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WILLIAMSPORT, Pa. - Lycoming College will celebrate its annual Homecoming and Reunion Weekend Oct. 14-16. In recognition of the College's bicentennial, the theme for this year's celebration is "Into Our Third Century."
On Friday, the festivities for alumni begin with the Thomas B. Croyle '70 Memorial Golf Tournament at 10:30 a.m. at the White Deer Golf Course in Montgomery. "A Sculpture and Stained Glass Walking Tour of Williamsport" with Dr. Amy Golahny, professor of art, departs at 1 p.m. from the Fine Arts Building lobby.
The Athletics Hall of Fame Induction Dinner will be held at 6:30 p.m. in the College's Recreation Center. This year's inductees are Jonathan Pribble '06, men's basketball; Brian Thompson '99, football; Deb Holmes, women's tennis coach; Meredith Leader '03, women's tennis; Jim Rich '76, football; Steve Hawley '06, men's swimming; and Thomas Snyder '06, wrestling. Reservations are required.
The Annual Beer & Pretzel Tent, sponsored by Tröegs beer and Snyder's of Hanover pretzels, will be held at 7:30 p.m. on the Upper Quad. Homecoming fireworks will follow at 9:30 p.m.
Gilbert and Sullivan's "Trial by Jury" will be performed at 8 p.m. in the Clarke Chapel. The hilarious one-act operetta reunites alumni Glenn Klein '94, Bernadette Ulrich Boerckel '99, Tim Oliver '94, Joseph Bergen '98 and Guy Rothfuss '64 with a student chorus and professional orchestra conducted by Gary Boerckel, professor and chair of music. The production is directed by N.J. Stanley, associate professor and chair of theatre.
On Saturday, the Homecoming Welcome Reception will be held from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. in Burchfield Lounge, Wertz Student Center. An open house in the College Archives, Academic Center, will be held from 9 to 11 a.m.
The annual Alumni Brunch and Awards Presentation will be held in the Jane Schultz Dining Room, Wertz Student Center at 10:30 a.m. This year's award recipients are William E. Byham, Dale V. Bower Service Award; Anthony L. DiSalvo '54, Angela R. Kyte Outstanding Alumnus Award; and Gene Dodaro '73, Outstanding Achievement Award.
A Tailgate Picnic on the Quad will be held from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. The picnic will consist of grilled and cold foods as well as assorted drinks and desserts. The cost is $6.75 a person.
The Homecoming Parade begins at 12:20 p.m. It will begin at the Skeath Hall parking lot, travel through campus and Brandon Park and conclude at David Person Field, where the Warrior football team will host Wilkes at 1:30 p.m. The 2011 Homecoming King and Queen will be announced at halftime.
From 5 to 6:30 p.m., the All-Alumni Social Hour will take place at 33 East in Williamsport. From 9 p.m. to midnight, an all alumni gathering will be held at the Old Corner Hotel at 328 Court St.
Reunions will be held for the Classes of 1961 and 1986. The Class of 1961 will hold a 50th Reunion Dinner at Disalvo's Restaurant, 341 West Fourth Street, Williamsport, at 5:45 p.m. Advanced registration at $35 per person is required. They will also have a 50th Reunion Campus Tour, which departs from the Drum Admissions House on Sat., Oct. 15, at 9:30 a.m. A 25th Reunion Celebration will take place for the Class of 1986 at The James restaurant at the Holiday Inn in downtown Williamsport on Saturday from 7-9 p.m.
Additional events are listed on the Homecoming and Reunion Weekend schedule, available at www.lycoming.edu/alumni/homecoming/events.aspx. For additional information, please call Lycoming's Office of Alumni Relations at (570) 321-4376.
Founded in 1812 and celebrating its bicentennial during the 2011-12 academic year, Lycoming College is a national liberal arts and sciences school dedicated to the undergraduate education of 1,400 students. It offers 35 academic majors and is recognized as a Tier 1 institution by U.S. News and World Report. Located near the banks of the Susquehanna River in Williamsport, Pa., Lycoming is one of the 50 oldest colleges in the nation.