Despite inclement weather, alumni from throughout the years gathered with current students, faculty, and staff to celebrate Cairn University’s Homecoming 2015.
While Homecoming weekend took place October 1–3, Cairn students participated in Spirit Week and attended Heritage Week chapels in anticipation of the big weekend. Featured speakers included faculty members Charlotte Gleason ’02, Dr. Edgar Hardesty ’75, and Dr. Juliet Campbell-Farrell, and special alumni guests, Nancy Charles Parker ’70 and Bryan Loritts ’95.
Homecoming weekend kicked off early this year with a Phil Wickham concert held on campus on Thursday, October 1. Following the concert was the Garden Party held on Friday, October 2, where Cairn administration, faculty, staff, students, and alumni gathered in Chatlos Chapel to mingle with one another and converse personally with President Dr. Todd Williams.
Due to the onset of Hurricane Joaquin, the day’s events on Saturday, October 3, were moved indoors. However, with the First Year Programs reunion, alumni reception, and social work 50th anniversary celebration, there were still plenty of ways for alumni to connect and celebrate. Homecoming 2015 also featured the Women’s Volleyball game versus Summit University, a petting zoo, a mechanical bull arena, inflatables, and youth activity tables run by the Arts & Culture and Israel & Archaeology First Year Programs.
As evident from the turnout for Thursday’s Phil Wickham concert, Friday’s Garden Party, and Saturday’s Homecoming festivities, it is clear that even a major rain storm could not dampen the spirit and fellowship at Cairn University.
Watch videos of all three Heritage Week Chapels and more at Cairn’s YouTube channel: www.youtube.com/CairnU