Tuesday, June 11, 2013

Hundreds Gather for Homecoming Weekend

Members of the Class of 1963 pose for their group photo after the giant
potluck meal in the PE Centre.  Other honored classes this year were:
1938, 1943, 1948, 1953, 1963, 1968, 1973, 1978, 1983, 1988, 1993,
1998, 2003, and 2008.
Hundreds of CUC's former faculty, staff and students converged on our hilltop the weekend of June 7-9 for a weekend packed with great activities and events.  Three events were live streamed online; you can watch the video archive of those events here.  You can read the Programme Booklet for the weekend here.

Dr. Douglas Devnich, Hs '58; C '63, was this
year's recipient of the Don F. Neufeld
Medallion of Excellence and the speaker
Friday evening and Sabbath morning.
In his welcome at church Sabbath morning, President Haynal said, "On behalf of all of the faculty, staff and students of Canadian University College, I want you to know we are delighted you are here worshipping with us this morning.

"If you are a former student of this institution, seeing you again makes as very glad because you are irrefutable proof that the Adventist church’s investment in this institution has not been made in vain.

"Your successful lives of service, the good you have done all over Canada and the world, is a sweet reward for those of us who work at CUC, and an inspiration for those who now study where you once studied.

"If you are here today because this is your regular, weekly place of worship, I want to thank you for being part of a congregation that has so wonderfully mothered and fathered CUC’s students through the years.  I hereby declare you are all honorary adjunct faculty and staff.  Unpaid, but greatly appreciated.

"And finally, if you are here today because you now work at CUC, I want not only to welcome you, but also thank you for casting your lot with this grand and good endeavor.  Thank you for your excellent service and generous sacrifice.

"May all of us be encouraged and inspired, comforted and renewed as we worship our God together this morning.   

A large group of friends and alumni enjoyed a banquet Friday evening in the cafeteria catered by Bob Ronnie Catering.

Ken Corkum, right, President of the Newfoundland and Labrador Mission, was the recipient of this year's Ambassador Award and the speaker for vespers Saturday evening.  All of the weekend events were planned and coordinated
by Jerrold Ritchey, C '87, Vice President for Advancement, and his coworkers.

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