Homecoming 2011 Wrap Up

April 06, 2011

Homecoming 2011 was celebrated at University Campus during the first weekend of April.  Beautiful Florida weather greeted guests as they returned to campus to reconnect, socialize and share their memories of Saint Leo, while seeing all of the improvements to their alma mater in its current form.

Homecoming 2011 Wrap Up The weekend opened with the 2011 Athletic Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony, as four new members joined the elite group of individuals who have excelled in Saint Leo athletics in the Prep School, Junior College or Senior College.  Among the inductees were the first-ever members of the Hall of Fame from Holy Name Academy (Betty Schwartzwalder Herrmann ‘43 & Gloria Garcia Fouts ‘44), softball standout Denyve Duncan ‘05/’07 and University President Dr. Arthur F. Kirk, Jr.
Friday featured the Chad Michael ’01 Memorial Golf Tournament at Lake Jovita Golf & Country Club, as golfers helped raise money for the Chad Michael Memorial Endowed Scholarship by participating in the event.  Tournament participants then returned to campus where a silent auction was held in conjunction with the Rock of Ages Lakeside Dinner during the evening, raising further funds for the scholarship fund.  Earlier in the afternoon, recipients of scholarships for the 2010-11 academic year had an opportunity to thank donors at the annual Scholarship Luncheon.
Saturday featured the Saint Leo Tennis Reunion at the SLU Tennis Complex.  Alumni from the tennis program gathered to watch current players show off their skills, while visiting with former head coach Tim Crosby ’67.  Coach Crosby was presented with a plaque by current Saint Leo head men’s and women’s tennis coach James Bryce in recognition of his invaluable contributions to the program.
At Saturday night’s Alumni Award Dinner, Mike Williams ’70 was honored with the Military Service Award while Rodney Kinlaw ’09 received the Service to Community Award.  Both expressed their gratitude to their alma mater for setting them on the path to their current successes.  Many then went to San Ann Restaurant (Ralph’s) for the After-Party, and enjoyed the sounds of Time Warp, the Saint Leo faculty and staff band.

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