Gardner-Webb Homecoming Weekend Offers Activities for Students, Alumni and Community Oct. 26-27

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BOILING SPRINGS, N.C. – Homecoming at Gardner-Webb University is coming up this weekend, and if you’re one of our beloved alumni, we hope you’ll make the trek back to Boiling Springs to reconnect with your alma mater and reunite with old friends.  The Office of Alumni Affairs has planned a variety of fun Homecoming activities, detailed below.  For more information about Homecoming, call the Office of Alumni Affairs at 704-406-2586.

 

 

Thursday, October 25

Octoberfest 2012

6:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.

Stewart Hall, Tucker Student Center

Homecoming Weekend kicks off with the Gardner-Webb Office of Community Engagement hosting a fall festival to include games, crafts, prizes, costumes, and of course, candy!

• Open to community and GWU family.
• Free event.

For more information, contact Stephanie Capps at (704)406-2135 or srichey@gardner-webb.edu.

 

Friday, October 26

Homecoming Golf Tournament Fundraiser

11:30 a.m. Lunch, 1:00 p.m. Shotgun

River Bend/YMCA Golf Club

The GWU Golf Team hosts the GWU Trophy Cup Golf Tournament.  Alumni and friends are invited to participate in this fundraiser for the GWU Golf Teams.
  Each team will be paired with a GWU Golf member.  For cost and registration information, contact Golf Coach, Tee Burton, by phone at (704) 406-3986 or by email at tburton@gardner-webb.edu.

 

Junior College Reunion

Featuring Half Century Club Induction: Class of 1963 11:00 a.m. Reception, 11:30 a.m. Luncheon
; Stewart Hall, Tucker Student Center

Alumni and friends of Gardner-Webb Junior College are invited to attend this reunion as we celebrate the 50th reunion of the class
of 1963.

• Cost: $15/person.
• Business casual attire.
• Pre-registration required. Register by October 17th.

For registration and information, contact the Office of Alumni Affairs at (704)406-3862 or alumni@gardner-webb.edu. *The Classes of ’61 and ’62 will be gathering at AmericInn on Saturday. Contact Susan Medaris Saul at (704) 346-0016.

 

Athletic Hall of Fame Reception & Banquet

6:30 p.m. Reception, 7:00 p.m. Banquet

Stewart Hall, Tucker Student Center

Alumni and friends of the University are invited to attend this annual event sponsored by the GWU Athletics Department.

• Tribute to the 2012 GWU Athletic Hall of Fame inductees.
• Pre-registration and tickets required.
• Business attire.

For cost and registration information, contact Pam Scruggs by phone at (704) 406-4341 or by email at pscruggs@gardner-webb.edu.

 

Student Alumni Association Battle of the Bands

9:00 p.m.

Stewart Hall, Tucker Student Center

Alumni and friends of the University are invited to join our students for a battle of musicians rocking out the stage.

• Fundraiser for local charities.
• Hosted by GWU Student Alumni Association.
• Bring canned goods for entrance.

For more information, contact the Office of Alumni Affairs at (704) 406-3862 or alumni@gardner-webb.edu.

 

Saturday, October 27

Pound the Pavement 5K Road Race

Start time: 7:30 a.m.
 Race packet pick-up in LYCC Lot

Alumni and friends are invited to run this annual race sponsored by the Campus Recreation Department.

• Pre-Race Registration: $20, Race Day Registration: $25
• Pre-Race Registers will receive a complimentary t-shirt.

To register and for more information, go to:

www.gardner-webb.edu/poundthepavement or contact Brian Arnold at (704) 406-3552, barnold@gardner-webb.edu.

 

Official Alumni Association Tailgate Party

11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.

Soccer Field on Visitor’s Side of Spangler Stadium

Join the GWU Alumni Association for a tailgate party featuring one of Carolina’s favorite bands, Brickhouse Band.

• Lunch buffet is included.
• Cost: $10 if you register by October 17, $12 per person on Game Day.

For registration and information, contact the Office of Alumni Affairs at (704) 406-3862 or alumni@gardner-webb.edu.
* The Cheerleader Reunion will be hosted in our Tailgate area by Dee Pollard Greene. Call the Office of Alumni Affairs for details. **The 1992 Football Team Reunion will be hosted in our Tailgate area. Call the Office of Alumni Affairs for details.

 

Homecoming Parade

12:00 p.m.

Main Street Boiling Springs

Sponsored by the Student Government Association. Join students, alumni and friends of the University on Main Street for the annual Homecoming Parade.

 

GWU Runnin’ Bulldogs vs. Virginia Military Institute Keydets

1:30 p.m. Kick-off.

Spangler Stadium

• Tickets: $12/adult
• $7/student K-12
• $7/ college student with I.D.

 

Alumni and Friends Recognitions and Awards Banquet

5:30 p.m. Reception, 6:00 p.m. Banquet

Stewart Hall, Tucker Student Center

Alumni and friends of Gardner-Webb University are invited to attend this banquet celebrating the achievements of some of our most distinguished alumni.  For information, contact the Office of Alumni Affairs at (704)406-3862 or alumni@gardner-webb.edu.