St. John's College was pleased to welcome nearly 700 alumni back to both campuses in September. Homecoming is the flagship annual event of the active and vibrant alumni community. This is the time and place where the past and present come together, new memories are made, and deepened friendships emerge. On both campuses, Homecoming featured awards ceremonies honoring the successes of our alumni, the induction of honorary alumni, interesting seminars, pub trivia on great books factoids and tidbits, and much more!
More than 200 alumni and their families returned to the Santa Fe campus September 18-20 to celebrate Homecoming 2015. St. John's welcomed alums who traveled great distances to join their friends and classmates, including alumni from as far away as Japan and Nova Scotia. In addition to participating in seminars, networking, and reunion events, alumni welcomed President Mike Peters and his wife, Eleanor, to join their ranks as honorary alumni during the annual awards ceremony. Pam Saunders-Albin, a long-time member of St. John's Board of Visitors and Governors, and Carmen Harrell, who served the college's Financial Aid office as an assistant for 27 years, were also inducted into the class of 2015. Featured speaker and famed architect Travis Price (SF71) toured Santa Fe with a group of alumni exploring the architecture and metaphors of the historic city's most famous sites. Alumni also participated in the new and popular tradition of pub trivia, wherein current students and alumni create teams and compete against each other in Program-oriented trivia. The winning team, who called themselves "Noah's Arkar," won the day with a final question centered around calculating Leo Tolstoy's birthday according to the Gregorian calendar. To view photos from the Santa Fe Homecoming celebration, please click here, and to review the social media coverage, click here.
Homecoming 2015 in Annapolis lived up to the billing. The second half of the St. John's College Homecoming festivities was a musical time, from the Friday night New York Polyphony concert to an impromptu musical gathering on the Quad to the Saturday night bonfire sing along.
We saw an Aristotle sighting at Friday night's pub trivia, Iglehart dressed to the nines for the Saturday night banquet, and alumni from all over reunited, reconnect, and reminisce. Here are some of the many sights from Homecoming in Annapolis on September 25-27. The Alumni Office thanks all of the alumni, family, friends, parents, community members, staff, and students who helped make it such a special weekend. See you again soon! To see social media coverage of Homecoming 2015, visit the Annapolis social media hub or visit the photo gallery.
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