Homecoming Eve is big awards night for alumni

A group of McDaniel students at Homecoming.
September 17, 2013

Alumni return to the Hill Oct. 18-19 for the new alumni awards and Sports Hall of Fame banquet and the 2013 Homecoming celebration.

Outstanding alumni for both professional, voluntary service and athletic achievements will now be wrapped into one high-impact awards banquet as one of the ambitious initiatives outlined by the Alumni Association Presidential Task Force.

Homecoming begins with a noon Oct. 19 parade up Main Street and into the Kenneth Gill Stadium. The Green Terror takes on Franklin & Marshall with a 1 p.m. kick-off and alumni hospitality tent on the rim of the stadium before and during the game. 

The evening banquet at 6 p.m. Oct. 18 in Gill Gymnasium features a multi-visual program and commemorative printed booklet showcasing the alumni-award winners, including Sports Hall of Fame inductees and culminating with the highest honor and presentation of the Alumna of the Year Janice Mooney Hobart ’63, M.Ed. ’78.

Other honors awarded at the banquet are Alumni College Service awards to Ellen Earp Baker M.Ed. ’87 and Donald Hobart ’62; Alumni Community Service awards to Otto Guenther ’63, Robert Hulburd ’77 and Herbert Sell ’57; and Alumni Professional Achievement awards to Ira Klemons ’69, Lisa Van Auken ’02 and Warren Watts ’62. Green Terror Sports Hall of Fame inductees are Douglas Barnes ’79, Jennifer Prowinski Bruno ’96, Franklin Kidd ’65, John Patrick ’80, Vincent Pedalino ’02 and John Trainor ’65.

2013 affinity reunions are:

- Peace, Love & 40 Years of Social Work at McDaniel/WMC
Pre-game gathering for Social Work alumni with continental breakfast in Hoover Library.  Register online or call 410-857-2296.

- GOLD (Graduates of the Last Decade) Pre-Game Brunch
10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m., Harrison House.
Register online or call 410-857-2296.

- Women’s Basketball Alumnae Reunion
Tailgate at the football game with women’s basketball alumnae and families.
Contact Coach Becky Martin or 410-857-2577 for more information.

- Office of Diversity & Multicultural Affairs Post-Game Reception
Join alumni who were and students who are involved in multicultural student organizations. Hoover Library Skybox.
Contact Jennifer Marana at jmarana@mcdaniel.edu or 410-857-2794 for more information.

- Global Alumni Post-Game Reception
Did you study a foreign language, spend a semester abroad or do you work in the global world today? Come meet students seeking to build their global portfolios and learn how you can help. Hoover Library.
Contact Amy McNichols at amcnichols@mcdaniel.edu or 410-857-2461 for more information.

- Operation Hinge and the 50th Anniversary of SOS (Student Opportunities Service)
Evening chapel service and dinner in McDaniel Lounge. Register online or call 410-857-2296.

- Alpha Gamma Tau (The Bachelors) of the 1960s
Post-game dinner on Englar Dining Porch.
Register online or call 410-857-2296.