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Defiance College

Defy the Ordinary ... October 5-11

Use the registration form to sign up for both your reunion events and other activities you plan to attend. Any Homecoming Alumnus/a Registrant gets a ticket to admit one to the football game. But you must register by September 23.

Baseball and the ’85 Team

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“Celebrate DC” Dinner Friday Night* Alumni Practice and Game Webster Street Tailgate Festival (for lunch) Half-time gathering on the football field

Softball Reunion

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“Celebrate DC” Dinner Friday Night* Alumni Practice and Game Webster Street Tailgate Festival (for lunch) Half-time gathering on the football field

Wrestling Reunion

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“Celebrate DC” Dinner Friday Night* Webster Street Tailgate Festival Half-time gathering on the football field Fifth Quarter post-game Reception Saturday 6:00p.m. Wrestler Reunion Dinner

Veterans, Military Reunion

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“Celebrate DC” Dinner Friday Night Webster Street Tailgate Festival Flag raising ceremony at the football game Fifth Quarter post-game Reception and “We Are Family” Party

Social Work and Christian Education Symposium and Reunion

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Friday Afternoon Schauffler Symposium “Celebrate DC” Dinner Friday Night Webster Street Tailgate Festival Football game Fifth Quarter post-game Reception and “We Are Family” Party

’69 Football Team Reunion

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AVD Hall of Fame Breakfast Webster Street Tailgate Festival Half-time ceremony on the field Fifth Quarter post-game Reception

For more information on any of the Homecoming reunions, events, or honorees go to:

Be part of the EXCITEMENT!

Join the Webster Street Festival for refreshments, souvenirs, DC loot and lots of fun. A special tailgating area has been set up for pre-game partying. Groups who would like to be part of the Webster Street Festival can still sign up until September 1st. The Webster Street Festival will run from 10 a.m. to the end of the Homecoming game.

Reserved Space for Tailgaters

Choir/Performing Arts Reunion


Perform two pieces at the Friday Night “Celebrate DC” Dinner, rehearsal is at 4:30p.m. u Webster Street Tailgate Festival u Lead the National Anthem at the start of the football game u Fifth Quarter post-game Reception and “We Are Family” Party

Golden Reunion

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“Celebrate DC” Dinner Friday Night Webster Street Tailgate Festival 11:45a.m. Saturday Golden Reunion Lunch at Hubbard Banquet Room, Serrick Center u Football game with special seating just for Golden Reunion members u Fifth Quarter post-game Reception and “We Are Family” Party

Classes of ’68-’78

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“Celebrate DC” Dinner Friday Night Webster Street Tailgate Festival Football Game Fifth Quarter post game Reception and “We Are Family” Party (We’re hosting it!)

BASA reunion

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“Celebrate DC” Dinner Friday Night Webster Street Tailgate Festival Football Game Fifth Quarter post game Reception and “We Are Family” Party

Sigma Phi Epsilon/Phi Sigma Chi

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We are hosting the 8:30a.m. Golf Outing Webster Street Tailgate Festival (for lunch)

Theta Xi


“Meet at the Cannon” reunion 12:45p.m. North End Zone

*While the Saturday activities are the essential activities

for their groups, it is hoped that many will attend the “Celebrate DC” Dinner to represent their reunion group. Reunion members in attendance will be recognized. All other reunions are using the “Celebrate DC” Dinner as their primary reunion celebration event.

Tailgate Central is located in the parking lot of St. John UCC, accessible from behind the church. Forty spaces are available for those wanting to be close to the action, so make your reservations early.


Library memorabilia, History and Humanities Department, Education and Sport Science Station, Baseball, 1969 Football, BASA, Alumni/Parent Central, Schauffler Social Work and Christian Education, Softball, 50th and Golden Anniversary, DCAN Regions, Wrestling, Softball, Choral/ Performing Arts, Military.

Defiance Shopping

A number of local stores will be part of the Webster Street Festival with gift items, food and memorabilia. The DC Bookstore will have a booth at the festival and the Hubbard Hall store will be open as well.

Fun for the Whole Family

Keeping little ones happy and entertained is a big part of the Webster Street Festival. Children will have a ball at the carnival with games, inflatables, face painting, corn-hole games, and more.

Food and Beverage Tents

DC does provide the opportunity to purchase food and beverages at the Festival. Alcoholic beverages are available for sale with valid ID. No alcoholic beverages are allowed in the McMaster Center Complex or within the Coressel Stadium grounds during the Festival.

Corporate Tents

New this year is the opportunity for businesses to have a Homecoming corporate outing. Packages include tent, food, beverages and more. Contact Dave Plant at 419-7832572 or for details.

Childcare Available

(Registration is required.) Childcare is available Friday and Saturday, 4:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. for 4 through 12 year olds, potty-trained. Cost is $5 per child, per hour. Childcare provided by the Close to Home Child Care Center run by alumna Darline Clemens. Fully licensed and offering the only conference care program in Northwest Ohio, CHCCC is using the facilities of St. John United Church of Christ so that your son/daughter will always be close at hand. To register: go to and then click on the conferences button to register your child. Registration after September 23 will cost $7 per hour.

Monday- October 05

9:00 a.m. City decorating starts at the Defiance Development and Visitors Bureau Campus decorating throughout the day T-Shirt Making – order your Homecoming T-Shirt when you send in your registration

Tuesday- October 06

9:00 a.m. Campus Offices Decoration Judging 5:00 p.m. Teachers Reception Women’s Commission Art Gallery Opening of Art Gallery Exhibit DC Alumni in the Art Education field will display their personal work and that of their students. 6:00 p.m. Art and Humanities Meal Dana Hall 6:45 p.m. Hands-on Workshops in Painting, Clay, Jewelry, Photography, Web Design

Wednesday- October 07

11:00 a.m. Staff, Faculty Spirit Day Luncheon Office Decoration Award Presentation Hubbard Banquet Room 4:30 p.m. Wings and Things Social Hubbard Banquet Room 6:30 p.m. DC Follies Schomburg Auditorium

Thursday- October 08 Noon 2:30 p.m. 4:30 p.m. 5:30 p.m. 7:15 p.m. 7:40 p.m. 8:15 p.m. 8:15 p.m.

Inaugural Guest Luncheon Inauguration Ceremony Weaner/McMaster Complex Inaugural Reception Weaner/McMaster Complex Chief’s Campus/Community Barbecue Weaner/McMaster Complex Homecoming Pep Rally Introduction of Teams, Homecoming Court, and Induction of Mark Shine’74 into Hall of Fame - Coressel Stadium Homecoming Fireworks Sponsored by: Sodexo Coressel Stadium Blessed Union of Souls Concert Weaner Center Foster Jazz Trio Concert Schomburg Auditorium

Friday- October 09

8:00 a.m. Alumni Leadership Breakfast Hubbard Banquet Room Open to alumni, faculty, staff, presenters, and family members. 9:00 a.m. Career Day Panel and Presentations Schomburg Auditorium Alumni share insights into the value of their college education with first-year DC students. 10:00 a.m. Presentation #1 – Floyd Knoop ’66 Schomburg Auditorium Presentation #2 – Cindy (Youtsey) Conner ’92 - Hubbard Banquet Room 11:00 a.m. Presentation #3 – Jeremy Ball ’04 Schomburg Auditorium Presentation #4 – Mark Shine ’74 Hubbard Banquet Room Noon Alumni Award Winners Luncheon Hubbard Banquet Room Open to alumni, faculty, staff, presenters, and family members. 1:00 p.m. Presentation #5 – Charles Beard ’70 Schomburg Auditorium Presentation #6 – Michael Wright ’72 Hubbard Banquet Room 2:00 p.m. Career Day Panel Schomburg Auditorium Presentation #7 – Dave Scott ’73 Hubbard Banquet Room 3:00 p.m Presentation #8 – Dee (Miller) Balser ’67 - Schomburg Auditorium Presentation #9 – Frannie (Ryan) Millward ’47 - At the Schauffler Symposium. Hubbard Banquet Room 5:00 p.m. Student October Fest Dinner Residence Hall Quad 5:00 p.m. “Celebrate DC” Reception Weaner Community Center 5:45 p.m. “CELEBRATE DC” DINNER Weaner Community Center For All Alumni, Staff, Faculty, Student Leaders, Community Leaders, Parents Reserved tables: Golden Reunion, All Years Baseball/Softball Reunions, Schauffler Social Work and Christian Education Reunion, BASA, DCAN Regions, Choir/Performing Arts, Military Reunion, 1968-1978 Classes, Trustees, Student Senate, Wrestler Reunion Award Presentations: Alumni Award winners, McCann Circle inductees, Schauffler Legacy Award, Trustees with 25+ years of service. and special recognition for Sandy Hillman and Bev Harrington 8:30 pm All Campus Movie Residence Hall Quad

Saturday- October 10

8:00 a.m. Two Mile Fun Run/Walk Sign in at Craig A. Rutter Field 8:15 a.m. Homecoming Golf Outing Kettenring Country Club Tee time, 8:30 (sponsored by Sigma Phi Epsilon/Phi Sigma Chi ) 8:30 a.m. Alumni Varsity ‘D’ Hall of Fame Breakfast – Hubbard Banquet Room in Serrick Campus Center Hall of Fame Award winners will be honored. All alumni and parents are welcome to attend. 9:00 a.m. Alumni Baseball Reunion Batting Practice – Craig A. Rutter Baseball Field 9:00 a.m. Alumni Softball Reunion Batting Practice – Sal Hench Softball Field 9:00 a.m. Tour of Whitney Hall, Schomburg Auditorium – Meet at Whitney Hall 10:00 a.m Baseball Alumni Game Craig A. Rutter Baseball Field 10:00 a.m Softball Alumni Game Sal Hench Softball Field 10:00 a.m. Webster Street Tailgate Festival 11:00 a.m. Hall of Fame Brick Laying Ceremony 11:00 a.m. Football Team Game Day Walk 11:30 a.m. Joe Kahle Dedication Whitney Hall 11:30 a.m. Tour of Whitney Hall, Schomburg Auditorium – Meet at Whitney Hall 12:45 p.m. Meet by the Cannon End Zone Event Theta Xi Reunion 1:00 p.m. Football Pre-Game Coronation of Homecoming Court Coressel Stadium 1:30 p.m. Football vs. Manchester Coressel Stadium Halftime Hall of Fame Induction and ’69 Team Recognition, Baseball Alumni, Wrestling Alumni, Softball Alumnae 4:30 p.m. Fifth Quarter Post Game Reception – Serrick Campus Center All are welcome 5:00 p.m. Student Meals McCann Center 6:00 p.m. “We Are Family” Party Serrick Campus Center Open to all; Dancing, Cash Bar/Grill (Sponsored by the classes of 68-78) 6:00 p.m. Wrestling Reunion Meal Hubbard Banquet Room

Sunday-October 11

9:00 a.m. Alumni Buffet Breakfast Serrick Campus Center 10:30 a.m. Worship at St. John UCC Rev. Norman Moxley, Preacher 11:30 a.m. Rev. Moxley Reception St. John UCC

lodging options

Make your reservations early in order to guarantee a room for this year’s Homecoming. Rooms will go quickly!

Frank Baker Inn 419-784-5027 Holiday Inn Express* 419-784-0782 Super 8 Motel 419-782-8000 Comfort Inn* 419-784-4900 Hampton Inn* 419-784-1515

The Inn on Third 419-438-8053 Augusta Rose B&B (Napoleon) 419-592-5852 Holiday Inn Express (Napoleon) 419-592-5599 Best Western (Napoleon) 419-599-0850 *ask for the DC Homecoming rate

Alumni Award Winners Dr. Floyd C. Knoop Alumni Citation for Academic Excellence

Dr. Floyd Knoop ’66 has had a distinguished career in teaching and research spanning more than 30 years. Since arriving at the Creighton University School of Medicine in Omaha in 1975, Dr. Knoop has focused his teaching and research efforts in medical microbiology and immunology. He majored in biology at Defiance College, graduating in 1966. He earned a Master of Science degree in microbiology from the University of Dayton in 1969 and a Ph.D. in medical microbiology from the University of Tennessee Medical Center in 1974. Dr. Knoop was named full professor in 1992 and became Component I director in 1996. He and his wife, Pamela, are the parents of a daughter, Tiffany.

Charles D. Beard Alumni Achievement Award

A lifelong resident of Defiance, Charles D. Beard graduated from Defiance College in 1970 where he majored in elementary education. He earned a Master of Arts degree from the University of Toledo in 1973 and took additional studies at Bowling Green State University and Ashland University. The bulk of his career was spent as an administrator in private and public school systems in Defiance. He is currently director of the Middle Childhood Education Program at Lourdes College in Sylvania. He entered public service in 1984 with election to Defiance City Council. From 1990 to 2006 he was Council President. Charlie and his wife, Sandy (Reineke) Beard, also a DC alumnus, are the parents of four adult children, Chelsea, Adam, Nathan and Natalie.

Dee Ann Balser Alumni Achievement Award

Dee Ann (Miller) Balser has spent her teaching career in Northwest Ohio schools. From 1967 to 1974, she taught at Edgerton Schools. She was employed at North Central Schools from 1980 to 1984, and since that time has been employed at Montpelier Schools. Her career has centered on music education, and her high school show choir has competed and performed all over the U.S. and Canada. She graduated from Defiance College in 1967 and has additional studies at Defiance, Drake University, Marygrove College, and the University of St. Thomas. Dee and her husband, Thomas, are the parents of a daughter, Christine Spieth.

Jeremy A. Ball Young Alumni Service Award

As a Defiance College student, Jeremy Ball developed a passion for service. After graduating with a Bachelor of Arts degree in communications in 2004, he incorporated that passion into his profession as capital campaign director and development manager for MAP Furniture Bank, providing free furniture to Columbus residents in need. In 2007, Jeremy was named administrative services manager for Big Lots Stores, Inc., in Columbus where he directs and manages five departments, directs charitable giving, and assists with corporate communications. Jeremy serves on the MAP Furniture Bank board of directors, the DC Alumni and Friends Network central Ohio leadership team, and the Columbus Young Professionals Presidents Council.

For more information on any of the Homecoming reunions,

Hall of Fame INDUCTEES Cindy L. (Youtsey) Conner Hall of Fame

Cindy Conner excelled in cross country and track and field during her tenure as a student athlete at Defiance College. She lettered four years in cross country, was captain for three years, and was named Most Valuable Player in 1989, 1990 and 1991. As a distance runner in track and field, Cindy lettered four years and was captain two years. She was named Female Athlete of the Year in 1992. She was the top runner in cross country for three years and track distance leader four years.

David J. Scott Hall of Fame

A Defiance native, David Scott joined the Yellow Jackets as a member of the undefeated 1969 football team. He lettered three years in football and was a three-year starter at the linebacker position. He was named All Mid-Ohio Conference linebacker in 1970, All Hoosier-Buckeye Conference linebacker in 1971 and 1972, NAIA All-District linebacker in 1971 and 1972, team captain and team MVP in 1972. Dave also excelled in baseball, lettering for three years and starting at the catcher’s position for three years. After graduating from Defiance in 1973, he was an assistant coach in football and baseball at Columbus Whetstone High School and was head football coach at Riverdale High School.

Mark R. Shine Hall of Fame

Mark Shine played Yellow Jacket basketball under Coach Marv Hohenberger from 1970 to 1974, earning four varsity letters on championship teams. After graduating, Mark became a teacher and coach, first at Bellevue Schools where he was a junior high teacher, junior varsity and varsity basketball coach. His accomplishments at Bellevue include two league championships, four sectional championships and one district championship. He was named Northwest Ohio Coach of the Year in 1985. Since 1987 he has been at Bath High School where he coaches basketball.

Presidential Inauguration

Mark C. Gordon will be inaugurated as the 18th President of Defiance College on Thursday, October 8, 2009, during a ceremony in the Weaner Community Center beginning at 2:30 p.m. Before arriving at DC, President Gordon was dean of the University of Detroit Mercy School of Law where he developed nationally recognized exemplary public service programs, a unique international approach, and curricular innovations focused on success in getting jobs for its students. The school’s enrollment nearly doubled during Gordon’s tenure as dean. President Gordon earned a Juris Doctor degree from Harvard Law School, a master’s degree in international affairs with a certificate from the Russian Institute from Columbia University School of International Affairs, and a Bachelor of Arts degree from Columbia College at Columbia University. President Gordon and his wife, Anne, are the parents of two sons, Chris and Charlie.

Michael L. Wright Hall of Fame

Michael Wright graduated from Defiance College in 1972 where he studied business administration and economics. He played quarterback position on the football team for four years, lettering two of those years, and earning All-NAIA district honors. Mike was a three-year member of the track team, lettering all three years, and receiving All-League recognition. He held the school record in the 220-yard dash in 1970 and 1972 and currently holds the school record in the 440-relay, running as anchor.

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Schauffler Legacy Award

Frannie Millward, Schauffler College, ’47, a Christian educator, took on the responsibilities of Minister of Outreach for the Church Street Ministries of Berea 24 years ago. This program cares for the needy of the Cuyahoga County area of Ohio. Frannie continues to serve on the Defiance College Schauffler Advisory Board She will present as part of the Schauffler Symposium on October 9.

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lease complete and return this Homecoming 2009 registration form with payment (checks payable to Defiance College) no later than Wednesday, September 23, 2009, to: Defiance College, Alumni and Parent Relations, 701 N. Clinton St., Defiance, OH 43512. Register online at or by calling 419-783-2307. Copies accepted. Name ______________________________Class Year _____ Spouse______________________________Class Year _____ Address__________________________________ City__________________________State ______ Zip________________ E-Mail ___________________________________ Phone _______________________ Name(s) for Name Tag(s): 1_ _____________________________________2_ _____________________________________

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Attending an event? Place the number attending next to the corresponding event. Tuesday: ___ Arts & Humanity Meal ($15) per = $_______ ___ Hands-on Workshop Select: Painting Clay Jewelry Photo Web Wednesday: ___ All Employee Spirit Luncheon ___ Evening Wings & Things Reception ($5 Adult) ($2 student) per = $_______ Thursday: Inauguration: ___ Ceremony ___ Reception ___ Barbecue (free-will donation or meal plan) ___ Pep Rally/Fireworks ___ Blessed Union of Souls Concert ($10 or College ID) per = $ _______ ___ Foster Jazz Trio ($10, College ID or DCCC/ Schomburg Series Member) per = $________ FRIDAY: ___ Alumni Lead. Breakfast ($10) per = $______ ___ Award Winner Lunch ($15) per = $_______ ___ Schauffler Symposium ___ Sing in Homecoming Choir Performance ___ Help post colors for “Celebrate DC” Dinner ___ “Celebrate DC” Dinner ($25) per = $_______

SATURDAY: ___ Two Mile Fun Run/Walk ($10) per = $______ ___ Golf Outing ($55) per = $________ ___ Hall of Fame Breakfast ($15) per = $_______ ___ Hall of Fame Brick Laying Ceremony ___ Baseball Reunion Game & Lunch ___ Softball Reunion Game & Lunch ___ Sigma Chi Post-Golf Lunch ___ Webster Street Tailgate Festival ___ Golden Reunion Lunch. ($15) per = $_______ ___ Theta Xi “Meet by the Cannon” Event ___ Help post colors for the football game ___ Sing in the Choir for the National Anthem ___ Football Game Ticket ($6, College ID or registered alumni free) per = $________ Half-time Recognition: ___ Wrestler ___ Softball ___ 1969 Football ___ Baseball ___ HOF ___ Fifth Quarter Reception ($5 Adult)($2 student) per = $_______ ___ “We Are Family” Party - open to all (Dancing, Cash Bar, Cash Grill) ___ Wrestler Reunion Dinner ($25) per = $ _____

SUNDAY: ___ Alumni/Student Breakfast ($10 or meal plan) per = $________ ___ Homecoming Worship ___ Rev. Moxley reception ___ Homecoming Special Edition T-shirt ($10) per = $________ (registration is necessary) size: S M L XL 2XL Childcare Available registration required

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