Homecoming 2015 was absolutely superb and we don’t mind saying so! Here are a few of the highlights from the weekend.
- The inaugural sustainability symposium entitled “Changing Paradigms” was on Friday and featured a number of expert speakers from around the country. We look forward to this becoming an annual event.
- It was standing room only at the choir concert on Friday afternoon inside Carol Hall. The “Alma Mater Hymn” never sounded better.
- The alumni athletic events for baseball, softball, basketball and volleyball provided the usual spills and thrills along with the Saturday morning muscle aches.
- Agape and Amici houses joined forces to win Airband with their performance of “The Grinch.” The show gets better every year and that is saying a lot considering this was the 31st annual.
- The Development Office officially celebrated reaching the historic $75 million dollar campaign goal.
- The noontime Jazz Band concert was great and is surely becoming a Homecoming staple.
- The football team nearly knocked off nationally ranked Grand View University.
- Graceland welcomed back the legendary Betty Welch to campus. It was great to reconnect with the woman who put Graceland women’s athletics on the map.
- The Predictables headed by Jerry Hampton and the Koonce Brothers Quartet owned the stage at the 3rd Annual Graceland’s Got Talent - Homecoming Edition Saturday night.
- This year’s Homecoming musical was “Big Fish” and played to nearly packed houses each and every performance. Congratulations to Tracy Salter who directed the show and had to plug in a few understudies at the last moment due to illnesses. Job well done!
- Sunday’s traditional worship service featured Graceland’s new campus minister Mike Hoffman who did a wonderful job weaving the Homecoming theme “Retrace the Memories” throughout his morning message.
- Those who attended the President’s Brunch applauded the new class of Heritage Club members.
Homecoming 2015 was a smashing success and for those of you reading this that did not come, well, there’s always next year!
Paul J. Davis
September 30 - October 2
Honor Class Years
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