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We can’t wait to see you on campus for Alumni Weekend 2019! Our schedule is packed full of both new events and ones you already know and love.

Thursday, Oct. 3  |  Friday, Oct. 4  |  Saturday, Oct. 5  |  Sunday, Oct. 6


Thursday, October 3

Cub Club Pumpkin Party
6 - 9 p.m. | Center for the Sciences and Innovation (CSI), Room 256 (“The Cube”)
Alumni are invited to bring their children to celebrate fall with first-year Trinity students. A costume parade, snacks, and pumpkin decorating are all part of the fun!

Health Care Administration (HCAD) Alumni Association Awards Dinner ($60)
6 - 9 p.m. | The Pearl Stable, 307 Pearl Parkway, San Antonio, TX 78215
Celebrate with Trinity University President Danny Anderson and the HCAD community of students, alumni, and faculty to recognize 2019 Duce Awardee John Haupert, FACHE '83, '92, President and CEO of Grady Health System, and 2019 Momentum Awardee Enrique Gallegos, FACHE '06, CEO of Laredo Medical Center. Reduced fee of $40 for current HCAD On-Campus and Executive Students.



Friday, Oct. 4

Alumni Weekend Check-In
8:30 a.m. - 6 p.m. | Coates Student Center Lobby

Bookstore Open 
9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Track 1: Intellectual Stimulation: Alumni College – “Classes without Quizzes”

Classes without Quizzes is designed to provide you with an opportunity for intellectual enrichment–a lifelong learning initiative.

Alumni College: Registration and Opening Remarks
9 - 9:30 a.m. | Northrup Hall, Room 040

"Suppression Can Help You Forget...Unless You Ruminate"
Paula Hertel, Ph.D., Professor, Department of Psychology
9:45 - 10:15 a.m. | Northrup Hall, Room 040

Health Care Administration (HCAD) Panel Discussion 
Patrick Shay, Ph.D., Assistant Professor, Department of Health Care Administration (Moderator)
John Haupert, FACHE ‘83, ‘92, 2019 Duce Award Recipient
Enrique Gallegos, FACHE ‘06, 2019 Momentum Award Recipient
9:45 - 10:45 a.m. | Chapman Center, Room 126

"Immigration Debate: Three Competing Models"
Peter O'Brien, Ph.D., Professor, Department of Political Science
10:20 - 10:50 a.m. | Northrup Hall, Room 040

"What Iliad Can Teach Us about Conflict Resolution"
Michael Fischer, Ph.D., Janet S. Dicke Professor in Public Humanities, Department of English
10:55 - 11:25 a.m. | Northrup Hall, Room 040

"Languages in South Texas: Spanglish"
Norma Cantú, Ph.D., Norine R. and T. Frank Murchison Distinguished Professor of the Humanities, Department of Modern Languages & Literatures
11:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.  | Northrup Hall, Room 040

Lunch on Your Own
Noon - 1:30 p.m.  | Various Locations
Campus options include POD in CSI, Starbucks in Coates Library, and the Commons or Einstein Brothers Bagels in the Coates Student Center

"Complexity and the New (Nonlinear) Social Sciences"
Dante Suarez, Ph.D., Associate Professor, Department of Finance and Decision Sciences
1:35  - 2:05 p.m. | Northrup Hall, Room 04

"Facing Challenges in Today's Global Business"
Carlos Martinez, Ph.D., Adjunct Professor, Department of Business Administration
2:10 - 2:40 p.m. | Northrup Hall, Room 040

Track 2: K-12 Educators’ 150th Event: Continuing the Tradition of Transformation

Join fellow Trinity alumni who are K-12 educators and learn how the Education Department continues to transform education in San Antonio, and discover how Trinity has transformed since you graduated. This event is open to current K-12 teachers, administration, coaches, and counselors who graduated from Trinity. Continuing education credits will be provided to participants. Space is limited and available on a first-come, first-served basis. Pre-Registration required.

Check-In
8:30 - 9 a.m. | Chapman Center, Great Hall

Welcome Remarks
9 - 9:15 a.m. | Chapman Center, Great Hall

Trinity University Education Partner School Tours
9:30 a.m. - noon | Off-Campus Locations

Location Offerings:

  • Advanced Learning Academy (K-12)
  • Lamar Elementary
  • Jackson Middle School
  • The International School of the Americas, LEE High School, and STEM Academy

Keynote Luncheon & Conversation
12:15 - 1:30 p.m. | Chapman Center, Great Hall

Trinity University: Today and Tomorrow
1:45 - 2:30 p.m. | Chapman Center, Great Hall

What’s Changed? Campus Tour
2:45 - 3:45 p.m. | Chapman Center, Great Hall

50-Year Reunion Luncheon
11:30 a.m. - 1 p.m. | Dicke Board Room
Graduates of 1969 are invited to enjoy a complimentary lunch.

51+ Years Reunion Luncheon
11:30 a.m. - 1 p.m. | Dicke Smith Foyer
All graduates of 1968 or earlier are invited to enjoy a complimentary lunch.

Health Care Administration (HCAD) Alumni Association Board Meeting & Lunch
11:15 a.m. - 1 p.m. | Chapman Center, Room 125, Gold Room
HCAD Alumni Association Board Members and HCAD Faculty will hold their annual October meeting (by invitation only).

Trinity University Alumni Association Board Meeting & Lunch
Noon - 4 p.m. | Coates Student Center, Fiesta Room
Members of the Trinity University Alumni Association Board will hold their annual fall meeting.

Trinity National Historical Designation Discussion and Tour
1 p.m. - 2:30 p.m. | Dickie Smith Foyer
Hear about the magic of O’Neill Ford on the Trinity campus and take a tour of his buildings on upper campus. Limited golf carts will be available for individuals with limited mobility.

Campus Tour
1  - 2:30 p.m. | Northrup Hall Foyer

Humanities Day Panel
2:30  - 3:20 p.m. | Center for the Sciences and Innovation, Room 437
Alumni panelists will discuss with current students how they have used their humanities degrees in diverse career settings, share how skills cultivated by coursework in the humanities have impacted their lives, and offer advice for current students preparing for career and life after Trinity.

Urban Studies Panel
2:30  - 3:20 p.m. | Center for the Sciences and Innovation, Room 104
Join Urban Studies Faculty and Alumni for a panel discussion centering on their professional experiences and the impact Trinity has had on their lives.

Humanities Reception
3:20  - 5:00 p.m. | Center for the Sciences and Innovation, Room 256 (“The Cube”)
Humanities Alumni, Faculty, current students, and Humanities Day panelists are all invited to connect and engage in one-on-one discussion. Food and drinks provided.

Urban Studies Reception
3:20  - 5:00 p.m. | Center for the Sciences and Innovation, Room 256 (“The Cube”)
Mix and mingle with Urban Studies Faculty and Alumni following the panel discussion. Food and drinks will be provided.

Join Faculty and Friends: Fiesta with the Faculty including the Artisans’ Showcase and Book Signing
4 - 6 p.m. | Center for the Sciences and Innovation Atrium
A meeting of the minds for alumni to revisit their departmental faculty and reconnect with friends and colleagues. Food and drinks will be served. Alumni and friends will also have the opportunity to view and purchase items from the Artisans’ Showcase and Authors’ Book Signing. If you would like your work showcased, please contact Elizabeth Ford, nford1 [at] trinity.edu.

Networking with Alumni & Students in STEM 
4 - 6 p.m. | Center for the Sciences and Innovation Atrium
Meet and network with fellow alumni and current students in STEM. This reception will be held in the same space as Fiesta With the Faculty.

Celebrate Alumni Accomplishments: 1st Annual All-Alumni Awards Ceremony
6 p.m. | Ruth Taylor Recital Hall
Alumni, faculty, staff, and friends are invited to celebrate our 2019-2020 alumni award winners, including the Distinguished Alumnus/a, Spirit of Trinity, Fraternity & Sorority Life Alumni Adviser of the Year, Outstanding Young Alumnus/a, and the Tower 5 awards. Invitation-only dinner to follow for award winners and special guests.

Trinity Women’s Soccer vs. Schreiner University
6 – 7:30 p.m. | McGinlay Field

Running of the Cubs (Kids’ Event)
Halftime during the Women’s Soccer Game, approximately 6:45 p.m. | McGinlay Field
Calling all alumni, faculty, and staff children aged 12 and under to score some good luck goals during halftime! Register online to secure a shirt for participants.

Trinity Men’s Soccer vs. Schreiner University
8 – 9:30 p.m. | McGinlay Field

Off-Site Reunion Pre-Parties
8 – 9:30 p.m. | Various Locations
5-Year Reunion |  Chisme
10-Year Reunion | Tycoon Flats
15-Year Reunion | Tycoon Flats
20-Year Reunion | Stone Werks @ Lincoln Heights
25-Year Reunion | Bombay Bicycle Club
30-Year Reunion | TBD
35-Year Reunion | Bombay Bicycle Club
40-Year Reunion | TBD
45-Year Reunion | TBD
50-Year Reunion | TBD
51+ Years Reunion | TBD



Saturday, Oct. 5

Alumni Weekend Check-In
8:30 a.m. - 6  p.m. | Coates Student Center Lobby

Alumni Fitness Fun
7:00 - 8 a.m. | TBD

Bookstore Open 
9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Campus Tour
10:00 - 11:00 a.m. | Northrup Lobby
The Office of Admissions invites alumni and their high school-age children to tour campus through the lens of a current student. To register through the Office of Admissions, visit www.trinity.edu/visit

Revisit Tradition: Climb Murchison Tower
10 a.m. - noon | Murchison Tower
Scale the steps of the tower and take in the view of downtown campus. University President Danny Anderson will be at the top to greet visitors from 10:30 - 11:30 a.m.

Legacy Parents Coffee & Mimosas
10 - 11:30 a.m. | 138 Oakmont, Home of Eric Maloof
Celebrate with other alumni parents whose children attended, or currently attend, Trinity. Students are also welcome. Hosted by Parent Council and Parent Ambassadors at the home of Vice President for Enrollment, Eric Maloof.

Alumni Campus Walking Tour
10:30 - 11:30 a.m. | Northrup Lobby
Join fellow alumni for a tour of the campus, see what is new and revisit the areas you remember.

The College Search: Preparing for College
11 - 11:45 a.m. | TBD
The Office of Admissions invites alumni and their high school-age children to a college search program designed to assist families as they prepare for college. Topics will include the college search, the application and selection process, and financial aid.

Open Tailgates
11 a.m. - 1 p.m. | TBD
While no official tailgate is being hosted by Alumni Relations, we welcome alumni groups to organize with student group connections if there is a desire to participate.

Handbell Reunion
Calling all handbell alumni! Join special guests Rev. Raymond Judd ‘56 and Erika Zetty ‘77, daughter of the first Trinity handbell ensemble directory, Claude Zetty, for a reunion concert and reception. The Concert will include a commissioned work inspired by the chiming of Trinity tower bells, "Trinity Morning" by alumni ringer, Rick Kimpel '98, as well as a stirring arrangement of Beethoven's Ode to Joy with handbells, trumpet, organ, and timpani.

Handbell Alumni Rehearsal
12:30-2 p.m | Margarite B. Parker Chapel

Handbell Alumni Concert
2:30 - 3:15 p.m. | Margarite B. Parker Chapel

Handbell Ensemble Reunion
3:30 - 5 p.m. | Fiesta Room

Trinity Tigers vs. Austin College Football Game
1 p.m. | Tiger Stadium 

Athletics Hall of Fame Ceremony
Halftime | Tiger Stadium 

Hall of Fame Reception
4 p.m. | Bell Center

Remembering Our Friends and Colleagues: In Memoriam Service
4 p.m. | Margarite B. Parker Chapel

Cub Clubhouse Babysitting with APO
5 - 9:30 p.m. | Holt Center on Oakmont
Children aged 12 and under are invited to join Alpha Phi Omega service fraternity for dinner and activities while parents enjoy the President’s All-Alumni Reception and the 150th Block Party on Oakmont. Registration required ($5/child)

President’s All-Alumni Reception
6:00 - 7:00 p.m. | Center for the Sciences and Innovation, Room 282
Join Trinity President Danny Anderson to celebrate and recognize reunion class participation and giving and to welcome all alumni back to campus

150th Celebration Block Party & Class Reunions
7:00 - 10:00 p.m. | Various homes on Oakmont
All alumni are invited to celebrate Trinity’s 150th Anniversary with a block party to stroll through the decades. Register online and then check in at your decade to kick things off.

2000s Block Party
5th Reunion | 10th Reunion  | 15th Reunion
146 Oakmont, Home of Dr. Sheryl Tynes, Vice President for Student Life

1990s Block Party
20th Reunion  | 25th Reunion
138 Oakmont, Home of Eric Maloof, Vice President for Enrollment Management

1980s Block Party
30th Reunion  | 35th Reunion
139 Oakmont, Home of Mike Bacon, Vice President for Alumni Relations & Development

1970s Block Party
40th Reunion  | 45th Reunion
151 Oakmont, Home of Deneese Jones, Vice President for Academic Affairs

1960s and Before Block Party
50th Reunion  | 51+ Reunion
150 Oakmont, Home of Danny Anderson, Trinity University President


Sunday, Oct. 6

Alumni Family Fitness Fun
8  - 9 a.m. | TBD

Geosciences Alumni Field Trip
9 a.m. - 6:00 or 9:00 p.m. | TBD
Alumni of the Department of Geosciences are invited to reconnect with Geosciences friends and colleagues while revisiting a couple favorite field trip stops. Save the date now, and more information will be available as field trip logistics are confirmed. Questions? Contact Kathy Surpless, Ph.D., (ksurples [at] trinity.edu), Professor and Chair of Geosciences

Trinity University Network of Entrepreneurs (TUNE) Brunch
11:00 a.m. | TBD
Join other Trinity entrepreneurial alumni for a networking brunch on campus to wrap up the Alumni Weekend 2019 experience.

Alumni Weekend Student Volunteer Brunch
11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. | Heidi Lounge
The Alumni Association Board is excited to host Trinity students who volunteered to make Alumni Weekend a success. Event is come-and-go with provided breakfast and brunch foods