Pittsburg State will host its largest alumni reunion ever this fall as graduates from the College of Technology are welcomed back to campus.
The reunion, planned for the weekend of Homecoming on Oct. 15 and 16, will have the largest invitation list yet. With nearly 11,000 graduates since the college was first established, organizers are hoping to see a bigger crowd of attendees than ever before.
“It’s the first time we’ve ever had an entire college invited back for a reunion,” said Johnna Schremmer, director of alumni and constituent relations. “This is a good college to start with because they’re a very special and unique group. And they have a lot of loyal alumni, so we wanted to bring them back at once.”
With the Kansas Technology Center completed in 1997, approximately 7,000 of the college’s alumni have never seen the building. The activities for the weekend include a tour of the center, as well as time for alumni to reconnect with faculty members and their fellow classmates. The weekend also centers around the Crimson and Gold Dinner, a large-scale tailgate party, and the Homecoming game.
“The most exciting thing about this reunion is that we’ll be able to visit with our alumni, some of which we haven’t been able to talk to in awhile, and hear about their successes,” said Dr. Bruce Dallman, dean of the College of Technology. “That’s one of the most important gifts we get back from them. It makes you appreciate their success, and that in turn is a measure of our success.”
The early bird deadline to register for the reunion is Sept. 1. To sign up, contact alumni relations at 620-235-4758. For more information on the reunion schedule, go to the PSU Alumni and Friends page.
“We are so excited about hosting a reunion of this magnitude,” Schremmer said. “We’re hoping all of our technology alumni will mark it on their calendars and make it a point to return to PSU for this event.”