A Successful Scranton Summer
Hundreds of Scranton graduates gathered in their hometowns this summer for various regional alumni events. Kicking off the festivities with the annual Philadelphia Summer Social on June 16, alumni volunteers organized six social events, including a wine tasting and a happy hour in Washington, D.C., a happy hour in Luzerne County, and two beach parties at the Jersey Shore to welcome the Class of 2011 to the Alumni Society.
Additional summer activities included annual traditions such as New Jersey’s Family Fun Day at Monmouth Park and the Northeast PA golf tournament, and multiple baseball games, including the Orioles vs. the Cincinnati Reds in Baltimore, the Iron Pigs vs. the Charlotte Knights in the Lehigh Valley, the Senators vs. the Altoona Curve in Harrisburg, the Yankees vs. the Los Angeles Angels in New York, and the Nationals vs. the Philadelphia Phillies in Washington, D.C. Finally, the Class of 2015 Legacy Reception welcomed incoming freshmen and their alumni parents to campus during Fall Welcome Weekend on Aug. 27.
If you would like to help plan a regional alumni event for the Scranton graduates in your area, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Photos from this summer’s alumni festivities are available online at www.scranton.edu/alumniphotos.
Royals Return Home
Members of the Class of 2006 gather on the DeNaples Center's patio during Reunion Weekend in June 2011.
Planning for Reunion 2012 is Under Way
Reunion 2012 is scheduled for June 8 – 10. If your class year ends with a “2” or “7,” now is the time to start getting ready. Add your name to the planning to attend list, and volunteer to be part of your class committee. For more information visit www.scranton.edu/reunion.
Orientation Staff Reunite
Generations of “Purple People” reconnected on campus for a daylong reunion of Orientation Staff Alumni in September.
“Purple People” from across several class years gathered on Sept. 17 for a reunion of Orientation Staff Alumni. The group enjoyed the opportunity to explore campus, reconnect with friends and meet current students.
While the Orientation program has evolved over the years, both past and present members of this constituency share a common love for their alma mater.
Planning Begins for Day of Service 2012
On Saturday, April 14, 2012, gather with alumni in your area for the third annual Scranton Day of Service. The Alumni Office is currently seeking volunteers to organize service projects in regions outside of Scranton. If you know an organization or community project that could use the help of Scranton graduates, contact email@example.com by Tuesday, Jan. 31, 2012.
Mark your calendar for our Scranton Alumni Tour
We will be traveling to Los Angeles, San Francisco and several cities in Florida Feb. 28 through March 4, 2012. Join us as we get together with fellow alumni, parents and friends at various receptions, brunches and even take in some spring training baseball.
Classes of 2007 – 2012: Save the Date!
There’s still plenty of time to get your green together, but be sure to mark your calendars. Shamrockin’ Eve 2012 is scheduled to take place on Friday, March 9, in Scranton for alumni in the classes of 2007-2011 and seniors in the class of 2012.
Last year, Shamrockin’ Eve brought back the largest population of alumni in the event’s history, getting more than 1,000 recent graduates, seniors and friends together in the Byron Recreation Complex. This year, come back to campus and help us throw a record-breakin’, Irish-jiggin’, shamrockin’ party.
Find more information online at www.scranton.edu/shamrock.