Hiram College

Terriers of all generations returned to Hiram Hill on June 14-16 to reconnect and reengage for Alumni Weekend 2013.

A record-breaking 816 alumni, family, faculty, staff and friends attended events over the weekend. They enjoyed Field Station hikes, wine and beer tastings, demonstrations and lectures by faculty and staff and plenty of great food and music.

At the All-Alumni reception on Saturday afternoon, several alumni were recognized for their service to Hiram and the community:

  • Recent Graduate Service to Humanity Award: Brandon Gilvin ’98
  • Alumni Achievement Award: Terry Hartle ’73
  • Alumni Volunteer Award: Jim Scher ’88
  • Lifelong Leadership Award: Paul Whitacre ’78
  • President’s Award: Anthony and Nina Caimi, friends of the College

Here is a look at the weekend in photos:

Photos by Kasey Samuel Adams. View a collection of all photos from the weekend on Flickr.

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Hiram’s black box theater turned into a concert club on Friday night, as alumni danced the night away with Moose and Carl, an upbeat variety band featuring Carl Capellas, Hiram’s men’s soccer coach from 2004-2012.

President Chema hosted a special luncheon on Saturday afternoon for alumni who have already celebrated their 50th class reunion.

President Chema hosted a special luncheon on Saturday afternoon for alumni who have already celebrated their 50th class reunion.

Chef Anne Hayman '88 offered a lunchtime cooking demonstration on Saturday afternoon.

Chef Anne Hayman ’88 offered a lunchtime cooking demonstration on Saturday afternoon.

Some alumni started their Saturday morning with a beekeeping lesson and demonstration by Dean Bob Haak.

Some alumni started their Saturday morning with a beekeeping lesson and demonstration by Dean Bob Haak.

Alumni relived their days as undergrads with a game of Frisbee on the campus green.

Alumni relived their days as undergrads with a game of Frisbee on the campus green.

Alumni joined together for an alumni choir session with Dawn Sonntag, assistant professor of music.

Alumni joined together for an alumni choir session with Dawn Sonntag, assistant professor of music.

Alumni and faculty enjoyed lunch on Saturday afternoon at the Dining Hall.

Alumni and faculty enjoyed lunch on Saturday afternoon at the Dining Hall.

Mark Rhodes '93, owner of WineStyles in Howland, Ohio, taught guests about different wines for all around the world during a Saturday afternoon wine tasting.

Mark Rhodes ’93, owner of WineStyles in Howland, Ohio, taught guests about different wines for all around the world during a Saturday afternoon wine tasting.

Thirsty Dog Brewing Company Jon Patrick Najeway, husband of Anne Marie O'Brien '87, teaches the always-popular "Beer School."

Thirsty Dog Brewing Company Jon Patrick Najeway, husband of Anne Marie O’Brien ’87, taught the always-popular “Beer School.”

Damaris Peter Pike, Professor Emerita of Music, transported audience to one of George Gershwin's parties by his sister, Frankie, singing several of his best known songs reminiscing about her famous brothers, George and Ira.

Damaris Peter Pike, Professor Emerita of Music, transported audience to one of George Gershwin’s parties by his sister, Frankie, singing several of his best known songs reminiscing about her famous brothers, George and Ira.

Many future Terriers also attended the weekend's festivities!

Many future Terriers also attended the weekend’s festivities!

Generations came together at the All-Alumni Reception, over drinks and hors d'oeuvres.

Generations came together at the All-Alumni Reception, over drinks and hors d’oeuvres.

President Chema thanks the attendees and announces the award recipients.

President Chema thanks the attendees and announces the award recipients.

The afternoon reception ended with the alumni choir singing the alma mater.

The afternoon reception ended with the alumni choir singing the alma mater.