Alumni and Parent Weekend

Alumni and Parent Weekend

Alumni Parent Weekend

Join us September 24-25, 2021 for Alumni and Parent Weekend — a weekend of fun, fellowship and memories!

For over 100 years, Colorado Christian University and its heritage schools have been sending out graduates who think critically, lead creatively and with high ethical standard, and show the love of Jesus Christ to the world. Alumni and Parent Weekend is a time to come back to CCU to connect with alumni, current students, parents, and friends of the University. There will also be opportunities to fellowship and network with the greater CCU community.


Quick Links: Parking, Bookstore, Contact


Friday, September 24

School of Nursing Summit and Dinner

Hosted by the School of Nursing
Free
5:00 - 5:30 p.m. – Registration and Beverage Reception
5:30 - 7:30 p.m. – Dinner and Program
Leprino Hall 170/172

Are you a nurse? Join your fellow nurses for a "dinner and learn" event where you can network and be inspired! Your ticket includes a light lunch and speaking program, featuring our virtual address with Judy Squier, author of His Majesty in Brokenness.

Excerpt from His Majesty in Brokenness:

Born without complete legs, Judy watched others have all the fun. As she wore her orthopedic shoes, she had no idea what God could do with her brokenness. As she coveted other kids' physical adeptness, their social calendars, and their seeming satisfaction in their own skin, she remained clueless that they indeed shared her condition — a missing "something" in their lives. It took decades before she realized the truth: You can have long, strong legs but no one wants you on their team. Life's pain seems unending. And yet in life's inevitable pain the unexpected can happen. It did for Judy. Come and be inspired to face life's pain and find His Majesty in brokenness.


Athletics Hall of Fame and Alumni Awards Banquet

2014-15 Women's Basketball team


$20 per person
6:00-8:00 p.m.
Great Hall Anschutz Student Center

Join alumni, parents, students, faculty and staff for an inspiring tribute to our outstanding alumni. Your ticket includes admission to the banquet, as well as access to the Balloon Glow and carnival offerings following the dinner.

2021 Hall of Fame Recipients – 2014-15 Women's Basketball Team:
Join us in honoring CCU's first RMAC Championship team: Leisha Crawford, Mary Eckenrode, Kayla Fakelman-Gilliam, Alyssa Fressle, Mikala Gordon-Richardson, Shelby Hartman, Kaitlyn Hinch-Meyerink, Jennifer Lapp-Manuszak, Kate Louthan, Claire Paxton, Caitlin Roussopulos, Taylor Torres-Flanagan, Jessica Sienkiewicz-Perry, Ali Meyer-Vitwar, Christina Whitelaw, Abby Wilson (Manager), Tim Hays (Coach), Katie Mackey-Gertonson (Coach), Kelsie Hert (Coach)

Individual Inductee
Taylor Sturms-Klaus CCU Volleyball 2012-16

Taylor Sturms, 2021 Athletics Hall of Fame Inductee

Honorary Inductee
Derek Zeller '04, '10 M.A., Athletics Life Directions Center (LDC) Advisor

Distinguished Alumni Award
Jason Taft '01, International Director, Samaritan's Purse

G.O.L.D. Alumni Award (Outstanding Graduate of the Last Decade)
Toni Yorty '19 M.A., 3rd Grade Math and Science Teacher, Garfield School District No. RE2


Famous Balloon Glow

Alumni Parent Weekend

Free
8:00-10:00 p.m.
Campus Lawn

Join us for one of CCU’s great traditions — the famous Balloon Glow and carnival games! Enjoy glowing hot air balloons, live music, and carnival games — fun for the whole family! Light snacks and desserts will be available throughout the night for you to purchase.

The event is outside — wear layers and enjoy a crisp Colorado fall evening! Weather permitting, tethered rides will be available for a donation of $20 each.


Saturday, September 25

Educators of Vision Summit

Hosted by the School of Education Professions, College of Adult & Graduate Studies
Free
9:00-11:00 a.m.
Leprino Hall 170/172
The event will also be livestreamed at CCU’s Grand Junction Center 2452 Patterson Rd., Suite 200, Grand Junction, CO 81505.

Are you an educator? Alumni and parents are invited to join your fellow educators for a morning of renewal and refreshment as we hear alumna Toni Yorty '19 speak on "Encouraging Educators." Your reservation includes the speaking program and a light breakfast.

Toni Yorty '19 (recipient of the 2021 G.O.L.D. Alumni Award) will share an encouraging message that reminds teachers of God’s call on their lives as educators. This presentation is designed to support all Christian educators, especially those who are called to serve in public schools.

This event is for PK-12 educators and those who work in our schools in need of support and fellowship. Please come and enjoy a meal and encouragement from the Colorado Christian Education Association International (CEAI), faculty, and staff.


Alumni and Parent Night at Coors Field

Coors Field

$15 per person
4:30 p.m. – Networking Mixer, Jack Daniels Pre-Game Deck, Rooftop
6:10 p.m. – Colorado Rockies vs. San Francisco Giants (reserved seats in Right Field Mezzanine)
Coors Field

Join us at an iconic Colorado location — the legendary Coors Field in lower Downtown. Attend the pre-game mixer and meet other parents and alumni, followed by a beautiful night of baseball and a famous Colorado sunset! Your ticket includes the pre-game mixer, catered buffet dinner, and reserved seats. Seats are limited, so make your reservations soon!


Logistics

Parking and Campus Maps

Visit our Main Campus web page for a campus map and driving directions. All visitors should park in the Mile High Daytime Parking lot located off Cedar and Garrison on the west side of the Lakewood Campus. Parking permits are not required during Alumni and Parent Weekend.

Bookstore

Don't forget to stop by the Bookstore and purchase your CCU gear! The bookstore is open on Friday from 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. You can also visit the bookstore and order your gear online.

Contact

For information on any of the scheduled events, please contact Kara Johnston, director of alumni and parent relations, at 303-963-3320 or kjohnston@ccu.edu. For information on all Athletics events, please contact Cassidy Burke, director of marketing and events, at 303-963-3180 or cburke@ccu.edu.