Homecoming 2012 Draws Hundreds to Campus

October 9, 2012

Christendom College celebrated Homecoming Weekend over Columbus Day Weekend, with over 250 alumni taking part in all of the many activities.

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On Friday, the Thomas S. Vander Woude Memorial Golf Tournament took place at Blue Ridge Shadows Golf Course in Front Royal, Va., where the foursome of Howie Walsh, Tommy Salmon, Max Hess, and Paul Heisler walked away as victors. The 2012 recipients of the Thomas S. Vander Woude Athlete-Scholar Scholarship were announced at the awards banquet – Christendom freshmen Patrick Audino and Jeremy Minick. The tournament raised a record $20,000 with 110 golfers and 40 sponsors.

On Friday night, the Christendom alumni played the students in basketball in Crusader Gymnasium. Following the narrow victory of the alumni men over the Crusaders, over 125 alumni and senior students spent the rest of the evening in St. Kilian’s Café, enjoying camaraderie, snacks, and drinks.

On Saturday, 13 members of the class of 2002 (along with some of their spouses and faculty and staff members), enjoyed a catered reunion luncheon in the Chester-Belloc room of the Regina Coeli Hall.

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Later that evening, the Classes of 1992 and 1982 held private reunion events on campus, where a number of alumni who had not been to campus in a while made appearances. Approximately 250 alumni took part in the main event of the weekend celebrations, the Warren H. Carroll Alumni Reception, which was held in the Chapel Crypt from 6pm-12am. Many walked over to the Homecoming Dance, held in the St. Lawrence Commons, to listen to the music of the live swing band orchestra, Yesterday.

Next year’s Homecoming Weekend is scheduled for October 11-13.

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