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Thursday - October 15, 2015

3:00 p.m.- 7:00 p.m.

Registration and Check-In
Watson & Bonnie Tidball Alumni House & Welcome Center

7:00 p.m.

Jazz Band Concert
Whitlock Music Center

Whitlock Music Center is the site for swinging sounds from GC’s very own big band in this kick-off event for Homecoming 2015. After the concert, stop by the Watson and Bonnie Tidball Alumni House and Welcome Center to enjoy refreshments and visit with friends.

7:00 p.m.

Powder Puff
Scott Field

9:30 p.m.

Homecoming Vespers
Whitlock Music Center

Stay up late for this popular student-led worship service that regularly draws more than 300 attendees.

Friday - October 16, 2015

9:00 a.m.- 9:00 p.m.

Registration and Check-In
Watson & Bonnie Tidball Alumni House & Welcome Center

9:30 a.m.

Homecoming Chapel and Alumni Awards Presentation
Whitlock Music Center

Chapel is a hallmark of our heritage. Join us in Whitlock Music Center to recognize this year’s recipients of GC’s Alumni Awards. Afterward, make your way over to Hogue Hall Lawn for donuts, coffee and conversation with faculty and friends.

10:30 a.m.

Presenting GC To Prospective Students
Snyder 104

Learn from the GC admissions staff how they connect with prospective students in today’s changing world. From text messages to Twitter, this team builds relationships with incoming freshmen using a variety of media.

12:30 p.m.

Rededication Ceremony and Plaque Unveiling
Scott Burgess Memorial Tennis Courts

Reception to follow.

1:30 p.m.

Q & A with President Filby
Dietzman 101

President Ivan Filby shares from his heart about extending the unique Greenville College heritage and expanding our reach as we transition to university status in 2017.

2:30 p.m.

GC's Strategic Plan to Meet the Future (Q & A with VP Estevez)
Dietzman 202

VP and Provost Edwin Estevez describes an initiative already underway to engage students from the time they are juniors in high school through their first years as GC alumni. This expanded reach is a fundamental part of our strategic plan.

4:00 p.m.

Homecoming Parade
College Avenue

Wear your orange and black on Friday afternoon to cheer on the Panther Corps marching band, athletes, alumni honorees and a host of other groups that will step off at 4 p.m. for a school spirit parade. Beloved member of our college community and coach Sharon Alger will serve as parade marshal.

Sponsored by Effingham Obstetrics & Gynecology Associates:

Effingham Ob Gyn Associates

Post-Parade Homecoming Bash ($10)
Scott Field

Gather for food, fun and music. A meal is available for $10 each, payable at the register. Wilson T. Hogue Society members are invited to a special dinner indoors in the Krober Room at 5:30 p.m., by RSVP.

4:30 p.m.

Junior Varsity v. Alumni Football Game
John M. Strahl Athletic Complex

6:00 p.m.

Varsity v. Alumni Softball Game
John M. Strahl Athletic Complex

6:00 p.m.

Junior Varsity Men's Soccer v. Lindenwood (IL)
John M. Strahl Athletic Complex

7:00 p.m.

Alumni Open House
Stop by our lovely welcome center at the Watson & Bonnie Tidball Alumni House & Welcome Center to enjoy refreshments, conversation and reconnecting with classmates and friends.

6:30 p.m.

Varsity v. Alumni Baseball Game
John M. Strahl Athletic Complex

7:00 p.m.

Women's Volleyball v. Iowa Wesleyan
H.J. Long Gymnasium

7:30 p.m.

Greenville College Choir Concert
Whitlock Music Center

This summer, GC’s choir performed a memorable tour throughout Ireland, and now returns to campus to present this year’s new program of selections.

Sponsored by Enertech:

Enertech Group

8:30 p.m.

Dessert Reception with President and First Lady Filby ($5)
Whitlock Music Center's Claussen Courtyard

Following the choir concert, linger on campus for a special dessert reception, by reservation only, under the stars. Please register by October 14 to guarantee your place.

10:00 p.m.

Joyous Chaos Improv Performance

Enjoy a hilarious performance by the Greenville College student-run improv troupe.

Saturday - October 17, 2015

8:00 a.m.- 8:00 p.m.

Registration and Check-In
Watson & Bonnie Tidball Alumni House & Welcome Center

7:00 a.m.

Children's Races and Panther 5K Road Race Registration
Hogue Hall Lawn. Register today.

8:00 a.m.

Children's Fun Run ($5)
Children ages eight years and younger will join the College's mascot and race through the Fun Run course on Scott Field. Registration opens at 7:00 a.m.

8:15 a.m.

College Avenue Dash ($5)
Older children, ages 8-12, will sprint down College Avenue. Registration opens at 7:00 a.m.

8:30 a.m.

Panther 5K Sponsored by Moneta Group ($20)
Start/Finish at Hogue Hall Lawn

Bring your running gear and race to the finish in this time-honored tradition, or take your place as a spectator on Hogue Hall Lawn to applaud runners as they cross the finish line. Register today.

Sponsored by Moneta Group:

Moneta Group

9:00 a.m.

Men's Alumni Soccer Game
John M. Strahl Athletic Complex

9:00 a.m.

Women's Alumni Volleyball Game
H.J. Long Gymnasium

9:00 a.m.

Mixed Doubles, GC Tennis Teams and Alumni
Scott J. Burgess Tennis Complex

9:30 a.m.

Coffee and Conversation
Watson and Bonnie Tidball Alumni House

Enjoy leisurely conversation and light refreshments.

9:30 am - 11:00 a.m.

Bock Sculpture Museum
View the collection that includes over 300 bronze and plaster sculptures at the Bock Sculpture Museum.

10:00 a.m.

Presentation of GC Summer Research Experience
Snyder Hall of Science

See what a record number of student researchers accomplished this summer as they engaged their problem solving skills and used state-of-the-art equipment to conduct research.

Sponsored by Dave Disch '82, MBA, Financial Advisor:

Waddell & Reed

10:30 a.m.

Empowering WTHS Members to Access the GC Website
Ruby E. Dare Library classroom

11:00 a.m.

Women's Alumni Soccer Game
John M. Strahl Athletic Complex

11:00 a.m.

Women's Alumni Basketball Game
H.J. Long Gymnasium

11:30 a.m.- 1:30 p.m.

Tailgate Lunch ($0-10)
John M. Strahl Athletic Complex

Lunch with family and friends under tents at the John M. Strahl Athletic Complex. After the meal, stay to watch Panther football and soccer teams compete, or return to campus via one of the shuttles that will be available throughout the day. Register today.

Sponsored by Midland States Bank:

Midland States Bank

11:30 a.m.

Women's Volleyball Alumni & Player Lunch - Spouses & Children Welcome!
Home of Tom & Carrie Ackerman (920 E. Oak St., Greenville)

Please register online.

Sponsored by Southern Obstetrics & Gynecologic Associates:


1:00 p.m.

Football v. MacMurray
John M. Strahl Athletic Complex

Sponsored by Nevco:


2:00 p.m.

Men's Soccer v. Eureka
John M. Strahl Athletic Complex

2:00 pm- 4:00 p.m.

Self-Guided Walking Tour

Take a self-guided walking tour to see the new and renovated spaces where today’s students encounter a transformational Christ-centered education. Don’t miss GC Central in Lower Armington; our Office of Admissions in Joy House; the home of our philosophy and religion department, J K L Academic Hall and more.

4:00 p.m.- 6:00 p.m.

Art Reunion
Maves Art Center

Enjoy a special exhibition of works by a featured alumni artist. Refreshments will be served.

Sponsored by Kahunas:


4:00 p.m.

Women's Soccer v. Eureka
John M. Strahl Athletic Complex

5:30 p.m.

Alumni Dinner ($10-20)
Eleanor M. Armington Center

Join us as we celebrate our 2015 Alumni Awardees, recognize reunion classes and welcome members of the 50th Reunion Class into the Wilson T. Hogue Society. Childcare is available for children age six and younger. Dinner guests must call 618-664-6500 to reserve childcare by Wednesday, October 14. Register today.

7:00 p.m.

Men's Alumni Basketball Game
H.J. Long Gymnasium

8:00 p.m.

Informal Gatherings for Reunion Classes

Members of reunion classes always enjoy the relaxed conversation, snacks and laughter that come with these casual get-togethers.

Young Alumni (2006-2015) - Jo's Java

Class of 2005 - Adams Brothers Coffee

Class of 1995 - Joyce Keillor home

Class of 1990 - Watson and Bonnie Tidball Alumni House

Class of 1975 - Phil and Linda Myette home

Class of 1965 - Lynn and Helen Carlson home

Class of 1955 - Krober Room

Homecoming Dance
Francis Field

Sunday - October 18, 2015

8:30 a.m.

Worship Service featuring Greenville College Choir
Greenville Free Methodist Church

The Greenville College Choir will bring special prelude and service music during the traditional service at the Greenville Free Methodist Church.

10:15 a.m.

Worship Service at Greenville College
Whitlock Music Center

Join fellow alumni at a special worship service in the Whitlock Music Center, the site of GC chapel services for decades. Communion will be served in this unique multi-generational gathering.

11:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m.

Homecoming Brunch ($10)
Armington Center

Meet for one last meal together before heading home. Brunch is served for just under $10 each, payable at the register.

Click here to register online. Or, download and return this completed registration form and payment by October 14 to: Greenville College Office of Alumni Relations, 315 E. College Avenue, Greenville, IL 62246. For more information contact: Norm Hall, 618-664-6500 or

Your early registration helps our planning. Thanks for joining us for a weekend full of Greenville College fun!