Homecoming 2015

Homecoming 2015

Friday, March 13 through Sunday, March 15

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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  

This is a great time to join the Spivey Society

Don't miss the opportunity to meet with fellow Spivey leaders at the Spivey Society Reception on Saturday, March 14.

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Special thanks to our event sponsors

  • The Estates at Carpenters

 
 

Homecoming Schedule

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Friday, March 13

REGISTRATION

9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Ordway Lobby
Check in and pick up your excursion passes.

CLASS OF 1965 BREAKFAST & REGISTRATION

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 Convocation processional.

FOUNDERS DAY CONVOCATION

11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Branscomb Auditorium
Join us for our annual Founders Day Convocation where we will install our 81st Honorary Chancellor (more to follow) and honor our Distinguished Alumni Achievement Award recipients: G.W. Jacobs ’65, Dr. Robert L. Fryer, Jr. ’70, and Christine A. Bassett ’07.

FRIDAY AFTERNOON FORUMS

New this year, informal workshops in different fields.

SESSION 1 - THANKS FOR THE MEMORIES
2:30 – 3:30 p.m.
Chatlos Communication Building
Let our top video students preserve your favorite Mocs memory in our new television studio!

SESSION 1 - MEDICAL MIRACLES START HERE
2:30 – 3:30 p.m.
Blanton Nursing Building
Visit our newly renovated nursing building for a demo of FSC’s state-of-the-art patient simulators.


SESSION 2 - 3-D PRINTING GOES LIVE
3:30 – 4:30 p.m.
TBD
Meet Florida Southern’s chief renovation architect, Jeff Baker, who made headlines this year when he pioneered the use of 3-D printing to aid in the restoration of Frank Lloyd Wright’s Annie Pfeiffer Chapel. See this emerging technology for yourself!

SESSION 2 - MEET OUR FACULTY EXPERTS
3:30 – 4:30 p.m.
Roux Library
The Honorable E. J. Salcines ’59 will host a gathering of some of FSC’s published faculty and leading researchers. Meet some authors and browse their work!

GOLDEN MOCS DINNER

6:00 – 8:00 p.m.
Hollis Wellness Center Gymnasium
The National Alumni Board of Directors invites all alumni to celebrate the induction of the Class of 1965 into the Golden Mocs Club. Enjoy a fabulous dinner and an entertaining multimedia presentation about FSC. Sponsored by the Estates at Carpenters.

YOUNG ALUMNI GATHERING

6:00 – 8:00 p.m.
Patio850, 850 S. Tennessee Avenue
Christine ’07 and Michael ’08 Ehlenbeck and Mike Miller ’08 will host food and fun for graduates from 1991 and later at nearby Patio850. Photo ops guaranteed!

MULTICULTURAL WELCOME BARBECUE

6:30 p.m.
Evett L. Simmons Multicultural Center
Our Simmons Multicultural Center draws us together, regardless of race, gender, or birthplace. Stop by to see this home away from home for so many students. RSVP to blewis@flsouthern.edu.

CLASS OF '65 DESSERT & SOCIAL HOUR WITH DR. ANNE KERR

8:15 – 10:00 p.m.
The Lakeland Yacht & Country Club
Dr. Anne Kerr hosts the Golden Anniversary Class for an after-dinner celebration at the Lakeland Yacht & Country Club. Come swap memories and tall tales with your fellow classmates while enjoying music of the era and flashbacks from FSC on the big screen. Shuttle service available.

Saturday, March 14

REGISTRATION

9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Ordway Lobby
Check in and pick up your excursion passes.

CAMPUS 5K FUN RUN & WALK

7:30 – 8:30 a.m.
Sharp Family Tourism & Education Center
Start your day with a run/walk through one of the most beautiful campuses in the nation!

WELCOME BREAKFAST

8:30 – 10:00 a.m.
Sharp Family Tourism & Education Center
Learn about ongoing improvements and restoration to the Ordway Building over a continental breakfast buffet.

ODK BREAKFAST

8:30 a.m.
President’s Dining Room, Charles T. Thrift, Jr. Building
Join alumni and students for our annual ODK circle breakfast.

BILL '65 & '65 MARY ANN BECKER BUSINESS BUILDING HARDHAT TOUR

9:30 – 10:30 a.m.
On Site
Don’t miss this chance to see the future, cutting-edge home of the Barney Barnett School of Business & Free Enterprise!

ALUMNI REPORT 2015

11:00 a.m.
Alumni Center, Charles T. Thrift, Jr. Building
Reserve your seat for an exciting campus update from President Anne Kerr featuring what’s new and what’s to come for our alma mater. A question-and-answer session with the College’s senior administrators will follow.

ANNUAL REUNION LUNCHEON

12:00 p.m.
Hollis Wellness Center Gymnasium
One of the highlights of Homecoming, your Alumni Reunion Lunch is your chance to get together with old friends, meet some new ones, and remember what makes FSC such a special place. Look for favorite professors, great food, and fun.

"I WENT TO A GARDEN PARTY..."

1:30 – 3:30 p.m.
Badcock Garden, formerly Ordway Field
Come reminisce with old friends and new! Peter Fogel, nationally acclaimed comedian, takes center stage for this event, along with musical sensations The Brian Sutherland Band and Highway 37 South. The Buck Stop will be open, and current student groups will be on hand.

MULTICULTURAL ALUMNI ACHIEVEMENT AWARD RECEPTION

3:30 p.m.
Eleanor Searle Drawing Room
Honoring the second recipient of the Evett L. Simmons Multicultural Alumni Achievement Award for outstanding efforts in embracing diversity!

SPIVEY SOCIETY RECEPTION

6:30 – 8:00 p.m.
Lone Palm Golf Club, 800 Lone Palm Drive
Spivey Society members, pull out your most fabulous casual attire and head over to Lone Palm for another special night of fun for our annual leadership donors. Not a member? It’s not too late to join! Email kellis@flsouthern.edu for details.

BLAST FROM THE PAST BASH

7:30 p.m. – 12:00 a.m.
Lone Palm Golf Club, 800 Lone Palm Drive
Relive your favorite college moments—and learn from friends about the ones you can’t remember! The Alumni Board invites one and all for a fabulous time of reconnecting and reminiscing along with food and great music from DJ Bert Howard ’71.


 

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Sunday, March 15

CHAPEL SERVICE

11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Annie Pfeiffer Chapel
Conclude the weekend at our weekly contemporary worship service led by Chaplain Tim Wright ’94.

CATHOLIC MASS

1:30 – 2:30 p.m.
Annie Pfeiffer Chapel
Join us for a traditional Catholic Mass open to all.

JEWISH STUDENT & ALUMNI BRUNCH

Email alumni@flsouthern.edu for details

 

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