JOIN ALUMNI, FRIENDS, FACULTY, STAFF AND STUDENTS FROM THE WARRIOR FAMILY AS WE CELEBRATE HOMECOMING 2016.
This year, Tech has so much in store for you! With new activities for the family along with the old traditions that keep our memories alive, there is sure to be something for everyone. Bring your family and friends and enjoy everything our homecoming celebration has to offer! A special invitation is extended to our 10-, 25- and 50-year reunion alums (2006, 1991, and 1966), who will be honored at the Alumni Banquet on Friday, Sept. 30.
Homecoming 2015 took place Sept. 18 – 20. Alums from across the decades joined in longstanding Homecoming events such as campus tours, Saturday’s prayer service and breakfast with President Snyder, the Warrior Cruise In car show, and the TECH 101 program, which this year featured a look at today’s engineering laboratories in the Zollner Engineering Center.
The annual alumni awards ceremony took place in the Multi-Flex Theater in the Academic Center on Saturday. Honorees included the Graduate-of-the-Last-Decade (G.O.L.D.) Award winner Aaron Highley, BSIME ’11, MSE ’14; Alumni Volunteer of the Year Torrence Craig, BSBA ’12; and CPS Alumnus of the Year Sharon Tucker, BSBA ‘13.
Special recognition was also given by President Snyder to the members of 1965’s 50-year alumni class, represented this year by Richard Bray, BSEE; Kenneth Hoffman, BSME; Edward Hutter, BSEE; Ralph Kistner, BSAE; David Nash, BSEE; Brian Schoof, BSEE; Dinesh Sheth, BSME; Ravi Talwar, BSME; and Santosh Tolani, BSME.
Several new events were also added this year. Runners from both our alumni and student ranks took part in the inaugural Warrior Run, a 5K sponsored by 3 Rivers Running Company that wound around the Tech campus. The rain and wind that greeted runners at the start of the day gave way to sun and blue skies later, as the alumni baseball game pitted current and former Warrior baseball players in competition at the Tech baseball stadium.
The Warrior Rally was another first-time addition to the weekend, taking place Thursday, Sept. 17 in Andorfer Commons. Warrior Rally brought together current students, alumni, faculty and staff for socializing, sweet treats and a chance to snag some new Warrior swag: specially-designed Homecoming 2015 t-shirts.
Highlights of Homecoming 2015 also included two special events that helped raise funds for student scholarships: Gala 85, celebrating Indiana Tech’s 85th anniversary and TWIST 26, Tech’s annual golf outing. TWIST once again attracted a sold-out field and generous sponsors such as Almet, Inc., Baker Street Office Furnishings, the Fort Wayne TinCaps, Innovative Control Systems, Inc., SCS Mechanical, Summit Mechanical, Dr. Jeff Walls, and Mr. Brian Wiederholt, raising over $14,000 for students in the process.