FRIDAY, JULY 31, 2020
Greetings from President Jordan >> 4 p.m.
Check your email! President Tuajuanda C. Jordan will send well-wishes from campus, especially to the 2020 grads and those celebrating an anniversary milestone.
Virtual River Concert Series >> 7 p.m. – 9 p.m.
Check your email! Experience this summer tradition featuring The Chesapeake Orchestra featuring Music Director Jeffrey Silberschlag.
Seven Wonders Tour >> 9 p.m.
Check your email! Host Thomas Brewer ’05 and Solomon Seahawk will take you on a trip down memory lane to visit some of the most iconic places on campus, with fun facts about each location that you may not know and toasts to notable campus groups.
SATURDAY, AUGUST 1, 2020
Alumni in Action >> 9 a.m. – 9:45 a.m.
Kick off your day with these virtual training sessions from the comfort of your home. No experience necessary! Just grab a water bottle and yoga mat (recommended, but not required). The virtual meeting login information will be emailed in advance, so kindly register by Wednesday, June 10.
Get energized for your day through this combination of boxing, kickboxing, conditioning, and self defense, led by Teddy Bisrat ’11.
Forget the gym and heavy equipment and knock out your morning workout through this dance exercise course.
Start the day with a yoga session focusing on flexibility and mindfulness to help reduce stress and gain mental focus, led by Elaine Szymkowiak ’81.
Increase your knowledge of these timely topics as we adjust to going out less and staying in more. No experience necessary. The virtual meeting login information and what you should have on hand to participate will be emailed in advance, so kindly register by Wednesday, June 10.
Making Eggs Benedict >> 10 a.m. – 10:45 a.m.
Impress your friends and family by poaching the perfect egg and making the best Hollandaise sauce from scratch for this classic breakfast sandwich. Follow along with Bon Apetit’s Chef Will through this step-by-step tutorial.
Gardening 101 >> 11 a.m. – 11:45 a.m.
Join Kate Chandler Campus Farm Managers Anna Sawyer ’20, Julianna Parreco ’21, and Benjamin Stillson ’21 for valuable tips on how to start or perfect your home composting program, and how you can turn common household items into useful tools from your garden. Perfect for new and experienced green thumbs alike.
Perfecting Three Classic Cocktails >> 12 p.m. – 12:45 p.m.
Learn how to make three classic cocktails you should know how to make, but probably don’t. This tutorial, led by mixologist Kim DeBoy ’99, will teach you the basics of classic cocktail structure, mainly so you can break the rules and make each one your own.
Painting and Sipping >> 1 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.
Grab your acrylic paints, brushes, canvas, and drink of choice, and join the College’s very own Senior Graphic Designer Keely Houk ’17, for a virtual paint-along session. We’ll be doing a serene SMCM scene, so get ready to relax and ART!
Jamie L. Roberts Stadium Tour >> 2:30 p.m.
Check your email! Head Men’s Soccer Coach and Outdoor Athletics Facilities Director Alun Oliver ’04 joins Solomon Seahawk to give you an insider’s tour of the Jamie L. Roberts Stadium. This newly dedicated facility is home to our five outdoor sports teams and provides countless recreational opportunities for the campus and local communities.
Alumni Council Meeting >> 3 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Join the governing body of the Alumni Association for the only open meeting of the year. We will wish farewell to those cycling off including President Allan Wagaman ’06, welcome the new members, and celebrate the successes of the past year.
Backyard Crab Feast and Barbecue >> 5 p.m. – 7 p.m.
Order crabs from your local vendor and/or prep your favorite barbecue picnic foods, then join the socially-distanced Alumni Relations team on Facebook Live. During these two hours, we want you to post photos of the fun to #SMCMAW20 for a chance to win four tickets to next year’s Alumni Weekend Crab Feast and Barbecue (includes bottomless pint glasses!). For the greatest chance to win, sport your favorite SMCM gear and show your school pride as you know best.
Anniversary Toast and Social >> 7:30 p.m. – 9 p.m.
Catch up with your classmates and celebrate your anniversary milestone during this virtual social. Director of Alumni Relations Dave Sushinsky ’02 will offer a toast to all anniversary alums (classes ending in ‘0’ or ‘5’), and then you can join your old friends through our virtual breakout rooms.
DJ and Dancing >> 9 p.m. – 11 p.m.
Continue the fun at our final event of the weekend with our virtual dance party on Facebook Live. DJ Marc Shubrooks, who has entertained many over the years at Senior Gala, will be taking requests and playing your favorite tunes throughout the evening.