Homecoming: A Whole New Look

A Message from Alumni Association President Candy Barr Heimbach '79

During my two-year tenure as Alumni Association president, I have been amazed at the changes on our campus. In addition to the stunning new admissions center and two additional dormitories, Moravian's long-awaited academic building will soon provide technologically advanced instructional facilities for our students. Plans for continued campus expansion also include a long-range athletics facilities master plan.

In order for all these improvements to take place, we as alumni will need to make room for some changes as well. The College has already invested considerable resources in aerating and resodding the football practice field. As alumni, we have come to identify the practice field as the Homecoming "tailgate field." Now, in order to maintain the field's improved surface and keep it safe for our players, cars will no longer be permitted to park on it for tailgating.
Have no fear! We have an even better plan in the works. On November 2, 2002, our traditional tailgate will become the first annual "Houndfest," offering a smorgasbord of opportunities for alumni to congregate on the field for Homecoming. Tables and grills will be provided for those who want to bring their own food, or we can register for a prepaid picnic buffet or purchase food à la carte throughout the day. The field will be clearly marked to help us find each other, reunion classes will gather under reunion tents, and a Kidsfest area will be provided for our children. Please come back to enjoy Moravian's new look, including our Homecoming Houndfest. It is, indeed, an exciting time to be a Hound!

Photo: Gregory M. Fota '69