Reunion weekend commences with the Wine and Cheese Reception and
Lynx Athletics Meet and Greet Friday, April 15 from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m.
in the Lincoln Center. Admission is $10 and includes light
appetizers and three wine tastings from Kickapoo Creek Winery. A
one-of-a kind, custom built motorcycle, featuring Abraham Lincoln
will be on display during the reception.
After the reception, The Lincoln College Jazz Ensemble presents a
Night at the Drive-In with special guest Richie Garcia, at the
Johnston Center for Performing Arts.
Garcia is a world renowned Puerto Rican percussionist and has
performed with Art Garfunkel, John Denver, Sting, Diana Ross, Patti
LaBelle, the second generation younger version of Frankie Valli and
the 4 Season, among many others.
Garcia has been named the World’s Best Hand Percussionist by Drummer
Magazine and is touring with Phil Collins in June. Garcia is not a
stranger to the central Illinios area. He studied at Springfield
College of Illinois before attending the American Conservatory of
Music in Chicago.
To purchase tickets for a Night at the Drive-In, call 732-3155 ext.
7281. Tickets are $3.
Several other events are planned for reunion weekend and are free
and open to the public unless otherwise noted.
Planned events include:
Alumni Dinner and Awards Program on
Saturday, April 16 in the Jack D. Nutt Arena in the Lincoln Center.
The evening’s activities begin with a cocktail reception at 5 p.m.
and dinner at 6 p.m. The Awards program will follow. This event is
open to the public. Dinner is $30 and reservations can be made
through the Alumni Office at 217-735-7217.
The 2016 Alumni Award recipients are:
Rikeesha (Cannon) Phelon, class of 1997, Young Alumni
Achievement Award. Phelon has had a bright career in public
relations and communication and is a trusted advisor to some of
Illinois’ most distinguished leaders.
Kevin McCaster, class of 1983, Alumni Achievement
Award in Law Enforcement. McCaster is a distinguished serviceman
and has served on the City of Downey Police Force for more than
23 years. He is only one of eight in his law enforcement
department’s 59 year history to be awarded the Medal of Valor.
Bob Jeckel, class of 1966, LaVeta Zurkammer Alumni
Award. Jeckel is a successful local businessman and farmer. He
is an active board member for several organizations and is an
active volunteer in the Logan County community.
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Tour of Creekside, the college’s Outdoor Center for
Environmental Education, on Saturday, April 16 at 9:30 a.m. (Weather
permitting; boots or tennis shoes are recommended.)
The Lincoln Heritage Museum will have extended hours from
11 a.m.- 4 p.m. on Saturday, April 16 for visitors to tour the
museum. A one-of-a kind, custom built motorcycle, featuring Abraham
Lincoln will be on display at the entrance of the museum.
Get Your Kicks Cruise-In: To celebrate the 50th anniversary of
the class of 1966 and Route 66, members of the Railsplitter
Antique Auto Club will have a Cruise-In (weather permitting) from 1
p.m. to 4 p.m. in the parking lot of the Lincoln Center. All area
car clubs and members of the public with vintage cars are welcome to
Registration information and the complete list of activities and
events are available at http://alumni.lincolncollege.edu/event/alumni-reunion-weekend-2016/.
To make reservations or for more information, contact the Lincoln
College Alumni Relations office at (217) 735-7217.