Nearly 100 alumni who graduated from Monmouth College in 1968 or earlier will journey back to campus June 6-9, to participate in the annual Golden Scots Celebration.
Among the highlights of the weekend, which will include special reunions for the 45th, 50th, 55th and 60th anniversary classes, will be seminars taught be faculty and alumni, tours of new campus facilities, a gala banquet and an old-fashioned chapel service.
“We are excited for the upcoming Golden Scots Celebration, as we have a great group joining us on campus to engage in a number of events,” said Nicole Olin, assistant director of alumni relations. “This weekend is special as it is a time for old friends to connect and to relive memories of their time at Monmouth College.”
Early-bird activities will begin June 6, as alumni may check into their air-conditioned dorm rooms between 10 a.m. and 8 p.m. Activities that day include a golf outing, campus tours, a seminar about the biology department’s wilderness course, a progressive dinner and an evening social.
On June 7, there will be a Q&A session with senior administrative staff, as well as presentations about the Center for Science and Business, religious and spiritual life on campus and the educational garden. DeeAnn Shuff, a member of the 50-year class of 1963 who was in the Foreign Service, will present a talk titled “From Monmouth to Far Away Places and Back.” The highlight of the evening will be the Golden Scots Celebration Dinner, at which the 50-year reunion year class will receive special recognition and present a gift to the college.
On June 8, Golden Scots will have the opportunity to travel to the Aledo Rhubarb Festival, featuring live music, craft fairs and, of course, pie. Alumni staying in Monmouth that day will have another opportunity to tour campus or the sites of Monmouth, including lunch at Olivia’s Cookie Jar. They may also attend Greek life open houses at Holt House, Stewart House, the Alpha Xi Delta house or receive an update on Fighting Scots teams from athletic director Roger Haynes. The day’s schedule will end with reunion dinners for the classes of 1953, 1958, 1963 and 1968, followed by an evening social.
The celebration will conclude June 9 with a memorial service based on a traditional MC chapel service and a closing brunch.
Monmouth College alumni wanting to register for the celebration can call 1-888-827-8268, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org
or go online at www.monmouthcollege.edu/alumni