Final plans for this year’s Alumni Day on April 24, 2010 have been made. All alumni and friends of the Glenville State College are invited back to campus. Those coming to Glenville the evening before and those living within driving distance to campus may want to take advantage of GSC’s softball game with Shepherd University on April 23 at 4:00 p.m. (I.L. & Sue Morris Stadium) and GSC’s annual spring band concert, under the direction of Professor Lloyd Bone, at 8:00 p.m. (Fine Arts Center). Tickets for the band concert may be purchased at the door. Inquires about the concert should be directed to GSC’s Fine Arts Department at (304) 462-4132. Should you need additional information about the evening softball game, contact GSC’s Athletic Department at (304) 462-4102.
On Saturday, several activities have been scheduled for throughout the day including a noon track meet and a 2:00 p.m. softball game (GSC vs. Bluefield State) with all culminating with the popular evening alumni banquet. For more information about these athletic events, which will both be at Morris Stadium, contact GSC’s Athletic Department at (304) 462-4102.
All activities on Saturday promise to be wonderful opportunities for everyone to socialize, reminisce, and re-establish contact with fellow alums that they haven’t seen in a while. The Alumni Center, open from noon – 4:30 p.m., will be headquarters for the day’s activities with registration (tickets, name tags, etc.) and social time for everyone throughout the afternoon.
The GSC College Bookstore will be open from 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. on Saturday for everyone to have an opportunity to find that special GSC souvenir and the Robert F. Kidd Library will be open during these hours as well. At some point in the afternoon, everyone will also want to allow time to view the art show that will be on display in GSC’s Art Gallery in the Fine Arts Center.
The annual meet and greet social time for banquet attendees will be held in the pre-function area of the Alan B. Mollohan Campus Community Center from 5:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m., followed by the alumni banquet at 6:00 p.m. in the ballroom. The evening’s spotlight at the banquet will be on the Alumni Association’s guests of honor: Alumnus of the Year, David Grapes, II, ’73; Outstanding Teacher Award Recipient (Public Schools), Rick Kinder, ’82; Alumni Chapter Award Recipients, Carol Hawkins Hamilton ’62/Kentucky Chapter and Maureen Kraus Gildein ’82/North Carolina Chapter; Outstanding Young Alumni Award Recipient, Dr. Jeff Lancaster ’99; and Alumni Service Award Recipient, Ralph J. Holder ’56. The spotlight will also be upon the families of Carlos Ratliff ’34, Dr. Richard Hoover ’54, and Dr. Rick Butler ’74 as these three gentlemen are honored posthumously.
Recognition will also be given that evening to outstanding GSC students who will receive GSC Foundation Academic Awards at the banquet. These academic awards are presented each year on the recommendations of faculty members from various departments with funds for these awards being provided by alumni and friends of Glenville State College.
Margaret Miller Goodwin ’51 will again be sponsoring a reception in the GSC Alumni Center immediately following the Alumni Banquet. All banquet attendees are invited to continue their evening of fellowship and the renewing of acquaintances there after the awards ceremony.
For planning purposes, prior reservations to the banquet are encouraged. Contact the GSC Alumni Office at (304) 462-4122, local, or (866) 239-0285, toll free, to make your reservation.