George Fox University Invites Alumni to Return to Oregon Campus for Homecoming

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Affinity reunions to be held for engineering majors, May Serve participants

Rogers and Hammerstein’s A Grand Night for Singing

George Fox University alumni are invited to return to the school’s Newberg, Ore., campus Friday and Saturday, Feb. 5-6, for the university’s 2010 homecoming celebration.

All former students of the university and its predecessors – Pacific College, George Fox College and Western Evangelical Seminary – are invited to attend the events, which include affinity reunions for those who went on one of the university’s May Serve overseas trips or enrolled in the school’s engineering major.

Reunions also will be held for the classes of 1950, 1970, 1980, 1985, 1990 and 2000. In addition, George Fox will honor its 2010 Honored Alumni recipients: Verne Martin (BA, ’54, Heritage Award), Dan Nolta (BA ’63, Outstanding Alumnus), Courtney (Heck) Rodriguez (BS ’03, Outstanding Recent Alumna), Steve Cadd (BA ’76, Christian Service Award), and David Rupert (M.Div. ’72, George Fox Evangelical Seminary Alumnus of the Year).

New to the homecoming schedule this year is an indoor tailgate party, scheduled from 3:30 to 5:30 p.m. Saturday in the university’s Klages Dining Room, prior to a basketball doubleheader featuring the defending NCAA Division III national-champion women’s basketball team and the men’s squad.

Friday’s schedule includes a career services workshop, a campus tour, and women’s (6 p.m.) and men’s (8 p.m.) basketball games against Northwest Conference rival Whitman. Also featured Friday will be a 7:30 p.m. presentation of the university’s winter musical, “Rogers and Hammerstein’s A Grand Night for Singing,” a theatre production featuring 36 of Rogers and Hammerstein’s most memorable romantic ballads.

Saturday’s festivities begin with a coffee hour kickoff at 9 a.m. and an alumni celebration brunch beginning at 10:30 a.m. The 2010 Honored Alumni recipients will be honored at the brunch, which costs $13 for adults and $6 for children 12 and under. Registration for the meal must be made by Jan. 29.

Class reunions for the 10- through 60-year groups run from 2 to 4 p.m., and both the engineering and May Serve reunions are set from 12:30 to 2:30 p.m. That evening, both basketball teams will be back on the court to take on conference rival Whitworth, at 6 and 8 p.m., respectively, and several students in the university’s theatre major will reprise “Rogers and Hammerstein’s A Grand Night for Singing.”

The weekend’s activities conclude with a “Cookies on the Court” social event after the second basketball game and a young alumni reunion at a local pizza restaurant.

For more information about this year’s homecoming and to register for events, visit homecoming.georgefox.edu.

George Fox University is ranked by Forbes as one of the top 100 colleges in the country and highest among Christian colleges. George Fox is the only Christian university in the Pacific Northwest classified by U.S. News & World Report as a national university. More than 3,300 students attend classes on the university’s campus in Newberg, Ore., and at teaching centers in Portland, Salem, and Redmond, Ore., and Boise, Idaho. George Fox offers bachelor’s degrees in more than 40 majors, degree-completion programs for working adults, five seminary degrees, and 12 master’s and doctoral degrees.

Contact:
Robby Larson
Director of Alumni Relations
503-554-2130

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