The Distinguished Service Award
Although Geneva College’s campus is quiet at this time of year, summer is not a slow time around the Alumni Relations Office. We are busy planning trips and events, both local and national, for the upcoming year. Without a doubt, Homecoming is our largest event, as we prepare to welcome back alumni and friends for a memorable day at Geneva. Many students and alumni volunteers come together to create a great experience for all of our guests, from those celebrating milestone reunions to visitors from local communities.
|Previous 2012 Distinguished Service Award winners: (left to right) William Sterrett, Scott South, Ann Lawson, Andrew McCracken, David Howell, Dave Carver.|
For me, the highlight of Homecoming weekend is the Alumni Brunch, when we present the Distinguished Service Awards. It is interesting to note that this award has been presented for 67 consecutive years, with 311 alumni being honored with one. I urge you to consider completing a nomination for a deserving graduate. With over 23,000 people eligible to receive the award, to date only 1.1 percent of Geneva alumni have received this recognition.
A committee appointed by the Alumni Council reviews all nominations and considers those who have clearly accomplished outstanding work in their profession, community and church, and have kept to the highest standards, clearly signifying what it means to be a graduate of Geneva College.
This whole process begins with you. If you know a Geneva graduate who you believe deserves this award, please do not hesitate to complete the form and nominate him or her today at http://www.geneva.edu/object/dsa_nomination_form.
Dan Williams ’07
Director of Alumni Relations
May Events Wrap Up...
- Senior Dinner and Commencement. Over 350 new alumni, friends and family attended senior dinner on Friday May, 10. The Senior Alumni Prize was given to Chris Strangfeld ’13 and Randy (Sayles ’13) Strangfeld. In all, over 439 people became alumni of Geneva College.
- Celebration Weekend. Forty-one people from the 50- and 60-year class reunion attended Celebration Weekend at nearby Seven Oaks Country Club, enjoying an evening filled with many stories and laughs.
- Geneva Across America. The GAA team left San Francisco on May 20, and riders currently are pedaling their way across the United States. You can follow their progress at http://www.geneva.edu/object/gaa.
More summer alumni events:
||Family Day at Kennywood |
Enjoy a day at one of America’s favorite family amusement parks.
||Geneva Across America in Pittsburgh|
Have dinner with the riders and hear their exciting stories. Location to be determined.
||Alumni Traveling to Colorado|
Join us for dinner, coffee or a concert. Details coming soon.
||Chautauqua Bus Trip|
Join us for two days at the beautiful Chautauqua Institution. Enjoy the Grand Buffet at the Athenaeum Hotel, a plethora of cultural offerings, as well as the sights and sounds of a summer lake cruise.
Spend an evening with fellow alumni watching the Bucco’s play.
Alumni Relations will be welcoming the newest group of future alumni.