Homecoming and Family Weekend

Each year, Alumni Homecoming and Family Weekend brings Brescia Bearcats together from across the nation and world to celebrate their alma mater, their home away from home. Whether you’re from the class of 1971 or 2021, we invite our alumni back to enjoy a weekend full of activities, and we invite the families of current students to experience the Brescia Difference in a new and exciting way.

We hope you’ll join us for Alumni Homecoming and Family Weekend 2021 October 22-24




Event Schedule

Times and Locations TBD


  • Outdoor Volleyball
  • Distinguished Alumni Celebration
  • Barney’s Lip Sync Battle



  • Homecoming Mass

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Alumni Awards

Each year the Brescia University Alumni Association presents two awards to alumni who’ve made a difference: The Father Charles Saffer Alumni Hall of Fame Award and the Outstanding Alumnus Award. The Father Charles Saffer Alumni Hall of Fame Award is presented to an alum who through a lifetime of personal achievement has personified the ideals of Brescia University, and the Outstanding Alumnus Award is presented to an alum who has showcased outstanding service to the Alumni Association and/or Brescia University.

 The Father Charles Saffer Alumni Hall of Fame Award The Outstanding Alumnus Award  
1986Phil Hagan '67
1987Elizabeth O’Bryan Castlen ’63Joseph ’70 and Gloria Janiak ’65 Cecil
1988Martine O’Bryan Ward ’53Robert ’67 and Janice White ’64 Russell
1989Marita Mattingly Englert ’57 Joseph R. Young ’65
1990Earl Fischer ’62Dr. Samuel ’69 and Kathy Kerr ’70 DunLany
1991Wesley Acton ‘60Mike Lewis '82
1992Marge Weaver Slack ’57 Bob Slack '62
1993Ernie Taliaferro ’70 Marian Ischer Bennett ’83
1994Delbert Murphy ’57 Earl Fischer ’62
1995Gloria Janiak Cecil ’65 Everett Thompson ’88
1996Bob ’69 and Ann Jenkins ’66 CasparMartin Smith ’91
1997Frank Riney ’68Eddy McFarland ’83
1998Margaret Hardesty ’65 Carl P. Lewis ’91
1999Mary Rose Shoemaker ’54 Ann Portman Pierce ’68
2000Larry E. O’Bryan ’70 Tonia Tucker ’86 and Troy Johnson ’95
2001Shirley Hawkins Raymond ’69 Clarence Ebelhar ’64
2002Marian Ischer Bennett ’83 Mike ’72 and Karen Wilderman Mischel ’73
2003Garry and Ann Portman Pierce ’68Ron ’72 and Denise Cecil Payne ’70
2004Suzanne King Hagan ’67 Sr. Michele Morek ’66
2005Sam ’69 and Kathy ’70 DunLanySharon Kasinger ’99
2006Sr. Joseph Angela Boone ’62 Bert Barker ’81
2007Sr. Vivian Marie Bowles ’69 J. R. Greulich ’98
2008Sr. Vivian Marie Bowles ’69 George A. Frey ’63 and Margaret Clarke Knott ’64
2009Mary Hilda McFarland ’62Mary Alice Wethington ’82
2011Bob Mitchell ’67Cliff Brandon ’64
2012Sr. Rose Jean Powers ’66Beverly Howard ’71
2013Greg Alvey ‘70Lisa Prendergast ‘77
2014Sr. Cheryl Clemons ‘74Sarah Mills ‘05
2015Sr. Sharon Sullivan ‘75Jim Weafer ‘02
2016Beverly ‘04 and Jerry ‘66 McCandlessAlex Mattingly ‘02
2017Lisa Payne Jones ‘93Chris Ford ‘97
2018Sally Halbig ‘90Nathan Held ‘03
2019Scott Wilson ‘93Tracy Naylor ‘01

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Class Reunions

Reuniting with classmates is the best part of alumni events and Alumni Homecoming and Family Weekend. The Office of Alumni Relations is always willing to help facilitate class, team, and group reunions. If you’re interested in helping to plan a reunion for your group, simply complete the form below, and we’ll reach out and help with invite lists, event space, catering, promotion, and more.  

Purchase tickets for the 1990s reunion HERE

Purchase tickets for the 2011 reunion HERE

Class Reunions

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