Class Reunion Competitions at Homecoming 2013

Monday, September 30th, 2013

Each year at Homecoming, West Virginia Wesleyan College celebrates classes who graduated from five to 75 years ago, in five year increments.  This year, the College honors the classes of 1938, 1943, 1948, 1953, 1958, 1963, 1968, 1973, 1978, 1983, 1988, 1993, 1998, 2003 and 2008.  Many of those classes compete for two awards.  The James Bowen Award recognizes the class that has the most alumni contributing a financial gift to their alma mater, based on participation percentage.  The Charles Elkins Award recognizes the class that has the most alumni registered for and attending Homecoming, again based on participation percentage.  As of September 26, 2013, with two weeks left until Homecoming arrives, the following classes have reached:

Class               Percentage of Donors          Percentage of Registrations

1963                           34%                                                    16%

1968                           27%                                                    8%

1973                           27%                                                    10%

1978                           20%                                                    4%

1983                           15%                                                    4%

1988                           12%                                                    2%

1993                           12%                                                    2%

1998                           10%                                                    3%

2003                           8%                                                      2%

2008                           10%                                                    2%