1. The Office of Institutional Advancement

ALUMNI WEEKEND 2023| September 28 - 30

You are invited to come back to campus! Whether it’s for a single event, a single day or the entire weekend, familiar faces and favorite places will jog your memory, whatever your class year, to remember escapades and the shared experiences of demanding schedules, kooky dorm tales, work in your major, and lifetime friendships. Relax and re-connect. Some events are free but please RSVP.


School of Mathematics and Natural Sciences Alumni Mixer
5 - 7 p.m. Austin Hall Lobby

Join alumni and friends for a mixer and academic lecture with Dr. Stella Capoccia `97, Associate Professor of Biology at Montana Tech, and research scientist specializing in the Migration of Waterfowl. Dr. Capoccia will discuss her research in her presentation. Students may attend free of charge. Appetizers and drinks included.

Basket and 50/50 raffles available, please bring cash to participate in the raffles.

School of AHESS (Arts, Education, Humanities and Social Science) Alumni Mixer
5 - 7 p.m. Garfield Center Lobby

Join alumni and friends for the School of Education Mixer. Appetizers and drinks included.


Pastries in the Parlor with President Schuller
9 – 10:15 a.m. Lincoln Library

Meet our new President, Jennifer N. Schuller, as she greets alumni and friends and gives update on the latest happenings at LEC. Coffee and pastries included.

Campus Tour
10:30 – 11:30 a.m. Meet in the Front Lobby, College Hall

Enjoy a walking tour of campus, led by a current student/tour guide. Will happen rain/shine – please wear comfortable footwear.

Class of 1973 50th Anniversary Luncheon
12 – 1:30 p.m. Louise Price Social Parlor, College Hall

Celebrate the golden anniversary with the LEC Class of 1973, with a luncheon, followed by a dynamic presentation by Dr. Clare McCord '73, author, educator and coach, and creator of Human Renaissance. This event is open to all LEC alumni of the 1970’s.

Book Chat with Deborah Royce '80
3 – 5 p.m. CK Rickel Theater in Royce Hall with reception in the B.K. Smith Gallery FREE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC!

Book Chat with Deborah Royce '80


Don’t miss the Book chat with Deborah Goodrich Royce '80, nationally bestselling and award-winning author, and former star of All My Children! LEC is proud to welcome back one of our most notable alumna, Deborah Goodrich Royce '80, during Alumni Weekend to discuss her latest thriller, Reef Road. The book, a Publisher’s Weekly Bestseller, was inspired by her personal connection to a decades-old unsolved crime. Let's give Deborah a proper LEC homecoming welcome and fill CK Rickel Theatre! Books will be available for purchase and signing following the chat.

Y2K Alumni Reunion
6 – 7 p.m. Victor Manor House, Rathskeller

Attend this unique, multi-year reunion for our “Generation X” crowd. All alumni from the '90s and '00s are invited to join us for a reception in the Rathskeller at Manor House, one hour prior to the start of the All-Alumni Cocktail Party. Appetizers and drinks included.

VIP Early Access to Manor House
6 – 7 p.m. Victor Manor House

Enjoy special pre-access before the crowds open to the All-Alumni Cocktail Party for our 50th (1973) and 60th (1963) reunion classes at Manor House. Appetizers and drinks included.

All-Alumni Cocktail Party
7 – 9 p.m. Victor Manor House

It’s the LEC social event of the season: the All-Alumni Cocktail Party at Manor House. The National Alumni Board will present the 2023 Alumni Awards winners. Cocktail attire is encouraged. Shuttle will be available.

2023 Alumni Award winners: Stacy Pantsios ’68 - Distinguished Alumni Award, Dr. Gabriel “Gabby” Frato ’13 – Young Alumni Award, and Margy Pfeifer Ladd ’74 - Deb Remington ’74 Alumni Service Award.


Breakfast with the Horses
9 – 10:15 a.m. George M. Humphrey Equestrian Center Lobby 8031 Morley Road, Mentor, OH 44060

An alumni weekend tradition is back again this year! Enjoy a buffet breakfast at the EQ Center, and then visit with our beloved LEC horses.

Tour of George M. Humphrey Equestrian Center
10:30 – 11:30 a.m. Meet in the George M. Humphrey Equestrian Center Lobby

Enjoy a walking tour of the EQ campus, led by a current student/tour guide. Will happen rain/shine – please wear comfortable footwear.

Athletics Hall of Fame Ceremony
12 – 1:30 p.m. Victor Manor House

Join us as we welcome the triumphant return of the Athletics Hall of Fame after a 16-year hiatus! The Induction Ceremony features a luncheon and presentation. Registration spots are limited, and priority is given to inductees and their families, and past hall-of-fame members.

2023 inductees: Anthony Bilal ’15, ’16 – Football, Jamil Dudley ’14 - Track & Field, Nadia Lee ’17 - Track & Field, Destiny Prusky Johnson ’16 - Track & Field, Luke Raley (2014 – 2016) – Baseball, Ryan Rua (2009 – 2011) – Baseball, Zak Vargo ’15 – Wrestling, and the 2015 Men's Lacrosse Team.

All Alumni Clambake Lunch
12 – 1:30 p.m. The green behind College Hall, under the tent

An alumni favorite! Join us for some fabulous alfresco dining with our annual clambake buffet lunch. Registration spots are limited. Includes lunch and two drink tickets.

Class of 1973 Private Winery Tour
11:30 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. South River Vineyard 6062 South River Road West, Geneva, OH 44041

The class of 1973 will enjoy a private winery tour and tasting at South River Vineyard in Geneva. Please note this is a private event, but open to all 70s alumni who would like to celebrate the class of 1973.

Organ Concert
3 – 4 p.m. Helen Rockwell Morley Memorial Music Hall

LEC organist-in-residence Todd Wilson will play a selection of favorites on the historic 64-rank E.M. Skinner organ. Immerse yourself in the rich sound and incredible history of this magnificent instrument. Free to the public.

Food Truck Tailgate & Football Game
4:30 p.m. Jack Britt Memorial Stadium Parking Lot 301 Latimore St. Painesville, OH 44077

Join us for some pre-football-game fun in the parking lot behind Jack Britt Stadium. Cheesy Dave’s Food Truck and Manna will be there slinging all your favorites. Vouchers for free food given to the first 50 attendees. Stay and watch the football game versus Walsh at 7 p.m. Football game tickets can be purchased at the gate for $10. Sit in the “alumni section” with President Schuller and cheer the Storm on to victory!

Alex Bevan performance
8-10 p.m. CK Rickel Theater in Royce Hall FREE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC

Alex Bevan performance


Relive the glory days of Cleveland's favorite sellout folksinger/songwriter Alex Bevan. If his name means anything to you, it probably begins with the song “Skinny”… the 1976 Summer Anthem that filled the airwaves of WMMS radio station. Saturday, Sept. 30 8-10 p.m. CK Rickel Theater, Royce Hall Lake Erie College campus Free parking available

Young Alumni Event
9 – 11 p.m. Red, White and Brew 9620 Old Johnnycake Ridge Road, Mentor, OH 44060

Wrap up a fun weekend by attending our “Young Alumni” after-hours event at Red, Wine & Brew. You don’t have to be young to attend, just young at heart! Includes appetizers and two drink tickets.


We look forward to seeing you!