Home sweet home: Alumni Weekend 2009

March 30, 2009

The campus was home to hundreds of alumni March 27-28 when Alumni Weekend 2009 got under way with record attendance and perfect South Florida weather.

During the day on Friday, the campus was bustling with activities ranging from the women’s tennis team upsetting #1 ranked Armstrong Atlantic to the eighth annual Liberal Arts Student Symposium showcasing the best works by undergraduate students in the College of Arts and Sciences.

Later on Friday, more than 400 alumni and guests gathered on Perper Plaza in the heart of campus to enjoy a cocktail reception while reconnecting with classmates, professors and staff. The Sounz of Steel, with Janlou Borges ’09, provided the evening’s musical entertainment, and Lynn’s 2009 graduating class was welcomed into the alumni community.

Saturday morning “kicked off” with the annual alumni soccer match. The “youngsters” (grads after 2002) edged out the veterans for the second year running. Coach John Rootes congratulated the winning team and presented the Coach’s Cup.

Following the game, players and spectators joined other alumni and their families making a splash by the pool where a barbecue buffet was provided. Live music filled the air, kiddie pools and a craft table kept the kids active. 

The last official activity of Alumni Weekend was on Atlantic Avenue in downtown Delray Beach where alums met up at Delux Nighclub and Lounge for a private party. Festivities didn’t end there, however as alumni could be found up and down the “Ave.” sampling what Delray Beach has to offer.


View slideshows: Party on the PlazaParty by the Pool; Delux Nightclub