A 25-member Alumni Council represents the Alumni Association, advises alumni office staff and implements special projects and programs to support the college.
New or returning members are affirmed at the Alumni Association meeting each May. They serve three-year terms and may renew for a second term. In addition, Alumni Association representatives to the Board of Directors also serve on the Alumni Council.
The council holds six meetings during the year — in August, September, November, January, March and April. In October, members participate in Fall Festival. In February, they conduct an annual fund-raising phonathon. In May, members help with Alumni Weekend. A picnic for those who are new, returning or leaving is held in June. No meetings are held in July and December.
Through various committees, the Alumni Council:
- facilitates class reunions
- runs golf tournaments
- raises money at Fall Festival
- supports the Student Alumni Association
Council members and staff 2012-13
(Pictured above) Front row: Diana (Epp) Graber '72, Moundridge, administrative assistant; Shirley Delk '75, Wichita; Christian Loganbill '10, Newton; Felice (Voth) Goering '59, Moundridge; Beverly Baumgartner '94, Newton; Heather Fischer '04, Newton; Sarah (Duffy) Hershberger '03, Newton; Debbie (Regier) Claassen '85, Whitewater; Kathy (Friesen) Campbell '79, North Newton; Delbert Peters '75, Goessel; Dave Linscheid '75, North Newton. Back row: Kevin Neufeld '94, North Newton; Greg Shelly '11, North Newton; Ray Penner '66, North Newton; Byron Ediger '66, Newton; Zach Unruh '04, Hesston; Kira (Kindall) Buzzard '03, Newton; Linda (Koehn) Buller '70, Wichita; Morrie Scheffler '97, Valley Center.
Not pictured: Bridget Kratzer '08, Newton; Dave Stucky '05, Newton; Terry Unruh '71, Wichita.
Executive Committee 2012-13
- Byron Ediger ’66, Newton (president)
- Sarah Duffy Hershberger ’03, (recorder)
- Linda Buller ’70, Wichita (representative to the board)
- Ray Penner ’66, North Newton (representative to the board)
- Dave Linscheid ’75, North Newton (director of alumni relations)
Alumni Association representatives to the Board of Directors 2012-13
- Brett Birky ’87, Denver
- Linda Buller ’70, Wichita
- Ray Penner ’66, North Newton