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WELCOME ALUMNI
YANKTON COLLEGE
All-Class Reunion
July 16-18, 2020
Yankton, SD
2020 Vision: See Clearly

Yankton College All-Class Reunions provide wonderful opportunities to catch up with friends, renew old acquaintances and share “remember when?” with alumni from the past.  
The weekend agenda is finalized; there is a blend of favorite, past events with some new additions, along with plenty of time for informal, social gatherings. 
The Meet and Greet on Thursday evening is a big hit and well attended by the early comers. Friday night’s special gatherings of athletes and arts alums provide wonderful 
opportunities to share memories and renew friendships. Saturday luncheons and also the evening event once again offer a time to gather to honor special individual achievements
in our YC family, along with time to enjoy each other’s friendship.

2020 ALL-CLASS REUNION SCHEDULE

THURSDAY - JULY 16

REUNION REGISTRATION
1 - 5 pm • Lobby • Best Western Kelly Inn
Register for three - days of reunion events, tours and meals.

YC STORE OPEN
1 - 5 pm • Lake Shore Room • Best Western Kelly Inn
Check out sales on YC collegiate Apparel/Souvenirs/Books!

MEMORIES UNCUT
JOG YOUR MEMORY!
1 - 5 pm • Chairman’s Room • Best Western Kelly Inn
Take A Break & Step Back In Time!
Share your YC memories in the Campus Student Center!

YC OFFICE VISIT
Noon – 2 pm • 1801 Summit St., Door 9, North end of YHS
Watch for signs! See historic collection of college memorabilia,
student yearbooks, Ward history and more.
Donate your YC memorabilia!

BOARD of TRUSTEES MEETING
3 - 5 pm • Conference Room A • Best Western Kelly Inn
Stewards of Yankton College Meet
Alumni Are Welcome to Attend and Listen

MEET & GREET
JOG YOUR MEMORY!
5:30 - 8 pm • Conference Room A/B • Best Western Kelly Inn
Cash Bar • Complimentary Light Snacks
Reunion Kick - Off! - All classes welcome!

FRIDAY - JULY 17

REUNION REGISTRATION
8 am - 5 pm • Lobby • Best Western Kelly Inn
WELCOME! Register for reunion events and meals.

YC STORE OPEN
8 am - 5 pm • Lake Shore Room • Best Western Kelly Inn
Shop for YC collegiate Apparel/Souvenirs/Books!

MEMORIES UNCUT
JOG YOUR MEMORY!
8 - 5 pm • Chairman’s Room • Best Western Kelly Inn
Take A Break & Step Back In Time!
Share your YC memories in the Campus Student Center!

CAMPUS TOUR
9 am • Yankton Federal Prison Camp • 12th St & Douglas Ave.
A 90-minute guided walking tour of former YC campus.
Arrive promptly. Some steps involved. No cameras.
YOU MUST PRE-REGISTER BY JUNE 20. NO EXCEPTIONS.
No open-toed footwear.  No shorts, miniskirts or sleeveless tops.

YC OFFICE VISIT
10 am – Noon • 1801 Summit St., Door 9, North end of YHS
Watch for signs! See historic collection of college memorabilia,
student yearbooks, Ward history and more.
Donate your YC memorabilia!

GOLF
Hillcrest Country Club
Shot-Gun Start!
Call Bill Bobzin for Tee Times
(605) 661-0148

GREATER YANKTON BUS TOUR
JOG YOUR MEMORY!
Tour #1: 1:00 – 3:00 p.m. • Best Western Kelly Inn
Tour #2: 3:30 – 5:30 p.m. • Best Western Kelly Inn
Depart from the hotel for a 90-minute guided tour
YOU MUST PRE-REGISTER JULY 12.
Arrive promptly. No alcoholic beverages.

OPEN HOUSE
YANKTON COLLEGE ALUMNI & EDUCATIONAL CENTER
1 – 4 pm Mead Cultural Education Center • 82 Mickelson Drive
Tour the final design stages of the third floor
Elevator available.  Watch for signs.
82 Mickelson Drive - Entrance on Hwy 50

PERFORMING ARTS GATHERING
6 - 8 pm • No-Host Dinner • Minerva’s
8 - 10 pm • Hospitality Room • Best Western Kelly Inn
Theatre  • Conservatory of Music  • All Majors Welcom

GREYHOUND GREATS
5 - 9 pm • Jo Deans • Hwy 81 • Hors d'oeuvres • Cash bar
Recognizing Greyhound women and men athletes!

SATURDAY - JULY 18

REUNION REGISTRATION
8 am - 12 pm • Lobby • Best Western Kelly Inn
WELCOME ‘last minute’ arrivals to reunion events and meals.

MEMORIES UNCUT
JOG YOUR MEMORY!
8 am - 12 pm • Chairman’s Room • Best Western Kelly Inn
Take A Break & Step Back In Time!
Share your YC memories in the Student Center!

YC STORE OPEN
8 am - 5 pm • Lake Shore Room • Best Western Kelly Inn
Last chance for YC collegiate Apparel/Souvenirs/Books!

ATHLETIC HALL OF FAME LUNCHEON
11:00 am • Room A/B/C • Best Western Kelly Inn
Honoring YC alumni on athletic achievements and careers!

HUMANITIES HALL OF HONOR LUNCHEON
11:30 am • Room D • Best Western Kelly Inn
Honoring YC alumni who have made a difference!

80’S SOCIAL
2 - 4 pm • 2703 Lakeview Drive
All 1980s alumni  and spouses welcome!
Hosted by Suzan (Rasmussen) & Lee Gass

Y-CLUB SOCIAL
2 - 4 pm • 501 Regal Drive
Y-Club members and guests welcome!
Hosted by Coach & Mrs. Bill Bobzin

2020 VISION See Clearly
JOG YOUR MEMORY!
5:30 – 9:30 pm • Ballroom • Best Western Kelly Inn
Photo Booth 5:30 – 9:30 p.m.
Cash Bar  • Dinner • Awards Ceremony
Presenting Achievement, Service & Pro Causa Awards

LODGING SUGGESTIONS:   
Contact  directly and tell them you are with Yankton College.  
Rooms have been blocked for your convenience.

Best Western Kelly Inn
1607 E. SD Hwy 50
(605) 665-2906

     Holiday Inn Express
2607 Broadway Ave.       
(605) 665-3177

Econo Inn
611 W. 23rd St.
(605) 689-3400

 If changes occur, they will be announced during the reunion.

PLAN TO ATTEND THIS YEAR!
Catch up with friends & renew old acquaintances 

It’s not too early to register for the reunion.
Clip and mail the registration form to:

YANKTON COLLEGE
PO Box 133, Yankton, SD  57078

Question? 
Phone the  Yankton College business office
toll-free (866) 665-3661 for information.

More 2020 All-Class Reunion details to follow:

2020 BULLETIN ● E-News Flash ● Facebook






HONORING ALUMNI & FRIENDS 
Deserving Yankton College alumni, our greatest treasures, are selected and honored for their outstanding college and career achievements. Each of
the following will accept their recognition at the 2020 All - Class Reunion this July during the Greyhound Great program on Friday 
and during the
luncheons 
and evening ceremony on Saturday. The intent of Yankton College was to provide a quality liberal arts education to produce distinguished
leadership and a 
desire to accomplish great things. The following individuals went on to lead successful lives filled with responsibility and wisdom in art,
education, history, ministry, music and athletics.  They have inspired and shaped lives, given back to their communities and left a legacy.
Congratulations and thanks to each of you for your remarkable success and outstanding contributions.  

ACHIEVEMENT AWARDS
For outstanding contributions in their chosen field of endeavor.
Sydney Beane ’64, Minneapolis, MN
James Tinsley ‘68, Lenexa, KS

SERVICE AWARDS
For significant service to Yankton College.
Jerry Handfield ’66, San Diego, CA
Don ‘Murdo’ Edwards ’74, Yankton, SD    

PRO CAUSA AWARDS
For a non-alum’s significant contribution to Yankton College.
Phyllis Karolevitz, Yankton, SD
Yankton School District,  accepted by Superintendent Dr. Wayne Kindle, Yankton, SD

HUMANITIES HALL OF HONOR INDUCTEES
For their commitment to excellence and to the ideals of Yankton College.
Beverly (Lawrence x’53) Huckins, Pierre, SD
Deb (Krebs ‘78) Patterson, Salem, OR
Stephen Patterson ‘81, Salem, OR
Carla Bates ‘84, Minneapolis, MN
Robert Molina ‘85, White Plains, NY

GREYHOUND GREATS
Roger Twist ‘62, St. Louis, MO
Bonnie Thompson ‘82, St. Petersburg, FL
Jean (Bader ’84) McLaury, Elk Point, SD

ATHLETIC HALL OF FAME INDUCTEES
For their outstanding college and career athletic achievements.
Gary Mims ‘69, Massapequa Park, NY
Joe Sendejar ‘72, Corpus Christi, TX
Roger Thompson ‘72, Yankton, SD
Bruce Johnson ‘78, Spokane, WA
Larry Savo ‘81, Hudson, FLThe 1982 Football Team

MR. GREYHOUNDS
Dave Downey ’69, Littleton, CO
Charlie Schnabel ‘70, Brookings, SD 

JOHN NOTHEIS AWARD   
Mark Acquaotta ’77, Windsor Locks, CT

YOUNGWORTH AWARD
Bob Tereshinski ‘68, Yankton, SD

Also recognizing the members of the 1962-1963 and 1968-1969 Basketball Teams 



Download a Yankton College Scholarship Application online: 

2020-21 General Scholarship Application.pdf 

  Application Deadline:  February 21, 2020

    The Yankton College Scholarship Program provides scholarship opportunities to deserving high school seniors and post-grad students.  Those who apply must plan on attending an accredited college or university.  

   Consider providing the means of a Yankton College scholarship application to eligible students in your circle of friends or family who could use the financial assistance.  Eligible students are encouraged to apply by submitting an application no later the February 21, 2020 deadline.  Applicants must, either, have: 1) a family relationship to Yankton College alumni, former faculty or staff; or 2) a family friend, teacher, or a United Church of Christ pastor with a connection to Yankton College recommend an applicant, or 3) be a Yankton College graduate, former student, faculty or staff.  A connection to Yankton College is valuable criteria to the application procedure and the YC staff are eager to assist with finding a connection.  

   
Scholarship funding comes from the kindness and generosity of Yankton College alumni and friends who are inspired by the positive influences of Yankton College and its programs.  Goals of the Yankton College Scholarship Program are to perpetuate the Yankton College tradition of liberal arts in higher education; support deserving young persons who have shown outstanding promise; apply discretionary funds to a higher function and promote the memory and reputation of Yankton College. 

   Download an application online. Or, pick one up at the Yankton College business office at 1801 Summit St., Door #9, in Yankton and share with those seeking scholarship opportunities. The Yankton College office is open Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.  For further information, contact Yankton College, by phoning toll-free (866) 665-3661.

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MISSION STATEMENT
Yankton College re-affirms its proud heritage by looking to the future 
to find new ways to further its support of a liberal arts philosophy; 
to develop moral and ethical character and the whole person; 
to support individuals to be successful in their chosen careers; 
and to instill the attitude that education is a life-long process.