During the weekend of September 24-26, 2020, the Alumni Office at Waynesburg University held the first-ever Homecoming @ Home celebration, which included a full slate of virtual events.
The unique format allowed Waynesburg alumni and friends the opportunity to participate in the programming from wherever they were. Across all events, 17 states were represented, with more than 200 viewers in total throughout the weekend. The most-watched event was the Athletics Huddle with Ron Headlee, head wrestling and tennis coach at the University. Other events included the Kickoff Event and Campus Tour; the Campus Ministry Hangout; the Recent Grad Trivia Night; the Alumni Faculty Panel; and the 5K Walk and Run, which was hosted by Student Services.
Also among the Homecoming @ Home events was a virtual version of the traditional Friday night All-Alumni Celebration. Along with updates from Alumni Office and Institutional Advancement staff, President Lee delivered an address to viewers about the resiliency of the campus community in the face of the current pandemic. President Lee and Cyndi (Wilson, ’81) Kumor were recognized during the event as they celebrated the 40th anniversary of being named Waynesburg College Homecoming queen and king in Fall 1980. The two shared memories with the group from that Homecoming weekend. Current Alumni Council President Chuck Trump (’95, MBA ’06) also spoke to those in attendance and noted the importance of the many meaningful relationships that have been forged among members of the extended Waynesburg family, spanning from past years through today.
On Saturday morning, the Class of 1970 gathered via Zoom for a conversation over coffee with President Lee to commemorate the 50th anniversary of their graduation from Waynesburg College. The group was able to reconnect over shared experiences from their time on campus during the special reunion.