SVC Readies for Homecoming, Fall Family Weekend

by Public Relations | Sep 25, 2019

Sept. 25, 2019

A bevy of activities are planned for the annual Homecoming and Fall Family Weekend at Saint Vincent College Friday, Oct. 4, through Sunday, Oct. 6, presented by Hirtle Callaghan & Co. Registration for the weekend will take place at the Fred M. Rogers Center from 3 – 7 p.m. on Friday and 10 a.m. – 3 p.m. on Saturday.

One of the highlights of the weekend will be the annual Alumni of Distinction and Recent Alumna/Alumnus Achievement Award reception and dinner beginning at 6 p.m. on Friday in the Fred M. Rogers Center. Honorees include Dr. Leonard Burrello, C’64, of Tampa, Florida; Kimberly M. Colonna, Esq., C’94, of Harrisburg; Arthur T. Downey, Esq., C’59, of North Bethesda, Maryland; Deacon William J. Hisker, Ph.D., P ’65, C’69, of Greensburg; William G. Laird, C’69, of Bridgeville; The Hon. Robert J. Lesnick, C’74, of Alexandria, Virginia; Dr. Richard C. Miller, C’79, of Chatham, New Jersey; John R. Perchak, C’69, of Alamo, California; and Dr. Richard S. Sepesy, P ’48, C’52, of Monroeville; Alexandria C. Simmons, C’10, of Jefferson Hills; and Jason M. Winters, C’04, of Hempfield Township.

Also recognized at the Alumni of Distinction/Recent Alumni Achievement Award dinner will be the graduating classes of 1969 and 1994 in recognition of the 50th and 25th anniversary, respectively, of their graduation.

The full slate of the weekend’s events:


  • 4 p.m: Bearcat Women’s Tennis vs. Waynesburg University (campus tennis courts)
  • 6–7 p.m.: Alumni of Distinction, Recent Alumni Achievement Award and 25th and 50th Anniversary Reception (Fred M. Rogers Center)
  • 6:30 p.m.: Campus Pep Rally (Melvin Platz)
  • 7 p.m.: Alumni of Distinction, Recent Alumni Achievement Award and 25th and 50th Anniversary Dinner (Fred M. Rogers Center)
  • 7 p.m.: Birthday Celebration for Vinny the Bearcat (Robert S. Carey Student Center Lounge)


  • 6:45 a.m.: Morning Prayer with the Benedictines (Basilica)
  • 7:30 a.m.: Monastery Mass (Basilica)
  • 8–11 a.m.: Sidewalk Chalk Competition (Robert S. Carey Student Center)
  • 9-11 a.m.: Bearcat Men’s Lacrosse Alumni Game (UPMC Field)
  • 9-11 a.m.: Bearcat Women’s Tennis Alumni Doubles Tournament (tennis courts)
  • 10 a.m.: Education Department Reception (Prep Hall education office)
  • 10 a.m.: Bearcat Swimming Alumni Meet (Frank and Elizabeth Resnik Pool)
  • 10 a.m.-5 p.m.: MBAA/McKenna School Tailgate (parking lot tailgate area)
  • 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.: Planetarium Shows (Angelo J. Taiani Plantarium in the Sis and Herman Dupré Science Pavilion)
  • 11 a.m.-1 p.m.: Welcome Back Brunch (Community Center Dining Hall)
  • 11 a.m.-3 p.m.: Communication Department Alumni Tailgate (parking lot tailgate area)
  • 11:30 a.m.: Homecoming parade
  • 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m.: Boyer School Reception and Tours (Sis and Herman Dupré Science Pavilion)
  • Noon-3 p.m.: Future Bearcat Fun Zone (Robert S. Carey Student Center Lounge)
  • Noon-4 p.m.: Open Swim (Frank and Elizabeth Resnik Pool)
  • 1 p.m.: Bearcat Football vs. Geneva College (Chuck Noll Field)
  • 1:30 p.m.: “The Bees of Pennsylvania: How to Identify Them and How to Keep Them,” a presentation by Dr. Michelle Duennes (Luparello Lecture Hall in the Sis and Herman Dupré Science Pavilion)
  • 3:30-6 p.m.: Fall Fest Carnival (softball field)
  • 4:30 p.m.: Alumni Memorial Mass (Mary, Mother of Wisdom Chapel)
  • 5 p.m.: Parish Mass (Basilica)
  • 5:30 p.m.: Alumni Anniversary Class Party (Fred M. Rogers Center)
  • 7 p.m.: Joel Meyers – Illusionist, Mentalist, Master of the Stage and Magician (Robert S. Carey Student Center Performing Arts Center)
  • 7-9 p.m: Alumni Art Exhibition Reception (Gristmill)
  • 8:15 p.m.: Trolley Ghost Tours (departing from Robert S. Carey Student Center every 20 minutes)


  • 6:45 a.m.: Morning Prayer with the Benedictines (Basilica)
  • 7:30 a.m.: Monastery Mass (Basilica)
  • 9:30 a.m.: Parish Mass (Basilica)
  • 10:30 a.m.: Women’s Lacrosse Alumni Game (UPMC Field)
  • 11:30 a.m.: Parish Mass (Basilica)
  • 2 p.m.: Bearcat Men’s Soccer vs. Chatham (UPMC Field)

For more information, contact the Saint Vincent Alumni Office at 724-805-2568 or visit



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