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Homecoming 2018

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Homecoming Schedule 2018

Homecoming Weekend is April 12-15! 

Weekend Program 

If you can't be here in person, join us on our live-stream for First and Second Sabbath Services in the Keene Church, starting Sabbath at 9:00am. Watch on our Facebook page or on the Keene Church Youtube Channel


Thursday, April 12, 2018

Registration | 1:00–5:00pm | Hopps Museum & Welcome Center 

Homecoming Banquet | 6:30pm | Committee of 100 Cafeteria 


Friday, April 13, 2018

Annual Golf Classic | 8:00am, Registration begins at 7:00am | The Retreat (7725 FM 1434, Cleburne, TX )

Breakfast with Bev | 9:00am | Hopps Museum & Welcome Center 
Start your morning with a hot drink, pastries, and fruit. Chat with Bev Mendenhall, our beloved former Alumni Director 
for nearly twenty years, and reminisce while browsing through yearbooks. Everyone is welcome.

Registration | 1:00pm–4:00 pm | Hopps Museum & Welcome Center 

Campus Tours | 1:00pm–3:00 pm | Findley Administration Building 

Hardhat Tour | 3:00pm–5:00 pm | Larry R. Moore Building

University Singers Concert | 7:30pm | Keene SDA Church


Sabbath, April 14, 2018

Keene Seventh-day Adventist Church

First Service Speaker: Elder Ron Halvorsen, Jr | 9:00am

Sanctuary Sabbath School Speaker: Presented by the 25 year class with speaker Dr. Ingo Sorke | 10:15am

Elevate, Middle Service: Buster Swoopes, Jr. | 10:15am

Chapel Sabbath School: Department of Music Concert | 10:15am

Second Service Speaker: Elder Ron Halvorsen, Jr | 11:30am

Alumni-Community Potluck | 1:30pm | Leiske-Pultar Gymnasium (If possible, bring a dish to pass)

Class Reunion Photos | 2:30pm | Leiske-Pultar Gymnasium
Honor classes: 1953, 1958, 1963, 1968, 1973, 1978, 1983, 1988, 1993, 1998, 2003, 2008, 2013​

Departmental Open Houses 

Dinosaur Science Museum and Research Center: bottom floor of Scales Hall from open 2:00-5:00pm 
Computer Science Open House | Scales Hall, bottom floor | 3-5:00pm
Retirement Reception honoring Dr. Judy Laue, hosted by the English Department at Hopps Museum from 2:00-5:00 pm
Retirement Reception honoring Dr. Bill Kilgore, hosted by the Religion Department at the Barron Building from 3:00-5:00pm
Retirement Reception honoring Lolita Valdez, hosted by the Nursing Department at Meadows Gallery 3:00-5:00pm

Evening Concert Performance featuring In Unity* | 6:30pm | Keene SDA Church

Class Parties | 8:00pm

Young Alumni Party
(1993, 1998, 2003, 2008, 2013)
Hosted by Kisha Norris (BS ’03, ‘08) and Dawn Walker (BS ’98)
Keene Seventh-Day Adventist Church Youth Sabbath School Room

30th & 35th Reunion Class Party
(1983, 1988)
Hosted by Denise Lauterbach Solis (Att ‘88)
Southwestern Adventist University Student Center

40th Reunion Class Party
Hosted by Mickey Johnson (BA ’78) and Nancy (Voegele) Schneider (BS ’78)
360 Restaurant (111 Old Betsy Rd, Keene, TX 76059)

45th Reunion Class Party
(1973; earlier classes welcome)
Hosted by Danny Roberts (Att ’73)
Danny Roberts’ home

Classes of ’58, ’63, and ’68 (50, 55, and 60 Year) and earlier (50-Year+)
Hosted by Yddo (’62) & Mary Ortiz, Helen (Davis) Bailey (’63)
Keene Seventh-Day Adventist Church Fellowship Hall


Knights Unite Basketball & Volleyball Classic | 8:00pm | Leiske-Pultar Gymnasium

Featuring basketball and volleyball Alumni vs Students games 


Sunday, April 15, 2018

Keene About Running 5k | 7:15am registration, 8:00am start | Meet at Mizpah Gate, benefiting SWAU athletics -POSTPONED to later date because of unforeseen circumstances due to construction. New date will be announced. 

Disc Golf Tournament | 8:30am registration, 9:00pm start.  | Rex E Callicott Student Park

Benefit Breakfast Buffet | 9:00-10:30am | Student Center | $7 for a hearty, Southwestern-style breakfast in support of student missions! 

Knights Unite Alumni vs Students Soccer Games | 10:00am | Bainum Soccer Field 

Young Alumni BBQ | 2:00pm | Bainum Field Concession Stand | A young alumni BBQ, complete with all of the southern fixin’s!


*In Unity is a male singing group that proclaims the gospel of Jesus Christ through acapella music. Combining traditional gospel with jazz and pop, In Unity has been ministering to audiences since 1991. They released their first album, “Once Upon A Chord” in 1996, followed by their sophomore album “Life To You” in 1999. In Unity has traveled the world sharing the gospel in music, and has had the privilege of opening for such artists as Acapella, GLAD, Cindy Morgan, and Anointed.

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Knights Unite!

Alumni vs Students - Homecoming Games

Alumni! If you're interested in playing in any of these games, contact the following people:

To play on the alumni women's volleyball team, contact Fa at

To play on the alumni men's or women's soccer teams, contact Coach Luis Negrete at

To play on the alumni women's and men's basketball teams, contact Tyler Wooldridge at



Alumni Association



If you have any questions, please contact our Director of Relations Vonda (Nicholas) Seals (att. 1987) at or at 817-202-6232.