|Mount Aloysius’ Alumni Weekend Will Be A Multi-Generational Blast||06/15/2012|
CAPTION: Mount Aloysius College Alumni Weekend Planners assemble for a final run-through of a weekend chock-full of activities for Mountie Alums. From left are, Jamie Koshak, development assistant; Jacob Claar, development database specialist; Sally Gordon, manager of annual giving; Mount Aloysius President Tom Foley; jack Anderson, vice president of institutional advancement; Michael Greer, major gifts officer and Andrea Lingle, institutional advancement support.
CRESSON, Pa-It happens once a year, and the Institutional Advancement Team at Mount Aloysius College really goes all out. There is literally something for everyone, and this year even Elvis will be in the building.
The Mount Aloysius Alumni Weekend 2012 promises to really rock the Mountain starting Friday evening, June 22nd with the Golden Graduate Reception slated for the Wolf-Kuhn Gallery in the Main Building. And things are only getting started. From 6:30 until 11:00 p.m. a Hawaiian Luau will keep Mountie grads busy in the Ihmsen Hall Breezeway. But wait. There’s much, much more.
These events are only the periphery. In historic Alumni Hall, Comedian Bill Boronkey will be splitting sides starting at 7:30 p.m. “The King” takes over at 8:00 p.m. Attendees can then gather up their marshmallows and head out to Ihmsen Lawn for a bonfire at 9:30 p.m., and get ready for the First Annual Mountie Jam there at 10:00 p.m.
Did you bring the kids? They might like the Wii Bowl competition that starts in Cosgrave at 6:00 p.m. and goes on until 11:00 p.m.
And that’s only the first half-day.
Mount Aloysius College President Tom Foley looks forward to bringing alumni back to campus. “Mount Aloysius graduates returning to campus bring a great variety of perspectives and experiences with them,” he said. “It’s great to watch faces when they see the changes that have been made here. Conversely, the stories and experiences they share give us newcomers a deeper appreciation of the history and traditions of this great school. This will be my third Alumni Weekend. My wife, Michele, and I are really looking forward to it. Our Institutional Advancement Team has outdone themselves with their schedule of fun events.”
Jack Anderson, vice president of instructional advancement credited the Alumni Board for their enthusiasm and volunteerism that makes the event a success year after year. “Mount Aloysius alumni bring an infectious spirit of fun to this annual weekend event,” he said. “I can guarantee that the schedule really has something for every age group and every interest. The entire campus is open and looking forward to the return of these great people to share a fun time.”
Saturday, June 23rd starts with breakfast from 7:30 until 9:00 p.m. The Fitness Center opens at 8:00 a.m. Another Wii Bowl starts in Cosgrave at 8:00 a.m. and will take contestants until dinner at 6:00 p.m. However, for those not Wii obsessed, the day is really full.
Want to see something really different? Watch Mountie MBA student Sean Steffy throw a Wiffle Ball over 90 miles per hour with pinpoint accuracy. The Mount Aloysius’ own ”Wiffle Boy” is an international sensation and recently treated a stadium full of Ray’s fans in Florida to an awesome demonstration. Mountie grads can try and bat against him from 1:00 p.m. until 2:00 p.m. on the McAuley Hall lawn.
The regionally renowned Mount Aloysius College Nursing Division will hold a special Seminar entitled: “Service and Health Promotion: A Unique Fit in Higher Education.” The event will take place from 1:00 to 2:0 p.m. in the Main Building, Room 322.
“Mount Aloysius College – Past, Present and Future“ is the title of a special panel discussion scheduled for the Wolf-Kuhn Gallery from 2:00 to 3:30 p.m.
From 2:30 p.m. until 3:45 p.m. is game time at two Mount Aloysius venues. In the Health and Fitness Center, participants can gather for the H-O-R-S-E Game. Want to relive the past on several levels and have some fun? Join contestants for the “Roomywed Game” in the McAuley Meeting Room.
Mass in the historic Our Lady of Mercy Chapel will take place at 4:30 p.m. From 6:00 to 7:30 p.m. the Recognition Dinner will take place in Cosgrave Student Center.
Saturday night revelers have a choice of a ballgame at the Blair County Ballpark; the Rise Band Show at Cosgrave Center or make it movie night at McAuley Hall.
The weekend ends Sunday morning, June 24th with a continental breakfast and long goodbyes at The Mount’s Cosgrave Student Center ‘til next year.
Mount Aloysius Alumni can still participate in Alumni weekend. For information or to make reservations contact the College at (814) 886- 6319 or email them at email@example.com.