Homecoming 2010: October 1 - 3

Among the Highlights, Distance Learning Graduate to Receive Recent Graduate Award


Weekend Schedule

Thursday, September 30, 2010

Theatre Siena Opening Night:

“Children of Eden” 8 p.m.


Friday, October 1, 2010

Dominican Heritage Tour with Trudy McSorley ‘70, 2010 St. Dominic Award 3 p.m.

­Stage Lights Welcome Reception 5:30 p.m.

    Wine and cheese, appetizers and dessert…before the theater, the game, or a night on the

    town! Including SHU Showcase.

Varsity Women’s Volleyball vs. Concordia 7 p.m.

Theatre Siena:  “Children of Eden” 8 p.m.  

Late Night Disco Bowling 9 p.m.-midnight

    at Lenawee Recreation Bowling Center/ZZs Bar and Grille


Saturday, October 2, 2010

5K Road Race  9 a.m.

Admissions Open House for Prospective Students 10 a.m.

Dominican Heritage Tour 10 a.m. with Trudy McSorley ‘70

Highway Blues: Lessons Learned with the State Police 10:30 a.m.

    with Harold Love ’08, 2010 Recent Graduate Award

Solid Gold Get-Together 11 a.m.

    Welcoming alumnae from the 50th reunion and earlier classes

The Tradition Begins: Football at Siena 11 a.m.

    Meet and greet with head football coach Jim Lyall and staff

A Beautiful World: Surviving and Preventing Child Abuse 11:30 a.m.

    with Gregg Milligan ’85, 2010 Sister Ann Joachim Award

New Lights on the Heights: Open House 12 noon-1:30 p.m.

    Learn about our newest majors and campus building projects.

Making Art…and Making It: An Artist’s 30-Year Journey 12:30 p.m.

    with Allan Rodewald ’80, 2010 Outstanding Alumni Award

Coed Alumni Soccer at Zollar Field 11 a.m.

Farewell to Zollar Soccer Field Tailgate noon-2 p.m.

Men’s Lacrosse Scrimmage at Zollar Field  1:30 p.m.

Community Picnic Lunch 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m.

SienaFest! 11:30 a.m.-3 p.m.

  • Kids’ Activities and Inflatables
  • Corn Hole and Fun for Grown-ups
  • Siena Heights Street Fair
  • New Lights on the Heights: new athletic programs

Women’s Alumni Basketball Game 1 p.m.

Men’s Alumni Basketball Game 3 p.m.

2010 Alumni Awards Celebration 2 p.m.

VolleyFuzz! 2nd Annual CRJ Students v. Alumni Volleyball Game 2 p.m.

Homecoming Mass 4:30 p.m.

All-Alumni Reception 5:30 p.m.

Alumni and Reunion Banquets 7 p.m.

    Including SHU Showcase

Athletic Hall of Fame Induction Banquet 7 p.m.

Theatre Siena: “Children of Eden”  8 p.m.

Octoberfest! 9 p.m.-midnight


Sunday, October 3, 2010

18-Hole Saints Alumni Golf Scramble 9:30 a.m.

Celebration Brunch: Faith in Business and the Business of Faith

    with Jamie Richardson ’87, 2010 Outstanding Alumni Award 10:30 a.m.


NOTE:  Golf cart transportation assistance will be available on campus all weekend.



Event Descriptions


Alumni Lights

Meet the 2010 Alumni Award Winners at these special events and at Saturday’s 2 p.m. Alumni Awards presentation program.


Dominican Heritage Tour

Trudy McSorley ’70, 2010 Saint Dominic Award

Dean of Students Trudy McSorley, long-time theater faculty and child drama director, leads an interactive walking tour around Siena Heights and the Adrian Dominican Motherhouse, exploring our shared history and values.  Friday 3 p.m. and Saturday 10 a.m.


Highway Blues: Lessons Learned with the State Police

Harold J. Love ’08, 2010 Recent Graduate Award

The Second District Commander of the Michigan State Police, and one of the first graduates of Siena’s on-line degree program, Harold discusses some of the surprising things he’s learned about life, people and crime.  Saturday 10:30 a.m.


A Beautiful World:  Surviving and Preventing Child Abuse

Gregg Milligan ’85, 2010 Sister Ann Joachim Award

A successful leader in Information technology and systems, Gregg shares his incredible journey from hellish childhood to healthy maturity, offering perspectives on how we, as a society, can prevent child abuse and assist its victims. Saturday 11:30 a.m.


Making Art…and Making It!  An Artist’s 30-Year Journey

Allan Rodewald ’80, 2010 Outstanding Alumni Award

A successful muralist and abstract painter, both in Texas where he lives and in national and international markets, Allan will shares his work in and discuss the challenges, trade-offs and rewards of living by your art.  Saturday 12:30 p.m.


Faith in Business and the Business of Faith

Jamie Richardson ’87, 2010 Outstanding Alumni Award

Jamie, vice president of the White Castle System, is familiar to many at SHU as the grillmaster at past Homecoming tailgates.  This year, he speaks about the growth and development of faith as a guiding light in his career, family and life.  Sunday, 10:30 a.m.


Athletic Hall of Fame Banquet

Salute the 2010 class of outstanding alumni athletes: 

  • Steve Emmons ’85: baseball
  • Ridge Frew ’99: soccer
  • Bevin Malley ’00: basketball
  • Mark Merriman ’09: basketball
  • Nicole Tobin Prillwitz ’01: soccer
  • The 1978-79 Women’s Basketball Team

Toast the Hall of Fame inductees at Saturday’s alumni reception and Hall of Fame banquet.  Then join Saints and friends for Sunday’s Alumni Golf Outing benefiting the athletic program.


New Lights on the Heights

New Lights:  Academics

Learn about the newest additions to the curriculum—Nursing, Special Education, Environmental Science, and a brand-new Criminal Justice emphasis in Parole and Probation—at Saturday’s open house in the Nursing Building. noon-1:30 p.m.

New Lights: Facilities

Find out about the new Outdoor Performance Stadium, proposed University Center, new baseball field, and future use of Sage Union at Saturday’s open house. noon-1:30 p.m..

New Lights:  Athletics

  • Meet Head Football Coach Jim Lyall and hear about his vision and philosophy for football at Siena. Saturday 11 a.m.
  • Catch the speed and action of lacrosse at Saturday’s men’s lacrosse scrimmage.1:30 p.m.
  • Find out about all the new varsity sports at Siena including men’s volleyball, bowling, football, and men’s/women’s lacrosse. 11 a.m.-3 p.m.


The Brightest Lights:  Class Reunions!


Classes ending in “5” and “0”

It’s your year!  Call your friends. Contact the Alumni Office if you need help.


Solid Gold Get-Together:  All classes up to and including 1960

Alumnae from the ‘30s, ‘40s, ‘50s and the 50th Reunion Class of 1960 are invited to a Solid Gold reunion brunch.  Saturday 11 a.m.


50th Reunion:  Class of 1960

Reunion contacts: Yvonne Kramer Bushey (lybushey@comcast.net), Annette Rysiewski Gambell (636-256-4784), Susan Franks Stieber (susan_stiever@sbcglobal.net)


45th Reunion:  Class of 1965

Reunion contacts: JoAnn Curtin Monaghan (jomonaghan@comcast.net), Kathy Howell Mackstaller (kam4300@yahhoo.com), Judy Kramer Pawloski (rjpawloski@att.net), Carol Kulish (ckulish8363@gmail.com) 


40th Reunion:  Class of 1970

Reunion contacts: Janice Osborne Cousino (cousino51@yahoo.com), Diane Moro Deveau (ddeveau17@comcast.net), Carol Hrit Fox (fcfox@msn.com) 


35th Reunion:  Class of 1975

Reunion contacts: Margaret Scholz Noe (margaret.noe@lenawee.mi.us), Jean Heller Durst (jeandurst@yahoo.com)  


30th Reunion:  Class of 1980…and Friends

Reunion contacts: Michael Griffin (mgriffin@mail.barry.edu), Terry Beurer (beurert@michigan.gov), Allan Rodewald (allan@allanrodewald.com)


25th Reunion Class of 1985

Reunion contacts: Alumni Office (alumni@sienaheights.edu)



For more information:

Siena Heights University Alumni Office  (517-264-7140 or 800-693-0506)

Meet Siena


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Nate Adams

Theater major; movie reviewer; Adrian Campus

Faculty & Staff

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Gail A. Ryder

Associate Professor of Humanities


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Matt Larson '07

Criminal Justice Graduate; Assistant Professor of Criminal Justice, Wayne State University