Annual signature event and baseball-alumni event in Enid are canceled
(Alva, Okla., 2/24/2021) – The Northwestern Foundation & Alumni Association is canceling two upcoming events in response to the continuing health and safety concerns of the COVID-19 environment. This is the second year that both events have been canceled due to the coronavirus.
“We have remained diligent in doing everything we can to protect the health and well-being of our greater Northwestern community,” said Skeeter Bird, CEO, Northwestern Foundation & Alumni Association. “While there are positive reports regarding an aggressive vaccination program and a recent downturn in cases in some areas, we feel we are not yet in a place to ensure we can offer an alumni event free of the COVID-19 risks.”
Spring Alumni Reunion 2021
The annual Spring Alumni Reunion is held on the last Saturday of April. This year’s event was scheduled for April 24. Honored alumni from the classes celebrating 70, 60, 50 and 25 years since commencement are recognized in events during the day. The alumni celebrating five and 10 years since their graduation have been added to this tradition. Outstanding graduates in the categories of Arts, Business/Professional, Education, Humanitarian, Ranger Recognition and Ranger Spirit are also honored.
“The Outstanding Graduates of 2020 will now be the Outstanding Graduates of 2022,” said John Allen, Director, Alumni Relations. “We also look forward to celebrating the honored classes from 2020, 2021 and 2022 on April 30, 2022.”
Baseball, Hot Dogs and Apple Pie
The Northwestern Foundation & Alumni Association, in partnership with Northwestern’s Enid Campus, has sponsored the Baseball, Hot Dogs and Apple Pie event at David Allen Memorial Ball Park in Enid, Okla., for several years. It has been held in conjunction with the Ranger Baseball team schedule and brings area youth baseball teams in to meet the Ranger players.
The event, which was scheduled for Tuesday, April 13, is canceled. However, the Northwestern Rangers remain scheduled to play East Central University at 7:00 p.m., at the David Allen Memorial Ballpark.
For more information regarding this press release, please contact Skeeter Bird at (580) 327-8599 or [email protected]