Alumni Weekend 2024 – Albright College

Alumni Weekend 2024

300 alumni came back to campus to celebrate our lion pride! Take a look at our photo gallery of Albrightians!

 

 

Celebrating the Albright Alumni Association 2024 award winners!

Jacob Albright Award: Jeffrey J. Joyce ’83; Distinguished Alumni Award: Walter V. Alsegg ’64 and K. Neil Van Dine ’88; Mary Fry Good ’49 Service to Alma Mater Award: Sean K. Crossley ’11; Young Alumni Achievement Award: Tomesha R. Campbell ’09

Alumni class pass
9 a.m.-5 p.m., various locations, free
Relive days sitting in Albright classes during Alumni Weekend! Be a student for the day and attend as many classes as you like, get to know our best professors, learn about unique topics and enjoy innovative teaching.

Class Pass Schedule

Time Class Title Instructor Room
9 – 9:50 a.m. Songwriting Michael D’Errico CFA 212
10 – 10:50 a.m. African diaspora John Pankratz Masters 207
10 – 10:50 a.m. Concepts & connections in biology Bethanne Bruninga-Socolar Masters 309
11 – 11:50 a.m. introduction to game design Mark Baldridge Roessner 202
11 – 11:50 a.m. Visual and performing arts in Spanish Katherine Brown Masters 305
12 – 1 p.m. Eat Like a Lion in the Dining Hall – Free for all Class Pass participants. Meet faculty members and participate in a discussion about artificial intelligence and its impact on the classroom, and hear professors describe active learning practices designed to teach by doing.
1 – 1:50 p.m. Marketing management Tamra Fisher Roessner 105
2 – 2:50 p.m. Media law Jon Bekken Teel 214
2 – 2:50 p.m. Medieval/early modern civilization Patricia Turning Masters 207
3 – 3:50 p.m. Commercial music ensemble Michael D’Errico CFA 212
4 – 4:50 p.m. Rap collective Michael D’Errico CFA 212

 

Campus tour
10:30 a.m., departs from Pushman Cottage, free
If you haven’t visited campus in a few years, you need to go on this campus tour! State-of-the art learning spaces have been added and the grounds are more beautiful than ever! An Albright Alumni Association Board member and a Lion Diplomat lead this interactive tour on which you are encouraged to reminisce and share stories from your days at Albright! All tours depart from Pushman Cottage.

50+ Club lunch
12 p.m., McMillan Student Center, south lounge. $20
All alumni who graduated 50 or more years ago are invited to attend this luncheon, including the class of 1974 for induction into the 50+ Club.

After the luncheon, the class of 1964 will remain in the Student Center south lounge for an afternoon social—time for us to reconnect and share some personal time.

Whether or not you are able to attend our reunion, please complete a questionnaire for a special 60th reunion booklet. Everyone in the class will receive this lovely memento of our 60th, full of photos from our classmates and those taken at our reunion social. Use the form attached, or submit the form and a photo upload https://www.albright.edu/alumni-class-reunion-questionnaire-class-of-1964-60th-reunion/

West Reading murals tour and kick-off night
4:30 p.m., bus departs from Albright’s main parking lot at the corner of 13th and Bern streets, free
A guided tour of West Reading’s fabulous murals and kick-off night in West Reading to start the weekend in style!

Center for the Arts tour with reception
6:30 p.m., Freedman Gallery, free

Brian Glaze discusses his work currently on exhibition: The Triad of Fire. This Project Space Exhibition includes new work from Glaze’s fall 2022 sabbatical. Glaze’s artistic practice is firmly rooted in sculpture and digital media and provides a commentary about U.S. manufacturing. Although his earlier work has often included welding techniques and mixed-media outcomes using found objects, his current research has expanded and explores metal casting processes in three categories: bronze, salt and thermite welding.

Campus stroll with Phi Delta Sigma and nation-wide 5K

9 a.m., Kelchner Field, free
Run a 5K wherever you are and whenever you are able, or come to campus for a one-mile stroll around the block at Kelchner field. Remote participants will receive a 5K bib in the mail and will be able to post photos of their runs on a special online platform. All are invited to join in on this fun event!

Campus Tour
10:30 a.m. and 2:30 p.m. Departs from Pushman Cottage
If you haven’t visited campus in a few years, you need to go on this campus tour! State-of-the art learning spaces have been added and the grounds are more beautiful than ever! An Albright Alumni Association Board member and a Lion Diplomat lead this interactive tour on which you are encouraged to reminisce and share stories from your days at Albright!

Phi Mu and Phi Beta Mu Pink Ladies Luncheon
11 a.m., McMillan Student Center, south lounge, $25
Join us for this 50s diner throwback lunch! Enjoy a delightful spread of classic diner food for lunch, and top off the experience with delicious ice cream floats. Plus, participate in our silent auction fundraiser to support our collegiate sisters. It’s a perfect blend of fun, food, sisterhood and philanthropy!

Albright Men’s Baseball Double-header vs. Eastern.
12 and 2:30 p.m., Kelchner field, free

Women’s Lacrosse vs. Eastern
12 p.m., Shirk Stadium, free

Class of 1974 50th Reunion
12 p.m., Center for the Arts mezzanine, $20
It’s a golden year for 1974 lions! Don’t miss our 50th reunion with good food, wonderful friends and warm memories!

Whether or not you are able to attend our reunion, please complete a questionnaire for a special 60th reunion booklet. Everyone in the class will receive this lovely memento of our 60th, full of photos from our classmates and those taken at our reunion social. Submit this form and a photo upload https://www.albright.edu/alumni-class-reunion-questionnaire/.

Albright Men’s & Women’s Tennis vs. Hood College
1 p.m., Albright tennis courts, free.

Pride+ and Gay/Straight Alliance Reunion
1 p.m., Alumni Hall, faculty lounge. Free
Reunite with friends from Pride+ and Gay/Straight Alliance, and discuss life after Albright with current student members of Pride+.

Society of Black Alumni vibe fest
2 p.m., The Pike Cafe, 930 Pike St., Reading, PA  $25
Time to get your groove on and join the Society of Black Alumni for an afternoon of music, refreshments and fun!

WXAC Reunion and Send-Off to Retirement for Mindy Cohen
2 p.m., WXAC building, 13th street, free
Shake, rattle and roll on back to Albright to remember fun times at the WXAC station and send Mindy Cohen off to retirement in style, after 20 years of mentoring and inspiring students.

Xion Step and Dance car wash fundraiser
2 – 4 pm, parking lot between Wells Fargo and the WXAC. Prices start at $10 for cars, SUVs $15, and Trucks $20. The team appreciates your help having a successful fundraiser!

Men’s Baseball Double Header against Eastern
2:30 p.m., Kelchner field, free

Alumni Association Annual Awards Celebration
5:30 p.m., McMillan Student Center, main lounge, $45
The premier event of Alumni Weekend! Awards are presented to alumni who have used their liberal arts degree to its greatest potential and have excelled or performed outstanding service in a number of areas. Ticket price includes cocktail reception, dinner and dessert.

Congratulations to our 2024 Alumni Association Award Recipients!

  • Jacob Albright Award:
    • Jeffrey J. Joyce ’83
  • Distinguished Alumni Award:
    • Walter V. Alsegg ’64 
    • K. Neil Van Dine ’88
  • Mary Fry Good ’49 Service to Alma Mater Award:
    • Sean K. Crossley ’11
  • Young Alumni Achievement Award:
    • Tomesha R. Campbell ’09

Men’s and Women’s Tennis vs. Arcadia
1 p.m., Albright College tennis courts, free

All weekend

Domino Players Production
Thursday – Saturday, April 18 – 20 at 8 p.m., Sunday, April 21 at 2 p.m., Albright Theatre

“Urinetown” written by Greg Kotis, music/lyrics by Mark Hollmann, directed by Ben Galosi ’25*EE Thur.-Sat., April 18-20, 8 p.m.; Sun., April 21, 2 p.m., Albright Theatre. Set in a time not too far from our own, this musical comedy tells the story of a drought-ridden town where private toilets are banned and class conflicts are tense. As the corrupt megacorporation Urine Good Company grows richer on the monetization of urination, the impoverished citizens of its municipality become riled up toward revolution. Through satire and song, “Urinetown: The Musical” envisions a world where people have to pay to pee.

The Freedman Gallery
Hours: Friday, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. and on Sunday, 1-4 p.m.

Current exhibit:

“Brian Glaze: The Triad of Fire” March 19 – April 21, Project Space Exhibition includes new work from Glaze’s fall 2022 sabbatical. Glaze’s artistic practice is firmly rooted in sculpture and digital media and provides a commentary about U.S. manufacturing. Although his earlier work has often included welding techniques and mixed media outcomes using found objects, his current research has expanded and explores metal casting processes in three categories: bronze, salt and thermite welding.

Book Store
Friday, April 19: 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Saturday, April 20: 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Sunday, April 21: 10:30 a.m. – 2 p.m.

Be sure to stop in at the new Gear Shop and pick up some fun Albright gear! Alumni receive 10% off their purchases!

Memories from Alumni Weekend 2023

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