Albright College Homecoming & Family Weekend 2019

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Friday, September 27, 2019 at 11:00 AM - Sunday, September 29, 2019 at 04:00 PM
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Albright College Reading, Pennsylvania, United States of America
Hosted by: Albright Alumni Association
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JOIN US FOR HOMECOMING & FAMILY WEEKEND 2019!

Hail! Hail! The Red and the White! During Homecoming & Family Weekend we invite alumni, students, parents, families, friends and faculty to celebrate all things Albright! From reunions to the traditional football game, the new food truck & fun fest, kid’s activities, campus tours, performances by the nationally recognized Domino Players, alumni radio hour on WXAC, sporting events and more, there’s something for everyone this Homecoming & Family Weekend! So show your Lion pride, wear your Albright gear and join us from Sept. 27-29!

General Registration
Registration is required for all activities, including complimentary events. To register, visit www.albright.edu/homecoming2019 or call the Office of Alumni & Donor Engagement at 610-921-7510. When you arrive on campus Saturday, please proceed to the registration area on the corner of 13 & Bern Sts. between 10 a.m.-3 p.m. to pick up your weekend schedule, name badge, campus map, tickets, free Albright swag and more!

Eat-Like-A-Lion
Enjoy a meal in the dining hall with your fellow alumni and current students during Homecoming Weekend. The discounted alumni price of $9.50 is all-you-can-eat and recommended as a lunch option for Sat., Sept. 28 from 11 a.m.-2 p.m. and brunch on Sun., Sept. 29 from 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Dietary accommodations are provided at each meal. Pay at the Dining Hall.

Bookstore
Open Fri., 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. and Sat., 10 a.m.-4:30 p.m. for your shopping convenience! Be sure to take advantage of your special 10% alumni discount on all purchases!

Freedman Gallery
Open on Fri., Sept. 27 from 9 a.m.-5p.m. and Sun., Sept. 29 from 1-4 p.m. Featured exhibits include “Yeon Jin Kim: Disjointed Fables” and “Freedman Gallery National Juried Exhibition: Social Justice in the Misinformation Age.”

Everybody, a Domino Players' Production
by Branden Jacobs-Jenkins, directed by Joey Love ‘20
Thurs. 9/26-Sat. 9/28, 8 p.m. and Sun. 9/29, 2 p.m., Wachovia Theatre
“Everybody,” inspired by the 15th-century morality play “Everyman,” tells the story of Everybody who represents, well, everybody! This 2018 Pulitzer Prize nominee takes the title character on a journey to discover life’s greatest questions while being confronted with their own morality. “Everybody” is a hilariously heartfelt and extremely meta adaptation that should have everyone thinking about one of the most important philosophical queries: What is the meaning of life?  Tickets are non-refundable and can be purchased by calling the Center for the Arts Box Office at 610-921-7547 or online at www.albright.edu/tickets

Pricing: Adult: $10 in advance, $15 at door; Albright faculty/staff/alumni and seniors (62 & above) with valid ID: $8 in advance; $10 at door; Students: $5 in advance with current, valid ID; $10 at door.

View or print a map of campus online HERE.  

Overnight Accommodations
Albright College partners with many area hotels in providing discounted rates for guests visiting campus or Berks County, throughout the year. Visit www.albright.edu/hotels for a full list of hotels and “Albright College” rates. All overnight arrangements should be made directly with hotels. Book early! Rates and rooms are based on availability.

Ticket Information


Fri., 9/27 - 50+ Club Luncheon & Induction, followed by Class of 1964, 55 Year Reunion

THIS EVENT IS NOW CLOSED, IF YOU ARE INTERESTED IN ATTENDING PLEASE REGISTER AT THE DOOR. 11:30 a.m., McMillan Student Center, South Lounge - All alumni who graduated fifty or more years ago are invited to attend this luncheon featuring the induction of the class of 1969 into the 50+ Club. During the luncheon, you will receive a campus update from President Jacquelyn S. Fetrow '82, Ph.D. and and student Joey Love ’20 will present his Albright Creative Research Experience (ACRE) project on the history of sketch comedy. Special seating will be set aside for the classes of 1949, 1954, 1959 and 1964 also celebrating milestone reunions. Following our luncheon program, members of the class of 1964 are invited to reminisce and reconnect with friends they made over 55 years ago. $20. Class of 1964, 55th Reunion Committee Members: Gene Aulenbach, Vivien (Griesemer) Aulenbach, Bonita Bachl, John Bishop, Tom Herrold, Patricia Pacifico and Diana (Schuyler) Tirion. Class of 1969, 50th Reunion Committee Members: Bill Bower, Linda Carvell, Chris Kraras and Ginger Strong-Tidman
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$20.00
 
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Fri., 9/27 - Field Hockey vs. Lebanon Valley

3:30 p.m., Shirk Stadium. Free.
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Free
 
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Fri., 9/27 - Athletic Hall of Fame Reception and Dinner

ONLINE REGISTRATION FOR THIS EVENT IS NOW CLOSED, IF INTERESTED IN ATTENDING PLEASE CALL THE ATHLETIC OFFICE AT 610-921-7535. 6 p.m., Red and White Room & Schumo Center Lobby - We welcome home our Athletics Hall of Fame honorees. The inductees in the Class of 2019 are Angela Bretz ’99 (Swimming), Eric Nemec ’99 (Football), Dave Ciccone, Jr. ’04 (Baseball) and Trevor Deeter ’06 (Basketball). The evening will begin with a reception at 6 p.m. in the Red & White Room, followed by dinner at 7 p.m. in the Schumo Center Lobby. Following dinner, the honorees will be inducted into the Albright Hall of Fame. The inductees will also be recognized at halftime of the Albright Homecoming game against Delaware Valley on Saturday, September 28. $40.
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$40.00
 
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Fri., 9/27 - Welcome Back Reception

8 p.m., Cheers at the DoubleTree Reading Hotel (701 Penn St, Reading, PA 19601) - Coming into town early? Kickback with fellow Albrightians at Cheers in the DoubleTree Reading Hotel and toast to old times! The party starts at 8 p.m. Pay as you go.
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Free
 
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Fri., 9/27 - Albright Improv Show

10 p.m., Roop Hall - Join the Albright Improv group for a performance following the Friday showing of "Everybody", a Domino Players' Production. Free.
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Free
 
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Fri., 9/27 - Air Bands

8 p.m., Memorial Chapel - Watch this iconic student competition and learn what music students are dancing to today! Free.
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Free
 
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Sat., 9/28 - Class of 1969 "Magical Mystery Tour" of the Albright Community

9 a.m., departing from Main Parking Lot - Hop on the bus to take a trip down memory lane while touring the Albright community. The tour will highlight former Greek life and faculty houses and other memorable locations that were meaningful to you during your time on campus. Limited to 29 riders. Free.
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Free
 
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Sat., 9/28 - Women's Lacrosse Alumni Game

THIS TICKET IS NOW CLOSED. PLEASE STILL FEEL FREE TO ATTEND THIS EVENT. 9:00 a.m., Shirk Stadium Former Lady Lions will compete for bragging rights while our current players coach and keep score. Contact Coach Jen Willis at 610-929-6629 to sign up to play.
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Free
 
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Sat., 9/28 - Yoga on Science Field

THIS TICKET IS NOW EXPIRED. IF YOU ARE INTERESTED IN ATTENDING, PLEASE REGISTER AT SCIENCE FIELD UPON ARRIVAL. 10 a.m., Science Field - Take your “om” outdoors and practice yoga on Science Field! If your week has gotten you down, join us for an invigorating yoga session. Spending time outdoors sends signals to the brain that the body is back in its native environment. The brain then recalibrates to stay alert and releases endorphins, the feel-good chemicals that bring us pleasure. Bring your own yoga mat or towel. Free.
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Free
 
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Sat., 9/28 - Softball Alumnae Game

THIS TICKET IS NOW CLOSED. PLEASE STILL FEEL FREE TO ATTEND THIS EVENT. 10 a.m., Softball Field - All former and current Albright softball team players are invited to play in this new Homecoming game tradition. Any alumna softball players interested in participating, please contact Head Softball Coach, Marguerite DeLucas '14, at mdelucas@albright.edu. Or, if you would just like to watch or catch up with teammates, stroll over to the Softball Field any time. Free.
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Free
 
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Sat., 9/28 - Baseball Alumni Game

THIS TICKET IS NOW CLOSED. PLEASE STILL FEEL FREE TO ATTEND THIS EVENT. 10 a.m., Kelchner Field - All former and current Albright baseball team players are invited to play in this annual game. Batting practice for alumni players begins at 9 a.m. Any alumni baseball players interested in participating, please contact Head Baseball Coach, Jeff Feiler at jfeiler@albright.edu. Or, if you would just like to watch or catch up with teammates, stop by Kelchner Field any time. Free.
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Free
 
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Sat., 9/28 - Campus Tour

THIS TICKET IS NOW CLOSED. IF INTERESTED IN TAKING THE TOUR, PLEASE MEET AT THE SCHUMO CENTER LOBBY. 10:30 a.m., Depart from Schumo Center Lobby - During your time back on campus, make sure you take a tour led by an Albright Alumni Board Member and current Student Ambassador. The tour will be an exchange of what-was and what-is now. Your memories will come rushing back! Tour offered again at 2:30 p.m. Free.
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Free
 
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Sat., 9/28 - WXAC Alumni Radio Hour

11 a.m. – 12 p.m., WXAC Radio Station (1900 North 13th St., next to Roessner Hall) - Did you host a radio show during your time at Albright? Well now is your chance to relive your radio days again! Alumni are invited to make a guest appearance for this hour-long segment and play a tune of their choosing. This opportunity is limited to six 10-minute time slots and must be reserved no later than Fri., September 20. All alumni can tune in for this segment by going to www.wxac.net. Free.
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Free
 
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Sat., 9/28 - Food Trucks & Fun Fest

THIS TICKET IS NOW CLOSED. THIS IS A FREE EVENT OPEN TO ALL ALUMNI, STUDENTS, PARENTS AND FRIENDS SO PLEASE FEEL FREE TO STILL ATTEND. 11 a.m. – 5 p.m., Bern St. between Birch & 12th Sts. (next to Shirk Stadium) - Alumni, students, parents, siblings and friends are invited to take in the Food Truck & Fun Fest. Grab some good eats from various food truck vendors including comfort foods like BBQ favorites, hot dogs, fries, shaved ice and more. Additional fun games and activities will be set up for the whole family to enjoy like a dunk tank, lawn games and additional activities to be announced. Pay as you go at the food trucks and dunk tank. All other games and activities are free.
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Free
 
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Sat., 9/28 - Tailgating

THIS TICKET IS NOW CLOSED. IF YOU ARE INTERESTED IN REGISTERING YOUR VEHICLE PLEASE REPORT TO THE ARMORY LOT GATE. BASED UPON AVAILABILITY. 11 a.m. – 5:30 p.m., Armory Lot - Alumni, students, parents and friends who are 21 or older may participate. Registration is required to park your vehicle in the lot. Kegs and glass containers are NOT permitted on campus. College and state alcohol regulations will be enforced. No charcoal grills allowed. We appreciate your cooperation in keeping our parking lot clean and respecting campus rules. Gates open at 11 a.m. and all must vacate the lot by 5:30 p.m. IDs will be scanned at the entrance. $30 per vehicle.
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$30.00
 
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Sat., 9/28 - Class of 2019, Zero Year Reunion

THIS TICKET IS NOW CLOSED. YOU CAN STILL ATTEND BY SHOWING UP TO THE TAILGATE LOT. 11 a.m. – 5:30 p.m., Armory Lot - This was your home for the last four years. Now come back to catch up with friends and see where life is taking them. Your classmates will be reuniting in the tailgating area. Register to attend your class reunion and you will receive 2 complimentary tickets for the football game which can be picked up at general registration on the corner of 13th & Bern Sts. Reunion Committee Members: Misha Chemey, Kristen DePalma, Alexis Dillihay, Ally Eisenhauer, Steven Gosch, Heather MacQuarrie, Kelly Neary and Colton Walker
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Free
 
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Sat., 9/28 - Kids & Teen Camp

THIS TICKET IS NOW CLOSED. 12:30-4:30 p.m., Scholl Life Sports Center & FItness Room - We’ve got the whole family covered this Homecoming and Family Weekend! Kids ages 3-12 are invited to join us for fun and games at our first-ever Kid's Camp in the Scholl Life Sports Center. There will be activities for every age and interest from board games to field games. Camp theme activities include a s'mores relay race, campfire crafts, nature painting, camping scavenger hunt, and fairy/gnome house building. Teens can "chill out" during movie hour in the Fitness Room of the Schumo Center. Parents must pre-register their kids in advance. Free.
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Free
 
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Sat., 9/28 - Football vs. Delaware Valley

THIS TICKET IS NOW CLOSED. IF YOU ARE INTERESTED IN ATTENDING THE GAME, PLEASE PURCHASE YOUR TICKET AT THE GATE OF THE STADIUM. 1 p.m., Shirk Stadium - Support your Lions as they take on MAC rival Delaware Valley College! The first 250 fans to enter the stadium will receive an Albright foam hand! Halftime will feature the crowning of this year’s Homecoming King and Queen on the field as well as recognition of our 2019 Hall of Fame inductees. Alumni who register for their class reunion will receive 2 complimentary tickets to the game. Your tickets will be distributed in your registration packet at the corner of 13th & Bern Sts. Otherwise, on the day of the event, you can pay $5 at the gate of Shirk Stadium.
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$5.00
 
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Sat., 9/28 - Campus Tour

THIS TICKET IS NOW CLOSED. IF INTERESTED IN TAKING THE TOUR, PLEASE MEET AT THE SCHUMO CENTER LOBBY. 2:30 p.m., Depart from Schumo Center Lobby - During your time back on campus, make sure you take a tour led by an Albright Alumni Board Member and current Student Ambassador. The tour will be an exchange of what-was and what-is now. Your memories will come rushing back! Free.
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Free
 
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Sat., 9/28 - eSports Match

THIS EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELLED. 3 p.m., Schumo Center - Check out our newest varsity sport as the Cyber Lions compete in a match this Homecoming. The competition can be streamed live via the team’s twitch account and can also be viewed in the Schumo Center Lobby. Free.
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Free
 
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Sat., 9/28 - Class of 1989, 30 Year Reunion

THIS TICKET IS NOW CLOSED. IF INTERESTED IN ATTENDING, PLEASE REGISTER AT THE DOOR. 4:30-6:30 p.m., Schumo Center, Red & White Room followed by Brickstones - Join us for an hors d’oeuvres and open beer and wine bar reception following the football game before heading to Brickstones. Prior to the game, you can connect with your classmates in the tailgate lot where there will be a spot reserved for your class! Register to attend your class reunion and you will receive 2 complimentary tickets for the football game which can be picked up at general registration on the corner of 13th & Bern Sts. 1989 classmates are encouraged to stay at the Courtyard by Marriott Reading. $20. Pay as you go at Brickstones. Reunion Committee Members: Kim (Jacobs) Buccellato, Vince Buccellato, Cindy (Ruth) Conway and Walt Conway
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$20.00
 
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Sat., 9/28 - Class of 1984, 35 Year Reunion

THIS TICKET IS NOW CLOSED. IF YOU ARE INTERESTED IN ATTENDING, PLEASE REGISTER AT THE DOOR. 5:30-7:30 p.m., Roessner Hall, 1st Floor Atrium - Join your classmates for an hors d’oeuvres and open beer and wine bar reception following the football game. Special guest attendance by retired accounting professor Terry Reilly and former coach Sally Stetler. Head to Brickstone's after your reunion reception on campus to keep the party going (Pay as you go - 901 Hill Ave, Wyomissing, PA 19610). Prior to the game, you can connect with your classmates in the tailgate lot where there will be a spot reserved for your class! Register to attend your class reunion and you will receive 2 complimentary tickets for the football game which can be picked up at general registration on the corner of 13th & Bern Sts. $20. Reunion Committee Members: Laura (Karp) Bovitz, Nancy (Miller) Brown, Deb (Gallek) Cardenas, Vito Cosmo, Jonathan Dunayer, and Eric Wilson
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$20.00
 
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Sat., 9/28 - Class of 1999, 20 Year Reunion

THIS TICKET IS NOW CLOSED. IF YOU ARE INTERESTED IN ATTENDING, PLEASE REGISTER AT THE DOOR. 5:30-7:30 p.m., Science Hall Patio - Join your classmates for an hors d’oeuvres and open beer and wine bar reception following the football game. Karen Campbell, Ph.D., Actign Provost and Vice President of Academic Affairs, and accounting professor, Gertrude Eguae-Obazee, D.B.A. will be special guests at your class reunion. Prior to the football game, you can connect with your classmates in the tailgate lot where there will be a spot reserved for your class! Register to attend your class reunion and you will receive 2 complimentary tickets for the football game which can be picked up at general registration on the corner of 13th & Bern Sts. 1999 classmates are encouraged to stay at the Courtyard by Marriott Reading. $20. Reunion Committee Members: Stephen Deihl, Kimberly (Field) Jacobs, Laura (Crawford) Kline, Jemmell’z Washington
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$20.00
 
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Sat., 9/28 - Class of 1994, 25 Year Reunion

THIS TICKET IS NOW CLOSED. IF YOU ARE INTERESTED IN ATTENDING, PLEASE REGISTER AT THE DOOR. 6-9 p.m., Roessner Hall, 2nd Floor Lobby - Join your classmates for hors d’oeuvres and a open beer and wine bar reception following the football game. Prior to the game, connect with classmates in the tailgate lot where there will be a spot reserved for your class. Register to attend your class reunion and you will receive 2 complimentary tickets for the football game which can be picked up at general registration on the corner of 13th & Bern Sts. $20. Reunion Committee: John Amoh, Heather (Ulrickson) Hollenbach, Stephen Mull and Doug Saltstein
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$20.00
 
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Sat., 9/28 - Women’s Soccer vs. Penn St. Brandywine

THIS EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELED. 6 p.m., Shirk Stadium. Free.
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Free
 
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Sat., 9/28 - Class of 1969, 50 Year Reunion

THIS EVENT IS NOW CLOSED, IF YOU ARE INTERESTED IN ATTENDING PLEASE REGISTERED AT THE DOOR. 6-9 p.m., McMillan Student Center, Main Lounge & South Lounge - Hey there, Sugar, Sugar! Let down your Hair and join your classmates for your golden celebration starting with a Time of the Season cocktail reception (beer, wine and hors d’oeuvres included) featuring popular tunes from your time on campus from 6-7 p.m. in the McMillan Student Center, Main Lounge. Then be the first to walk on the moon in the South Lounge where you will enjoy a sit-down dinner to reminisce with your classmates and take a trip down memory lane. You will hear an update on Albright’s latest initiatives from President Jacquelyn S. Fetrow, Ph.D. '82, remember those classmates who are no longer with us and enjoy a friendly trivia competition. Register to attend your class reunion and you will receive 2 complimentary tickets for the football game which can be picked up at general registration on the corner of 13th & Bern Sts. $35. Class of 1969, 50th Reunion committee members: Bill Bower, Linda Carvell, Chris Kraras and Ginger Strong-Tidman
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$35.00
 
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Sat., 9/28 - Class of 1979, 40 Year Reunion

THIS TICKET IS NOW CLOSED. IF YOU ARE INTERESTED IN ATTENDING, PLEASE REGISTER AT THE DOOR. 7-9p.m., The Peanut Bar (332 Penn Street, Reading, PA 19602. Enjoy cocktails and dinner with your classmates to celebrate your 40th reunion at The Peanut Bar. Prior to the football game, connect with classmates in the tailgate lot where there will be a spot reserved for your class! Register to attend your class reunion and receive two complimentary tickets for the football game (available at the registration table, 13th & Bern Streets.). $50. Reunion Committee: Vicki Bentley, Trish (Andrews) Hoover, Rick Kowalick, Jeanette Roberts and Nancy Smalling.
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$50.00
 
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Sat., 9/28 - Class of 2009, 10 Year Reunion

THIS TICKET IS NOW CLOSED. IF YOU ARE INTERESTED IN ATTENDING, PLEASE REGISTER AT THE DOOR. 7 p.m., Beer Wall on Penn (619 Penn Ave, West Reading, PA 19611) - Join your classmates at one of Reading’s new hot spots – Beer Wall on Penn. The area’s first, self-serve taproom, owned by Albright alumnus Josue Matos ’19, features over 30 taps on two floors and includes a dining area with a gastropub style menu, full service cocktail bar and game room. Register to attend your class reunion and you will receive 2 complimentary tickets for the football game which can be picked up at general registration on the corner of 13th & Bern Sts. Your committee suggests booking overnight accommodations at the Courtyard by Marriott Reading. Event is pay as you go. Reunion committee members: Pamela Cristalli, Amanda Foulds, Stephanie Franchetti, Brittani Kelly, Brandy Lynn (Good) Laukhuff, Kelly (Burn) Vicari and Anthony Ward
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Free
 
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Sat., 9/28 - Step Afrika! Performance

THIS TICKET IS NOW CLOSED. PLEASE STILL FEEL FREE TO ATTEND THIS EVENT. 7 p.m., Memorial Chapel - Founded in 1994 as the first professional company dedicated to the tradition of stepping, Step Afrika! is one of the top ten African American dance companies in the US. It blends percussive dance styles practiced by historically African American fraternities and sororities, African traditional dance and influences from a variety of other dance and art forms. Free.
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Free
 
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Sat., 9/28 - Class of 2014 - 5 Year Reunion

THIS TICKET IS NOW CLOSED. IF YOU ARE INTERESTED IN ATTENDING, PLEASE REGISTER AT THE DOOR. 8 p.m., The Pike Cafe (930 Pike St, Reading, PA 19604) - How much has changed after only five years? We welcome you back home to catch up with your classmates at the reserved tables behind the bar at the World Famous Pike Cafe. Register to attend your class reunion and you will receive 2 complimentary tickets for the football game which can be picked up at general registration on the corner of 13th & Bern Sts. Pay as you go. Reunion committee members: Shawn Barczynski, Chris Dampf, Marguerite DeLucas, Victoria Foanio, Alex Maxwell, Sean O’Neill, Don Rieck, Stephen Thomas and Amanda Walck
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Free
 
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Sun., 9/29 - Service of Remembrance

THIS TICKET IS NOW CLOSED. IF YOU ARE INTERESTED IN ATTENDING, PLEASE REGISTER AT THE DOOR. 10 a.m., Teel Hall, Kachel Chapel - Join us in Kachel Chapel in Teel Hall for a morning Service of Remembrance as we honor those alumni, faculty and staff that have passed away over the last year including Sgt. Art Bromirski, Coach Donald Gottshall ’57 and Rev. Bill Marlow ’49. Free.
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