Homecoming 2014

Friday, March 14 through Sunday, March 16

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Ongoing Opportunities

USONIAN HOUSE TOURS

Friday 9:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Saturday 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Sharp Family Tourism & Education Center
Tour the new Frank Lloyd Wright Usonian House and visit the GEICO Gift Shop for a stunning collection of gifts you will find nowhere else!  Alumni receive a 10% discount.

BOOKSTORE OPEN

Friday 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Saturday 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
FSC Bookstore
Stock up on souvenirs of your alma mater with a 10% alumni discount.

Here is a selection of Local Hotel Accommodations  

Special thanks to our event sponsors

  • The Estates at Carpenters

  • Regal Automotive Group

  • Gwen High '70

Online Registration is no longer available

Please register in person when you arrive on campus. See the schedule below for times and location.

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Friday, March 14

REGISTRATION

9:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Ordway Lobby
Check in and pick up your excursion passes.

CLASS OF 1964 BREAKFAST, ROBING, & PICTURES

9:30 – 10:45 a.m.
Branscomb Music Addition, Room 208
Members of the 50th reunion class are invited to enjoy a complimentary breakfast before donning academic regalia to walk in the Founders Day academic processional.

FOUNDERS DAY CONVOCATION

11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Branscomb Auditorium
Join us for Founders Day Convocation, where Mr. Ted Turner, chairman of Turner Enterprises, Inc. and chairman of the Turner Foundation, will be installed as our 80th Honorary Chancellor!  Alumni Achievement Awards will be presented to Richard Jensen ’59, Charles ’65 and Anne ’66 Reynolds, and David Rogers ’82.

NATIONAL HISTORIC LANDMARK PLAQUE UNVEILING

2:00 – 2:30 p.m.
Annie Pfeiffer Chapel Lawn
Witness history in the making as we unveil the official plaque designating our campus as a National Historic Landmark.

GOLDEN MOC DINNER

5:00 – 7:00 p.m.
Lakeland Yacht & Country Club, 929 Lake Hollingsworth Drive
Alumni who graduated 50 years ago or more are invited to join President Kerr as she welcomes the Class of 1964 to the Golden Moc Club.

YOUNG ALUMNI GATHERING

6:00 – 7:00 p.m.
Patio 850, 850 Tennessee Avenue (Corner of Tennessee Avenue and Frank Lloyd Wright Way, formerly McDonald Street)
Grads from the mid-90’s and later are invited to enjoy mingling and hors d’oeuvres at nearby Patio 850.

JAZZ ENCOUNTERS FEATURING THE FSC JAZZ ENSEMBLE

7:30 – 9:00 p.m.
Branscomb Auditorium
Known for their ability to capture the essence of styles from swing to bebop, the FSC Jazz Ensemble will take you on an energetic, exciting, and free-wheeling journey through the world of jazz.

Saturday, March 15

REGISTRATION

7:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Ordway Lobby
Check in and pick up your excursion passes.

CAMPUS 5K FUN RUN

7:30 – 8:30 a.m.
Water Dome
Start your day with an invigorating run (or walk) through campus.  This new tradition is a great way to see the recent additions to campus.

WELCOME BREAKFAST

8:00 – 10:30 a.m.
Sharp Family Tourism & Education Center
Whether you are finishing the race or starting your day, join us for breakfast in Ruthven Plaza, next to the new Frank Lloyd Wright Usonian House.  After breakfast, enjoy a guided tour and browse the expanded gift shop.

ODK BREAKFAST

8:30 – 9:30 a.m.
Honeyman Pavilion (previously Christoverson Humanities Building)
Celebrate Omicron Delta Kappa’s 100th anniversary over breakfast with ODK alumni and students.

CAMPUS WALKING TOURS

10:00 – 11:00 a.m.
Sharp Family Tourism & Education Center
How much has the campus changed since you graduated?  Revisit your favorite spots and let our current students show you the campus through their eyes.

RUTH’S ROSE GARDEN DEDICATION

10:30 – 11:30 a.m.
Ruth’s Rose Garden
Join us as we dedicate Ruth’s Rose Garden, given in memory of Ruth K. Thrift, wife of former FSC President Dr. Charles T. Thrift, Jr., by her daughters Nell Thrift and Mary Thrift Chambers and husband Charlie Chambers.  Designed by master gardener and renowned rosarian Stephen Scanniello, Ruth’s Rose Garden is modeled after classical 19th-century French gardens.

ANNUAL REUNION LUNCHEON

12:00 – 1:30 p.m.
Nina B. Hollis Wellness Center Gymnasium
Good food and good friends mark this lunchtime event, where we recognize our Alumni Achievement Award winners, greet reunion groups, and celebrate the 30-year faculty club members.

OUTLAWS & MORE

1:30 – 4:30 p.m.
Mr. George’s Green
Grab a blanket or chair and stretch out on Mr. George’s Green to enjoy an afternoon of music featuring the original Outlaws as well as local favorites the John Rhey Band and Highway 37 South.

SIMMONS MULTICULTURAL CENTER CELEBRATION

4:30 – 5:30 p.m.
Eleanor Searle Drawing Room
Students, alumni, and friends are invited to celebrate the multicultural center that has touched so many lives and served as a second home to countless students.

SPIVEY SOCIETY RECEPTION

6:30 – 8:00 p.m.
Lone Palm Golf Club, 800 Lone Palm Drive
Members of the Spivey Society are invited to attend a special reception honoring the College’s leadership donors.

BLAST FROM THE PAST BASH

8:00 p.m. – 12:00 a.m.
Lone Palm Golf Club, 800 Lone Palm Drive
Not quite a toga party, but almost as much fun.  Relive your best college moments – even the ones you can’t remember!  The Alumni Board invites one and all for a good time of reconnecting and reminiscing along with great music, food, and drink.

Sunday, March 16

CHAPEL SERVICE

11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Annie Pfeiffer Chapel
Conclude your visit by joining Chaplain Tim Wright ’94 for our weekly contemporary worship service.

CATHOLIC MASS

1:30 – 2:30 p.m.
Annie Pfeiffer Chapel
Join students, faculty, staff, and College friends for a traditional Catholic Mass before you head home.

Online Registration is no longer available

Please resister in person when you arrive on campus. See the schedule above for times and location.


 

Reunions Schedule

Class of 1974

What: Attend Homecoming events as a group
When: March 14-16
Where: See Homecoming schedule
Contact: Bill Sundstrom ’74 - 727.460.2331, mbsundstr@yahoo.com

Class of 1984

What: Social
When: Saturday, March 15, 5:00-7:00 p.m.
Where: Patio 850 – 850 Tennessee Avenue (Corner of Tennessee Avenue and Frank Lloyd Wright Way, formerly McDonald Street)
Contact: Tim Richardson ’84 - timdrichardson@gmail.com

Mid 70’s – Early 80’s

What: Poolside mingling & hors d’oeuvres
When: Friday, March 14, 7:30 p.m.
Where: Lakeland Yacht & Country Club – 929 Lake Hollingsworth Drive
Cost: $35
Contact: Amy Quist Laderer ’81 - amyqladerer@gmail.com

Mid 80’s – Early 90’s

What: Homecoming kick-off party
When:  Friday, March 14, 7:00 p.m.
Where:  Home of Brittany Sale – 2225 Collins Lane
Contact: Brittany Honeycutt Sale ’90 - brittanyhsale@gmail.com; Elizabeth “”Pebbles” Tucker Prokuski ’90 - etp2315@tampabay.rr.com

Alpha Delta Pi (60’s)

Contact: Nancy McHan Cattarius ’69 – 863.944.2382 nancyc@hallradio.com

Delta Zeta

What: Reminiscing and light refreshments
When: Saturday, March 15, 10:00 a.m.
Where: Eleanor Searle Drawing Room
Contact: Kathy Karmazin-Calin ’74 - DeltaZetaBetaMu@gmail.com

Kappa Delta

What: Attend Blast From the Past Bash as a group
When: Saturday, March 15, 8:00 p.m.
Where: Lone Palm Golf Club – 800 Lone Palm Drive
Cost: $35 or included in $100 All-Access Passport (Register in advance through FSC or pay at the door)
Contact: Laurie McCain Alter ’80 - alterlaurie@gmail.com; Barbie Winship Lloyd ’79 – brucebarb@bellsouth.net

Multicultural Students and Alumni

What: Meet & Greet BBQ
When: Friday, March 14, 6:30 p.m.
Where: Simmons Multicultural Center

 

What Networking Social
When: Saturday, March 15, 10:00 a.m.
Where: Simmons Multicultural Center

What: Simmons Center Celebration
When: Saturday, March 15, 4:30 p.m.
Where: Eleanor Searle Drawing Room
Contact: Brenda Lewis - 863.680.6285, blewis@flsouthern.edu

Lambda Chi Alpha (’56-’65 Alumni)

What: Attend Homecoming events as a group
When: March 14-16
Where: See Homecoming schedule
Contact: Tug Thornberry ’64 - 706.833.9959, r.thornberry@comcast.net

Phi Sigma Kappa

What: Social
When: Friday, March 14 7:00 p.m.
Where: Cleveland Heights Country Club -  2900 Buckingham Avenue

What: Social / Dance
When: Saturday, March 15, 7:00 p.m.
Where: Terrace Hotel – 329 East Main Street
Contact: Brant Mercer ’77 - brantmercer@comcast.net

Pi Kappa Alpha

What: Active and Alumni Luncheon
When: Sunday, March 16, 12:00 p.m.
Where: Thrift Alumni Center
Contact: Larry Stahl ’70 - 863.660.1081, larrystahl1@yahoo.com ; Albert Misan ’71 - 917.699.4927, amisan@att.net

Pi Kappa Phi

What: Attend Blast From the Past Bash as a group
When: Saturday, March 15, 8:00 p.m.
Where: Lone Palm Golf Club – 800 Lone Palm Drive
Cost: $35 or included in $100 All-Access Passport (Register in advance through FSC or pay at the door)
Contact: Bill Sundstrom ’74 - 727.460.2331, mbsundstr@yahoo.com

Theta Chi (50’s – 70’s Alumni)

What: Pizza, Salad, & Soft Drink Social
When: Friday, March 14, 6:00 p.m.
Where: Hampton Inn, Lakeside Village – 3630 Lakeside Village Boulevard
Cost: $12

 

What: Reunion Buffet Dinner
When: Saturday, March 15, 6:00 p.m.
Where: Eaglebrooke Country Club – 1300 Eaglebrooke Boulevard
Cost: $35
Contact: Dave Shinkman ’64 - 239.887.0271, wiz3733@aol.com ; Bert Howard ’71 - 863.944.1754, bkhoward@verizon.net

Vagabonds

What: Alumni/Student Cabaret
When: Saturday, March 15, 7:30 p.m.
Where: Buckner Theatre

What: Senior Project Performance of "Veronica’s Room" by Ira Levin, A Thriller in Two Acts
When: Friday, March 14, and Saturday, March 15, 10:30 p.m.
Where: Rogers Auditorium
Contact: Luke Connolly or Bonnie Tyler, fscvagabonds@gmail.com

Zeta Tau Alpha

What: Attend the Annual Reunion Lunch as a group
When: Saturday, March 15, 12:00 p.m.
Where: Hollis Wellness Center Gym
Cost: $25 or included in $100 All-Access Passport

What: Attend the Blast From the Past Bash as a group
When: Saturday, March 15, 8:00 p.m.
Where: Lone Palm Golf Club – 800 Lone Palm Drive
Cost: $35 or included in $100 All-Access Passport

Contact: Tami Shearer Cocco ’85 - 561.758.4499, coccot@bellsouth.net

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