Homecoming Weekend

Union College Homecoming Weekend 2015
April 2-5, 2015

This year the Union College Alumni Association will acknowledge the many paths we have taken since we left Union. But we will renew the one spirit that unites us still...
Special recognition will be given for:
 Honor classes from 1945, 1955, 1960, 1965, 1975, 1985, 1990, 1995 and 2005
 Division of Business and Computer Science alumni and faculty
 Gymnaires Reunion—Former members of the gymnastics team are invited to come and reunite with former team members, see the Gymnaires perform, and perform in home show with the current team.

We hope to see you April 2-5, 2015.
 
 

For photos from Homecoming Weekend in 2014, visit our album on Facebook.

2014 Honor Class Photos


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Honors Class 1944

Class of 1944

Lola Jane Rowland Pogue

Honors Class 1954

Class of 1954

Front row (L-R): Wadia Fargo Farag; Middle row (L-R): Idella Krueger Curtis, Betty Reynolds, Marilyn Nixon Halsell, Dorothy Stacey Metzger; Back row (L-R): Orlie Curtis

Nursing Honors Class 1954

Nursing Class of 1954

(L-R): Betty Reynolds, Marilyn Nixon Halsell, Dorothy Stacey Metzger

Honors Class 1959 With Spouses

Class of 1959 With Spouses

Front row (L-R): “Muffin” Geraldine Kavanaugh Pierson, Pat Dunn Caviness, Betty Campbell Templeton-Ora; Middle row (L-R): Patricia Shelton, Joan Frederickson Bromme, Marlene Harrop Brewer, Sherri Saturley LaCourt, Faye Frdrickson Martin; Back row (L-R): Leonard Coy, Erma Crofoot Coy, Phyllis Evens McMillen, Marshall Chase, Sharon Dahse Nicholl, Bea Meyerholtz Briggs

Nursing Honors Class 1959

Nursing Class of 1959

Front row (L-R): “Muffin” Geraldine Kavanaugh Pierson, Pat Dunn Caviness, Betty Campbell Templeton-Ora, Faye Frdrickson Martin; Middle row (L-R): Joan Frederickson Bromme, Marlene Harrop Brewer, Sherri Saturley LaCourt; Back row (L-R): Erma Crofoot Coy, Phyllis Evens McMillen, Sharon Dahse Nicholl, Bea Meyerholtz Briggs

Honors Class 1964

Class of 1964

Front row (L-R): Don Schneider, Carol Curtis Shain, Marilyn Weng Achord, Bonnie Harr Gnadt, Raymond Peterson, Harriet Olson Lange, Jerry Lange; Second row (L-R): Kent Seltman, Rodney Burbach, Floyd Kahler, Ken Dupper, Harry Lloyd, Dale Johnson, Jill Johnson Thompson; Third row (L-R): Mona Rae Black Ferris, Norval Jones, Gary Gray, Jac Colón, Donald Nicolay, Evelyn Bird Kantymir; Back row (L-R): Gary Bogle, Ralph Dwornik, Rollin Bland, Vernon Peterson, Patsy Owen Peterson, Warren Thomas, Rachel Meyerholtz Kemberling

Nursing Honors Class 1964

Nursing Class of 1964

(L-R): Bonnie Harr Gnadt, Jill Johnson Thompson, Patsy Owen Peterson

Honors Class 1964

Class of 1964

Front row (L-R): Marti Connell Schneider, Carol Curtis Shain, Marilyn Weng Achord, Bonnie Harr Gnadt, Margie Cleveland Kahler, Patricia Perkins Dupper, Raymond Peterson, Jeanette Rexinger Peterson, Bonnie Campbell Lloyd, Harriet Olson Lange, Jerry Lange; Second row (L-R): Don Schneider, Dorothea “Dottie” Jones, Kent Seltman, Rodney Burbach, Floyd Kahler, Ken Dupper, Harry Lloyd, Dale Johnson, Virginia “Ginger” Linder Johnson, Jill Johnson Thompson; Third row (L-R): Mona Rae Black Ferris, Dolores Fuller Bland, Gary Gray, Jac Colón, ‘dena Colón, Lynn Nicolay, Donald Nicolay, Glenda Watts Thomas, Evelyn Bird Kantymir, Vern Thompson; Back row (L-R): Gary Bogle, Norval Jones, Marilynn Roszell Dwornik, Ralph Dwornik, Rollin Bland, Vernon Peterson, Patsy Owen Peterson, Warren Thomas, Rachel Meyerholtz Kemberling

Honors Class 1974

Class of 1974

Front row (L-R): Denise Cunningham White, Sandra Sumang Pierantozzi, JoAnn Widicker Hansen, Trudy Adams Hoffman, Terry Owen; Back row (L-R): Mary Greenland, Joann Herrington, Brad Hoffman, Mark Luckiesh

Honors Class 1974 With Spouses

Class of 1974 With Spouses

Front row (L-R): Denise Cunningham White, Sandra Sumang Pierantozzi, JoAnn Widicker Hansen, Trudy Adams Hoffman, Shirley Rudolph Luckiesh, Brenda Voth Owen; Back row (L-R): Mary Greenland, Joann Herrington, Delvin Hansen, Brad Hoffman, Mark Luckiesh, Terry Owen

Honors Class 1984

Class of 1984

(L-R): Darrell Cline, Gary Berthelsen, Pamela Rudolph Wilkinson, Lynn Davis

Honors Class 1989

Class of 1989

Front row (L-R): Beth Welch Miyashiro, Stephanie Thomas Meyer, Sarah Crapo, Deb Hackley Flowers; Back row (L-R): Marilyn Alder, Stan Kahler, Peter Adams, Tammy Gibson Adams

Honors Class 1989 With Spouses

Class of 1989 With Spouses

Front row (L-R): Stan Kahler, Teresita Santillan Kahler, Stephanie Thomas Meyer, Sarah Crapo, Deb Hackley Flowers; Back row (L-R): Peter Adams, Tammy Gibson Adams, Marilyn Alder, Beth Welch Miyashiro, Kevin Flowers

Nursing Honors Class 1989

Nursing Class of 1989

(L-R): Marilyn Alder, Tammy Gibson Adams

Honors Class 1994

Class of 1994

Tonya Dawes Horst

Honors Class 2004

Class of 2004

(L-R): Jessica Casebolt Scharffenberg, Emily Wagner Erasmus

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.

 

All Homecoming weekend events are subject to change.

 

 

Thursday, April 2

 

Remembering Union

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.

 

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

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 and new construction. 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 photograph 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 3

 

 

Business Conferences all morning

More details coming soon    

 

 

Golden Club Breakfast

8:00 a.m.            

Ortner Center—south end of Union Market              

(Ticket Required)

Golden Club members (class Years 1964 and prior) will welcome the class of 1965 at this breakfast hosted by Darrel Huenergardt ’65. This breakfast is for class members from 1965 and years prior and spouse/guest. (Complimentary for class of ’65 members and spouse/guest).

 

 

Registration

9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Ortner Center—Lang Lobby

 

 

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

12:15 p.m.

Locations listed below (Ticket Required)

    Division of Business

        Don Love Building—Woods Auditorium

        Division will present highlights and updates. 

    Division of Nursing

         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.

     Union Remembers

        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 Demonstration

        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

         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.

 

McClelland Art Exhibit

2:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Ortner Center—McClelland Art Gallery

 

Homecoming Celebration Dinner

5:00 p.m. (Doors open at 4:30 p.m.)

College View Church—Heartland Hall

“Many Paths. One Spirit.”

 

GOLD Alumni Reunion

Alumni and Graduates from 1999-2014

7:00 p.m.

The Mill, 4736 Prescott Avenue (across from the college)

Planned especially young alumni, class years 1998-2014 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

8:00 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 4

 

Breakfast Bar

8:00 – 9:00 a.m.

Ortner Center—Union Market

(Ticket required)

 

Easter Pageant  

Two services

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 1945, 1955, 1960, 1965, 1975, 1985, 1990, 1995 and 2005—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.

 

Vespers Concert

7:00 p.m.

College View Church—Sanctuary

Closer Walk— Featuring Larry Crawford (’67), Lance Darrough (’81), Bruce Griffith ’00, Michael Luke ’86

 

Gymnaires Home Show

8:30 p.m.

College Auditorium

Sunday, April 6

 

Easter Brunch

9:30 a.m.

Ortner Center—Union Market

(Ticket Required)

 

McClelland Art Exhibit

10:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

Ortner Center—McClelland Art Gallery

 

 

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

Candlewood Suites
4100 Pioneer Woods Dr
402.420.0330, 1.877.Candlewood (1.877.226.3539)
$73 + tax

Comfort Suites (East)
331 N Cotner Blvd
402.325.8800
$75/$80 + tax

Hampton Inn--Heritage Park
5922 Vandervoort Dr
402.484.6000
$89 + tax

Holiday Inn Express Hotel and Suites
8801 Amber Hill Ct
402.423.1176
$82.99 + tax

Residence Inn
5865 Boboli Ln
402-423-1555
$89 + tax

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

 

 

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