Alumni returning to campus and classrooms for Saint Martin’s Reunion Weekend 2011

September 20, 2011

Lacey, Washington — Saint Martin’s alumni will be returning to the University’s Lacey campus this weekend to enroll in “classes without quizzes,” major in reminiscing about days gone by, and minor in rekindling old friendships. The Saint Martin’s University Reunion Weekend 2011 takes place Friday, Sept. 23, through Sunday, Sept. 25, with several activities designed to reconnect alumni with one another and with their alma mater.

The fun starts Friday afternoon with coffee at The Monk’s Bean lounge in Harned Hall, then moves into the classroom, where attendees will enjoy entertaining (and quiz-free) math and history lessons. Friday night closes with a Welcome Home Barbecue in front of Old Main. Saturday events include an Alumni Association meeting, classes (again, quiz-free!) on the “religion of sports” and college admissions, a class recognition luncheon, campus tours, and a dinner featuring the best of local standup comedy. The weekend will conclude Sunday with morning Mass in the Abbey Church, followed by a champagne brunch hosted by President Roy F. Heynderickx, Ph.D., and his wife, Kathleen.

Reservations are still being accepted for Reunion Weekend events. For more information, contact Saint Martin’s Office of Alumni Relations at or 360-438-4557.

Saint Martin’s University is an independent four-year, coeducational university located on a 380-acre wooded campus in Lacey, Washington. Established in 1895 by the Catholic Order of Saint Benedict, the University is one of 14 Benedictine colleges and universities in the United States and Canada, and the only one west of the Rocky Mountains. Saint Martin’s University prepares students for successful lives through its 21 majors and six graduate programs spanning the liberal arts, business, education and engineering. Saint Martin’s welcomes 1,250 students from many ethnic and religious backgrounds to its main campus, and 650 more to its extension campuses located at Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Everett College, Centralia College and Tacoma Community College. Visit the Saint Martin’s University website at

For more information:

Tiffany Stewart
Office of Institutional Advancement
Saint Martin’s University

Jennifer Fellinger
Vice president for marketing and communications
Saint Martin’s University