On April 21–24, WWU is welcoming alumni back on campus for Homecoming Weekend 2022 to come together again and reminisce. There will be a lot to celebrate including 125 years of nursing, 100 years of math, 75 years of engineering, and the Alumni of the Year 2022.
Claudia Santellano ’14, director for Alumni and Parent Relations, has prepared in excitement for the return of the alumni saying, “It is especially sweet this year to welcome you back on campus! We have prepared a great selection of events for you, and we encourage you to take it all in.”
Many exciting activities are available throughout the weekend such as golfing and PRISM vespers. A banquet will be held Thursday evening at 6 p.m. to recognize the chosen Alumni of the Year 2022: David Vixie ’77 and ‘83, Wendy Hernandez ’87 and ‘93, Aman J. Grant ’97, and Mellissa Sydney ’12. Tickets may be purchased online at www.wallawalla.edu/homecoming.
An award ceremony will be held on Friday at 11 a.m. highlighting faculty achievement and student scholarships. Several seminars will be held throughout the rest of the day featuring speakers Karen Clausen-Brown ’07, Alwin Vhymeister ’87, Michaeylnn Paul ’87, and Nadine Lashier ’97.
Honor class reunions will have the opportunity to take honor class photos Saturday afternoon from 2–6 p.m. Honor classes include the years 1962, 1967, 1972, 1977, 1982, 1987, 1992, 1997, 2002, and 2012.
The final event of the weekend, the 22nd annual car show, will occur at 10 a.m. on Sunday in the Havstad Alumni Center parking lot.
Registration is open at www.wallawalla.edu/homecoming or call (509) 527-2631.