More than 200 alumni are expected to attend this year’s Alumni Weekend at William Woods University April 19-21.
All alumni of William Woods have been invited, but the classes of 1952, 1957, 1962, 1967, 1972, 1977, 1982, 1987, 1992 and 1997 will be specially recognized. Unique this year will be the 70th reunion celebration of the class of 1932.
Activities for Friday include a William Woods/Westminster Alumni Golf Tournament at Tanglewood Golf Course from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. The tournament will be a four-person scramble and teams will include students, family members and friends of WWU. The $65 fee includes greens fee, cart, lunch and prizes. Reservations must be made by
Numerous other activities and events are scheduled for the weekend, including a William Woods University/Westminster College reception, an alumni dinner and auction, and the theater department’s presentation of “Electra,” all on Friday evening. The play will also be presented Saturday.
The senior student art exhibit will be open in the Cox Gallery of the Gladys Woods Kemper Center for the Arts from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Friday and 1 to 4 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. The baseball team will play a double-header against Hannibal LaGrange College, starting at 1 and 3:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday.
On Saturday, a Grande-Dames breakfast, reunion class pictures, alumni luncheon and awards and sorority and fraternity open houses area planned. A Dressage horse show will be held Saturday and Sunday in the Indoor Riding Arena.
A champagne reception for Graduate & Adult Studies alumni will be held from 3 to 5 p.m. Saturday in the Kemper Art Center to celebrate 10 years of service to working adults.
Alumni from the class of 1952 will become the Grande-Dames of the university. The title of Grande-Dames is bestowed on alumni who graduated from William Woods 50 or more years ago.
A luncheon and awards ceremony on Saturday will honor the reunion classes, as well as award recipients. Allyson White Lewis of Jonesboro, Ark., will receive the Distinguished Alumnus Award, and Cindy Dietrich Logan of Louisiana, Mo., will receive the Outstanding Service Award.
In addition, Sheila Culwell Middleton of Vandalia and Kelly Ballard of Gaithersburg, Md., will receive Green Owl awards. J. Warren Head of Palmyra, Mo., will receive the Order of the Owl award, and Joan Firley of Jefferson City will be named an Honorary Alumnus.
In conjunction with Alumni Weekend, the Chi Omega Class of 1982 is planning a reunion for all Chi Omegas. The reunion will include a family picnic and football game, as well as Saturday night dinner and dancing.
On Sunday, the Dressage horse show and senior student art exhibit will continue.
Becky Stinson, director of alumni services, said, “All of the events offer an opportunity for alumni to reconnect with friends and meet students.”
For more information, contact the alumni office at (573) 592-4219.