Lindenwood University’s 2010 Homecoming and Reunion, Oct. 15-16, was one of the largest and most successful in school history. Attendance was higher than ever before, with more than 1,300 alumni, parents, and friends of the University taking part in a wide range of events throughout the weekend.
Over the course of two days, a record number of alumni from the classes of 50, ’60, ’70, ’80, ’85, ’90, ’95, ‘00 and ’05 were honored at special receptions. There were nearly 50 entrants in the parade, 120 participants in the inaugural Race to be King Homecoming 5K run/walk, 800 dance attendees, and more than 3,000 Switchfoot concertgoers.
Other successful events included the president’s breakfast, a barbecue, and pre-football game festivities. A large crowd also witnessed the Lindenwood Lions set school records for points and the largest margin of victory by defeating the Culver-Stockton Wildcats 90-19 during the Homecoming football game.
“The Alumni Office was proud to see so many alums and their families come back to the school and show their support,” said Director of Alumni Relations Whitney Fraier. “In turn, I’ve heard nothing but positive feedback from those who were not only impressed with the number of activities scheduled for the weekend, but also amazed to see how the school has grown and how accomplished our students are.”
Lindenwood University President James D. Evans, Ph.D., echoed the rave of reviews of students and alumni and also recognized the hard work of those involved in making the weekend’s festivities so enjoyable.
“I commend and thank every member of the Lindenwood community for the successful planning and execution of this year's Homecoming. It was, without question, the best one ever witnessed on this campus,” he said. “I felt that there was a greater presence of warmth, genuine interest, and positive excitement overall than we had ever managed to generate prior to this year’s festivities. Congratulations on a job well done, and I hope each future homecoming is an enhanced encore of this fall’s great success.”