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SU is Home During Homecoming + Family Week Alumni Support Athletics On Friday, October 20, alumni, parents, students, and friends of the university kicked off Homecoming + Family Week at the 2017 Stevenson University Golf Open, sponsored by Ruff Roofers. For the first time, Alumni Relations and Athletics joined together to combine the annual SU Golf Open, traditionally held in the spring, and the Varsity Golf Alumni Homecoming Tournament. Piney Branch Golf Club, one of the most beautiful facilities in the region and home course of the current Stevenson golf teams, served as the location of this year’s tournament. Volunteers from the current golf teams connected with participants on the course and during the luncheon that followed, while coaches caught up with alumni and friends of the institution. Proceeds from this event will benefit Stevenson University Athletics. Since our acceptance into the NCAA in 1994, Stevenson has grown our athletic programs from 11 to 27, with the most recent additions of men’s ice hockey and women’s beach volleyball. The men’s lacrosse team won the NCAA Division III national championship in 2013, while the women’s lacrosse team earned its highest national ranking in the program’s history. Each year we strive to compete among the best teams in Division III athletics. If you were unable to participate and would like to make a gift in support of a team or the general athletics fund, you may do so by visiting Actively engaging in the life of the University and supporting the areas and programs about which you are most passionate helps advance the institution and provide our students with opportunities for success. Alumni Welcome Mustang Families Mustang families joined President Elliot Hirshman, Ph.D., for coffee and conversation on Oct. 21, just prior to the Homecoming tailgate and football game against Albright (SU won, 26 to 23). The reception featured a dynamic panel of alumni, students, parents, and employers who shared their Stevenson experience as students and illuminated how that experience and preparation led to opportunity and career. STEVENSON.EDU/GIVING | 11