Lakehead University Extends Invitation to all Alumni for Homecoming

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Lakehead University
Lakehead University

Lakehead University
Lakehead University

THUNDER BAY – Lakehead University will welcome alumni and friends back to campus during our annual Homecoming Weekend, taking place from September 28-30, 2017.

Returning alumni will enjoy events that bring together lifelong friends, celebrate alumni excellence, and provide a nostalgic return to the university community. Major events include the Alumni Awards Dinner, Wall of Fame Induction Ceremony, Speakers Series, Open Houses and reunions.

“Lakehead University has been the home for more than 52,000 alumni who continue to demonstrate exceptional leadership, across the country and around the world,” said Dr. Michel Beaulieu, Chair of the Alumni Association of Lakehead University (AALU).

“Each fall, Homecoming Weekend draws many of them back home to reconnect with their fellow classmates and honour their time at Lakehead. We welcome them to come home, visit campus, take in some of our events, and enjoy the sights and sounds of the community,” he said.

A full events listing can be viewed online at lakeheadu.ca/homecoming.  The schedule continues to be updated, so be sure to check back often.

EVENT LINEUP:

Alumni Awards Dinner

The Alumni Association of Lakehead University has been honoring distinguished alumni since 1988 when the first Alumni Honour Award was given. The ceremony will recognize individuals in the categories of Young Alumni, Alumni Honour and Legacy Award.  The event will be held on campus featuring a full awards program schedule and dinner.

If You Go:

What: Alumni Awards Dinner
When: Friday, September 29th – 6 p.m. Reception, 7 p.m. Dinner
Where: Thunder Bay Campus (location to be determined)

Award Recipients to be honoured
Alumni Honour Award
Ken Boshkoff (HBA ’72)
Darren Lentz (HBOR, BSc. Bed ’96, Med ’07)

Outstanding Young Alumni Award
Lloyed Lobo (BEng ’05)

Alumni Legacy Award:
David Heroux
Rob Jamieson

Honourary Memberships:
Cam Clark
Cathy Trojan
Fred Gilbert

Wall of Fame Ceremony

Since 1996, the Lakehead Athletics Wall of Fame has existed to acknowledge athletes, coaches, teams and administrators who have made outstanding contributions to Lakehead Athletics over the years. Celebrate the moments in our Lakehead sports history as part of this special ceremony.

If You Go

What: Wall of Fame Ceremony
When: Saturday, September 29th – 1 p.m.
Where: The Hangar

Wall of Fame Inductees:
Builders:
Dr. Jack Remus
Bill Keeler (posthumously)

Male Athlete Inductees:
John LaPlante (Men’s Basketball)
Joel Scherban (Men’s Hockey)

Female Athlete Inductees:
Muriel Mortson (Women’s Basketball)
Katie Patroch (Women’s Wrestling)

Team Inductees:
1999-2000 Women’s Wrestling Team

Other Highlights:

  • Faculty of Business Reunion
  • Department of Languages – Foreign Film Screening
  • Alumni Party at The Outpost
  • Pre-game socials
  • Women’s and Men’s Basketball vs. Winnipeg
  • Men’s Hockey vs. UOIT
  • Wrestling reunion
  • Lakehead University Archives Open House
  • Zanatta Alumni Games

… and many more!