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Homecoming 2017 Roundup: Royalty, Alumni, Reunions

Libbey Jones and Maxim Short are Alma College’s 2017 homecoming queen and king. For more photos, visit Alma College Flickr.

<em>Libbey Jones, Maxim Short</em>Libbey Jones, Maxim Short

Homecoming Royalty — Libbey Jones, a senior from Mason, and Maxim Short, a senior from Rockford, were crowned Alma College homecoming queen and king during halftime of the Scots’ homecoming football game on Sept. 30.

Jones, an elementary education major, plans to teach and coach cross country. She is a member of the Alma College cross country team and sings with the Alma Choir. A graduate of Mason High School, she is the daughter of Jeff and Cheryl Jones.

Short, a psychology major, plans to serve in the Peace Corps as a youth and community developer. He has served as a service learning coordinator and first-year guide at Alma. A graduate of Greenville High School, he is the son of Michael and Bonnie Short.

Vow Ceremony — The Rev. Andrew Pomerville ’02 officiates the wedding vow renewal ceremony on the Chapel lawn. More than 60 alumni couples participated.

Zeta Sigma Scholar House Ribbon-cutting — From left: President Jeff Abernathy, Darryl Schimeck ’82, Bruce Gerish ’81, Mike Sherman ’74, Jeff Schlicker ’18 and Brian Churchill ’80.

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Homecoming Court — Front row, from left: Franchesca Beningo, senior from Gaylord; Aaron Daggett, senior from Greenville; Libbey Jones, senior from Mason; Haley David, senior from Hartland. Back row, from left: Seth Davis, senior from Sidney; Fernanda Melo, senior from Joinville, Brazil; Jared Jacob, senior from Oregon, Ohio; Monica Kunovszky, senior from Aurora, Ill., and Brooks Hyble, senior from Mount Pleasant. Missing from photo: Maxim Short, senior from Rockford. 

Alumni Award Winners — From left: Emilee Syrewicze ’08, Young Alumni Award; James McIntyre ’69, grand marshall; Stephan Jones ’78, Smith Distinguished Service Award; and Mark Hall ’78, Distinguished Alumni Award. Missing is Phyllis Kapp ’58, George ’20 and Bess Brown ’18 Hebert Distinguished Service Award.

<em>The 50-year reunion class of 1967.<br><br></em>The 50-year reunion class of 1967.

<em>The Kiltie Marching Band on Superior St.<br><br></em>The Kiltie Marching Band on Superior St.

<em>The TKEs dedicated their scholar house in memory of Dr. Eugene Pattison ’56, who served 40 years as TKE advisor.<br><br></em>The TKEs dedicated their scholar house in memory of Dr. Eugene Pattison ’56, who served 40 years as TKE advisor.

Story published on October 02, 2017