A Time of CelebrationHomecoming and High School Days Weekend
High school juniors and seniors had the opportunity to attend college classes and chapel on Friday morning. Students were blessed to hear from Linda Egle '70, founder and director of Eternal Threads, in chapel. Egle presented on the important work her company is doing around the world.
That afternoon, alumni and guests participated in the 15th Annual Homecoming Golf Tournament held at the York Country Club. Over $1,400 was awarded in flags and prizes through the support of alumni sponsors: David Lynn ’74, Grimes brothers (Dave ’76, Mark ’78, and Scott ’80), and Roger Deal ’90. The winning score of -13 under par was turned in by Cornell Bonde '90, Brian Harrington, Chuck Harrington, and Tim Wiemer.
Gurganus Hall was filled to overflowing as guests enjoyed the humorous classic Send Me No Flowers put on by the YC Theatre Department. Closing out Friday’s schedule was a reception for alumni and a campus-wide performance from YC's own American Idol, Caleb Hawley.
Saturday started out with Rick Eldred ’71 and Darrel Sears '01 providing the Alumni Chapel program. Sears, who preaches for the Oakdale congregation in Edmond, Oklahoma, talked about being a mighty warrior for God and how York College may be small but definitely not weak.
The York College Concert Choir delivered an inspiring and edifying performance under the director of Dr. Clark Roush, Endowed Chair for the Performing Arts. For the first time, the choir concert was livestreamed on the YC website for alumni around the world to enjoy.
Alumni chapel concluded with the presentation of the 2011 alumni awards. The Young Alumna of the Year award went to Dr. Kimberly (Hooten) Williams '02, associate director at the Smoky Hill Family Medicine Residency in Salina, Kansas. Alumna of the Year was presented to Eternal Threads' Linda Egle '70, who resides in Abilene, Texas.
Homecoming Royalty was crowned during halftime of the men's soccer game with Bethany Saylor, senior Music Vocal Performance major, receiving the honors as YC Queen and Jason Lloyd, senior Physical Education major, dubbed King. Other members of the Homecoming Court were senior candidates (front row l-r): Bryan Armstrong, Kimberlee DeGroot, Quin Johnson, Jordan Veness, Thomas Lichty, Sarah VanDeusen, Josh Baerg, and Rachel Johnson; (back row) Freshman – Alicia Reeder and Pete Holmes; Sophomores – Troy Kelly Jr. and Morgan Tackett; Juniors – Patrick Clark and Alice Hackett.