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Brescia University announces 2018 homecoming festivities

September 19, 2018 | 4:00 am

Updated September 18, 2018 | 9:56 pm

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Brescia University will welcome alumni and friends to campus for the 2018 Alumni Homecoming celebrating, “50 Years of the Brescia Bearcats,” September 20-23.

The event will feature a host of activities for students, alumni, faculty and staff, as they celebrate the rich tradition and return of treasured alumni. As a part of that celebration, Brescia University will host the annual “Return to the Arch” alumni speaker series and honor three Distinguished Alumni.

The “Return to the Arch” alumni speaker series will kick off the festivities on Thursday, September 20, at 6 p.m. in the Taylor Lector Hall of the Brescia University Science Building. The featured alumni speaker will be Adria Nassim, who will present “My Able Life.”

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Adria is originally from Floyd County, Ind. She graduated from Brescia University in 2010, with a bachelor’s degree in English and a minor in Spanish. She is diagnosed with multiple disabilities including cerebral palsy, a learning disability and an autism spectrum disorder.

The 2018 Distinguished Alumni who will be honored at the banquet on Friday, September 21 at 6 p.m. in The Moore Center are Bob Brewster (’73), J.R. Greulich (‘98) and Carmina Rodriguez-Villa (‘71).

Bob Brewster received his bachelor’s degree in English from then Brescia College in 1973.  Mr. Brewster served as the Executive Director of the Brighton Center in Northern Kentucky for 43 years before his retirement.  He started his career there as a volunteer while still a college student in 1968.

J. R. Greulich is a 1998 graduate of Brescia University. He is a Certified Design Accountant and is the Vice President of Finance with Kerr-Greulich Engineers, Inc.

J. R. is a Board Member Emeritus for the KIDS Center for Pediatric Therapies in Louisville, KY and a former board member with Kosair Charities, also in Louisville, KY.

Carmina Rodriguez-Villa received her bachelor of arts degree in Elementary Education from then Brescia College in 1971.  An educator for 35 years, Carmina worked as teacher, principal and district administrator. In 2005, she retired from public education and went to work as Director of Missions for the Ave Maria Foundation’s two Catholic elementary schools in Honduras for the next five years.

Various other homecoming activities will be held throughout the weekend to celebrate the tradition of Brescia:

Thursday, September 20

6 p.m. – “Return to the Arch” Alumni Speaker Series featuring Adria Nassim, class of 2010.

Friday, September 21

6 p.m. Distinguished Alumni Cocktail Hour — The Moore Center

6:30 p.m. Distinguished Alumni Banquet –- The Moore Center. Advance tickets required, $45 – ticket price includes KY Sales Tax

Saturday, September 22nd

10 a.m. Chariot Races Tailgating – Brescia University Alumni Hall (7th street)

11 a.m. Chariot Races; crowning of the homecoming court immediately following the race

12 p.m. Lunch — O’Bryan’s Dining Hall

12:30 p.m. Annual Alumni Association Meeting — O’Bryan’s Dinning Hall

1:30 p.m. “A Walk Thru History,” campus tours followed by a presentation about Brescia College/University through the years

6: p.m. 50 Year Class Reunion

Sunday, September 23

10 a.m. Mass at Immaculate Heart of Mary Chapel;  Brunch immediately following in O’Bryan’s Dinning Hall

For more information regarding Homecoming festivities or to purchase tickets for select events, contact Jake Davis, Director of Alumni Relations, at 270-686-2111 or jake.davis@brescia.edu.

September 19, 2018 | 4:00 am

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