Have you or someone you love gone to Mesa? The college invites current, former and future students, family, and friends to show their Olympian spirit at San Diego Mesa College’s second homecoming celebration before a game against Southwestern College on Saturday, Oct. 19, at the Merrill Douglas Stadium.
Mesa Homecoming 2013 kicks off at 5:00 p.m. in the East Athletics Plaza next to parking lot #3. Festivities include the alumni-sponsored Mesa Memory Booth, opportunity drawings, and more. General admission is $7; $5 for students, staff and seniors; $1 for children under 12. Free with valid AS sticker. The Mesa College Olympians will take on Southwestern College follows at 6:00 p.m.
Half-time activities include an introduction of 2013 alumni honoree Jeanne Lenhart, winner of the Pay-It-Forward Scholarship Opportunity Drawing, performances by the Mesa College Pep Band, and the popular t-shirt toss with the women’s volleyball team.
Lenhart, Ms. Senior San Diego 2012, of Pacific Beach, is this year’s alumni honoree. The Mesa volleyball player and ’66 grad transferred to SDSU (then San Diego State College) and taught dance at San Diego City Schools. She later returned to Mesa to take interior design classes, obtaining an Interior Design certificate in 1993. Now semi-retired, Lenhart still plays volleyball three times a week in South Mission Beach and in the US Open Nationals. Her dance routine helped her to win the Ms. Senior San Diego crown.
Alumni and neighbors are also invited to tour of the campus at on Thursday, Oct.17. The college is being transformed through a voter-approved $450 million dollar capital bond improvement plan. Interested persons can show up for a brief reception hosted by President Pamela Luster at 5 p.m. in A-104, with the tour following at 6 p.m. Call 619-388-2285 with questions.
Homecoming 2013 launches yearlong festivities and events marking the college’s 50th anniversary celebration. To be placed on a contact list, email firstname.lastname@example.org.