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Homecoming & Family Weekend | September 27 - 28, 2019 

For questions please contact the Office of Alumni Relations at (724) 847-6590.

2019 Homecoming Schedule of Events

Thursday, September 26, 2019

All Day

 

Geneva Spirit Day 
Everywhere

Show off your Geneva pride by wearing gold and white! Whether you’re on campus or hundreds of miles away, show your school spirit on social media. Be sure to ‘like’ Geneva College on Facebook and follow us on Twitter and Instagram @genevacollege.


Friday, September 27, 2019

All Day

 

Select Classes Available for Alumni to Attend

Have you always wondered what the classes you had are like nowadays? Now’s your chance to see for yourself! Geneva College Office of Academic Affairs invites you to sit in on a class. A list of classes that will be open to alumni will be available online later this summer.

9 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

 

Campus Store Open
Geneva College Campus Store, Student Center

Browse a wide variety of Geneva College clothing, accessories and other spirited items. Alumni receive a 10% discount.

11 a.m. - 5 p.m.

 

Alumni Registration and Hospitality Tent
Old Main Lawn

Check in and receive your official Homecoming 2019 credentials. Stop by to pick up your schedule, nametag, and homecoming gift while you mingle with fellow alumni and friends.

12 p.m.

 

Golden Grads Reunion Luncheon
Benedum, Alexander Hall

Graduates from the classes of 1959 and 1969 will be honored as they celebrate their 50th and 60th reunions. Alumni who have previously celebrated their 50th reunion are also invited to this special luncheon.

*registration required

See who's coming

Attendees:

John Beres '69
Kathy Beres
Beverly Downs
Anne Forrest '59
Lois (Ramsey) Gross '59
Carole (Heath) Henning '69
John Iben '64
Linda Iben
Pamela Johnson
R. Gene List '54
Virginia (Wilson) List '59
E. Louise Marshall '59
Dee Morris '59
Ann (Birdsall) O'Neill '69
Jerry O'Neill '69
Samuel Parris '59
Susan (Myles) Preston '69
Carol (Dunn) Snarey '70
John Snarey '69
Mary (McCracken) Spear '59
Sarah (Wuest) Staples '74
Jane (Conrad) Straub '69
Betty (Baum) Treese '69
Sue (Robb) Wilkey '59
G. Jodi (Evans) Ziemer '69
Robert Ziemer

1 p.m. - 4 p.m.

 

Campus Tours for Alumni
Departing from Alexander Hall

Current students will be available to show you around campus. Whether it’s been 5 years or 50 years since you’ve stepped foot on campus, there are always new things to see!

*registration encouraged

1 p.m. - 6 p.m.

Gerstner Collection Open
McCartney Library

Visit the room which holds Dr. John H. Gerstner's collection of works, private and published writings, study notes, video and extensive resources--dedicated in May 2019.

3 - 3:30 p.m.

George '46 and Beverly Tannehill Department of Business Naming Ceremony
Northwood Hall

Details coming soon!

4 - 5 p.m.

 

Alumni Profession Panels
Northwood

Gather for panel discussions featuring alumni and friends of the college. The four panels will feature conversations on the practices of the following disciplines:

  • Business, Accounting, and Sport Management
  • Bible, Ministry, and Philosophy
  • Engineering and Computer Science
  • Psychology, Sociology, Social Services, and Criminal Justice

4 - 7 p.m.

 

Zip Line Open
Behind McKee Hall

4:30 p.m.

Classroom Lecture by Dr. Calvin L. Troup '83, President
West Reading Room, McCartney Library

*registration required

5 - 6 p.m.

Alumni Connect Tent
Old Main Lawn

Meet up with your old friends and make some new! This would also be a good time to connect with your classmates before the All Alumni Dinner so you can sit together. 

6 - 8 p.m. 

All Alumni Dinner and Alumni Awards Ceremony
Alex’s, Alexander Hall

Celebrate Geneva College’s noteworthy alumni at the all alumni dinner and alumni awards ceremony. The recipients of the Distinguished Service Award (Lois Gross '59 and Jay Aldridge '52), Alumni Award (Caleb Stegall '93, and Russell '03 and Bethany '03 Warren), and Young Alumni Award (Nicholas Greenfield '12 and Michawn Rich '09) will be recognized.  The Genevans will perform following the dinner as part of the evening’s program.

*registration required

See who's coming

Attendees:

Melville Adams '69
Christi Beckley
Babs (Silvis) Bengtson '84
John Beres '69
Kathy Beres
Sheila (Kay) Bussey '79
Timothy Bussey
Mark Cowley '87
Meredith Cowley
Beverly Downs
Irving Estella '79
Janet (Sheetz) Estella '78
Jeffrey Field '84
Jeri (Heltzel) Field '84
Anne Forrest '59
Lois (Ramsey) Gross '59
Joella Hammond '75
Carole (Heath) Henning '69
John Iben '64
Linda Iben
Pamela Johnson
Jessica (Zamboky) Lamb '11
R. Gene List '54
Virginia (Wilson) List '59
E. Louise Marshall '59
Bonnie (O'Neill) Meyer '74
Dennis Meyer
Elizabeth (Rogers) Mills '71
John Mitchell '57
Dee Morris '59
Ann (Birdsall) O'Neill '69
Jerry O'Neill '69
Susan (Myles) Preston '69
Carol (Dunn) Snarey '70
John Snarey '69
Mary (McCracken) Spear '59
Sarah (Wuest) Staples '74
Kalli (Zingas) Sterrett '68
William Sterrett '67
Dean Stoneback '88
Pam Stoneback
Jane (Conrad) Straub '69
Hannah (Dell) Swavely '14
Nathan Swavely '14
Betty (Baum) Treese '69
Sue (Robb) Wilkey '59
G. Jodi (Evans) Ziemer '69
Robert Ziemer

8 p.m.

 

Genevans Concert
Alex’s, Alexander Hall

The Genevans will perform immediately following the All Alumni Dinner and Alumni Awards Ceremony. It is not required for you to attend the dinner in order to attend the concert.

10 p.m.

 

Student Bon Fire
Pearce Overlook

 

Saturday, September 28, 2019

7:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m.

Alumni Registration and Hospitality Tent
Old Main Lawn

Check in and receive your official Homecoming 2019 credentials. Stop by to pick up your schedule, nametag, and homecoming gift while you mingle with fellow alumni and friends.

8:30 - 10:30 a.m.

Presidential Pancake Breakfast
The Brig, Student Center

Enjoy President Troup’s homemade pancakes! This event benefits Geneva College Athletics. $6/adult, $4/child

*registration required

8 a.m. - 2 p.m.

 

Riverview Café Open
Student Center

9:30 - 10:30 a.m.

Estate Planning Seminar
President's Dining Room, Alexander Hall

Presented by Michael W. Nalli, Esq. '95, this hour-long seminar focuses on key elements of a thorough estate plan and pitfalls to avoid. 

*registration encouraged

9:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m.

 

Campus Store Open
Geneva College Campus Store, Student Center

Browse a wide variety of Geneva College clothing, accessories and other spirited items. Alumni receive a 10% discount.

10 - 11 a.m.

 

Student & Alumni Campus Prayer Walk
Starting at the Student Center

Join fellow alumni for a student led prayer walk throughout campus as we pray for God’s coming Kingdom and His work in the lives of our students.

10 a.m. - 2 p.m.

McKee Hall Open House
McKee Hall

Take a trip down memory lane and visit McKee Hall—built in 1919!  Light refreshments will be served in the lobby and alumni can visit a current McKee Hall room.

 10 a.m. - 2 p.m.

Gerstner Collection Open
McCartney Library

Visit the room which holds Dr. John H. Gerstner's collection of works, private and published writings, study notes, video and extensive resources--dedicated in May 2019.

11 a.m.

Genevans Concert
John White Chapel, Old Main

11 a.m. - 2 p.m.

 

Family Fun Activities & Food Vendors
Pedestrian Walkway

Bring your future Geneva grads to the family zone for fun activities, including a petting zoo, face painting, a photo booth, and family friendly activities. Enjoy food from local food truck vendors and a variety of fun for all ages. Prices vary per vendor.  

11 a.m. start

 

Student and Alumni Cornhole Tournament
Old Main Lawn

Proceeds benefit the Student Alumni Association (SAA). The winning team wins a $100 Amazon gift card and Geneva gear. The cost to participate is $10 per team.

*registration required

11:30 a.m. - 1 p.m.

 

Class Reunions
Various Locations

*registration required

2014 - tent outside McCartney Library - $5

See who's coming

Attendees:

Alison Beattie '14
Sean Campbell '14
Naomi (Anderton) Dabroski '14
Arden Darnell '14
Erik Hollabaugh '14
Clayton LaPosta '14
Leslie (Shipman) LaPosta '15
Gregory Mead '13
Miriam (Troup) Mead '14
Joshua Meneely '14
Amy (Snyder) Spangenberg '14
Eric Spangenberg '14
Courtney (Verlinde) Stewart '13
Scott Stewart '14
Hannah (Dell) Swavely '14
Nathan Swavely '12
Amanda Weber '14


2009 - tent outside Johnson Gym - $10

See who's coming

Attendees:

Coltyn Beegle
Kelly (DeFilippo) Beegle '09, M.Ed. '11
Mike Beegle
Thomas Meyer '09
Adalyn Nelson
Anderson Nelson
Andrew Nelson '09
Ashley (Luciano) Nelson '09
Autumn Nelson
Ali Pyle
Jenine (Smith) Pyle '09
Micah Pyle
Thomas Pyle '09, MA '11
Deborah (Sweigart) Perkins '09
Emaleigh Perkins
Ezra Perkins
Julia Perkins
Lee-Anna (Upperman) Upperman '09, MAHE '11


2004 - tent outside Old Main

See who's coming

Attendees:

Sabrina Bratcher '04
Jessica (Young) Brown '04
Jennifer Magnuson '04


1999 - tent outside Old Main

See who's coming

Attendees:

Matthew Weaver '99
Melissa (Groth) Weaver '99


1994 - tent outside Old Main

See who's coming

Attendees:

Brian Panichelle '97
Heather (Richardson) Panichelle '94


1989 - tent outside Old Main - $5

See who's coming

Attendees:

Christopher Fox '89
Richard Noble '89
Carol (Knauf) Smith '89
David Smith '87
Peter Smith '87
Vicki (Amos) Smith '89


1984 - tent outside Old Main

See who's coming

Attendees:

Babs (Silvis) Bengtson '84
Jeffrey Field '84
Jeri (Heltzel) Field '84
Diane Janney '84


1979 - Benedum Room - $10

See who's coming

Attendees:

Sheila (Kay) Bussey '79
Timothy Bussey
Carlton Craig '79
Marsha Craig
Irving Estella '79
Janet (Sheetz) Estella '78
Kerry McMahon '79
Melinda (Matthews) McMahon '80
James Miller '78
Richard Rhodes '78
Victoria (Lewis) Rhodes '79
Cheryl (Dibert) Weidley '78
Kenneth Weidley '79


1974 - tent outside Old Main

See who's coming

Attendees:

Fay Andre
Thomas Andre '74
Bonnie (O'Neill) Meyer '74
Dennis Meyer
Sarah (Wuest) Staples '74


1969 - Reading Room in McCartney Library - $5
Please click here to complete the Memory Book form for the class of 1969.

See who's coming

Attendees:

Melville Adams '69
John Beres '69
Kathy Beres
Carole (Heath) Henning '69
Norman Montgomery '69
Ann (Birdsall) O'Neill '69
Jerry O'Neill '69
Carol (Dunn) Snarey '70
John Snarey '69
Jane (Conrad) Straub '69
Betty (Baum) Treese '69


1959 - McCartney Library - $5

See who's coming

Attendees:

Beverly Downs
Anne Forrest '59
Lois (Ramsey) Gross '59
Pamela Johnson
R. Gene List '54
Virginia (Wilson) List '59
E. Louise Marshall '59
Dee Morris '59
Mary (McCracken) Spear '59
Sue (Robb) Wilkey '59

12:30 p.m.

 

New Song Concert
Alumni Hall Steps

12:30 - 3:30 p.m.

Semester in Rome Alumni Reunion
Skye Lounge, Student Center

To celebrate the program's 10th anniversary, we are planning a reunion on Geneva's Beaver Falls campus for everyone who participated in the Semester in Rome. 

Click here to register for Semester in Rome Alumni Reunion activities.

*registration required

See who's coming

Attendees:

Meagan Bailey '13
Bryan Bentley
LeeAnne (Fisher) Bentley '14
Daniel Brown '15
Austin Caldwell '17
Bethany (Ames) Caldwell '15
Jesse Carroll '12
Josephine Carroll
Megan Carroll
Kelly Crecraft '13
Erika Cummings
Arden Darnell '14
Scott Dean '16
Cynthia (George) Everett '15
Josiah Everett '15
Diane Fisher
Zachary Frantik
Sidney Gropp '14
Erik Hollabaugh '14
Jessica (Mine) Jones '13
Hannah Keeler '12
Alicia Mackowiak '17
Krista Mackowiak '17
Cindy Magargee '08
Brynna (Fair) Manuel '14
Tyler Manuel '13, MAHE '15
Katherine Morrison '15
Amanda (Weaver) Neese '14
Elliott Neese '14
Mackenzie Neese
Rachel Noble '13
Frank Pagani '14
David Ritzema '16
Emily (Loomis) Ritsema
John Shipley '14
Amy (Snyder) Spangenberg '14
Eric Spangenberg '14
Rebekah Street
Michael Trn '12
Jason Wilson '11

1 - 2:30 p.m.

 

Department and Affinity Reunions
Various Locations

*registered required

Engineering 

See who's coming

Attendees:

Thomas Andre '74
Dwaine Armentrout '91
Mark Cowley '87
Meredith Cowley
Jeffrey Field '84
Andrew Harn '19
Michael Schlott '12
Richard Thompson '75
Rose Thompson

Computer Science and Cybersecurity
See who's coming

Attendees:

Scott Dabroski '12
Andrew Harn '19

Business, Accounting, and Sport Management
See who's coming

Attendees:

Sean Campbell '14
Amanda Carcaise '17
Carlton Craig '79
Marsha Craig
Carole (Heath) Henning '69
Erik Hollabaugh '14
Abigail (Davis) Kerecz '17
Nick Kerecz
Mary (Indino) Miller '12
John Mitchell '57
Brian Panichelle '97
Heather (Richardson) Panichelle '94
Robbie Pedaline
Richard Rhodes '78
Victoria (Lewis) Rhodes '79
Gary Saymansky
Rebecca (Douthitt) Saymansky '87
Scott Stewart '14
Melissa (Groth) Weaver '99
Kenneth Weidley '79

Biblical Studies, Ministries, and Philosophy
See who's coming

Attendees:

Joe Cirelli '11, MAHE '14
Katie Cirelli
Irving Estella '79
Janet (Sheetz) Estella '78
Becky Green
Brenton Green '08
Nathan Moelker '19

Psychology, Sociology, Social Services, and Criminal Justice
See who's coming

Attendees:

Joe Cirelli '11, MAHE '14
Katie Cirelli
Cindy Magargee '08
Hayley (Gunter) Moelker '19
Carol (Dunn) Snarey '70
John Snarey '69
Cheryl (Dibert) Weidley '78

2:30 p.m.

 

Homecoming Court & Pre-Game Activities
Reeves Field

3 p.m.

 

Football Game vs. Waynesburg University
Reeves Field

6 - 7:30 p.m.

 

Post-Game Tailgate
Old Main Lawn

Join fellow alumni and friends for a post-game tailgate dinner party. The cost is $5 per person, or $25 for families of 5+.

*registration required

Post-Game

African American Alumni & Student Social
President Troup's Home

Join fellow alumni and students for a time of fellowship at President Calvin and Amy Troup’s home for a post-game open house gathering.

*registration required

7:30 p.m.

 

Men’s Soccer vs. PSU – Behrend
Reeves Field

9:30 p.m.

 

Open Mic Night
Skye Lounge