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Homecoming Schedule 2017

2018 Homecoming Weekend is April 12-15! 

2017 Weekend Program and Honoree Bios here~

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 6, 2017

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

Homecoming Banquet, featuring fiddler Ridge Roberts | 6:30pm | Committee of 100 Cafeteria 

It's a western-themed banquet so wear your boots! 


Friday, April 7, 2017

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

Prayer Breakfast, featuring Tom Patzer ‘72 | 8:30am | Hopps Museum & Welcome Center 

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

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

Dinosaur Science Museum | 1:00–4:00 pm | Bottom floor of Scales Hall, look for the signs!

Vespers, featuring SWAU Choral Concert | 7:30pm | Keene SDA Church


Sabbath, April 8, 2017

Keene Seventh-day Adventist Church

First Service Speaker: Rodney Draggon ‘77 | 9:00am

Sanctuary Sabbath School Speaker: Donna (Thrower) Berkner ‘92 | 10:15am

Elevate, Middle Service: Kevin Bruce '06 | 10:15am

Second Service Speaker: Phil Robertson ‘77 | 11:30am

Larry R. Moore Nursing & Administration Building Prayer of Dedication | 1:15pm | Building site, next to Findley

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

Class Reunion Photos | 2:30pm | Leiske-Pultar Gymnasium

Departmental Open Houses | 3:00-5:00pm

  • Computer Science Department: bottom floor, Scales Hall 
  • Dinosaur Science Museum and Research Center: bottom floor of Scales Hall; open 2:00–5:00 pm 
  • Education Department: Pechero Hall 
  • ESL & Modern Language: Evans Hall 
  • Hopps Museum: Retirement Reception honoring Dr. Andrew Woolley, hosted by the English Department 
  • Nursing Department: Hagen Hall—Alumni Tea Reception honoring Dr. Laurice Durrant and Mrs. Pat Cruz 

Evening Concert Performance by The Heritage Singers, opening numbers by Tami Perez, '82 | 6:30pm | Keene SDA Church

Class Parties | 8:00pm

Young Alumni Party (1997–2016) Upper Room, Youth Room - Keene Seventh-day Adventist Church (New Location!)

Hosted by Jere (BBA ‘97) & Sandy (BS ‘96) Putnam and Josh (BS ‘97) & Mandy (AS ‘00) Samaniego 

25th and 30th Reunion Class Party (1992 & 1987) 

Mark & Dawn Miosi residence, see program for location

35th and 40th Reunion Class Party (1982 & 1977) Southwestern Student Center 

Hosted by Robin Cooper (att.) 

45th and 50th Reunion Class Party (1972 & 1967)...Earlier classes are welcome! Keene Seventh-day Adventist Church Fellowship Hall 

Hosted by Yddo ’62 & Mary Ortiz, Helen Bailey (’63) 

60th and 65th Reunion Class Party (1952 & 1957) 

Don and Marie Redwine residence, see program for location

Hosted by Don (’52) and Marie Redwine 


Sports Night | 8:00pm

Featuring basketball and volleyball Alumni vs Students games (see below for information to sign-up)


Sunday, April 9, 2017

5K Run for ADRA | 7:15am | Leiske-Pultar Gymnasium Parking Lot
Register here! Register by March 23 to insure your t-shirt size! 

Pancake Breakfast | 8:30-10:30am | Student Center, support student missions! 

Disc Golf Tournament | 9:00am, first round. 1:00pm, second round. register here! | Rex E Callicott Student Park

Alumni vs Students Soccer Games | 10:00am | Soccer Field (see below for information to sign-up)

Car, Truck, and Motorcycle Show | 12:00-4:00pm | Leiske-Pultar Gymnasium Parking Lot registration and sponsorship opportunities here! 

Knight Ride - Alumni Motorcycle Ride benefiting student scholarships | 1:00pm | Chan Shun Centennial Library Parking Lot
register here! Register by March 23 to insure your t-shirt size! 


You can register and purchase tickets for the Banquet, the Prayer Breakfast, the 5k, and the motorcycle ride all in one place! You can pick which you want to attend, or attend all of them! Purchase tickets here.



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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 Gigi Marquart at

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

To play on the alumni men's basketball team, contact Tyler Wooldridge at

To play on the alumni women's basketball team contact Fa Niua at


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