This year’s Homecoming celebration included several new fun and engaging events. Wednesday night included a bed race for students along dorm row; on Saturday, the Donut Dash had its inaugural run. Participants were required to consume six donuts along the 1.5-mile course. Saturday night, the stands at Zuidema Soccer Field were packed with fans watching women’s soccer post a victory over Kalamazoo College. After the soccer game, students, faculty, staff, alumni, and community members enjoyed fireworks over the baseball field. Homecoming festivities concluded Sunday with a community worship service in the Covenant Fine Arts Center.

Students running the Homecoming Donut Dash
Students running the Homecoming Donut Dash

Alumni board starts a new year

During Homecoming weekend, the Calvin Alumni Association board gathered for its first meeting of the 2018–19 year, with alumni board president Twana Graves Davis ’93, vice president Gene Miyamoto ’77, and secretary Brianna Sas-Pérez ’11 at the helm. After some board structural 
changes last year, the group will meet on campus twice a year (instead of three times a year) with virtual meetings via video conference in between.

At its fall meeting, the board received a college update from President Michael Le Roy and a progress report on the college’s strategic planning effort from business professor Jason Stansbury. The board also started a visioning process for the alumni association, which will result in a strategic plan aligned with Calvin’s Vision 2030 plan.