Monday, Sept. 26
Plans are set for Alumni Day, live and in person
MTSO invites all MTSO alumni, students, faculty and staff – as well as former Methesco employees and guests of our Mount Award honorees – to gather for Alumni Day and take advantage of a long-delayed opportunity to reconnect.
Alumni Day begins with a 10:45 a.m. morning chapel service. Bishop C. Joseph Sprague (’65) will preach. The day continues with a luncheon honoring these recipients of the John and Ruth Mount Alumni Awards for Distinguished Service:
- Paulette Buford-James (’13), superintendent, Starkville District, Mississippi Conference of the United Methodist Church.
- Grace Imathiu (’87), senior pastor, First United Methodist Church, Evanston, Illinois.
- David MacDonald (’02), university chaplain, Ohio Northern University.
As always, lunch will feature Seminary Hill Farm produce and other locally sourced food.
After lunch, we will offer guided tours of the MTSO campus and Seminary Hill Farm.
“Any sense of deja vu that folks are feeling is understandable,” said MTSO President Jay Rundell. “Our 2022 Alumni Day is essentially the celebration we had hoped to host in 2021, before we felt the need to cancel amid renewed COVID concerns. We have high hopes that an improved public-health outlook will allow us to welcome everyone back to campus this fall.”
All events are presented at no cost, though everyone who plans to attend is asked to RSVP here. This advance registration will help with food preparation and other planning.