Park University

Class of 1964

50th Reunion

Sept. 18, 19 & 20



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Please register by Sept. 12 for events marked with

Prices will be slightly higher at the door and after Sept. 12

Golden Reunion Dinner | Awards Luncheon | Reunion Luncheon
Reunion Memory Book |
"A Night at the Museum"

Class of 1964 Reunion on Facebook

Print the schedule and registration form (pdf).

McCoy Meetin' House will be available for conversation and relaxing throughout the weekend. Catch up with your friends, meet new ones. Snacks and beverages available.

Thursday, Sept. 18


2 - 6 p.m. Register at Park House
pick up schedules, maps and tickets
6 p.m. Golden Reunion Dinner, Park Distance Learning Conference Center
50th Reunion Dinner for the Class of 1964, FREE to class members and their plus one, reservations required. Friends from other classes are welcome to purchase tickets and attend.

Friday, Sept.19
Attend Class
List of specific classes open to visitors will be available Sept. 1, from the Office of Alumni Relations.
8:30 a.m. - 5 p.m. Register at Park House
pick up schedules, maps and tickets to events
9 - 11 a.m. Welcome Alumni Reception and Continental Breakfast
Copley Quad Patio - 50th Reunion Tables - Take a tour of Park's newest residence hall
11 a.m. Transportation from campus to the luncheon
Park and catch the bus next to the flag triangle, reservations required
11:30 a.m. - Noon "Dessert First" Reception, Kansas City Marriott Downtown, banquet foyer - Lemonade bar and cookies before the luncheon.
Noon Alumni Association Awards Luncheon, Kansas City Marriott Downtown, 200 West 12th Street, Kansas City, Mo. 64105 Map  $25 per individual ticket, Table Sponsorships available. 50th Reunion Tables



Distinguished Alumnus
Darryl Forte, '92
Kansas City, Mo., Chief of Police

Marlowe Sherwood Memorial Service Award
SuEllen Fried, '75
Anti-bullying expert and community volunteer

Torchlighter Award
Rev. David Laird Barclay, '53
retired Alumni Council member and volunteer

Park Promising Young Professional
Rodrigo Neri, '09
Co-founder and Chief Product Officer, Instin, LLC




1:30 p.m. Transportation to campus, immediately following the luncheon
2 - 5 p.m. Class of 1964 and Friends -  an afternoon to get reacquainted, Gibson Room, 3rd Floor, Thompson Student Center. Bring your memories and your scrapbooks!
3 - 4:30 p.m. McAfee Memorial Library Open House
Tour the newly remodeled library. Visit the special exhibit from the
Fishburn Archives - "The Life and Legacy of George Shepard Park"
The library and special exhibits are open Fri., 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., and Sat.. 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
5 - 6 p.m. Alumni Match--Student/Alumni Networking Reception, Chapel Lawn - 
An opportunity for alumni and students to interact professionally, sign up and bring your business cards. Sponsored by the Career Development Center and the Alumni Association
5 - 6 p.m. 'Ritaville - Margaritas, beer, etc. under the tent on the Chapel Lawn
6 - 7:30 p.m. Harvest Fiesta - Mexican buffet dinner, Chapel Lawn
margaritas, beer and wine compliments of the Alumni Association with the purchased of a dinner ticket, 50th Reunion Tables, $10
6 p.m. Women's Volleyball, Breckon Sports Center, West Dome
Park vs. Lyon College
FREE entry with registration for any weekend event
7:30 p.m. Alumni Volleyball and Basketball, Breckon Sports Center
8 - 11 p.m. Party in the Park, English Landing Park
Bring your family. Meet up with friends, enjoy the music and food, cash bar. Karaoke contest starts at 9 pm, prizes! A great place for the Park Singers to show their stuff!



Saturday, Sept. 20

9 a.m. - 5 p.m. Register at Park House
pick up schedules, maps and tickets to events
9 - 10:30 a.m. Alumni Association Brunch and Business Meeting, Graham Tyler Memorial Chapel Lawn - Enjoy this complimentary brunch while you learn about the exciting things that are happening with the Alumni Association and Park University. Golden Diploma presentations to the Class of 1964
10 a.m. - Noon Ellen Finley Earhart Nursing Program Open House and Alumni Reunion, Visit the new home of Park?s premier nursing program in Hawley Hall. See a demonstration of the latest equipment at 11 a.m. Tour the newly renovated and repurposed Hawley Hall.
10 a.m. - 4 p.m. Family Fun Day, Chapel Lawn
Featuring a photo booth where you can get new snapshots with your college pals - bounce houses, balloons, face painting, magic, funnel cakes and more? Community members are welcome to join the fun!
11 a.m. - 4 p.m. Pirate Den, Chapel Lawn East
Beer and wine for sale, operated by the American Legion
Noon - 2 p.m. 50th Reunion Luncheon, Zarda BBQ, Chapel Lawn,
Friends welcome! $10
Noon Women's Soccer, Julian Field
Park vs. Lyon College
FREE entry with registration for any weekend event
2 p.m. Women's Volleyball, Breckon Sports Center, West Dome
Park vs. William Baptist College
FREE entry with registration for any weekend event
2 p.m. Men's Soccer, Julian Field
Park vs. Lyon College
FREE entry with registration for any weekend event
2:45 p.m. Crowning of Harvest Fest Royalty and recognition of past royalty
Wear your original sash!
(Don't have your sash? Tell and we'll make one
            for you.)

4 p.m. Men's Alumni Soccer, Julian Field
5 p.m. Transportation to Museum at Prairiefire. Reservations required.
6 - 9 p.m. "A Night at the Museum," Museum at Prairiefire, Nall and 135th Street, 5801 W. 135th Street, Overland Park, KS 66223, Map

Park has reserved this exciting new museum for the evening, exclusively for our alumni, students, faculty, staff and friends. The museum will be exhibiting a popular collection of Mythic Creatures, exploring such mysteries as griffins, dragons, unicorns, and sea monsters. As you enter, you will be greeted by the museum's resident Tyrannosaurus rex, a full-sized cast from the actual skeleton on display in New York.

Park University Department of Natural and Physical Sciences faculty Scott Hageman and Brian Hoffman, '86, Ph.D., will be on hand to lend their expertise and give guests a hands-on experience with Park's collection of dinosaur bones.

Children are invited to experience the Discovery Room, full of hands-on opportunities for young scientists.

Light appetizers compliments of the Alumni Association. Cash bar.
50th Reunion Tables

$10 Adults (Reg. $19); $8 Children 7-16 (Reg. $15 for 3-12); Children under 7 free, or SPECIAL RATE of $25 per family (maximum 2 adults plus 4 children 7 - 16)

9 p.m.


Transportation back to campus

Class of 1964 50th Reunion Memory Book - As a gift to the Class of 1964, the alumni office is creating a booklet full of reunion photos and stories from each class member. Even if you cannot join us in Parkville, your classmates want to hear from you. Tell us what you have being doing since you left Park College. Complete the questionnaire online at Anyone who contributes to this booklet will receive a FREE copy. Do not miss out. Deadline to submit your entry is September 20.( Print the questionaire.)


Hotels - A list of available hotels can be found at

Car Rentals
Need a car while visiting the Parkville area? For a discount at Enterprise Leasing,, use G51114. To rent from Hertz,, use 1928274 .


Harvest Fest is co-sponsored by the Alumni Association, Office of Alumni Relations,
Office of Student Life and the Athletic Department.

Contact the Office of Alumni Relations, (800) 488-7275 or (816) 584-6207