Alumni, parents and community members converged on Houghton for Homecoming & Family Weekend 2016, held October 7-8.
Reunion years ending in 1 and 6 gathered throughout the weekend for class meals and events culminating at Saturday evening’s banquet for alumni celebrating 30 years or more since graduation.
Friday’s Legacy Chapel featured the presentation of the Alumnus of the Year and Young Alumnus of the Year awards as well as four student service awards. Art and music filled the evening, beginning with the exhibition reception for the works of Ben Frank Moss ’58. The Greatbatch School of Music once again dazzled a nearly full chapel with the Homecoming Collage Concert.
This year also marks a half century of intercollegiate athletics at Houghton, an occasion commemorated by the unveiling of a 50-year anniversary wall mural at the Kerr-Pegula Athletic Complex on Friday. Cross-country, field hockey, volleyball, tennis and soccer matches throughout the weekend demonstrated the value and legacy of all of Houghton’s athletes—past, present and future.
Saturday’s schedule was a busy one, including the Purple & Gold 5K, competition events, science go-cart demonstrations, a fall festival, juggler Nels Ross, a tree planting ceremony for the recently acquired Newton Tree descendant cuttings, a unique comedy program from Dr. Connie Finney ’78 and the evening’s highly anticipated SPOT performance.
Take part in this longstanding and glorious tradition by joining us next year, October 6-7, for Homecoming & Family Weekend 2017.