Homecoming 2023 – Albright College

Homecoming 2023

 

September 22 – September 24, 2023

Greetings from the Lion Nation! Cheer on our athletic teams, go on group tours, celebrate your reunion, and much, much more! Remember to tour campus, look for the Albright lion and visit The Freedman Gallery — open Friday, Sept. 22, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. and Sunday, Sept. 24, 1-4 p.m.
Visit the Freedman Gallery page to learn more about current exhibitions. We can’t wait to see you!

Friday, Sept. 22

Special invitation: 50+ Club and Alumni tour of Albright’s Public Art Workshop
10:30 a.m., TexpL site at 11th and Rockland Streets. Free
Michael L. Miller, artist in residence, guides guests through a tour of works in progress and his unique method for producing the colorful and cultural murals blooming in Reading, West Reading and beyond.

50+ Club luncheon | Class of 1973 induction
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 1973 for induction into the 50+ Club.

West Reading murals walking tour
3 p.m., Bus to West Reading departs from the main lot at 13th and Bern streets. Free
Upon arrival in West Reading, Michael L. Miller, artist in residence at Albright College, leads participants on a walking tour of murals gracing the streets of town. After the tour, attendees may choose to return directly to the Albright campus or join a Homecoming kick-off party in West Reading. The bus will return at 6 p.m.

Society of Black Alumni Student and Alumni Basketball Tournament
5 p.m., Scholl Lifesports Center. Free
Come on out to play a spirited round of basketball and challenge Albright students to a game with their alumni—may the best group win!

Athletics Hall of Fame reception and dinner
6 p.m., Schumo Center Red & White room and lobby.
Reception: Red & White Room at 6 p.m. Dinner: Schumo Center Lobby at 7 p.m. Call the athletics office at 610-921-7535 to make your reservation.
Congratulations to our 2023 Hall of Fame Inductees: Ted Agurkis ’70 – Football, Victoria Foanio ’14 – Tennis, Eric Kramer ’11 – Swimming, Chris Sheerer ’11 – Swimming

Student Air Bands Competition
7 p.m., Merner-Pfeiffer-Klein Memorial Chapel. Free

Saturday, Sept. 23

Women’s Lacrosse Alumnae Game
9 a.m., Shirk Stadium. Free
Please call the athletics office at 610-921-7535 for more information.

Central Check-In and Make your Own Swag Bags!
9 a.m. – 2 p.m., Center for the Arts Amphitheatre
Need Albright swag? We’ve got SWAG! Stop by the central check-in table to grab your football tickets, check in for tailgating or the picnic, and make your own swag bag! BRING YOUR KIDS! We have special swag items just for them!

Freedman Gallery
9 a.m. – 2 p.m. Free
Plan to visit Albright’s Freedman Gallery while you are on campus for Homecoming. Visit the Center for the Arts page to learn more about the fabulous exhibitions on display during Homecoming–a great opportunity to experience our wonderful gallery. Special swag items will be available to enhance your visit!

Student Success Commons & Library Commemoration Event of Phase One Launch
10-10:30 a.m., rear of the former Gingrich Library, rain location Student Center, South Lounge, Free

Lion Pride Picnic
10 a.m. – 3 p.m., Great Lawn in front of Selwyn Hall. $12 for anyone over 9 years of age, kids 8 and under eat free!
Pick a spot under the beautiful Albright trees and have a fun day with your Albright friends and your family. Entertainment starts at 10:30 and is ongoing until 2 p.m. Request your favorite songs from DJ Matt Zimmerman ’22!

Picnic Highglights
10:30 a.m.: KooKoo the Cartoon Magician
11:30 a.m.: Buccaneer Brass!
12 p.m.: DJ and open mic — music you will want to dance to!
12 p.m.: Football game begins
11 a.m. – 2 p.m. ongoing: Face painting, photo booth and more!

Homecoming Tailgating
Come cheer for the Lions and join halftime festivities — the crowning of the Homecoming King & Queen and Induction of Hall of Famers Ted Agurkis ’70, Victoria Foanio ’14, Eric Kramer ’11 and Chris Sheerer ’11.
Tailgating locations this year: 11 a.m.–4 p.m., Turtle Dome: In gated athletics parking lot. $30 for a spot, walk-ins are free. Watch the game while you tail gate (park close by). 21 or older may participate. CHILDREN AND UNDER 21 WILL NOT BE ADMITTED. No pets, grills or glass containers please. See complete guidelines when reserving your spot. Lion Pride Family-Friendly Tailgating: 10 a.m.–3 p.m., Main Parking lot at 13th and Bern Street. $30 to reserve a spot, walk-ins are free. Bring your kids and enjoy tailgating with your family and friends. Participants are asked to follow guidelines for conduct, available to review when reserving your space.

Albright football vs. FDU Florham
12 p.m., Shirk Stadium. Free tickets for alumni—please register in advance.
The first 200 fans will receive an Albright foam hand!

Xion Dance Team Car Wash
1 – 3:30 p.m. in the parking lot between Wells Fargo and the WXAC building.
Support the dance team and drive around campus sparkling and in style!

Campus tour
2:30 p.m., Depart from Pushman Cottage. Free
An interactive tour full of memories and new Albright sights and sounds, led by an Alumni Association Board member and a Lion Diplomat.

Women’s soccer vs. King’s College
5 p.m., Shirk Stadium. Free

Men’s soccer vs. Penn State University, Brandywine
7:30 p.m., Shirk Stadium. Free


Saturday Reunions

Please see registration page for your reunion plans! The Alumni Office encourages alumni to bring children, grandchildren and families to the Lion Pride picnic, Family-Friendly tailgating and football game, where activities and fun await! Please note: children are prohibited from attending the cocktail party and reunion dinners,.

All-Alumni Cocktail Party PLEASE NOTE NEW LOCATION!
4 p.m., Due to the forecast for potential rain on Saturday afternoon, the cocktail party is moving from Sylvan Pond to the McMillan Student Center, Main Lounge.  $25
Class reunions from zero to fifty – 2023, 2018, 2013, 2008, 2003, 1998, 1993, 1988, 1983, 1978 and 1973 – will participate in an All Alumni cocktail party at the pond. Appetizers, wine and beer will be served! For the first time you will have the opportunity to take a quaff of our own Albright Ale, provided by Knute Mellon ’00 from his Blondes and Brewnettes Brewery. Enjoy live music by the student and alumni band Bad Publicity. All alumni are invited to attend!

Lion Pride Reunion
6 p.m., McMillan Student Center Dining Hall, unless otherwise noted below. $35 Come together with LION PRIDE for fun, nostalgia and camaraderie at our all alumni group reunion! Celebrate your special year with a delectable array of dishes to please every palate and preference. All alumni are invited to attend.

Class of 1983
4 p.m. – participate in the All Alumni cocktail party at 4 p.m. followed by a 40th reunion celebration in South Lounge at 6 p.m.

Class of 1993
4 p.m. – participate in the All Alumni cocktail party at 4 p.m. followed by a 30th reunion celebration off campus at B2Bistro, 701 Reading Avenue, West Reading, Pa.

Nursing Program Reunion
Alumni from Albright’s nursing program will celebrate at the Lion Pride Picnic and will gather there from 11 – 2. Please register for the picnic and watch for our signs upon your arrival at the picnic! At 8 p.m., a rousing game of class year trivia will follow the reunion dinner. Show those other classes who is in the know and win great prizes!! Free!

Dont see your reunion year? No problem! You are invited to join the class reunion with which you feel the most affinity – please register ahead.

Sunday, Sept. 24

Center for the Arts Homecoming Virtual tour
2 – 3 p.m., Facebook Live. Free. Access the tour with this link to Facebook Live.

Ongoing

Virtual Service of Remembrance
Virtual memory board commemorating members of the Albright Community who died between September 1, 2022 and August 30, 2023 will be open for online contributions from September 11, 2023 through September 30, 2023.

Check out whose coming!

Kenneth Eberle 1958
Douglas Layman 1958
Paul Lucia 1962
Barbara (Buchter) Lucia 1963
Walter Alsegg 1964
Vivien (Griesemer) Aulenbach 1964
Gene Aulenbach 1964
Bonita Bachl 1964
John Bishop 1964
Jim Cassaday 1967
Joe Ricci 1969
Karen (Mills) Borghi 1970
Marilyn (Stauffer) Ricci 1970
Andrea (Finkelstein) Losben 1971
Robert Cristadoro 1972
Joseph Spadoni 1972
Ronald Cohen 1973
Susan (Goetz) Cristadoro 1973
Salvatore Cutrona, Sr. 1973
Floyd Eisenberg 1973
Edward Harkness 1973
Francis Kelly 1973
Judith (Cook) Lengle 1973
Marilyn (Miller) Ney 1973
Pamela White 1973
Samuel Zeiser 1973
Nanette (Ferrante) Cutrona 1974
Frankie Davis 1975
Kim (Guerra) Redmond 1978
Nicholas Bybel 1980
Bruce Cutilli 1982
Sue (Sten) Eisenhauer 1982
Jacquelyn Fetrow 1982
Rick Herring 1982
Sherri (Barto) Mathews 1982
Jeffrey Schaeffer 1982
Harriet Stein 1982
Lori Bechtel 1983
Anthony Bruno 1983
Ann (Brininger) Bunker 1983
Paul Bunker 1983
Mary Burke Fox 1983
Barbara (Schmelzle) Buxton 1983
Ann Marie (Feick) Bybel 1983
Ruth (Hawkins) Campbell 1983
Jodi (Kaufman) Cooper, M.D. 1983
Carolyn (Crane) Cutilli 1983
John Demmy 1983
Don Eisenhauer 1983
Jeffrey Gilmore 1983
Kristine Hazzard 1983
Lawrence Hazzard 1983
Patti (Good) Herring 1983
Denise (McGill) Hulbert 1983
Carole Hullinger 1983
Jeffrey Joyce 1983
Frank Koons 1983
Beckie (Yoder) Lamborn 1983
Jim Lewis 1983
Phyllis (Adams) Mathews 1983
Nancy (Henshall) Miller 1983
Ross Miller 1983
Kip Miller 1983
Cary Sax 1983
Ron Scheese 1983
Bruce Seidel 1983
Alan Weisberg 1983
Gigi (Cragg) Wentzel 1983
Drac Williams 1983
Marc Hagemeier 1985
Kim (Hodgson) Reynolds 1985
Katherine Scheese 1985
Lisa DeLong 1986
Chris Barto 1988
Luke Huggins 1988
Kecia McMillian 1988
Patrick Stone 1988
Vincent Buccellato 1989
Mary (Gartner) Cassaday 1989
Tim Ayers 1993
Vered Bar 1993
Nicole Bartels Paul 1993
Alicia (McCullough) Curran 1993
Christina D’Amico-Garcia 1993
Michele Decker 1993
Jill Dorrler 1993
Eric Evans 1993
Patricia Fitzgerald 1993
Mike Gannon 1993
Tanya (Jones) Georgelis 1993
Vicki (Mikaelian) Heale 1993
Kim (Mennona) Hewski 1993
Rob Hollenbach 1993
Keith Joffe 1993
Laurie (Lyons) Kirschner 1993
Patrick LaFrieda 1993
Sue (Kanapinski) Leming 1993
Steve Leming 1993
Melanie Lis 1993
Kevin Miller 1993
Joe Mullaney 1993
Brenda (Esteves) Nau 1993
Connie (Grothe) Santee 1993
Michele (Burns) Scavuzzo 1993
Brian Scavuzzo 1993
Cathie Shouldis 1993
Jack Shouldis 1993
Nicole (Hartman) Solvibile 1993
William Solvibile 1993
Brandon Epting 1995
Kurt Krebs 1998
Harriet (Shapiro) Moskowitz 1998
Barbie Spear 1998
Amy (Fry) Wertz 1999
Lela (Hubbard) Anderson 2003
Melissa Dunn 2003
Cristen Leaper 2003
Richa Saini 2003
Jennifer (Bush) Smith 2003
Bona Sumner 2003
Laura (Lawrence) Topper 2003
Dorothy (Dottie) Vauls 2003
Ummie (Mycka) Morrison 2004
Timothy Webb 2004
Cliff Kosick Jr 2007
Michelle Mercier 2007
Caitlin (Zgura) Ruzenski 2007
Dennis Damiani 2008
Heather Foster 2008
Brian Johdos 2008
Jacqui Kappler 2008
Brennan McNenly 2008
Anna Mills 2008
Sheritta Wilkerson 2008
Christina Zambrana 2008
Shelly (Brown) Kosick 2009
Jarrad Nardiello 2009
Arline Rice 2009
Michael Rice 2009
Dawn Gieringer 2010
Andre Murphy 2010
Jessica (Dorward) Angstadt 2011
Bryan Wilson 2011
Sean Snyder 2012
Helen (Anderson) Snyder 2013
Amanda Walck 2014
Harry Dietrich 2017
Matthew Ahner 2018
Blake FA Champagne 2018
Michaela Dutton 2018
Joseph Olkusz 2018
Misha Chemey 2019
Kristen DePalma 2019
Alexandra Papoutsis 2019
Victoria Rivera 2019
Bee Army 2020
Silvia Mualcin 2020
Andrea Nguyen 2020
Shannon Wilson 2021
Tristen Cotter 2022
Kate Griffin 2022
Jenna Hunter 2022
Kenneth Rolon 2022
Sthelsy Arias Velásquez 2023
Rachel Clark 2023
Anna Dominguez 2023
Katie Donner 2023
Jake Kucowski 2023
Taequon Overton 2023
Natalie Paschket 2023
John Weik 2023

Special overnight accommodations for September 22 – 24, 2023 are available for Albright College alumni. Alumni should make reservations directly via a dedicated reservation page for Albright College by clicking on the hotel-specific link found below and on the Homecoming 2023 web page.

Courtyard by Marriott Reading/Wyomissing
150 N Park Rd,
Reading, PA 19610
(610) 378-1137
Albright rate: $129 per night, double occupancy
Deadline to reserve: Wednesday, August 30, 2023
Click Here to Reserve Your Overnight Accommodations at Courtyard Marriott

DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Reading
701 Penn St,
Reading, PA 19601
(610) 375-8000
Albright rate: $142 per night, double occupancy
Deadline to reserve: Monday, September 11, 2023.
Click Here to Reserve Your Overnight Accommodations at The DoubleTree by Hilton Reading

Fairfield Inn & Suites by Marriott Reading/Wyomissing
21 Meridian Blvd,
Reading, PA 19610
(610) 376-4400
Albright rate: $128 per night, double occupancy
Deadline to reserve: Saturday, September 2

Click Here to Reserve Your Overnight Accommodations at Fairfield Inn & Suites

Holiday Inn Express & Suites Wyomissing
405 N Park Rd,
Wyomissing, PA 19610
(610) 373-4444
Albright Rate: $89 per night for double occupancy
Deadline to reserve: Friday, September 8, 2023
Click Here to Reserve your Overnight Accommodations at Holiday Inn Express

Close to 800 alumni, family members and students came home to Albright for Homecoming Weekend 2022, with a first-ever flash mob! Attendees enjoyed a food truck lunch, while many alumni tailgated and enjoyed the football game.

Football Game and Tailgating

Photo Booth Fun Shots

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50+ Club Lunch and Class of 1972 Induction

Class of 1972 50th Reunion Celebration

Class Reunions

Class years 1972, 1977, 1982, 1987, 2002, 2007, 2012, 2017 and 2022 celebrated reunions in style!