Alliance College Alumni Host Reunion
The Alliance College Alumni Association will honor three former faculty members at their biennial weekend reunion on October 5-7, 2018 at the Sheraton Erie Bayfront Hotel in Erie, Pa. The Saturday evening dinner program will include special recognition of former Soccer Coach Michael Flick and Professors Pete Mathews and John Wroblewski. This is in addition to the 50th Anniversary of 1968 Graduates andthe 40th Anniversary of 1978 Graduates.
Often held at the Riverside Inn in Cambridge Springs, the Alliance College Alumni Association reunion is being relocated this year due to the 2017 tragic fire that destroyed the historic property. The Riverside at one time served as a dorm for Alliance students during the college’s peak enrollment in the 1960s. The Reunion Weekend features multiple events celebrating Alliance College. More information and reservations can be made through the Alliance College alumni website: www.alliancecollege.com
Opened in 1912 by the Polish National Alliance, Alliance College nurtured students on the bucolic hilltop campus in Cambridge Springs, PA for more than 75 years. As a crown jewel of higher learning, its mission was to offer Polish immigrant and Polish-Americans children advanced educations during a time of widespread discrimination while encouraging the study of Polish language and Polish culture in America. In 1988, the school ceased operations and the property was sold to the state prison system.
In 2001, the alumni, faculty, and staff of Alliance Academy, Alliance Technical Institute, and Alliance College came together to create the Alumni Association as a means of hosting reunions, renewing acquaintances and sharing memories.
In 2009, the 501(c)(3) Alliance College Alumni Association Foundation was created to continue the college’s essential mission of promoting and encouraging post-secondary education by awarding an annual scholarship. The goal of the organization is to create a fund that would allow the scholarship to continue in perpetuity.
For more information on the organization go to www.alliancecollege.com
Aundrea Cika Heschmeyer
Alliance College Class of ’85