Mark Meitz ’95, Director of Alumni Relations
Hundreds of alumni returned to The Hill for an exciting weekend of reunions, activities, athletics, and tailgating on October 15 & 16 for Homecoming 2010.
The fun began early on Friday with the annual Colonel Franke Memorial Golf Tournament at The Manor Resort. Ninety-four alumni played in the tournament, which included cocktails and an hors d’oeuvre buffet afterwards.
Friday afternoon, the 32nd annual Graves Thompson Tennis Challenge took place on campus. Alumni and friends joined the undefeated 2010 regular-season championship team for the round-robin event.
That evening hundreds of alumni and guests gathered in Kirk Athletic Center’s Snyder Hall for a reunion dinner and remarks by President Christopher Howard. After dinner, alumni could visit Fraternity Circle, the Tiger Inn, and the Homecoming Concert featuring the funk-jazz band Medeski Martin and Wood.
Saturday morning, October 16, the activities continued with the annual Lacrosse Alumni Game; stars past and present gathered on Hellmuth-Pritzlaff Field for bragging rights. As always, the event was enjoyed by everyone there, even those who have not played in many years.
The Alumni Luncheon, held on the lawn of Hampden House, was highlighted by the presentation of The Waters Cup and the Alumni Citation. The Waters Cup, named in honor of John H. Waters III ’58 and his wife Sally C. Waters in recognition of their love for and service to the College, was presented to the Richmond Alumni Club, represented by John Hopper ’84.
President Howard gives the Alumni Citation to Judge Ernest Gates ’45.
To top off the beautiful day, the Tigers football team soundly beat the Wasps of Emory & Henry College 48-10 on the field at Death Valley.
If you could not return to campus this year, join those who did and make plans to attend in 2011.
Class of 1970: front row left to right, Mike Estes, Nathaniel Ewell, John Ellis, Jr., Lindsay Blanton, Heber Himmelwright, Ken Childress, Carter Elliott, Bob Rude, Charlie Stringfellow; second row, Michael Adelman, P.C. Spencer, Vince Ober, Jack Drescher, Jim White, Lloyd Goode, Don Wingfield, Art Houts, Eddie Carpenter, Boyd Scarborough; third row, Wayne Penick, Brandt Deal, Bob Kelly, Danny Pond, Bill Muse, Jim Peery, Frank Johns, Bill Pumphrey, Gary Lane, Jim Hillsman, Chick Robison.
Class of 1965: front row left to right, Rick Shreves, Tom Connelly, Madison Cummings, Dick Cralle, Dick Giles, and Scott Harwood; back row, Ken Washburn, Jim Robertson, Chuck Wheeler, Evans Harbour, Chip Hall, Tom George, and Jerry Robertson.