Homecoming Weekend

Homecoming: Where Our Story Began

Union College Homecoming Weekend 2016
April 7-10, 2016

Special recognition will be given for:
 Honor classes from 1946, 1956, 1961, 1966, 1976, 1986, 1991, 1996 and 2006
 Warrior Reunion

We hope to see you April 7-10, 2016. Register online here.
 
If you are flying to Lincoln and plan to rent a car, Hertz is offering a 10 percent discount for cars rented from the Lincoln airport. Simply mention Union College when you reserve or pick up your car. 
 
 

All Homecoming Weekend events are subject to change.

THURSDAY, APRIL 7

 

Heritage Room Visitation
8:30 a.m.—5:00 p.m.
Ella Johnson Crandall Memorial Library—Heritage Room
Stroll down memory lane as you peruse Union's heritage through photos and mementos from Union's past and present. Learn about the lives and accomplishments represented by Union College's golden cords in the library exhibit.

 

Registration
10:00 a.m.—4:30 p.m.
Ortner Center—Lang Lobby

 

McClelland Art Exhibit
11:30-a.m.—5:00 p.m.
Ortner Center—McClelland Art Gallery and Engel Hall Main Level
View the latest artwork from nationally known artist and art professor, Jim McClelland. Purchases may be made at this time as well.

 

Walking Tour of Campus
2:30 p.m.
Ortner Center—Main Lobby
Come hear the old clock tower bell and see the heel print in the sod where the corner of the original college building was to be built. See the Thunderdome, the 25-meter swimming pool, the renovated space for the PA and IRR programs, and the Krueger Center. View the Samson mural, understand the workings of the clock tower clock, look at the Rosetta Stone, the library heritage room and a hand-painted photography mural of the campus "the way it was."

 

Valentino's Dinner Buffet
5:30 p.m. (Doors open at 5:00 p.m.)
Woods Auditorium
Enjoy Lincoln's favorite Valentino's buffet as you reminisce with friends.

 

FRIDAY, APRIL 8

 

Golden Club Breakfast
8:00 a.m.
Ortner Center—south end of Union Market
(Ticket required)
Golden Club members (class years 1965 and prior) will welcome the class of 1966 at this breakfast hosted by Paul Gnadt ’66. This breakfast is for class members from 1965 and years prior and spouse/guest. (Complimentary for class of '66 members and spouse/guest).

 

Registration
9:00 a.m.—4:00 p.m.
Ortner Center—Lang Lobby

 

Leaders Building Leaders Conference
9:30 a.m.—12:30 p.m.
Everett Dick Administration Building—Third floor
Join with students to hear an all-star cast of alumni presenters with business and social work degrees. There will be twelve presentations to choose from and registration in advance is highly encouraged. More details will be made available online.

 

Bus Tour of Lincoln
10:00 a.m.
College View Church—East Parking Lot
(Complimentary, but ticket required. Limited seating.)
Tour through the streets of Lincoln with other alumni. You'll marvel at the growth and development of the city Union calls home.

 

Experience Union Luncheons
Locations listed below

 

Division of Nursing Luncheon
(Ticket required. No on-site purchases.)
12:15 p.m.
Larson Lifestyle Center—Nursing Division
Division will present highlights and updates in nursing and healthcare. Please join us to reminisce and to share your nursing expertise.

 

Heritage Room Luncheon
(Ticket required. No on-site purchases.)
12:15 p.m.
Ella Johnson Crandall Memorial Library—Heritage Room
Share important moments in Union's history and view artifacts that have been carefully preserved to keep Union's memories alive. Hosted by Union's librarian, Sabrina Riley

 

McClelland Art Luncheon
(Ticket required. No on-site purchases.)
12:15 p.m.
Engel Hall—1st Floor Main Lobby
Join nationally-acclaimed art professor, Jim McClelland, for an art demonstration. Many of his works of art will be on display and available for purchase.

 

Music and More Luncheon
(Ticket required. No on-site purchases.)
12:15 p.m.
Engel Hall—2nd Floor Choir Room
Come enjoy lunch as you listen to a variety of music performances. Requires navigation of one flight of stairs.

 

Division of Business Luncheon
12:45 p.m. (Note this time is later than the other luncheons due to the conference.)

Ortner Center—south end of Union Market
Hear highlights and updates from the division and time to reconnect with classmates and current students.

 

Homecoming Celebration Dinner
5:00 p.m. (Doors open at 4:30 p.m.)
College View Church—Heartland Hall
"Where Our Story Began"

 

GOLD Alumni Reunion
Alumni and Graduates from 2000-2015
7:00 p.m.
The Mill, 4736 Prescott Avenue (across from the college)
Planned especially for young alumni, class years 2000-2015, this event features a unique setting (made possible by Union alum, Dan Sloan ’82, co-owner of The Mill). Relax in the casual atmosphere, visit with friends, and savor a hot drink--compliments of the Alumni Association.

 

Hanging of the Golden Cords
7:30 p.m.
College View Church--Sanctuary
Join us for a special Missions Celebration as we hang Golden Cords for those who have served, share with those who are serving—via Skype and dedicate student missionaries who will be serving next year.

 

SABBATH, APRIL 9


Breakfast Bar
8:00 - 9:00 a.m.
Ortner Center—Union Market
(Ticket required)

 

Church Services
9:15 a.m. and 12:00 p.m.
College View Church—Sanctuary
Historical Pageant

 

Sabbath School
10:40 a.m.
College View Church—Sanctuary

 

Homecoming Fellowship Lunch
1:45 p.m.
College View Church—Heartland Hall and downstairs Fellowship Hall
Visiting alumni are the guests at this fellowship lunch hosted by Lincoln alumni, Union College faculty and staff, area church members and the Alumni Association.

 

Honor Class Pictures and Meetings
3:15 p.m.
College View Church--Sanctuary
Class meetings for the honor classes of 1946, 1956, 1961, 1966, 1976, 1986, 1991, 1996 and 2006—a great opportunity to visit with classmates and catch up on the years since graduation. You will receive your Reflections class memento booklet at this time.

 

Walking Tour of Campus
4:30 p.m.
Ortner Center—Main Lobby
Tour the campus and visit the new Krueger Center. Not all buildings will be available to tour.

 

Retirement Celebration for Valeree Krueger and Charlotte Schober
4:30 p.m.—6:30 p.m.
Division of Nursing

 

Sabbath Evening Vespers
7:00 p.m.
College View Church--Sanctuary
Sundown meditation with Kit Watts ’66 and music by Marvin Ponder ’66 and Herman Harp ’69.

 

Warriors Games
8:30 p.m.
College Auditorium

 

SUNDAY,APRIL 10

 

Pancake Breakfast
8:30 a.m.
Ortner Center—Union Market

 

McClelland Art Exhibit
10:30 a.m.—12:00 p.m.
Ortner Center—McClelland Art Gallery

 

For questions about accessibility or to request accommodations please contact
Kenna Lee Carlson in the alumni office at (402) 486-2503 or alumni [at] ucollege [dot] edu. Early notification will help us in providing reasonable accommodations.

 

Union College reserves blocks of rooms at the hotels listed below. Make your reservation directly with the hotel of your choice and be sure to indicate that it is for Union College Homecoming or Alumni Weekend. For more information on a hotel, click on the hotel name to go to their web site.

AmericInn
8701 Amber Hill Ct
402.420.0027
$85 + tax (reserve by March 24)

Candlewood Suites
4100 Pioneer Woods Dr
402.420.0330, 1.877.Candlewood (1.877.226.3539)
$75 + tax

Comfort Suites (East)
331 N Cotner Blvd
402.325.8800
$85 + tax

Hampton Inn--Heritage Park
5922 Vandervoort Dr
402.420.7800
$91 + tax (reserve by March 10) --Use group code UH3

Holiday Inn Express Hotel and Suites
8801 Amber Hill Ct
402.423.1176
$84.99 + tax  (reserve by March 24) -- Use code UCH

Residence Inn
5865 Boboli Ln
402-423-1555
$89 + tax (reserve by March 17)

Victorian Suites
216 N 48th St
402-464-4400
$64.99 (king) $74.99 (two queen) + tax (reserve by March 7)

For photos from Homecoming Weekend in 2016, visit our album on Facebook.

2016 Honor Class Photos


Click on the images below to open the full-sized image in your browser, or right click to save it directly to your computer. Please note these are large files.

Photo of alumni

Class of 1956 with Spouses

First row L-R: Ruth Wagner Pearson, Marian Syfert Page, Mavis Durichek Shockey, Jeanne Anderson Heinrich, Roger Heinrich Second row L-R: Lamoine Pearson, Leonard Shockey, Charles Henkelmann, Carol Henkelmann, Violet Clark Cruz, Martha Reddy Robison Third row L-R: Corinne Deming King, Tom Carter, Janette Mullikin Carter, Donald Gilbert, Irene Julius Gilbert, Eleanor Brend Carpenter, John Carpenter Fourth row L-R: John Ruffing, Jim Spaulding, Maurice Bascom, Elaine Laeger Jones

Photo of alumni

Class of 1956

First row L-R: Marian Syfert Page, Elaine Laeger Jones, Violet Clark Cruz, Roger Heinrich Second row L-R: Lamoine Pearson, Leonard Shockey, Charles Henkelmann, Martha Reddy Robison Third row L-R: Corinne Deming King, Tom Carter, Irene Julius Gilbert Fourth row L-R: John Ruffing, Jim Spaulding, Maurice Bascom, John Carpenter

Photo of alumni

Class of 1956 Nursing Majors

First row L-R: Marian Syfert Page, Elaine Laeger Jones, Violet Clark Cruz Second row L-R: Corinne Deming King, Martha Reddy Robison

Photo of alumni

Class of 1961 with Spouses

First row L-R: Jay Lewis, Karen Ericson Lewis, Jerry Thayer, Jane Nowack Thayer, Candy Dailey Seltman, George Gibb, Sandra Gibb Second row L-R: Gary Nowlan, Anita Keith Kidwiler, Carlyle Welch, Donna Wolfe Krogstad, Arnt Krogstad, Ivan Belko, Lorene Lorenz Belko Third row L-R: Robert Gregerson, Sara Nettrouer Gregerson, Beverly Moore Colson, Lennart Colson, William Hanson

Photo of alumni

Class of 1961

First row L-R: Karen Ericson Lewis, Jerry Thayer, Candy Dailey Seltman, George Gibb Second row L-R: Gary Nowlan, Anita Keith Kidwiler, Carlyle Welch, Lorene Lorenz Belko Third row L-R: Robert Gregerson, Lennart Colson, William Hanson, Arnt Krogstad

Photo of alumni

Class of 1966 with Spouses

First row L-R: Doreen Liem, Kit Watts, Anna Ivie Swingle, Karen Stephens Essig Bowen, Susan Gifford Long, Linda McColpin Lawinsky, Roy Lawinsky, Burdette Millard, Carolyn Sherwood Millard, Don Dronen, Carol Adams Dronen, Mary Jones Willison, Bob Willison, Glen Ramsey, Linda Seltman Bryan Second row L-R: Caleb Liem, Janet Curl Richardson Howard, Rick Kosinski, Jan Ruths Kosinski, Nadeen Betts Irvine, Pauletta Berry, Dale Berry, Lititia Eisenman Coleman, Ginger Linder Johnson, Darlene Trefz Deming, Michael Deming, Kathy Melton Davis, Pam Ballard Ramsey, Judy Dahl Brenner

Photo of alumni

Class of 1966

First row L-R: Anna Ivie Swingle, Karen Stephens Essig Bowen, Susan Gifford Long, Linda McColpin Lawinsky, Burdette Millard, Carol Adams Dronen, Mary Jones Willison, Linda Seltman Bryan, Judy Dahl Brenner Second row L-R: Kit Watts, Caleb Liem, Janet Curl Richardson Howard, Rick Kosinski, Nadeen Betts Irvine, Dale Berry, Lititia Eisenman Coleman, Ginger Linder Johnson, Michael Deming, Kathy Melton Davis, Pam Ballard Ramsey Third row L-R: Beverly Stevens Binder, Virgil Carner, Bernard Just, Thelma Gibb Olson, James Coleman, Bernadine Johnson Delafield, DeLora Haas Hagen, Beverly Keith Ericson, Marilyn Neumiller Renk Fourth row L-R: Robert Stauffer, Marion Beck Madden, Ella Jean Shable Albertsen, Ken Albertsen, Paul Gnadt, Marvin Ponder, Eldin Ehrlich

Photo of alumni

Class of 1966 Nursing Major

Beverly Stevens Binder

Photo of alumni

Class of 1966 with Spouses

First row L-R: Glen Ramsey, Pam Ballard Ramsey, Ron Scott, Anna Ivie Swingle, Marilyn Neumiller Renk, Frank Diehl, Pat Colvin Diehl, Mauretta Crispens Christensen, Ron Christensen, Linda McColpin Lawinsky, Barbara Christensen Calvert, Clayton Calvert, Bruce Bowen Second row L-R: Robert Bischoff, Virgil Carner, Lloyd Binder, Marion Beck Madden, Beverly Stevens Binder, Ginger Linder Johnson, Nadeen Betts Irvine, Carolyn Sherwood Hammond Millard, Burdette Millard, Caleb Liem, Doreen Liem, Kathy Melton Davis, Beverly Keith Ericson, Linda Seltman Bryan, Susan Gifford Long, Kit Watts, Karen Stephens Essig Bowen, Michael Deming Third row L-R: Paul Gnadt, Dale Johnson, Ken Albertsen, Ella Jean Shable Albertsen, Stanley Hagen, DeLora Haas Hagen, Thelma Gibb Olson, Eldon Olson, Steven Ericson, Carol Adams Dronen, Jan Ruths Kosinski, Mary Jones Willison, Bernadine Johnson Delafield, Lititia Eisenman Coleman, James Coleman Fourth row L-R: Don Dronen, Rick Kosinski, Bob Willison, Robert Stauffer, Trevor Delafield, Eldin Ehrlich

Photo of alumni

Class of 1966

First row L-R: Pam Ballard Ramsey, Ron Scott, Anna Ivie Swingle, Marilyn Neumiller Renk, Frank Diehl, Pat Colvin Diehl, Ron Christensen, Beverly Keith Ericson, Linda McColpin Lawinsky, Barbara Christensen Calvert, Karen Stephens Essig Bowen Second row L-R: Robert Bischoff, Virgil Carner, Marion Beck Madden, Beverly Stevens Binder, Ginger Linder Johnson, Burdette Millard, Caleb Liem, Kathy Melton Davis, Linda Seltman Bryan, Susan Gifford Long, Kit Watts, Lititia Eisenman Coleman, Michael Deming Third row L-R: Paul Gnadt, Ken Albertsen, Ella Jean Shable Albertsen, Nadeen Betts Irvine, DeLora Haas Hagen, Thelma Gibb Olson, Rick Kosinski, Carol Adams Dronen, Robert Stauffer, Mary Jones Willison, Trevor Delafield, Bernadine Johnson Delafield, Eldin Ehrlich, James Coleman

Photo of alumni

Class of 1976 with Spouses

First row L-R: Kelly Edwards, Carlene Lehmann Edwards, Gwyneth Wheeler, Sharon Simpson Miles, Pam James Shellner, Douglas Erickson, Gary Reece, Debbie Gregerson Darnall, Terry Darnall, Evelyn Ward Lucas, Mary Cooper Allee, Fauna Rankin Dean, Patsy James Reinke, Dennis Reinke Second row L-R: Bonnie Nies Schroeder, Dave Schroeder, Lana Biloff Sepolen, Robert Sepolen, Ted Barker, Linda White, David White, Judy Nowack, David Nowack, Marcia Leonhardt Austin, Delmar Austin, Jeff Allee, Ramona Greer Wills Third row L-R: Clara Scheffler Cavallaro, Julie Humphreys Drew, Robin Marsh, Patty Opp Marsh, Marlin Weikum, Denise Miller Weikum, Barbara Reeve Eno, Cheri Huenergardt Gaul, Victor Swayze, Randy Wills

Photo of alumni

Class of 1976

First row L-R: Gwyneth Wheeler, Sharon Simpson Miles, Pam James Shellner, Douglas Erickson, Gary Reece, Debbie Gregerson Darnall, Terry Darnall, Evelyn Ward Lucas, Mary Cooper Allee, Fauna Rankin Dean Second row L-R: Bonnie Nies Schroeder, Lana Biloff Sepolen, Ted Barker, David White, David Nowack, Delmar Austin, Ramona Greer Wills, Patsy James Reinke, Dennis Reinke Third row L-R: Carlene Lehmann Edwards, Kelly Edwards, Clara Scheffler Cavallaro, Julie Humphreys Drew, Robin Marsh, Denise Miller Weikum, Barbara Reeve Eno, Cheri Huenergardt Gaul, Victor Swayze

Photo of alumni

Class of 1976 Nursing Majors

First row L-R: Lana Biloff Sepolen, Sharon Simpson Miles, Pam James Shellner, Ramona Greer Wills, Patsy James Reinke, Gwyneth Wheeler Second row L-R: Clara Scheffler Cavallaro, Julie Humphreys Drew, Robin Marsh, Bonnie Nies Schroeder, Denise Miller Weikum

Photo of alumni

Class of 1986 with Spouses

First row L-R: Brenda Forbes Dickerson, Jeffrey Peterson, Shelly Johnson Peterson, Brent Crouse, Terry Crouse, Kandra Handy Luke Second row L-R: David Tuckerman, Connie Barnett Tuckerman, Pam Gilbert DeCamp, John Abbott, Maria Abbott, Russell Carleton, Wendy Johnson Hemmingsen Third row L-R: Tanya Lee Huether, Jerry Huether, Becki Anderson Andersen, Duane Andersen

Photo of alumni

Class of 1986

First row L-R: Jeffrey Peterson, Brenda Forbes Dickerson, Brent Crouse, Kandra Handy Luke Second row L-R: Connie Barnett Tuckerman, Pam Gilbert DeCamp, John Abbott, Russell Carleton Third row L-R: Jerry Huether, Duane Andersen

Photo of alumni

Class of 1991 with Spouses

First row L-R: Robert Wolfe, Carrie Chapman Wolfe, Judy Glass, Murray Cox, Rachel Tutmaher, Bailey Bieber, Brooklyn Bieber, Tami Cox Bieber Second row L-R: Gary Schlisner, Tim Chapman, Jim McClelland, Stephen Herrera, Ken Bieber

Photo of alumni

Class of 1991

First row L-R: Beth Mohr, Judy Glass, Murray Cox, Stephen Herrera Second row L-R: Robert Wolfe, Gary Schlisner, Tim Chapman, Jim McClelland, Ken Biebers

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Class of 1996 with Spouses

First row L-R: Roxanne Trujillo Corbett, Lori Spaulding Brasuell Second row L-R: Kimberley McElvain Aso, Tanya Martin-Dick, Larry Biederman, Elly Biederman, Lorinda Turner Diehl Third row L-R: Laurel McClelland, Becky Stafford, Amy Muhlenbeck Wise, Jamie Wasemiller, Casey Bock, Dallas Purkeypile

Photo of alumni

Class of 1996

First row L-R: Roxanne Trujillo Corbett, Lori Spaulding Brasuell Second row L-R: Kimberley McElvain Aso, Tanya Martin-Dick, Elly Biederman, Lorinda Turner Diehl Third row L-R: Laurel McClelland, Becky Stafford, Amy Muhlenbeck Wise, Jamie Wasemiller, Casey Bock, Dallas Purkeypile

Photo of alumni

Class of 1996 Nursing Majors

First row (L-R): Elly Biederman, Dallas Purkeypile

Photo of alumni

Class of 2006 with Spouses

Front row (L-R): Jaime Kranz Mims, Mulenga Mundende, Chawnta Durham, Isai Zuniga
Second row (L-R): Brad Moutray (with Benjamin), Melissa Wall Moutray (with Libby), Heidi Ewers Nicholas, Davin Nicholas    (with Seeley)

Photo of alumni

Class of 2006

First row (L-R): Jaime Kranz Mims, Melissa Wall Moutray, Mulenga Mundende, Heidi Ewers Nicholas, Chawnta Durham