- Quinnipiac volleyball falls to Rider in annual Dig Pink game
- Quinnipiac volleyball rolls past Saint Peter’s in three sets
- Quinnipiac women’s soccer finishes even with Marist on Senior Day
- Quinnipiac men’s ice hockey upsets No. 18 Boston College, 1-0
- No. 25 Old Dominion tops Quinnipiac field hockey, 3-0, on Senior Day
- Quinnipiac men’s soccer comes back to beat Rider, 2-1
- Quinnipiac men’s ice hockey wins home opener against UConn
- Parents Speak Up
- A college actor’s ‘dream’
- GSA seeks allies
Former students from all classes reconnect and reminiscence at Alumni Weekend
Alumni Weekend at Quinnipiac offers something catered to everyone’s interests. From open sports practices, to a tailgate for the hockey game and BBQs–there are plenty of events for the alumni to choose to fit into their schedule.
I caught up with some of the alumni on Saturday for a barbeque at the Alumni Gardens. The BBQ was a family event, as many alumni brought their kids. There was plenty to entertain the potential candidates for a Bobcat legacy with face painting, a bouncy house, a slime making station and even Boomer. Along with tables of food, there were even more smiles and hugs going around. For the alumni, being back on campus brought back a flood of memories. – Kristen Altmeyer
What do you miss most about Quinnipiac?
CLASS OF 1968
“I miss the atmosphere, the quiet, Sleeping Giant. That was unique when I was here 50 years. Not many students on campus, only three buildings. But the teachers were fantastic. We had a very good relationship with the teachers.”
CLASS OF 1971
“Well, this is my home. I started to go to school here in 1966 and graduated from here in 1970. I started coaching here in 1971 in baseball. I just retired from the university two years ago. I don’t know any other home other than Quinnipiac University. When you’re not here on a daily basis, that’s what you miss. I miss the people that are here. The length of time you stay is not as important as the people that are here that you become very close friends with and relationships.”
CLASS OF 2002
“The friendships. You grow up, you grow apart, but once a year you get together and that’s what it’s all about. Unfortunately, you can’t stay close to everyone, but I’m glad they have this once a year so you can reconnect.”
What has changed the most about Quinnipiac since your graduated?
CLASS OF 2002
“The grounds are different. They’ve expanded a lot. When we were here it was just Mount Carmel campus, so this is very different for us. It’s beautiful and great to come back and where we are standing wasn’t here.”
CLASS OF 1963
“[The] campus. I came from Whitney Avenue, which was the old campus. I played baseball when Burt Kahn was the coach, and that’s how you have the Burt Kahn Court. The school has come a long way. This campus is absolutely fabulous. What it offers students today, they are so lucky and fortunate. I just hope they realize how fortunate they are, to have what they have.”
MICHELE HOPKINS BELTRAM
CLASS OF 1992
“The growth of the school. I’m very impressed that they have kept the culture and the beauty of it, even though they have been able to grow tremendously. It’s really exciting to be here.”
How did Quinnipiac prepare you for your career after graduation?
CLASS OF 1982
“Quinnipiac prepared me by showing me the world. Showing me the other people in the world. I came from a small town, which really limited me to the amount of people I’d run into and at Quinnipiac I ran into all different people, people with different incomes, different beliefs. Quinnipiac was the real world compared to the small town that I came from.”
CLASS OF 1984
“It gave me a good business base to work in the business field.”