Outstanding Alumni Recognition
Typically nominations are accepted from January through mid-April. The association honors a maximum of five alumni each year—one from the Richland County College and another from the present campus. Nominees are selected on the basis of achievements, leadership activities, involvement in professional activities or community organizations, honors and awards. That individual may be a leader in his or her field, an involved community volunteer, or in some other way deserving of recognition that positively reflects on the UW-Richland Alumni Association and the university. Outstanding Alumni of the year are honored guests at the Fall Alumni reunion/brunch typically held on campus the first Saturday of October.
Fall Alumni Brunch
Alumni, their families and friends get together for a Fall Alumni brunch and reunion. Advance reservations are necessary. The association holds their annual meeting as part of this event. For more information about Fall Alumni Brunch, contact Jessica Laeseke.
Home Brew Fest
The Alumni Association plans a Brewfest each fall. Homebrewers are welcome to enter and the event is open to all age 21 and over. The event is expected to also include displays by microbrewers, local wineries, apple orchards and cheese companies. For more information contact Derek Kalish or visit the Alumni Homebrew website.
Typically, the UW-Richland Alumni Association hosts Homecoming on the first Saturday in March, a time for former Roadrunner volleyball and basketball players to return to the “Roost” to renew the spirit of Roadrunner competition playing in red-versus-blue contests. All alumni and friends are invited and there are activities for non-athletes, as well.