Report from the 2010 Alumni and Friends Homecoming Weekend
The annual Alumni and Friends Homecoming Weekend was held on the campus of Southwestern Christian University on November 12 and 13. It began on Friday night with the homecoming men's and women's basketball games versus Ozark Christian. Both the men and women won big (men 98-78 and women 90-30). The pre-game festivities included a bonfire, car bashing and pep rally. During halftime of the men’s game, Naomi Bates was named as the 2010 Homecoming Queen.
Saturday had a full schedule including the 5th annual SCU singing reunion which included favorite Great Life and One Voice singers and professors from years past including Ray Ballew, Larry Stilwell, Julie Green, Laben West, the current One Voice team and even a performance on the piano from President Huckeby. Later that afternoon, retiring SCU professor of 27 years, Charlotte Iaquinta, was honored by alumni and friends in a special reception held in the Minchew Auditorium.
Later that evening, the annual Alumni Banquet was held in the Pickens/Springer Gymnasium where long-time Board of Regents member and recent Interim President, Dwight Burchett was named the 2010 Alumnus of the Year. Tame Lambert, Executive Director of Women's Ministries, spoke of the importance of women who raise money to support our colleges and university and presented checks from the various Women’s Ministries across the country. With significant help from the Heartland Conference and the New Horizons Conference of the IPHC, the alumni raised more than $58,000 that evening.
The highlight of the evening was the Presidential Presentation by Dr. Ed Huckeby, President of Southwestern Christian University. The weekend’s theme of “The Epic Future of Southwestern Christian University" was demonstrated in his presentation. Dr. Huckeby's presentation included some of the exciting future plans and expansion of the campus including a 3D graphic of projected campus construction. You can view this video by visiting the following website (http://www.youtube.com/user/SouthwesternU). His closing statements included the following comment, “we will persevere to see this university become a great university, a ‘Life Transforming, World-class University of Excellence’.”
Posted on Wed, November 24, 2010
by Jonathan Chasteen