Lynn Alumni Return With Fighting Knight Pride For Anticipated Alumni Weekend 2017

Commencing today, Lynn will be hosting its annual Alumni Weekend. This celebration will allow fellow Lynn University alumni to reconnect with one another over food, drinks and fun.

Alumni Weekend 2017 will kick off this evening at 7 p.m. with a welcome back reception at the Silverball Museum in Delray Beach. During this time, fellow knights will have the chance to reconnect with one another over pinball fun, hors d’oeuvre and a beer and wine open bar.

“Alumni weekend is one of my favorite events that Lynn hosts,” said Liz Henderson, 2014 graduate. “It’s always fun to see the friends that you graduated with and have something that brings you all together again. Lynn goes all-out for alumni weekend, it’s by far the best event held on campus. It’s nice seeing everyone again and having these great activities to remind us what we truly loved about Lynn University in the first place: the friendships.”

The following morning of Saturday, April 8, there will be a fashion student reunion and a networking brunch beginning at 9 a.m.

“During this gathering, alumni will have the opportunity to discover what is new in the fashion world, meet, mix and mingle with former classmates,” said Barbara Sageman, director of alumni affairs. “Individuals will also have the chance to preview the spring and summer 2017 fashion collection at the Lord & Taylor dress department in Mizner Park.”

Lord & Taylor will be giving away swag bags during this event that will include coupons from local stores and other goodies. The Lynn University annual fashion show is set to begin at 9:30 a.m.

A student leadership reunion breakfast will be held from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. Here, past student leaders are welcome to enjoy “pancakes with the president,” hear university and student leadership updates and meet up with former student leaders in the Christine E. Lynn Salon, Keith C. and Elaine Johnson Wold Performing Arts Center. This event is open to all former resident assistants, orientation leaders, club presidents, student government leaders, Knights of the Round Table representatives and Grail Knights.

Along with the student leadership reunion breakfast, there will be an alumni women’s soccer match taking place at 10 a.m. at the Mary Ann and Harold Perper Intramural Field. The Lynn community is welcome to watch alumni take on our Fighting Knights in honor of women’s soccer’s first national title 25 years ago. For more information regarding this event, alumni players can contact Vicki Kenney directly at

The alumni men’s soccer match is scheduled to follow at 11 a.m. Afterwards, starting at noon, Fighting Knights of all ages can spend an afternoon of fun in the sun with food, music and activities for the whole family to enjoy at Bobby Campbell Stadium. Come out and enjoy a family picnic catered by Lucille’s Bad to the Bone BBQ and Silver Sac Catering.

The Lynn University Women’s Softball team will take on Embry Riddle in an exciting doubleheader at the softball field at 1 p.m. and 3 p.m. There will be an alumni volleyball match at 3 p.m. where alumni will take on the leading ladies of volleyball in the de Hoernle Sports and Cultural Center. Come out and support the Fighting Knights as they go head to head with Rollins at 5 p.m. at Bobby Campbell Stadium.

During halftime, alumni student athletes will be recognized by Athletics Director Devin Crosby. All alumni student athletes are invited to this special recognition ceremony for their contributions to the success of the Fighting Knights program. There is no prior registration required for this event, alumni athletes are simply required to check-in on site at the lacrosse game prior to half-time.

The weekend does not end there; the party continues until 8 p.m. at the Dubliner in Mizner Park. Here, Lynn alumni may enjoy a drink on the house after showing their wristband. Alumni may turn in their weekend wristbands for one free drink off the happy hour menu.

“Alumni weekend last year was one to remember,” said Adam Hutchinson, 2016 graduate. “Seeing old faces was one thing, but hearing stories through different generations of soccer players was another. For me, it was a great experience and I am thoroughly looking forward to being on the flip side this year.”

All attendees must register before attending alumni weekend and can do so online by visiting weekend. For those interested in more information regarding alumni weekend and the schedule of events, contact Barbara Sageman at

Ashlan Kelly

Ashlan Kelly is a senior studying communication and emerging media. Kelly is an Orlando native and originally made her way to South Florida to play on the Fighting Knights volleyball team. Kelly hopes to utilize her communication skills to work in the field of insurance sales in the future.

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