Mount Marty College to Celebrate 80 Years During All Schools Alumni Reunion, June 23-25
June 16, 2017
On June 23-25, Mount Marty College (MMC) will hold its annual MMC/All Schools Alumni Reunion weekend and celebrate 80 years of educating students and preparing them, through the Catholic Benedictine tradition, for successful careers, service to the community, and personal growth. Alumni and friends are invited to attend the weekend’s family-friendly activities, appropriate for all ages, on MMC’s Yankton campus.
Registration opens Friday from 3 to 5 p.m. in lower Roncalli and will continue Saturday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. The MMC Pages Bookstore will be open on Friday and Saturday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. to serve alumni and guests.
The weekend’s festivities will kick-off with the Lancer Club Party and Lancer Athletics Hall of Fame induction on Friday, June 23 at 5:30 p.m. at the Old Mill Bar and Event Center (106 Capitol Street, Yankton). Ticket information is available online or by contacting Cindy Sohler, MMC Athletics, at 605-668-1241 or email@example.com.
Saturday morning events will begin with a “Reflect and Remember Sunrise Mass” at 7:30 a.m. with Fr. Thomas Wordekemper ’79, followed by campus walking tours, a Wine & Canvas event ($10/person), and an Alumni Lecture Series —looking back on 80 years at MMC with Sr. Sharon Ann Haas and looking forward to MMC’s future with Barb Rezac, MMC Vice President for Advancement.
A Saturday lunch buffet will be held from 11:30 to 1 p.m. in the Roncalli Main Dining Room and will include recognition of honored classes (class years ending in 2 or 7), a MMC update from President Marc Long, presentation of the 2017 alumni awards, class photos, and announcement of the newest members of the MMC Alumni Council.
Afternoon events will feature bingo and archery (beginners and experienced archers welcome). Tailgating with the Benedictine sisters will be held from 2:30 to 4 p.m., and the annual “Hog on the Hill” pig roast will start at 5 p.m. Sponsored by Slowey Management, the pig roast will include a bounce house for kids, games, and live music. Dinner will be served at 5:30, provided by Back Road Bar-B-Q.
On Sunday, June 25, MMC alumni and friends are invited to gather for the Alumni Mass in Bishop Marty Chapel at 10 a.m.
MMC’s All Schools Alumni Reunion sponsors include First National Bank; Hatch Furniture & Flooring; South Dakota Magazine; John A. Conkling Distributing; Northwestern Energy; Ear, Nose & Throat Associates, P.C.; Avera; Gerstner Oil Co.; Manitou Group; Czeckers Sports Bar & Grill; Kolberg-Pioneer, Inc.; Welfl Construction Corporation; Slowey Management; Chesterman Co.; and Hy-Vee.
More All Schools Alumni Reunion details and registration are available online at www.mtmc.edu/alumni-reunion.