Alumni Weekend Returns to Keene State
Keene State College’s Alumni Weekend was a time to celebrate, after spending time apart. For the first time in two years, more than 350 alumni and friends came back to campus October 1-3 to reconnect with other Owls, following the cancellation of last year’s event due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.
Alumni returned to campus eager to visit their favorite places on campus, meet current students, and celebrate their fellow friends and peers. Special events were held throughout the weekend to honor distinguished alumni, faculty, and staff, including athletics Hall of Fame inductees, alumni award recipients Jocelyne Cummings ’09 and Dorothy Simpson ’61, retired athletic coaches Denise Lyons ’90 and Ken Howe ’86, and Professor Emeritus David E. White.
Director of Alumni Relations Bethany Morin ’12 was thrilled the College was able to welcome alumni and friends back to campus with safety in mind. “Having alumni on campus reconnecting with one another and with students felt wonderful. There were so many activities and opportunities to see what happens at Keene State — athletics, arts, student groups, and more. It felt good to have them back on campus.”
Alumni spanned over 70 years of graduates, with Ruth Washburn ’47 proudly leading the parade of classes as the oldest alumna in attendance. Activities included class reunion lunches, varsity athletics and club sport games, sizzlers in the Night Owl Café, lawn games and music on Fiske Quad, the opening of the David E. White Children’s Illustration Collection, and much more. Check out the slideshow of photos below to see some highlights of the weekend.