CANCELLED - Alumni Weekend 2020

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Thursday, April 02, 2020 at 04:00 PM - Sunday, April 05, 2020 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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Dear Albright Community,

Following recommendations from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and an emergency disaster declaration by the state of Pennsylvania, we regret to inform you that Albright College will be cancelling Alumni Weekend 2020.

This is disappointing news, as we had many wonderful celebrations planned and have been looking forward to welcoming alumni of all ages back to campus. However, the health of our alumni, students, faculty and staff is of paramount importance to us. As such, we are taking a number of precautionary measures to keep our community members safe, and to prevent further spread of the Coronavirus. Click here to stay up to date on how Albright College is responding to COVID-19.

Your registration fees will be refunded to the credit card with which you registered and we will communicate further when those credits are made. In addition, we will be working closely with the Alumni Association Board to include some of the originally scheduled Alumni Weekend events into future programming. Please be on the lookout for more information on upcoming alumni events. And take care.

Office of Alumni & Donor Engagement 

 

Alumni make up the biggest part of our Albright family. This weekend is for you! 

Come back to Albright to celebrate alumni achievements and connect with your classmates and organization members. You can take in an athletic event, departmental gathering and see the changes of campus since your last visit. You might even run into some of your former professors. 

Make your plans now and join us from Thursday, April 2 to Sunday, April 5, 2020!

Registration is required for all activities, including complimentary events. 

Bookstore
The Albright Bookstore will be open on Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. and Saturday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Take advantage of your special 10% alumni discount on all purchases!

Freedman Gallery
The Freedman Gallery will be open on Friday, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. and on Sunday, 1-4 p.m. Featured exhibits include:

Dan Talley: State: Obvious/Not So
Mementos of a Dream, Sculpture from the Collection
Rambod and Ramyar Vala: Challenges of Imagination


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. Please be advised that Alumni Weekend takes place during Berks Jazz Fest so some area hotels have limited availability and may not be able to honor the Albright rate during this time.

Thurs., 4/2/20 - Science Night: A Chemistry & Biochemistry Seminar & Reception: “Industrial Hemp”
Lecture: 4:30-5:30 p.m., Science Center Room 256, Free
Reception: 5:30 p.m., Science Center Lobby, Free
Dinner: 6:30-8 p.m., McMillan Student Center, South Lounge, $25 
Recently declassified by the 2018 Federal Farm Bill, industrial hemp is experiencing a resurgence around the world. Companies like Groff North America, led by Albright alumnus, Steven Groff, M.D. '87, are exploring the plant's thousands of uses and are pioneering new business models to track products from seed to shelf. To RSVP for this event, go to www.albright.edu/hemp.

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Fri., 4/3 - 50+ Club Luncheon

12 p.m., McMillan Student Center, South Lounge - All alumni who graduated 50 or more years ago are invited to attend this luncheon featuring a campus update from President Jacquelyn S. Fetrow, Ph.D. ’82 and a student presentation by fashion major, Paul Cieri ’20, on his Albright Creative Research Experience (ACRE) project, study abroad trip to Paris and recent Design Challenge competition.
Price
$15.00
 
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Fri., 4/3 - 50+ Club Campus Tour

2 p.m., Departing from Student Center, South Lounge - After lunch, join us for a campus tour led by a student ambassador tour guide, and see how the campus has (and has not) changed over the years! Golf cart transportation available upon request. Complimentary.
Price
Free
 
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Fri., 4/3 - Albright Baseball vs. Widener

3:30 p.m., Kelchner Field
Price
Free
 
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Fri., 4/3 - Alumni and Student Law Seminar & Networking

4-6 p.m., McMillan Student Center, South Lounge - Albright alumni attorneys are invited to join us for a one-hour CLE seminar on the Pennsylvania Clean Slate bill, which aims to help people with criminal records get their lives back on track. Seminar presented by alumna Sharon M. Dietrich, Esq. ’82, litigation director at Community Legal Services, Inc. Following the event, join our current pre-law students for a networking reception.
Price
$15.00
 
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Fri., 4/3 - Fashion Alumni Panel & Networking Reception presented by Club Vogue

7-8 p.m., Science Lecture Hall - Join us as R. Scott French ’87 and other fashion alumni return to campus to share their experiences in the fashion industry during a panel discussion presented by Club Vogue. Following the discussion, stick around for a networking reception with the panelists. Complementary, but registration required.
Price
Free
 
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Sat., 4/4 - 8th Annual Music Business Forum

10 a.m.-4 p.m., Roessner Hall - The 8th Annual Music Business Forum brings top music industry professionals together with Albright College students, alumni, and community members for a day of presentations and discussions. The annual event is hosted by Director of Music Industry Studies, A.J. Merlino, and is sponsored by the Albright College Music Department. This event provides an opportunity for attendees to broaden their understanding of the entertainment industry and network with key professionals. Featured speakers include Brianna Cotugno’15, revenue assurance manager, Warner Music Group; Trent Gray ’17, box office manager, ASM Global; Jenna Olivo ’13, senior administrator, Warner Music Group and Paul Sinclair ’97, general manager and executive vp, Atlantic Records. Lunch and snacks included. Complimentary. Alumni attendees are encouraged to donate at the event in support of the Music Department. (Schedule of events: 9-10 a.m. - Registration/Coffee, 10 a.m. - Opening Remarks, 10:05 -11 a.m. Trent Gray, 11 a.m. - 12 p.m. - Brianna Cotugno, 12-1 p.m. - Lunch, 1-2 p.m. - Jenna Olivo, 2-3 p.m. - Paul Sinclair, 3-4:30 p.m. - Panel)
Price
Free
 
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Sat., 4/4 - Campus Tour

10:30 a.m., Departing from McMillan Student Center, Main Lounge - Follow a campus tour led by a student ambassador and an Alumni Board member to see how the campus has (and has not) changed since you graduated! Also, share your recollections of the past with our students.
Price
Free
 
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Sat., 4/4 - Phi Mu & Phi Beta Mu Mexican Fiesta

11 a.m.-2 p.m., McMillan Student Center, South Lounge - Señoritas, It’s Time For Margaritas! Join us for a Mexican fiesta with make-your-own tacos and delicious margaritas while catching up with friends, old and new! Continuing our alumnae commitment to philanthropy, we will again focus our attention on the financial struggles of our Albright students, which results in food insecurities and the inability to meet basic needs. This year we again aim to make life a bit easier for Albright students by collecting needed toiletries. A full list of items needed for donations can be found at: www.albright.edu/phimu.
Price
$16.00
 
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Sat., 4/4 - Society of Black Alumni (SOBA) Meet & Greet

12-2 p.m., Alumni Hall, Faculty Lounge - The Society of Black Alumni (SOBA) invites alumni and current students to meet members of this recently formed affinity group. Join SOBA for an informal networking event with alumni where you’ll have the opportunity to discuss your time on campus, overcoming personal and professional obstacles, career strategies, life after Albright and more. Current SOBA member attendees include Tiffenia Archie, Ph.D. ’92, Danny Gilmore ’98, Tonya Gilmore ’94, Adrie Neal ’09, Ebony Richardson ’13 and Charnita Zeigler-Johnson ’92.
Price
Free
 
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Sat., 4/4 - Success Stories: An up-close look at Albright Alumni and Their Path to Entrepreneurship

12-2 p.m., Beer Wall on Penn (619 Penn Ave, West Reading, PA 19611) - Reconnect with your fellow Albrightians as we gather at Beer Wall on Penn. Attendees will have the opportunity to hear from SPS alumnus Josue Matos ’19, owner of Beer Wall on Penn, about his Albright experience and an up-close look at his journey to starting a business. Karen Campbell, Provost & Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs, will be in attendance. Light hors d'oeuvres will be provided. All alcoholic drinks and menu items are pay as you go.
Price
Free
 
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Sat., 4/4 - Phi Delta Sigma Junior Women’s Ice Cream Social

1 p.m., Center for the Arts, Roop Hall - Join Sister Sigs for this annual ritual and welcome potential junior women learning about the sorority, while enjoying your favorite ice cream!
Price
Free
 
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Sat., 4/4 - Albright Softball vs. Stevenson (Doubleheader)

1 p.m., Softball Field
Price
Free
 
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Sat., 4/4 - Albright Women's Tennis vs. Messiah

1 p.m., Tennis Courts
Price
Free
 
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Sat., 4/4 - Alpha Delta Pi "Pie for our Pi's"

1-3 p.m., Multifaith Center, First Floor - Come mingle with the sisters of Alpha Delta Pi and enjoy pie, dessert and coffee while learning more about the current sisterhood.
Price
Free
 
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Sat., 4/4 - Wine, World Languages & Cultural Conversations

1:30-3:30 p.m., Center of the Arts, Freedman Gallery - Alumni and students are invited to join the World Languages & Cultures Department as we sample wine from Chile, France and Germany. Alumnus, sommelier, and owner of Winedown Café & Wine Bar, Ben Franco ’06, will talk about the wines and pairings on hand. World Languages & Cultures alumni panelists, Tyler Arcaro ’09 (French), executive director of Travel Technologies at Valerie Wilson Travel; Wanda Gonzalez-Crespo ’98 (Spanish), English as a Second Language director in the Reading School District; Christopher Sheerer ’11 (Spanish), Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine at Reading Hospital and Sharibel Urena ’15 (French), Environmental Chemical Technician at Carpenter Technology Corporation, will discuss how they incorporate their language studies into their everyday professions. Current and retired faculty attendees include Rona Haftel, Adam John, Ph.D., Amal Kebaier, María Meléndez, Ph.D., Newton “Archie” Perrin, Ph.D. and Andrea Olivares. All attendees must be 21 years of age or older.
Price
$20.00
 
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Sat., 4/4 - Field Hockey Alumnae Game

2 p.m., Shirk Stadium - All lion field hockey alumnae are invited to dust off their sticks and shin guards and test their skills during this friendly afternoon alumnae field hockey game with the current college team. Warm-ups begin at 2 p.m. with the game getting underway at 2:30 p.m. Unsure if you want to play? Come out to spectate and catch up with everyone. Following the game, “stick” around for a post-game tailgate. All field hockey alumni attendees will receive a free T-shirt. For questions, please contact Amber Auchenbach, head field hockey coach, at aauchenbach@albright.edu or 610-929-6707.
Price
Free
 
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Sat., 4/4 - Campus Tour

2:30 p.m., Departing from McMillan Student Center, Main Lounge - Follow a campus tour led by a student ambassador and an Alumni Board member to see how the campus has (and has not) changed since you graduated! Also, share your recollections of the past with our students.
Price
Free
 
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Sat., 4/4 - Alumni Association Awards Cocktail Reception & Dinner

5 p.m., McMillan Student Center, Main Lounge then South Lounge - The Alumni Association will recognize six individuals with awards starting with a reception in the Main Lounge, followed by dinner in the South Lounge at 6 p.m. $40. This year's Alumni Award recipients are: • Tiffenia D. Archie, Ph.D. ’92 — Jacob Albright Award • Ben Franco ’06, Rev. Robert L. Johnson ’91 and William G. Young ’76 — Distinguished Alumni Award • Thomas A. Chaves ’85 — Mary Fry Good ’49 Service to Alma Mater Award • Andrew R. Holets ’06 — Young Alumni Achievement Award
Price
$40.00
 
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Sat., 4/4 - Student Government Association (SGA) & Class Officers Alumni Reception

8 p.m., Center for the Arts, Mezzanine - As SGA leaders & class officers, you worked with college clubs and organizations and advocated for your class. Enjoy cocktails and confections while reconnecting with your fellow leaders. Assistant Dean Emerita Sally Stetler will be in attendance as well as current SGA students. Committee Members: Kathryn (Biehl) Crossley ’11, Sean Crossley ’11, Victoria Foanio ’14, Faith Guzzo ’20, Jacob Pollicove ’20, Isha Shah ’20, Blake Tobias, Jr. ’17 and Lou Verdelli ’92.
Price
$15.00
 
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Sun., 4/5 - Community Service Project

9 a.m.-12 p.m., Reading Community - Join our students as we work together on a service project in the Reading community. Alumni volunteers are invited to enjoy a light breakfast starting at 8:30 a.m. in the Dining Hall; service project begins at 9:30 a.m.
Price
Free
 
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Sun., 4/5 - President's Council Reception

1 p.m., McMillan Student Center, South Lounge - By invitation only, this event honors some of Albright’s most generous donors. Attendees will receive a campus update from President Jacquelyn S. Fetrow, Ph.D. ’82 before attending the “Mementos of a Dream, Sculpture from the Collection” Reception & Gallery Talk in the Freedman Gallery.
Price
Free
 
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Sun., 4/5 - "Mementos of a Dream, Sculpture from the Collection" Reception & Gallery Talk

2-4 p.m., Center for the Arts, Freedman Gallery - Guest curated by Albright alumna Brie Diodata ’19, the exhibition is drawn from the Freedman Gallery’s collection and focuses on assemblages and sculptures that employ mundane materials in nonsensical or ironic juxtaposition.
Price
Free
 
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