Homecoming Weekend 2020 and 2021

Welcome to Mosaic Moments, alumni and friends! We are delighted you join us to share old memories and make new ones. This weekend, we are celebrating art, service, and time-honored spaces.

Let your classmates know you've arrived.

Tune in to this campus update from President John McVay.

Hear how our campus has weathered the pandemic, dream with us as we look toward the future, and celebrate what has brought this family together.


Schedule of events

April 23, 2021

7 p.m.—Alumni Vespers
Welcome the Sabbath with your WWU family near and far. Alumni participating in this program include Paddy McCoy ’99, Colleen Brundula Radtke ’01, Carly Barruga Duong ’14, WWU ICantori, Ken Aso ’97, WWU Brass Ensemble, Michele Molstead ’90, Jo Baim ’81, Jacquie Schafer Zuill ’86, Kraig Scott ’84, Matthew Palumbo ’11, Reginald Unterseher ’80, and Lonnie Dorgan ’71.


April 24, 2021

11:40 a.m.—Church Service
Ofa Langi ’06 is this year’s guest speaker for both first and second service at the University Church. Second Service will be streamed live at 11:40 a.m. For a copy of the bulletin and to access the service, go to wwuchurch.com.

Langi has been in pastoral ministry since 2006 when he graduated from Walla Walla University with a degree in theology. His calling into the ministry was formed on the streets of Southern California and affirmed while living in Seattle. Ofa and his wife, Jackie Page ’07 and ’08 (dean of the girls dorm at Auburn Adventist Academy), and their four children are currently serving as the senior pastoral family at the Auburn City Seventh-day Adventist Church in Auburn, Washington.


7 p.m.—Evensong
Close the Sabbath with Evensong—spoken word and selections of music provided by alumni, live from the Walla Walla University Church. Alumni participating in the program include Kraig Scott '84, Rodd Strobel '87, Kenneth Graham '81, Reginald Unterseher '80, Jo Baim '81, Matthew Palumbo '11, Jacquie Schafer Zuill '86, Lindsey Henriksen Rodgers '03.

Reunions

 

Honor years: 


1960, 1961, 1965, 1966, 1970, 1971, 1975, 1976, 1980, 1981, 1985, 1986, 1990, 1991, 1995, 1996, 2000, 2001, 2010, 2011

 

Sunday, April 25

12 p.m.—Student Missions Reunion
Join the Zoom Student Missions alumni gathering to honor Jeanne Vories and her decades of service in Student Missions, as well as visit with fellow alumni who served in your same location.


5K Fun Run (all weekend)

Run, walk, or shuffle—and maybe win a prize! We might be online for homecoming, but that doesn’t mean we’ve forgotten the annual 5K!
Wherever you are this weekend, get moving and complete your own 5K. Share your photos on social media using #MosaicMoments or send the photos to us at alumni@wallawalla.edu. Please include your name, year of graduation or years attended, and your 5K race time, and we’ll add your photos and race time to our online gallery at the bottom of this page, and we'll enter you in a drawing for one of two prizes.


Car Show (all weekend)

In the spirit of our annual homecoming car show, share a picture on social media of you with your ride, and use #MosaicMoments or send the photo to us at alumni@wallawalla.edu. Please include your name, year of graduation or years attended, and your the make/model/year of your car to be posted in our online gallery at the bottom of this page.


Art Gallery (all weekend)

Enjoy a collection of masterpieces created by WWU alumni since their college days as art majors and minors. Visit wallawalla.edu/art-gallery.


Mosaic Moments:
Celebrating art, service, and time-honored spaces

Village Hall 100th Anniversary

60 years of Student Missions

50 years of art majors and minors

The Atlas 
10th Anniversary


Alumni of the year

Recipients of this honor where chosen from the 2020 and 2021 honor classes. These individuals are being recognized for outstanding or unusual contributions in the areas of community service, church service, and/or professional service. The character and work of each honoree reflects the core values of Walla Walla University: excellence in thought, generosity in service, beauty in expression, and faith in God.


Vespers

April 23—7 p.m.

Church

April 24—11:40 a.m.

Evensong

April 24—7 p.m.


Join a virtual reunion! 

Listed below are the academic departments and honor years that will be hosting virtual reunions. Join in and participate in the fellowship, laughter, and storytelling.

For the best experience, download the Zoom or Teams app at least one hour before the meeting.
Download the Teams app here. |  Download the Zoom app here.

Honor Class Reunions

All times listed below are Pacific Time, and all meetings are taking place via Zoom.

For best results, refer to the meeting information in your class letter or reminder email.

Class of 1956
April 24, 3:30 p.m.

Class of 1960
April 24, 3:30 p.m.

Class of 1961
April 24, 2 p.m.

Class of 1965
April 24, 2 p.m.

Class of 1966
April 24, 3 p.m.

Class of 1970
April 24, 2 p.m.

Class of 1971
April 24, 3 p.m.

Class of 1975
April 24, 3 p.m.

Class of 1976
April 24, 4 p.m.

Class of 1980
April 24, 4 p.m.

Class of 1981
April 24, 2:30 p.m.

Class of 1985
April 24, 2:30 p.m.

Class of 1986
April 24, 3:30 p.m.

Class of 1990
April 24, 2 p.m.

Class of 1991
April 24, 3 p.m.

Class of 1995
April 24, 3 p.m.

Class of 1996
April 24, 2 p.m.

Class of 2001
April 24, 2:30 p.m.

Class of 2010
April 24, 2 p.m.

Class of 2011
April 24, 2 p.m.

 

Departmental
Reunions

Biology & Chemistry
April 24, 6 p.m.

Business
April 23, 3 p.m.

Communication and Languages
April 24, 6 p.m.

Education and Psychology
April 24, 6 p.m.

Engineering
May 1, 5:30 p.m.
Click here for invite!

English
April 23, 4 p.m.

History and Philosophy
April 24, 6 p.m.

Social Work and Sociology
April 23, 5:30 p.m.

Theology
April 24, 6 p.m.


50-year class celebrations

This year we celebrate a huge milestone with two 50-year classes: the class of 1970 and the class of 1971. On these pages you'll find class memories, including photos, each class’s senior year Mountain Ash, a class roster, information about the class gift, and a link to the Zoom reunion.


Celebrating scholarship at Walla Walla University

Each year during homecoming we celebrate scholarship with a special campus-wide program. This year we bring our celebration to you virtually. Thank you for your support of scholarship and student achievements at WWU!

 


#MosaicMoments

Join the conversation—tag your Facebook, Instagram, or Twitter post with #MosaicMoments or email your photos to alumni@wallwalla.edu (include name and grad) for consideration to add to the board below. Show us where you're joining from, give a shout out to your college roommate, invite a college friend to join homecoming, share photos of your sweet ride or 5K fun run/walk/shuffle. Be sure to scroll through all the photos.


Thank you, alumni and friends, for being part of our Walla Walla University family and for what you have done to help us become what we are today, a special home to many.

Questions about homecoming?

Email: alumni@wallawalla.edu

 

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