- Evening, Weekend & Online Programs
- ALUMNI RELATIONS
- GIVING TO LAKELAND
- ABOUT LAKELAND
Lakeland College will celebrate Homecoming week with a variety of activities for current students and alumni, building up to Homecoming Weekend on Oct. 9-10.
Homecoming activities for alumni begin on Friday, Oct. 9, with a special Back to School session that allows alumni to sit in on classes with current Lakeland students. Offerings include educational psychology with Mehraban Khodavandi, Old Testament theology with Karl Kuhn, principles of microeconomics with Adina Schwartz, accounting principles with J. Garland Schilcutt and more. Find a complete list on the Homecoming schedule.
Friday at noon, the class of 1959 will have a reunion lunch and be inducted into the Emeritus Club. A champagne reception for the reunion classes (1959, 1969, 1984, 1999) will be held in the President's House at 4 p.m.
The Athletic Hall of Fame Induction Banquet is Friday evening. John Lemke '91 and Ted Szymanski '92 will both be inducted into the Hall of Fame for their standout careers on the football field. Lakeland president Stephen Gould will receive the Hall of Fame Service Award for his support and dedication to the athletic program during his tenure at Lakeland. Contact Karen Westley at 565-1512 to make a reservation for this special evening.
Several athletic programs have alumni games planned for Saturday including men's basketball (9 a.m.), baseball (10:30 a.m.) and women's basketball (10:45 a.m.)
A service of worship and remembrance is set for 10 a.m. Saturday in the Ley Chapel, followed by the Alumni Tailgate in the Laun Center parking lot at 1 p.m.
The football team takes on Wisconsin Lutheran College at 1 p.m. at Taylor Field, while the women's soccer team faces WLC at 1 p.m. at the soccer field, followed by the men facing WLC at 3:30. There will be a Fifth Quarter in the Pub at 4 p.m.
A reception prior to the Alumni Awards Banquet is set for 5 p.m. in the Laun Center, followed by the banquet at 6 p.m. in Bossard Hall. Advanced reservations are appreciated and can be made by contacting Charmaine Jankowski '03 at email@example.com.
Each year, the Lakeland College Alumni Association (LCAA) honors deserving alumni for their contributions to the college and to the community. Three graduates will be recognized during this year's banquet: Will Mathes '61 will receive the Service to the Community Award, Allen Wangemann '55 will receive The President's Richard C. Preuhs '65 Award and Joel Schuler '80 will receive the Service to the College Award.
Current students will be marking Homecoming throughout the week with a window painting contest at The Pub, team games in front of the Younger Family Campus Center, the Black Student Union Date Auction and the always-popular Mr. Muskie competition set for Thursday night in the Bradley Fine Arts Building.
A pep rally and lip sync competition will be held Friday at 7:30 p.m. in the Wehr Center Field House, followed by the bonfire and lighting of the LC outside the Campus Center. Homecoming king and queen are announced at the pep rally.