The 2018 Golden Scots Celebration took place June 7-10, 2018. Relive the memories through stories, photos and videos.
It was exciting to host the following reunions in 2018:
We are already looking forward to the 2019 Golden Scots Celebration. It will will feature the following class reunions:
- Class of 1974
- Class of 1969
- Class of 1964
- Class of 1959
Invitation to Golden Scots Celebration 2018
Join us on campus June 7-10, 2018 for an event-packed weekend. Enjoy time to reminisce with old classmates and friends. Special reunions for the classes of 1953, 1958, 1963, 1968 and 1973 will be celebrated.
Class of 1968 - 50-Year Reunion Invitation
Join us for the Class of 1968's 50-Year Reunion at the Golden Scots Celebration, June 7-10, 2018.
Student Study Abroad Experiences
Monmouth College has continued its longstanding tradition of educating globally minded students who are prepared for the bigger world. Hear from current students as they share more about off-campus experiences in Mexico, Ecuador, Australia and Japan.
Politics in the USA from LBJ to the Age of Trump
War. Assassinations. Riots. 1968 was one of the most tumultuous years in American political history. How did it shape our politics in 2018? Over the last five decades, Bob Brink ’68 has been involved in local, state and national politics as a Capitol Hill staffer, Department of Justice official and state legislator. Along with Monmouth College political science professors Andre Audette and Robin Johnson, he will discuss how America got here politically and what lies ahead for the nation.
Monmouth College in the Age of Robots
For millennia, technological developments have changed how and where human beings live, how they earn their livings, and how they engage with each other. But the pace – and the depth – of that change is greater than ever before, as "smart" devices, machine-learning, and artificial intelligence take over jobs and functions once thought to be "robot-proof." Join Monmouth College's 14th President, Dr. Clarence R. Wyatt while he addresses several pressing questions. What is higher education's role in meeting the challenges and opportunities presented by these changes? How is Monmouth working to enable its alumni to thrive and lead in this Age of Robots?
Barley, Hops and Yeast...Oh My!
Associate Professor of Chemistry Dr. Brad Sturgeon will discuss DeNovo Beverage of Monmouth, a "pico" brewery startup. Brad will share how the science-business connection he began with the Monmouth Coffee Project in 2010 – and became Scots Roast – has evolved into a brewery partnership with Dr. Steve Murmann ’80. You will not only learn the science behind beer-making, but you will also get to try a few samples!
Q & A with Senior Staff
Wonder how the Monmouth College experience has changed since you were a student? Hear from senior staff, including President Clarence R. Wyatt; Vice President for Academic Affairs and Dean of Faculty David Timmerman; Vice President for Student Life and Dean of Students Laura Hutchinson; Special Assistant to the President for Institutional Research and Planning Christine Johnston; Vice President for Development & College Relations John Osterlund; Vice President for Enrollment Management & Communications Trent Gilbert; Vice President for Finance and Business Richard Marshall; and Executive Director of Communications and Marketing Duane Bonifer. It is a great opportunity to ask questions that range from the specific to philosophical.
Those Amazing Monmouth Women
Fifty years ago, women were but a small percentage of college faculty in the United States. At Monmouth College, however, a number of women helped pave the way for the College's alumnae to change higher education and many other professions. Joan Gundersen ’68, a professor of women's history, will discuss those women, along with others they inspired.
Evolution & Revolution: Monmouth's Changing Landscape
Generous alumni and visionary leaders have transformed the campus into a community showplace, well-equipped to meet the academic and residential demands of the modern college student. Join Monmouth College Editor and Historian Jeff Rankin to learn how the campus has developed over the decades.
Starting Small Can Lead to Bigger Things
Monmouth College's role in the formative years of her students cannot be overstated. Won Y. Everett ’68, as a mathematician selected into the Missile Defense National Team, is but one of a myriad of stories that could be told. Won, who earned a master's degree from Johns Hopkins University, will also present a synopsis on national missile defense.
Get Fit, Stay Fit
Charlie Goehl ’73, Professor & Chair of the Department of Kinesiology at Elmhurst College, will share the benefits of physical activity. Through the lens of kinesiology, he will break down the components of physical fitness and the way each component affects wellness. Prepare to leave this session understanding the principles of training and steps that can be taken for a safe, effective exercise program.
Led by Monmouth Chaplain the Rev. Dr. Teri M. Ott, this special service will pay a nostalgic tribute to chapel services of old, including familiar hymns. Recently departed classmates will be memorialized.