Homecoming 2016

Alumni Weekend

Park’s Homecoming and Alumni Weekend
September 15-17
Parkville Campus

Leaves change color, the air is cooler, the sun feels a bit more precious, the sweaters come out of the closet. Get ready for a weekend of long-lasting memories and friendships! Celebrate with current Park students and meet Park alumni!

Online Registration | Download and Print Registration Form (PDF) | Class of 1971 Letter and Registration Form (PDF) | Classes of 1966 and 1971 and Friends Page | Parkville Campus Map (PDF)

DRAFT Schedule (as of September 15)

Tuesday, September 13
6:00pm-7:30pm Panel Presentation on Park University's History Book, National Archives at Kansas City

Panelists: Erik Bergrud, Associate Vice President for External Relations, Park University
Carolyn Elwess, University Archivist, Park University
Dr. Tim Westcott, Associate Professor of History and Associate University Archivist, Park University
Moderator: Christopher Leitch, Community Relations Coordinator, Johnson County, Kan., Library  

(To make a reservation for this free event email kansascity.educate@nara.gov or call 816-268-8000)

Wednesday, September 14
10:00am-1:00pm Fall 2016 Career & Internship Fair
3:00-4:30pm Park University Constitution Day Program - Discourse in Contemporary Politics: The Decline of Civility?, Graham Tyler Memorial Chapel

Thursday, September 15
2:00-6:00pm Registration and Packet Pick-Up, Park Alumni House
2:00-5:00pm Hospitality Room, McCoy Meetin' House
6:00-8:00pm Golden Reunion Dinner (Class of 1966 and Friends)
7:00-on Class of 1971 and Friends Gathering, Nick & Jake’s Parkville

Friday, September 16
8:00-10:00am Welcome Alumni Reception and Continental Breakfast, White House
8:30am-5:00pm Registration and Packet Pick-Up, Park Alumni House
10:00-11:00am Update on the Parkville Campus, McCoy Meetin' House
11:00am Van Transportation to Awards Luncheon, Meet in Front of Park Alumni House
11:30am-1:00pm Alumni Association Annual Awards Luncheon, Black on Burlington, North Kansas City, MO

Distinguished Alumnus - Anthony Melchiorri, '90
Marlowe Sherwood Memorial Service Award - Greg Mills, MPA '97
Torchlighter Award - Peter deSilva
Park Promising Young Professional Award - Darwin Rivera, '04, MBA '07 

2:00-3:00pm Park Limestone Tour, Meet at Top of Mackay Hill (note: heavy walking involved)
2:00-5:00pm Hospitality Room, McCoy Meetin' House

3:00-4:30pm Norrington Center Rededication

Featured Speaker: Stephanie Tolson, '74, Dean of Learning Resources and Academic Support, St. Charles Community College (Remarks beginning at 3:30pm)

3:00-5:00pm "The Borders of Itself" Exhibit Opening, Campanella Gallery, Norrington Center
5:00-6:00pm Alumni Association Meeting and Golden Diploma Presentations, McCoy Meetin' House

6:30-8:00pm 2016 Wall of Honor Induction Banquet, PDL-MA  (Underground)

1997-98 Men's Basketball Team
Donald J. Breckon, Park University President Emeritus
Eric Ongao, 2002 NAIA Men's Soccer Player of the Year
Chris Perrone, 1986 NAIA Outdoor Track and Field national champion in the 3,000-meter steeplechase

8:00-8:30pm 2016 Wall of Honor Unveiling, 600 Corridor (Underground)

8:00pm After Hours Party, American Legion, Parkville, MO

Saturday, September 17
8:30am-5:00pm Registration and Packet Pick-Up, Park Alumni House
9:00-10:00am Brunch, Thompson Commons (pay at the door)

9:00-11:00am Department of Nursing Open House, Academic Plaza, MA 380 (Underground)
10:30-11:30am Pirate Storytelling Event, Norrington Center

11:30am-1:00pm BBQ Lunch, 6th Street Entrance
12:00-5:00pm Alumni Hospitality Tent, 6th Street Entrance
1:45-2:45pm Park Sing, Graham Tyler Memorial Chapel

4::00pm Lenore B. Kensett Tree Dedication, East Side of Mackay Hall
4:30-6:00pm Classes of 1966 and 1971 
and Friends Afternoon Gathering
7:00pm-on Class of 1971 and Friends Reunion Party, McCoy Meetin’ House
7:00pm ICM Homecoming Concert, Graham Tyler Memorial Chapel

Family Fun Day Activities 
10:30-11:30am Pirate Storytelling Event, Norrington Center
11:30am-1:00pm BBQ Lunch, 6th Street Entrance
Afternoon/Evening Fun and Play at Great Wolf Lodge, Kansas City, KS


Alumni Games Homecoming Soccer Activities

9:00-10:30am Women’s Alumni Soccer Game - CANCELLED
10:00-11:00am Women’s Alumni Basketball Game, West Breckon Dome

10:00-11:30am Alumni Baseball Game  - CANCELLED
10:00-11:30am  Alumni Softball Game  - CANCELLED  
11:00am-12:00pm Men’s Alumni Basketball Game, West Breckon Dome
4:30-6:00pm Men’s Alumni Soccer Game  - CANCELLED
4:30-6:00pm Men’s Alumni Volleyball Game, East Breckon Dome 
4:30-6:00pm Women’s Alumni Volleyball Game, East Breckon Dome

12:00-2:00pm Women’s Soccer Homecoming Match, Julian Field
2:00-2:15pm Presentation of 2016 Wall of Honor Class, Julian Field
Men’s Soccer Homecoming Match, Julian Field
3:00pm Crowning of Homecoming Court, Julian Field


Online Registration | Download and Print Registration Form (PDF)

A limited block of rooms is now available at Hyatt Place Kansas City Airport for the nights of September 15-17 at the nightly rate of $106 single/double. Reservations: Call 1-800-HYATT-HP or 1-816-891-0871 x3. Ask for the "Park University group rate". You may also book directly through their website. The group code is G-UNIV. Reservations need to be secured by August 25.

A limited block of rooms were made available for Family Fun Day attendees at the Great Wolf Lodge in Kansas City, KS.  The reservations deadline was August 12.


Check your registration package for a coupon good for 25% off one clothing or gift item courtesy of the Park Bookstore.  The Bookstore will be open from 8:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. on Thursday, September 15 and 8:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. on Friday, September 16.

Art ExhibitS

Homecoming attendees are welcomed to peruse and enjoy:

  • Paintings from Summer 2016 ‘Paint Parkville’, courtesy of Cathy Kline Gallery on display in the lower level of the McCoy Meetin' House Thursday-Saturday
  • "The Borders of Itself", an exhibit opening on Friday, September 16 in the Norrington Center's  Campanella Gallery
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Parkville, MO 64152-3795

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