us your questions for a Town Hall Forum with President Lyle Roelofs
-Learn about our Alumni Award Recipients this year
– We’re celebrating Berea College Theatre’s 125th season during Homecoming. Catch a showing of “American Idiot,” which features the theatrical talents of alumni
– Concert Choir Alumni – sign up to be a part of the Alumni Concert Choir, request child care during rehearsal, and connect with fellow singers
– Stop by the Lower Traylor Gallery during Homecoming weekend to view more than 50 pieces by nearly 40 alumni in our first Juried Alumni Art Exhibition
Letter to Sociology Alumni from the Sociology Department
-See which alums are connecting with our students at Great Conversations
HC 17 T-shirt promo - presale closed

Schedule of Events

More events will be added as they are confirmed (last updated: 11-14-17).

 

Spirit Week Themes - November 13-17

DayTheme

Decade Monday

Dress up in attire from your favorite decade


Dynamic Duo Tuesday

Dress up as twins or your favorite dynamic duo

Rep Your City Wednesday

Wear something with the name of your hometown

Think Globally Thursday

Represent your country or somewhere you've traveled abroad

Blue and White Friday

"In kinship beneath white and blue..." You know what to do on this day!


How to Win during Spirit Week!

  1. Stop by the Alumni Relations office or message a photo to our Berea College Alumni Facebook page in your Spirit Day outfit by 5 p.m. 
  2. We will post all photos by 6 p.m. each day.
  3. “Like” our Berea College Alumni Facebook page. 
  4. Tag yourself in your photo and share it. 
  5. The photo with the most “likes” by 8 a.m. the next day will win some Berea College swag!

Spirit Week Events

DayTheme

4-6 PM
MONDAY, Nov. 13

Caramel Apple Bar


Baird Lounge, Alumni Building


Come kick-off Spirit Week by making your own caramel apple masterpiece. Open to all of campus community!

11 AM - 1:30 PM
THURSDAY, Nov.16

Education Abroad Fair


Baird Lounge, Alumni Building


An educational fair where wanderlusting students can speak to a provider of their choice to learn about programs in their desired country. Lunch will be provided!

6-8 PM
THURSDAY, Nov. 16


Great Conversations


Boone Tavern


Fostering student and alumni connections. Reception begins at 6 p.m. Discussions begin at 7 p.m. For questions, contact Lisa Colletti-Jones.

Friday, Nov. 17, 2017

TimeEvent

8:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Juried Alumni Exhibition


Lower Traylor Gallery, Rogers-Traylor Art Building


View more than 50 pieces from nearly 40 alumni artists, ranging from the classes of 1964 to 2014.

9:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Berea Fund Lounge


Navy V-12 Lounge, Alumni Building

9:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Registration


Woodson Lounge, Alumni Building

2:40 - 3:50 PM

Math Presentation by Rosa Mendoza Calderon '07


Draper 100

3:00 PM

Juried Alumni Exhibition Closing Reception


Lower Traylor Gallery, Rogers-Traylor Art Building


View more than 50 pieces from nearly 40 alumni artists, ranging from the classes of 1964 to 2014. Join the campus community for this closing reception, but continue to enjoy the exhibition from 1-5 p.m. both Saturday and Sunday.

4:00 PM

Economics and Business Panel Discussion with Ehis Akhetuamhen '11 and Clif Sakutukwa '12


Draper 100

6:00 PM

Alumni Awards Presentation & Reception


Boone Tavern Event Center


Come celebrate our newest alumni award recipients:
- Dr. Kathy Bullock, Honorary Alumnus
- Keith Bullock, Honorary Alumnus
- Bill Daugherty '76, Distinguished Alumnus

7:00 PM

Black Student Union Pageant


Phelps-Stokes Auditorium

7:00 -
10:00 PM

Open Mic Night


Berea College Visitor Center & Shoppe


Email the Visitor Center to sign up

7:30 - 9:00 PM

Class of 2007 Laser Tag


Upper Seabury Gymnasium


Pre-pay via Paypal to class chair Lederrick Wesley '07 using lederrick@hotmail.com. Cost is $10 per person or $15 on the day of the event.

8:00 - 10:00 PM

Class Gatherings


Boone Tavern


We'll have designated areas for the special reunion classes 1992, 1997, 2002, 2007, 2012, 2017

8:00 PM

American Idiot musical


Jelkyl Drama Center


Directed by Jessica Slaton Green '07 and Emmanuel Stokes '08; costumes by Ami Shupe '91; lighting by Lacey Gresham '11; and stage managed by Sam Jenkins '09

9:00 PM - midnight

Block Party on the Square


College Square - behind Boone Tavern


Free food from local eateries and D.J. Jaydn Sol (Tre' Sims '15) will keep you dancing through the night!

Saturday, Nov. 18, 2017

TimeEvent

7:30 - 9:30 AM

Agriculture & Natural Resources Homecoming Breakfast


Goldthwait Agriculture Building Pavilion

8:00 - 10:00 AM

Technology & Applied Design Breakfast & Roundtable Discussion


Danforth Technology Building Lobby

9:00 - 11:00 AM

Nurses' Gathering - Make the Rounds and Reminisce


Hafer-Gibson Nursing Building


Delicious hot breakfast, fresh fruit, and warm conversations.

9:00 - 11:00 AM

Psychology Alumni Breakfast & Panel Presentation


Room 218, Frost Building

9:00 - 11:00 AM

Science Building Open House


Hall Science Building


Enjoy coffee and breakfast snacks, view plans for the new Margaret A.
Cargill Natural Sciences & Health Building and get a tour of Hall Science.

9:00 AM - 2:00 PM

Berea Fund Lounge


Navy V-12 Lounge, Alumni Building

9:00 AM - 3:00 PM

Check-in/Registration


Woodson Center, Alumni Building

9:30 AM - 12:30 PM

4th Annual African Students' Association Diaspora Networking & Career Panel


Woods-Penn Commons


ASA alumni will share advice and experience with current ASA members. All are welcome to attend.

10:00 AM

Alumni Flag Football Game - Alumni vs. Students


Alumni Field


If interested in playing, contact Mike Thomas '13 at thomasmi@berea.edu

10:00 AM

Town Hall Forum with Pres. Lyle Roelofs


Carter G. Woodson Center in the Alumni Building

10:00 AM - NOON

Economics and Business Department Open House


Draper 120

11:00 AM

Mountaineer Basketball Players & Supporters Awards Brunch


Baird Lounge, Alumni Building
Tickets are $15. Pre-order your tickets when you register online.

11:00 AM - NOON

Science Alumni Panel


Hall Science Building


Panel of distinguished science alumni will discuss their experiences after Berea and share advice for current students

11:00 AM - 12:30 PM

Computer Science Alumni Panel Discussion


Room 108A, Danforth Technology

11:30 AM - 1:00 PM

What's Law Got To Do With It -
Alumni Law Panel Luncheon


Internship & Career Development Office, Third Floor of Stephenson Hall


Alumni and student informal group discussions while eating a catered lunch

11:30 AM - 1:30 PM

Residence Hall Tours


All current residence halls


Student Life professional staff and students will be available for tours.

11:30 AM - 2:00 PM

BereaFEST


Fairchild Lawn


A family-friendly afternoon of student organizations, booths, inflatables, food trucks and music.

11:45 AM - 1:00 PM

Class Photos


Fairchild Steps


1992 - 11:45 AM
1997 - 12:00 PM
2002 - 12:15 PM
2007 - 12:30 PM
2012 - 12:45 PM
2017 - 1:00 PM

NOON

80s and 90s Alumni Gathering


Stammer Room, Alumni Building

NOON

Foundation School Alumni Gathering


CPO Lounge Area, Woods-Penn

NOON

Reception at the Log House Craft Gallery in celebration of 100 years


LHCG

12:30 - 1:30 PM

Computer Science Student and Alumni Pizza and Networking


Lobby, Danforth Technology Building

1:00 PM

Theatre Program Chili Luncheon


Jelkyl Drama Center

1:00 -
3:00PM

Magician & Book Signings


Berea College Visitor Center & Shoppe


Enjoy a 10% discount on Mountaineer merch and a 20% discount on crafts during Homecoming Weekend

1:00 - 5:00 PM

Juried Alumni Exhibition


Lower Traylor Gallery, Rogers-Traylor Art Building


View more than 50 pieces from nearly 40 alumni artists, ranging from the classes of 1964 to 2014

1:00 - 6:00 PM

Mortar Board National Honor Society Dodge Ball Tournament


Upper Seabury Gym


Open to all faculty, staff, students, alumni and community. To sign up email alexandra_yuhas@berea.edu or marco_santos@berea.edu. $10 for a co-ed team and $15 for all others

1:30 - 2:30 PM

Mathematics Career Panel


Room 100, Draper Building


Panelists: Rosa Mendoza Calderon '07, Joseph Tanner Slagel ‘13, Nitchiko Berugoda ‘07, and Dr. John R. Ramsay ‘80

1:30 - 3:30 PM

Black Music Ensemble Annual Homecoming Concert


Union Church

2:00 PM

Women's Basketball


Seabury Main Arena


vs. Brevard College


Tickets: Adults $5, Teens (13-18) $3, Children (under 13) FREE

2:00 - 4:00 PM

Country Dancers Alumni Dance and Reception


Dance Studio, Seabury Center


All Country Dancers Alumni and their families are welcome!

3:00 PM

Black Music Ensemble Reception


Event Center, Boone Tavern

4:00 - 5:30 PM

Alumni Chapel & Concert Choir Rehearsal


Union Church Sanctuary


Conductor: Prof. Stephen Bolster


Pianist: Prof. Lindsay Clavere


Reception will follow in the Fellowship Hall

4:00 - 6:00 PM

Center for International Education Reception


Commons, Woods-Penn


For former international students and those who studied abroad

6:00 - 7:30 PM

S'mores Affair


Seabury Center Lawn (campus side)


Come join Student Life for some pre-game campfire treats. There'll be s'mores and more!

7:30 PM

Men's Basketball Game


Seabury Main Arena


vs. Johnson University


Tickets: Adults $5, Teens (13-18) $3, Children (under 13) FREE

Half-time of Men's Basketball Game

Homecoming Court Coronation


Seabury Main Arena

8:00 PM

American Idiot musical


Jelkyl Drama Center


Directed by Jessica Slaton Green '07 and Emmanuel Stokes '08; costumes by Ami Shupe '91; lighting by Lacey Gresham '11; and stage managed by Sam Jenkins '09

9:30 PM

Alumni Reception


Boone Tavern
Tickets are $5. Pre-order your tickets when you register online.

10 PM - 2:00 AM

Homecoming Dance


Ground Floor, Alumni Building


Sponsored by Campus Activities Board

Sunday, Nov. 19, 2017

TimeEvent

9:00 AM

Alumni Chapel & Concert Choir Rehearsal


Union Church


Followed by continental breakfast in the Fellowship Hall at 9:45 a.m.

10:30 AM

Alumni & Student Worship Service


Union Church


Special performance by the Alumni Choir directed by Prof. Stephen Bolster, Hon '12
Worship Leader: Jennifer Hale Stafford '92

11:30 AM - 2:00 PM

Alumni Brunch


Boone Tavern


For reservations, call 859-985-3700

1:00 - 5:00 PM

Juried Alumni Exhibition


Lower Traylor Gallery, Rogers-Traylor Art Building


View more than 50 pieces from nearly 40 alumni artists, ranging from the classes of 1964 to 2014

3:00 PM

Berea College Women's Chorus Concert


Gray Auditorium,
Presser Hall

Take a look at Homecoming 2016!

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