Theme: Southern . . . Naturally - Finding Our Mission in God's Creation
Featured Honor Classes: 1934, ’44, ’54, ’64, ’69, ’74, ’84, ’89, ’94, ‘04
Die Meistersinger (Male Chorus) Reunion Concert
Dedication of Fenton Forest Trails
Outdoor Education/Leadership Reunion – Celebrating the Past, Present & Future
Alumni-Student Mentoring - Leadership Education through Alumni Partnerships (LEAP)
Continuing Education Opportunities
Schedule of Activities (so far!):
Showcase of Service and Philanthropy - 11 a.m., Iles PE Center (alumni invited to join students)
Registration - 1-5 p.m., Collegedale Church Atrium (also 8 a.m.-9:30 p.m. Friday and 8 a.m.-6 p.m. Sabbath)
Kick-Off Banquet - 6 p.m., Dining Hall, Wright Hall (pre-registration and tickets required-may be purchased through Alumni Relations for $20/person)
Honorees: Golden Anniversary Class of 1964; Distinguished Service Award - Gilbert Burnham '64; Alumnus of the Year Award - Lars Gustavsson '79; Graduate Studies of the Year Award - Julie Vincent '12; Honorary Alumnus of the Year Award - J. Bruce Ashton
E.O. Grundset Biology Lecture Series - 8 p.m., Ackerman Auditorium, Mabel Wood Hall - Lonnie Maize '78, presenter - Tales from the Trails. Life Lessons from the Birds, Bees, Bears, Flowers and Trees.
Undergraduate Research Facility Open House - 8-9 p.m., Hickman Science Center, 2nd floor (south end) - new state-of-the-art research labs
Bird Count and Continental Breakfast - 8-9:30 a.m., meet at the Biology department, 2nd floor, Hickman Science Center (dress accordingly for weather and outdoor conditions; bring binoculars, if possible). (RSVP to Alumni Relations)
Fiber Arts Workshop - 9 a.m.-12 p.m. and 1:30-5 p.m., Rm. 320, Lynn Wood Hall. Bring your needleworks projects or work on a provided project. Facilitator: July DeLay '82. Quilts displayed in the same location during this time and also on Sabbath from 2-4:30 p.m.
Psychology Symposium - 9 a.m.-1 p.m., Summerour Hall, Rm. 1200 - Theme: Where Have They All Gone? Career Journeys of Southern Psychology Alumni, a mini-conference hosted by the School of Education and Psychology, Psi Chi chapter, and the Psychology Club.
►Keynote address: 9-9:50 a.m. - Dr. Dany Treiyer '06 (Internal Medicine)
►Stories of Psych alumni career journeys - 10-11:30 a.m.
►Poster presentations on Psychology, the Bible, EG White, and the SDA Church - 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. (Complimentary and open to the public.)
Collegedale Stories Workshop - 10-11:30 a.m., White Oak Room, 4th floor, Thatcher South. Learn how to highlight your Southern and Collegedale community experiences in booklet form. Presenter: Helen Bush-Van Boer '45.
Outdoor Education/Leadership Reunion Activities - (additional activities hosted Sabbath)
►Hiawassee Island Canoe Trip, 10 a.m.-3 p.m., RSVP required (meet at the OEC)
►Tower climbing, Outdoor Leadership stories, hot dog roast, 4-7 p.m., (OEC & Cherokee
3rd Annual Fall Colors Motorcycle Tour - 10 a.m.- 4 p.m., leave from church parking lot (RSVP to Alumni Relations) - pre-register or register onsite
Academic Departments/Alumni Connections - 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Visit major departments to see what's new and to connect with faculty, staff, and current students.
WSMC-FM Open House - 10 a.m.-4 p.m. See what's new at the campus radio station (Industrial Drive).
Ladies' Luncheon - 12 noon-1 p.m., Collegedale Church fellowship hall (RSVP and complimentary ticket required)
Gentlemen's Picnic Lunch - 12 noon-1 p.m., Student Park Pavilion (RSVP requested)
Southern Smiths Blacksmithing Workshop - 1:30 - 4:30 p.m., workshop off Industrial Drive behind Campus Safety, maximum of 12 participants, RSVP required
Chemistry Alumni Gathering - "Solution: A Mixture of Chemists", 2-4 p.m., Hickman Science Center, 3rd floor
Center for the Study of 19th Century America Celebration - featured speaker: Ben Tarnoff, author of the book The Bohemians: Mark Twain and the San Francisco Writers who Reinvented American Literature, 2 p.m., McKee Library, Knowledge Commons (Complimentary and open to the public.)
Fenton Forest Trails Dedication - 4 p.m., Sunkist Terrace, water tower
SMC-ites/So-Ju-Conians Affinity Supper - 5 p.m., Collegedale Church fellowship hall
So-Mi-Conians Affinity Supper - 5 p.m., Presidential Banquet Room, 3rd floor Wright Hall
Dining Hall Supper - 5 p.m., 3rd floor, Wright Hall (RSVP and complimentary ticket required)
Class of 1994 Reunion Supper - 6 p.m., Student Center (top level of Wright Hall, enter from the Promenade). Hosted by class president, Brennon Kirstein. (RSVP appreciated)
Southern Scholars Reunion Supper - 6 p.m., 2nd floor, McKee Library (RSVP is appreciated)
John C. Williams Art Gallery Opening - 5-7 p.m., guest artist, Charles Zuill, former art professor at Southern from 1975-83, Brock Hall, 2nd floor (open to the public)
Alumni Vespers - 8 p.m., Collegedale Church - Reflections and Reconnections. Music provided by the Wind Symphony.
Worship Services - Collegedale Church
►Adoration I, 9:00 a.m. - David Osborne, '64, speaker
►Adoration II, 10:15 a.m. - Lynell LaMountain, '89, speaker
►Renewal, 11:35 a.m. - Albert Handal, '04, speaker
Sabbath School - Collegedale Church - alumni are invited to attend one of the regularly scheduled classes available at various times and locations in the church facilities.
Outdoor Education/Leadership Reunion Activities -
►Worship & Praise, 10 a.m. - 12 noon (Student Park Pavilion)
►Lunch & Honoring of OE/OL Program Pioneers, 12 noon - 2 p.m. (Student Park Pavilion),
►Goliath Wall climbing and caving 2-4 p.m. (Goliath Wall & Cave - Student Park)
Alumni Lunch and Honor Class Pictures - 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m., come-and-go potluck, pictures taken between 1:15-1:45 p.m., Iles PE Center
School of Nursing Open House - 2-3:30 p.m., Florida Hospital Hall
Die Meistersinger Reunion Concert - 4 p.m., Collegedale Church (open to the public)
Alumni Sandwich Supper - 6 p.m., Iles PE Center
Class of 1964 Reunion Supper - 6 p.m., Presidential Banquet Room, 3rd floor of Wright Hall (elevator access from the front entrance) (RSVP appreciated)
Class of 2004 Reunion Supper - 6 p.m., Collegedale Academy, 50's Diner (RSVP appreciated)
Evensong - 6:30 p.m., Collegedale Church (open to the public) - Deep Six brass group led by Ron Johnson.
Class of 1989 Reunion - 6:30 p.m., Fallen Oak Barn (address available from Alumni Relations) - Family-friendly, outdoor fun. (RSVP appreciated)
Die Meistersinger Reunion Supper - 7 p.m., The Car Barn (for former and current members and their families) (RSVP required)
Southern Shuffle - 5K Race/1M Fun Run/Walk - 9:30 p.m. (pre-registration online or onsite an hour before the event is required)
School of Business and Management Alumni Brunch - 9 a.m., Presidential Banquet Room (for former SOBM graduates; maximum of 100 guests - RSVP to Lisa Kuhlman)
3rd Annual Beyond the Columns Networking Brunch - 10 a.m., Student Center - for alumni and current senior class members (RSVP to Alumni Relations)
11th Annual Antique/Classic Car Show - 11 a.m.-2 p.m., parking lot, Mabel Wood Hall
*Check back periodically as updated information will be posted as it is confirmed between now and October!
Lodging: A limited number of guest apartments are available for rent on campus on a first-come-first-served basis. For more information and to make a reservation, email email@example.com or call 423.236.7000 and ask for Elizabeth.
Recommended local hotel options close to campus (approx. 2 miles):
►Hampton Inn Chattanooga North, 6145 Weir Way, Ooltewah, TN 37363
►Holiday Inn Express, 6274 Artesian Cir, Ooltewah, TN 37363
Both of these facilities offer complimentary hot breakfasts and discounted rates for guests of Southern Adventist University.
Contact Alumni Relations for more information -