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Old Gold Weekend 2015 to Feature Sweet Honey in the Rock, S. Page Cotton Field Dedication and Athletics Hall of Fame Induction

June 5, 2015

Office of Alumni Engagement

As more than 1,300 alumni and friends arrive for a great Alumni Reunion Weekend, we ask alumni to save the dates of October 9-10 for the 2015 edition of one of DePauw’s oldest traditions: Old Gold Weekend.

Friday, Oct. 9 sounds off with a Green Guest Artist Concert featuring Sweet Honey in the Rock in Kresge Auditorium at 7:30 p.m. This Grammy Award-winning, all-woman, African-American a capella ensemble will deliver a powerful and thought-provoking start to the weekend.

Saturday offers a number of events, including the dedication of S. Page Cotton Field at Reavis Stadium in honor of DePauw’s longtime men’s soccer coach and director of athletics. During Cotton’s 39 seasons, his soccer teams compiled an impressive 390-190-33 record. He finished his career ranked ninth in victories among active NCAA Division III coaches, served 15 years as director of athletics.

In addition to honoring Page Cotton, DePauw will induct six alumni into the DePauw Athletics Hall...

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The Philanthropic Culture at DePauw University

May 13, 2015

Steven J. Setchell '96
Associate Vice President for Alumni Engagement and Campaign Initiatives

Life at DePauw is made up of moments; magic moments that spread across campus and give all students, faculty and staff that “uniquely DePauw” feeling. Traditions of excellence and leadership thrive in these moments, making it near impossible to imagine a place better than DePauw. Our most recent moment occurred just a few weeks ago as Philanthropy Week, hosted by DePauw’s newly formed Student Philanthropy Council (SPC), swept across campus and took DePauw by storm.

Managed by DePauw’s Development and Alumni Engagement Office, run by myself, Kevin Bugielski ’16, and Nicole Darnall ’16 as President and Vice President, as well as the Student Philanthropy Executive Committee, the Student Philanthropy Council was founded on the basis of, “Go, Give, Help, and Connect.” Encouraging students to engage in DePauw while they’re still on campus, SPC hosted their inaugural Philanthropy Week and saw amazing results.

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Your help on a big day for DePauw

May 1, 2014

Steven J. Setchell '96
Associate Vice President for Alumni Engagement

I want to ask alumni for help on an important day for the future of DePauw. Today, high school seniors all across the nation are confirming their college choices on National College Decision Day. 

For generations, the University has enrolled some of its most promising students with the help of DePauw alumni and friends. Among applications received each year, some of the strongest come from those who are already familiar with DePauw and the type of education we provide. Recommending students who would excel at DePauw is among the most important things you can do to strengthen our alma mater.

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March 3, 2014

Holly Enneking '08
director of alumni Engagement for Career and Communication Programs

A key focus for DePauw this year is better connecting alumni to one another and to the University.

Our worldwide alumni network is a big part of the distinctive value of the DePauw experience.  We want to make that network as accessible and useful as possible, particularly in helping young alumni and students launch their careers.

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Dr. Sununu’s Light

December 19, 2013

Steven J. Setchell '96
Associate Vice President for Alumni Engagement

Conversations with alumni often turn to stories of professors whose high expectations and dedication to teaching profoundly change the lives of their students.  These are the stories of Raymond Pence, A. W. Crandall, and Jack Cook, to name just a few.

This tradition was on my mind today on an early morning walk through campus.  As is often the case in late evenings and early mornings at DePauw, the Asbury Hall office light of Dr. Andrea Sununu burned brightly.  Dr. Sununu’s commitment to students, reflected in one-on-one paper review conferences at all hours of the day, is well known to the DePauw community and to me personally. I am one of the many alumni who continue to benefit from the unsurpassed commitment and coaching of Dr. Sununu.

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