WILLIAMSPORT Lycoming College has planned a variety of activities in celebration of its annual Homecoming and Reunion Weekend Oct 19-21.
Events begin Friday with the annual Thomas B. Croyle '70 Memorial Golf Tournament at 10:30 a.m. at the White Deer Golf Course in Montgomery. At 1 p.m., Professor Amy Golahny will lead a Sculpture and Stained Glass Walking Tour through downtown Williamsport.
The Class of 1962 50th Reunion Dinner will be held at 33 East on Third Street at 6 p.m. The Athletic Hall of Fame Induction Dinner will begin at 6:30 p.m. in the Recreation Center. This year's inductees include Michael Bonnes '01, men's lacrosse; Sean Cullen '07, wrestling; Tim Deasey '02, football; Keith Jenkins '99, football; Morgan Mantle '07, softball; Seneca Reilly '05, volleyball; and Tommy Wesner '04, men's basketball.
The third annual Beer and Pretzel Tent, featuring Troegs beer and Snyder's of Hanover pretzels, will be open from 7:30-10:30 p.m. on the College's Upper Quad.
On Saturday, registration and a welcome reception will take place from 8 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. in Burchfield Lounge, Wertz Student Center. An open house in the College Archives, Academic Center, will be held from 9 to 11 a.m. Lycoming's Alumni Association Executive Board will host a 5K Run/Walk beginning at 9 a.m.
The annual Alumni Brunch and Awards Presentation will begin at 10:30 a.m. in the Jane Schulz Room, Wertz Student Center. This year's honorees are Lauren L. Lawson-Zilai '99, Taunia Oechslin Young Alumnus Award; Dr. John E. Mathinsen '70, Outstanding Achievement Award; Gary R. Spies '72, Dale V. Bower Service Award; and Charles D. Springman '59, Angela R. Kyte Outstanding Alumnus Award.
A bronze bust of Frank Girardi, Lycoming's legendary football coach who retired in 2007 after 36 years of service, will be unveiled during a ceremony at noon at the Shangraw Athletic Complex.
The homecoming parade will begin at 12:20 p.m. The route travels through campus and Brandon Park before concluding at David Person Field, where the Warrior football team will host Widener at 1:30 p.m. A post-game reception will celebrate the dedication of Girardi's bust and the new Field Turf at David Person Field.
The Warrior soccer teams will host Arcadia at the Shangraw Athletic Complex. The men play at noon followed by the women at 2:30 p.m. The volleyball team will host a tri-match in Lamade Gym at 11 a.m. and 3 p.m.
An all-alumni social hour will be held from 5-7 p.m. at DiSalvo's restaurant on Fourth Street, and an all-alumni gathering is planned at the Old Corner Hotel on Court Street from 9 p.m. to 12 a.m.
On Sunday, a champagne brunch will be held in honor of Dr. Fred Thayer, professor of music and director of choral activities, who is retiring at the end of the academic year after more than 35 years of service at the College.
Additional events are listed at www.lycoming.edu/alumni/homecoming. Many require advanced registration. For more information, contact Lycoming's Office of Alumni Relations at 570-321-4376.