Homecoming Celebration 2018
Homecoming 2018 was one for the books! The weekend started with the Yesteryears Brunch, gathering over 100 alumni who graduated 50 or more years ago. Yesteryears was held in a new and sentimental location, Parmerter Chapel at Pearce Memorial FMC. Afternoon activities included the Dwell Art Exhibit Reception and the 50th Anniversary Class Dinner where they received their 50th Reunion Medallions from President Deana Porterfield.
Circle Members of Roberts and Northeastern Seminary enjoyed a reception at the President’s home just before the evening Homecoming concert: A Night at the Movies. The concert’s program, developed by the Music Department, featured the RWC Community Orchestra and student ensembles. Guests enjoyed music of the silver screen from Pink Panther to Star Wars. It was a night full of familiar favorites for the whole family.
We were thankful for brilliant sunshine on Saturday as alumni enjoyed the Homecoming Festival and Reunions. The live music stage set the tone with alumni bands performing throughout the day in a variety of musical styles. Alumni and student vendors lined the pathways of center campus selling kettle corn, coffee, artwork, food and crafts. In addition to the traditional parade, families and kids enjoyed inflatable fun, face painting and more. Our food tents were such a hit this year --we had quite the lines for lunch, over 1,000 people were served! Highlights were the Loaded Mac & Cheese, BBQ Platter, Redhawk Plate, and the unforgettable Cronut Sundae!
Five-year reunion classmates met in designated tents on Mersereau Green to reconnect and enjoy lunch together. Through the Reunion Class Giving Competition alumni raised $16,447 for the Roberts Fund to support student scholarships and programs. Congratulations to the Class of 1973 who had the most participation in giving! The center pathway sign will now read “Alumni Lane – Class of 1973.” We are thankful for another great Homecoming weekend, celebrating all of the people who represent the past, present and future of Roberts Wesleyan College!
See the picture gallery of the weekend here!
Check out the Campus Close Up Video of Homecoming 2018:
Save the date for Homecoming 2019!
September 27- 29, 2019
Five Year Reunions – Classes ending in “9” & “4”!
Check back after the new year for more information!