Alliance College Alumni Announce Bi-Annual Reunion
HERSHEY, PA — The Alliance College Alumni Association invites alumni, former students, faculty, staff and interested guests of every age and experience to join them for
their biannual reunion. The group will gather on October 10 -12, 2014 at The Central, Best Western Premier Hotel & Conference Center in Hershey, Pennsylvania.
This is a new location for the group that normally meets in a quaint turn of the century inn near the old campus in Cambridge Springs, PA. However, the facility cannot accommodate the needs of the group’s aging population.
“We love to gather in the fall and visit our old haunts, but there just isn’t appropriate accommodations there for us,” explained Celeste Mickiewicz, president of the Alliance College Alumni. “The Inn only has four ground floor rooms and no elevator to assist our aging alumni.
We are hoping this change to a modern venue with tourism appeal and activities will make the whole event more appealing to a broad variety of alumni.”
Special recognition will be given this year to alumni in the following:
• 50th Reunion for Class of 1964
• Tool & Die Program Graduates
One of the most popular parts of the reunion is the Memorabilia Room. Propagated from alumni loans and donations, this mini-museum is chock full of everything you could want for a walk down memory lane: yearbooks, photo albums, fraternity and sorority mementos, and copies of old text books and student publications. It is here that years between graduations melt away and alumni from the 1980s can find commonality and bonding opportunities with the graduates of the 1950s.
During the weekend, the AC Alumni Foundation will review applicants for its annual scholarship and the Alumni Association will present its Distinguished Service, Outstanding Alumni, and Faculty and Staff Appreciation awards.
In 1912, Alliance College was founded to offer Polish immigrants and their children the opportunity to receive the technical and liberal arts education they were denied elsewhere. A founding principal was to contribute to American education by being an academic center of the study of Polish and Slavic culture. This center was a fusion of the highest achievements of Polish American culture and thought. For more than 75 years before its’ unfortunate closing in 1987, this institution lived up to this mission and provided more than 5,000 graduates with the opportunity for successful careers and improved family lives. Its contribution will never be forgotten.
For more information including a complete schedule and history, go to www.alliancecollege.com or call Aundrea Cika Heschmeyer (AC’85) publicity chair at 330-646-4082.