Geneva College

Alumni Weekend


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Reunion Years

 70th  1938              55th  1953                40th  1968
 65th  1943 50th  1958    35th  1973
 60th  1948   45th  1963    30th  1978

SPECIAL REUNION:  chemistry majors & minors, chemical engineers in celebration of Geneva's 50th anniversary of approved status by the American Chemical Society (ACS).

To register, call 724-847-6520 or


Friday, April 18

6:30 p.m. - Presidential Dinner for the Class of 1958
Alexander Hall - President's Dining Room
$15 per person

A special dinner in a special room for a special reunion.  Members of the class of 1958 and their guests are invited to join President Ken Smith for dinner in the Presidents Dining Room in Alexander Hall for your 50th reunion celebration.

Saturday, April 19, 2008 Alumni Activities

9-11 a.m. - Registration
Old Main Lobby

Pick up name tags, tickets, and schedules.

9:30 a.m. - Campus Tours
Old Main Lobby

Student guides will serve as hosts for the tours.  See the campus through their eyes and share your Geneva experience with them.

11 a.m. - Reunion Brunch        
edum Room/Alexander Hall
$8 per person

All reunion classes will join together for brunch.  Share memories and boast about your job, retirement, grandchildren.  Class pictures will be taken.

12:15 p.m. - Carillon Prelude
McCartney Library

The carillon is made up of 14 bells cast by the McShane Bell Foundry in Baltimore.  This beautiful asset will be featured in the prelude prior to the memorial service.

12:30 p.m. - Memorial Service
McCartney Library – West Reading Room

This service memorializes classmates who are deceased.  “New Song” will sing.

2:00 p.m. - Lecture - Humanities: at the core of a Geneva’s Curriculum
McCartney Library – West Reading Room

Presenter: Elizabeth Asche Douglas, Professor Emerita

An historical perspective of the humanities program will be presented by one of the founding faculty developers of these core courses.   


Saturday, April 19 - Chemistry Reunion
50th Anniversary of ACS approval

9-11 a.m. - Old Main Lobby

9:30 a.m. - Northwood 013
Chemistry Symposium Presenters:

  • Topic: Chemistry at Geneva: Past, Present and Future
    Presenter: Dr. John W. Stahl ’79
    Professor and Chair
    Department of Chemistry
    Geneva College
  • Topic: Synergistic Actions of Halocarbons on Nerve Growth – Implications for Autism (from a recent EPA-funded study on three common drinking water pollutants)
    Presenter: Dr. Raymond E. Stephens CHM ’62
    Professor Emeritus
    Department of Physiology and Biophysics
    Boston University School of Medicine, Boston, Mass.
  • Topic: Multivariate spectroscopy applied to systems ranging from molecular biology to energy production
    Presenter: Dr. Jerilyn (Pezzuti CHE ’95) Timlin
    Research Associate
    Sandia National Laboratories, Albuquerque, N.M.
  • Topic:  Modeling and Simulation of Nanocomposites
    Presenter: Dr. Sarah-Jane Frankland CHM ’91
    Senior Research Scientist
    National Institute of Aerospace
    Hampton, Va.

12 p.m. - Chemistry alumni box lunch
Northwood lower lobby & 013
$8 per person

1:30 p.m. - Poster Session
Science & Engineering Lobby

Alumni, current students, and faculty will present research or career work from their field of interest.  Alumni, guests and students are invited to this informal presentation time.  Networking encouraged so bring your business cards.  Those wishing to participate should contact Dr. John Stahl, or 724-847-6705.

Combined Alumni Day events

3 p.m. - Featured Presentation - Chocolate: food for the gods
McCartney Library

Presenter: Dr. Howard Peters  CHM ’62
Retired Partner: Peters Verny LLP, Palo Alto, Calif.
ACS Director-at-Large from 2005-2007

Howard Peters has a passion for chocolate.  Besides covering the history of chocolate, he’ll cover the chemistry and biochemistry of cocoa, the health aspects, and trivia.  You’ll even receive have an opportunity sample some chocolate and maybe win even 10lbs. of chocolate! This will be a sweet lecture.

6 p.m. - Annual Alumni Dinner followed by a chocolate dessert reception
Alexander Commons/Benedum Room
$20 per person

The annual alumni dinner will be a culmination of the alumni activities and the ACS celebration.  The Life G and Distinguish Service Awards will be presented.  The evening will conclude with a ceremony, bringing the flame from Northwood, Ohio to the Geneva College campus symbolizing our 160th year anniversary.

Additional information:

  • No tickets will be mailed. Please pick them up prior to the Presidents Dinner (class of 1958) in Alexander Hall or at the registration area in Old Main lobby. 
  • Campus store hours: 9 a.m. – 3 p.m.
  • McCartney Library hours: 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.

To volunteer for a reunion committee, please contact Ginny Caldwell or call the office of alumni relations at 724-847-6525.

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