The late Ralph Johnson ’59 received a Distinguished Service Award from NY General Contractors in June 2021.
Judy Hallcher ’62 Spillane shared that 12 Gammas spent the week together at Lutheridge in North Carolina in October 2021.
Deanna Hinshaw ’64 Graumann shared that 23 of the 119 women who started Kappa Psi Omega (now Kappa Delta) 60 years ago met in Milwaukee Sept. 28–30, 2021, to celebrate the occasion. They first gathered in 2008 in Valparaiso to celebrate their sisterhood and enjoyed it so much they have been doing so every even-numbered year since. Such gatherings have taken place in Geneva, Illinois; Indianapolis, Indiana; San Diego, California; Santa Fe, New Mexico; and Charleston, South Carolina. They never imagined the bonds they formed at Valpo would be so strong and last so long, and they give thanks to God and Valpo for this blessing.
’64 23 of the 119 women who started Kappa Psi Omega reunited in Milwaukee to celebrate its 60th anniversary.
Deaconess Carol Halter ’65 continues her work serving the LCMS mission in Hong Kong, connecting with the faithful over Zoom and by telephone when COVID-19 restrictions prevent in-person gatherings.
Bev Benson ’65 Schultz shared that she is enjoying her time tending her garden and interacting with friends. According to Bev, Valpo was her “fertilizer,” and she bloomed vociferously; she is now “pruned back and still colorful and doing okay.” She wishes for all Valpo grads to have rich and full lives.
Donna Jean Simon ’71 began her two-year term as Illinois state president of the American Association of University Women (AAUW) on July 1, 2022. AAUW began in 1881 and is one of the major funders of scholarships and graduate fellowships for deserving women worldwide. AAUW supports and promotes gender and pay equity for women and girls. Donna Jean was formerly the Northern Illinois district director and co-vice president of programs, and formerly served as the co-president of the Wheaton Glen Ellyn AAUW branch.
Jack Hagen ’73 was named interim chief operating officer at EW Howell in April 2022.
Heather Mitchell ’74 Johnson is senior partner at Reiter Hill & Johnson, with offices in Washington, D.C. and Chevy Chase, Maryland. Her recent publications, “What They Don’t Tell You About Having a Baby: An Obstetrician’s Unofficial Guide to Preconception, Pregnancy and Postpartum Care,” and “What They Don’t Tell You About Menopause: A Gynecologist’s Unofficial Guide to Perimenopausal, Premenopausal and Postmenopausal Life,” are available through Atlantic Publishers. Learn more at askdrheatherjohnson.com.
Razz Jenkins ’77 sends his greetings from Ragusa, Sicily. Retirement suits Razz and his wife, Patricia, well. “See you at Homecoming or somewhere out there in the world!”
Luke Curtis ’81 taught a course in occupational medicine in spring 2021 at East Carolina University. In 2021 alone, Luke published eight medical journal papers, including a large review on COVID-19 and air pollution in Environmental Science and Pollution Research and a large review of COVID-19 and nutrition in Journal of Infectious Diseases & Therapy.
Roy Portenga ’81 J.D. was inducted into the State Bar of Michigan Workers’ Compensation Hall of Fame in 2021. He also received the Muskegon Community College Alumni of the Year award.
Morris Smith ’81 was named vice president at Arca Continental Coca-Cola Southwest Beverages in April 2022. Morris will serve as vice president of public affairs, communications, and sustainability, serving markets across Texas and parts of New Mexico, Oklahoma, and Arkansas.
Paul Chambers ’83 is a retired CNN news anchor (1995–2012) now living in his hometown of Garland, Texas, with his wife, Ruth. This past spring, he handled publicity for the upcoming 100th anniversary of Central Lutheran Church of Dallas. The church was founded in 1922 at the Downtown Dallas YMCA. The 100th birthday celebration took place during the weekend of July 22–24, 2022.
’84 The state of Georgia recognized Kirk Melhuish for his long and storied career as a broadcast meteorologist.
Kirk Melhuish ’84 received a commendation from the state of Georgia in recognition of his long and storied career as a broadcast meteorologist. Kirk retired from broadcasting in August 2021 and transitioned into a consulting role.
Kristi Moe ’86 Hope recently launched an executive coaching business in Nashville, Tennessee, with her husband, John Hope. She is the first female Master Certified ILEC coach, and they are the first husband and wife team to serve as ILEC coaches. Learn more at leadingwithhope.intelligentleadershipec.com.
Peter Marhenke’s ’87 daughter Julia became a fifth generation Valpo graduate in May 2022, and the 10th member of her family to graduate from Valpo. Peter’s great-grandfather graduated in 1901.
Robert Kirtland ’91 was promoted to Colonel, United States Army Reserve, Judge Advocate General’s Corps on June 13, 2021. During the same ceremony presided over by Brigadier General William B. Dyer III, Commander, United States Army Reserve Legal Command, Col. Kirtland assumed command of the 9th Legal Operations Detachment, an Army Reserve unit headquartered in Columbus, Ohio, with teams located in Cincinnati, Ohio, and Inkster, Michigan.
Lois Young ’93 Cortell is currently working in Montgomery, Alabama, advancing blight removal and community development. In April 2022, the city’s USA Today-associated newspaper, the Montgomery Advertiser, named her Community Hero of the month; she received a formal honor at a July 2022 ceremony.
Jukka Kääriäinen ’96, missiologist, Lutheran pastor, and scholar of Chinese Christianity, was named executive director of the Finnish Lutheran Overseas Mission on Oct. 1, 2021. Jukka previously served as mission theologian at the National Church Council of the Evangelical Lutheran Church of Finland (2019–2021), missionary professor of systematic theology at China Lutheran Seminary, Taiwan, R.O.C. (2011–2018), pastor of Lutheran parishes in New York and New Jersey (2000–2011), and Lutheran chaplain at Princeton University (2008– 2011). A graduate of Concordia Seminary (M.Div., 2000) and Fordham University (Ph.D., 2011), Jukka is author of “Mission Shaped by Promise: Lutheran Missiology Confronts the Challenge of Religious Pluralism” (2011) as well as numerous published articles on mission theology and Lutheran missiology.
Scott Latzke ’97 was named Best-in-State Wealth Advisor by Forbes in May 2022. Forbes’ Best-in-State list recognizes financial advisors who have demonstrated high levels of ethical standards, professionalism, and success in the business.
Dr. S. Glenn Jaffe ’99 received the 2021 NCCA Doctor of the Year award.
Brad Pierce ’99 has been creative director with HAVEN Home Staging in downtown Chicago for nine years. Brad leads the company’s aesthetic and oversees its on-trend inventory. Brad has assisted hundreds of homeowners in preparing their homes to sell and has a proven eye for elevating spaces to their fullest potential with creativity and practicality. Brad is passionate about the city’s neighborhoods and the people who live in them through his work with realtors, developers, and homeowners. Brad lives in Chicago’s Lakeview neighborhood with his wife, Melanie, and daughter, Sarah (9).
Alumni In Focus
Through Years That Come and Go
Hail to the Brown and Gold, We pledge thee to uphold, Wherever we may be, Thy honored name. Through years that come and go, To pay the debt we owe, We’ll e’er be true to you, Dear old Valpo.
On Oct. 1, 2021, Connie Bretscher stood and sang the third verse of the Alma Mater during the conclusion of the 2021 Valparaiso University Alumni Association (VUAA) awards banquet. Though she received the Alumni Service Award in 2020, Connie was finally able to accept it in person last fall, clad in her Chapel of the Resurrection scarf and surrounded by two full tables of family and friends who cheered in support.
“We’re recognizing community service because as a Lutheran, faith-based university, that’s what we measure ourselves by,” remarked University President José D. Padilla, J.D., at the banquet. For the Alumni Association, Connie’s service is no exception.
Aurelia Constance Bruegmann was born Jan. 10, 1921, in southern Illinois. After beginning piano lessons at age 4, Connie became the organist at Zion Lutheran Church in Bethalto. By the time she graduated from Alton High School in 1938, she had already developed a portfolio of her own piano students. She earned her undergraduate degree from Valparaiso University in 1942, then married Arnold Felten ’40 — only after earning enough money to purchase her wedding dress by teaching piano lessons! During her time at Valpo, Connie served as a liturgical organist and found a passion for choral directing while singing under Richard Schoenbohm, a passion that eventually led her to found the children’s choir at Valparaiso’s Immanuel Lutheran School in 1959. Though she had originally aspired to teach mathematics in a high school setting, her elementary teaching career spanned decades.
Throughout her teaching and church music career, Connie remained a dedicated alumna and an ever-curious student. According to Senior Research Professor in Theology Fred Niedner, Th.D., “Connie’s volunteer work on Valpo’s behalf began with her membership in a vocal trio that accompanied O.P. Kretzmann on recruiting trips around the country.” In 1951, she became secretary treasurer of the VUAA board. After a brief move to Indianapolis, she returned to Immanuel Lutheran and to campus to complete a master of arts in liberal studies with a concentration in education in 1971. After 55 years of marriage to Connie, Arnold passed away in 1998. In 2001, Connie married Valparaiso University theology professor Rev. Paul G. Bretscher (1921–2016), whose children had all been her pupils at Immanuel Lutheran. Though she retired from teaching and performing in 2007, she remained a student. “Connie is, without a doubt, a lifelong learner,” wrote Associate Professor of Music Joseph Bognar ’94, DMA. “She returned to regular study in her 80s, taking lessons with me for almost 10 years … she took on new musical challenges, practicing the works of Bach, Sinding, Chopin, and many others. Keeping music as an active part of her daily routine nourished her mind and spirit, and I am sure it is part of the secret to longevity!”
When the opportunity arose to travel to Germany with the University to commemorate the 500th anniversary of the Reformation, Connie turned to the world languages and cultures department to prepare, auditing a German course in order to enhance her travels. In a 2017 interview for The Torch, Connie said the brush-up was needed, as her original German instruction from 75 years prior“didn’t stick.” Connie spoke fondly of the special trip abroad upon her return. “The tour celebrating the 500th anniversary of Luther’s Reformation remains a highlight of my 96 years. My son and daughter-in-law, Michael ’79 and Lois Bauer ’80 Felten, also alumni, were my most welcome companions. Hearing the Chorale at the actual location and on the actual day 500 years after Luther began his inspired effort to reform the church was a thrilling event.”
A well-rounded alumna, Connie is just as at home in the Athletics-Recreation Center as she is in the Center for the Arts: she has been a men’s basketball season ticket holder for 57 years. In honor of their most diehard fan, the team celebrated her 100th birthday with decorations and a video recognition during their television broadcast. Though COVID-19 kept her from attending her birthday game in person, she watched and waved from the lawn.
Though it is her alma mater that truly owes Connie a debt, she continues to dedicate herself to ensuring its success and the preservation of the history and heritage that make Valpo special. In September 2021, Connie invited President Padilla into her home on the west side of campus to share articles and artifacts of her time with the University and the community. Thankful for her wisdom, he joked that his wife might be a little jealous of their close bond.
In his letter of support for her Alumni Service Award, Fred Niedner wrote, “Connie Bretscher has embodied for her whole adult life a healthy, lifegiving form of Christian servanthood, as well as the ethos of service our mission statement says we seek to learn and teach at Valparaiso University.” Ever true to her alma mater, her service continues. How lucky we are to benefit.
Stefan Bjes ’00 was awarded the 2021 Missing Children’s Day Law Enforcement Award by the Department of Justice. Stefan is a sergeant with the Addison, Illinois, Police Department.
Nate Holdren ’00 is now a professor at Drake University, in Des Moines, Iowa. In 2020, he published his first book, “Injury Impoverished,” which includes references to multiple books he first read in Christ College—The Honors College and in philosophy classes at Valpo. The book is a history of workplace injury and law in the early 20th century United States. It recently won the honorable mention for the Merle Curti Intellectual History Award for 2020, an award offered by the Organization of American Historians.
’00 Injury Impoverished, a new book by Nate Holdren, received an honorable mention for the 2020 Merle Curti Intellectual History Award.
Kenya Jenkins-Wright ’00 was selected as a Chicago Daily Law Bulletin and Chicago Lawyer magazine Salute! Top 50 Women in Law honoree in August 2021.
Maryn Olson ’02 and Angela Fulton were married in St. Louis, Missouri, on Oct.19, 2019. Valpo was well represented among the guests, including graduates spanning multiple decades. Maryn serves as the program director for Pathways to Progress — a program of St. Francis Community Services — a position she started on July 1, 2019. Pathways provides long-term, intensive case management services to families living in poverty in north St. Louis County and the northern part of the city; the program focuses on strengthening the community, educating and empowering families, and advocating for systemic change. Maryn and Angie live in St. Louis.
Justin Barney ’05 won a national teaching award from Honored in 2021. Justin teaches middle school Spanish at Denver Green School Northfield, a part of Denver Public Schools. He and his family reside in Denver, Colorado.
Lindsey O’Malley ’05 J.D. joined Winthrop & Weinstine’s specialty tax and incentives practice group in February 2022.
Lindsey Shelton ’05 has been practicing as a prosecutor in Illinois for the past 12 years and was recently appointed as an associate judge in the 6th Judicial Circuit in Macon County, Illinois.
Kari Murphy ’06 married Kevin Carey in Bloomington, Illinois, on Sept. 18, 2021. Kerri Nanney ’06 McGreal served as a bridesmaid and Tyler Manning, former assistant director of fraternity and sorority life, served as a groomsman. Jennifer Jones-Hall, former assistant dean of students, officiated the ceremony. Kari and Kevin currently reside in Normal, Illinois.
Mark Blakley ’07 and his wife, Megan, welcomed a son, Luke, in August 2019. They relocated to Broken Arrow, Oklahoma, in April 2021.
Jennifer Durkin ’08 received an employee excellence award in nursing diversity and inclusion in 2021.
Warren Arnold ’09 married Holly Lynn Golcher on July 9, 2022. The wedding took place in Chicago at Fourth Presbyterian Church. Members of the wedding party included Alex Ericksen ’09, Tim Kratz ’09, Ryan Kozey ’09, and Katrina Queram, wife of John Queram ’08.
Patrick Lay ’09 joined the faculty at Columbus College of Art and Design as an adjunct professor, teaching a course on comics and narrative illustration
Paula Maust ’09 is pleased to share “Expanding the Music Theory Canon,” an open-source collection of music theory examples by women and BIPoC composers that she created to address racial and gender inequities in the field. This is the first platform of this magnitude and scope tailored specifically to undergraduate courses. Since its launch in 2021, the site has had more than 15,000 users in 61 countries, and a companion score anthology is forthcoming from SUNY Press. Paula speaks regularly to universities across the country about the need for a more inclusive curriculum, and she is an assistant professor of music theory at the Peabody Institute of the Johns Hopkins University. Learn more at expandingthemusictheorycanon.com.
In recognition of Brianna Schroeder’s ’09 J.D., ’09 M.S. significant contributions to the practice of Janzen Agricultural Law LLC, the firm was renamed Janzen Schroeder Agricultural Law LLC in February 2021.
’09 Paula Maust has launched “Expanding the Music Theory,” an open-source collection of music theory examples by women and BIPoC composers.
Mandy Chalk ’10 and David Marquardt ’15 were married on Oct. 3, 2020, in Lafayette, Indiana. Valpo alumni in the wedding party included Johannah Facer ’15 Frey as officiant, Samuel Yablonowski ’15 as best man, and Chris Miller ’15 as groomsman. Other alumni in attendance included Polina Kogay ’11 McLaughlin, Tom McLaughlin ’14, and Jacob Frey ’15.
Gabriele Bladdick ’10 Deitsch and Kevin Deitsch ’11 welcomed Oakley Lynn Deitsch on Nov. 11, 2021.
Cindy Miller ’10 Stemple was recently named ambassador for the Head and Neck Cancer Alliance. She was honored to have been recognized by the organization that drives national and international efforts to advance prevention, detection, and treatment of head and neck cancer.
Kristin Flora ’11 was appointed vice president for academic affairs and dean of Franklin College of central Indiana, in April 2021.
Matthew Kochevar ’11, ’14 J.D. was appointed to serve on the City of Beech Grove Board of Zoning Appeals. He was also elected vice president of the City of Beech Grove Redevelopment Commission.
Robin Lehninger ’11 joined national law firm Dykema’s new office in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, in January 2022.
Bryan Manalo ’11 passed the Certified Pediatric Nurse (CPN) certification exam on Feb. 19, 2020. This examination is offered through the Pediatric Nursing Certification Board (PNCB).
Alyson Raabe ’12 Jones was married in November 2018. Her father, Craig Raabe ’85 and his parents Audrey MacLachlan ’59 Raabe and William Raabe ’59, also attended Valpo. Other alumni in attendance include Madelyn Horvath ’12, Kelsey Gatza ’12, Julie Johnson ’12, ’15 J.D. Weller, Andrew Weller ’12, and Augusta McKie, an exchange student from Cambridge who studied at Valpo in 2011. The group became close while studying abroad as part of C-86. Alyson’s father, Craig, also studied abroad in Cambridge.
Amber Kratochvil ’12 was named director of perioperative services at the University of Chicago in May 2022. In her new role, Amber will have full oversight of all operations of the sixth floor of the Center for Care and Discovery. Amber has been a part of UChicago Medicine since late 2013 and has transitioned over the years from an operating room nurse and member of the transplant team into various levels of leadership.
Thaddeus Harrell ’13 J.D. joined the law firm Dinsmore & Shohl LLP as a labor and employment specialist.
Bryan Rogers ’13 J.D. was named partner at Swanson, Martin & Bell, LLP, in January 2022. Bryan concentrates his practice on construction litigation, commercial litigation, and business disputes, as well as general trial practice.
Katie Szymanski ’13 J.D. joined Varnum LLP’s estate planning practice. During her time at Valpo, Katie was the recipient of the National Association of Women Lawyers Outstanding Law Student Award.
Nate King ’15 was appointed to the 2022 cohort of McCain Global Leaders, sponsored by the McCain Institute for International Leadership. The cohort is made up of leaders working in the arena in a variety of public sector, private sector, military, and NGO positions that are all connected to a thematic focus area for each region. The regional themes include migration, defending democracy, peace and security, and sustainability.
Shelby Riley ’16 O’Malley and husband, Toby, welcomed Easton James O’Malley on Oct. 4, 2021.
Rachael DeVries ’17 is working on a master’s degree in bioinformatics at Copenhagen University. Her thesis research involves building a diagnostic machine learning model that takes single-cell RNA sequence data as input, and querying the model to explore connections between gene expression and disease.
Marcus Clinkscales ’18 J.D. joined Winthrop & Weinstine’s specialty tax and incentives practice group in February 2022.
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During the weekend of Oct. 1–3, Valparaiso University welcomed over 1,000 alumni back to campus for Homecoming 2021. Celebrations included combined recognition for the 2020 and 2021 VUAA award recipients and Classes of 1970 and 1971, as well as a grand tennis reunion in honor of retiring coach Jim Daugherty. Alumni also participated in blessing the newly renovated Emory G. Bauer baseball field, ribbon cutting at the Phi Psi House, the annual Street Fair, Homecoming football game, choral and orchestra concerts, and the Guild Oktoberfest.
As part of events leading up to President Padilla’s inauguration on Oct. 30, 2021, District Court Judge the Honorable Rebecca R. Pallmeyer ’76; NASA researcher Robert Bryant ’85, ’19H; and former MLB player and manager Lloyd McClendon ’81, ’05H spoke to Valpo students, faculty, staff, and alumni about their experiences at the University and how their Valpo education prepared them for distinguished careers at the top of their fields. Video recordings of these lectures are available at youtube.com/valpoalumni.
CLASS OF 2020 COMMENCEMENT
On Sunday, Dec. 19, 2021, members of the Class of 2020 returned to campus for a long-awaited chance to walk across the commencement stage and into the Alumni Association. Alumni Engagement and the VUAA were proud to welcome these resilient Valpo graduates into the alumni community.
ALUMNI EXPERTS AND OTHER VIRTUAL EVENTS
In July 2021, President José Padilla hosted a series of virtual town halls for alumni and friends of the University. These sessions were a successful opportunity to get to know President Padilla and for him to meet alumni from all generations and programs.
In October 2021, season two of Alumni Experts debuted with OBGYN Dr. Heather Mitchell ’74 Johnson and continued with events featuring Valparaiso University bioengineering professor Bethany Powell ’13 Luke, Storm Prediction Center meteorologist Jared Guyer ’99, and photojournalist Shaun Elliott ’00. In November, alumni gathered online for another incredible charcuterie tutorial with Northwest Indiana’s favorite Gourmet Goddess, and our loyal hoops fans met for Inside Valpo Men’s Basketball with Coach Lottich in December.
In February 2022, members of the President’s Circle giving society heard updates from Chair Susan E. Weston ’73, President Padilla, and students Lem Cartman, Moira Lindner, Dahliah Wilkes, and Matthew Yee. In March, LatinX In Valparaiso for Excellence (L.I.V.E.) members hosted alumnae Amy Hernandez ’13 Cisneros and Krystal Pena ’21 for a virtual panel, and in April, the Black Student Organization (BSO) hosted alumni Kenya Jenkins-Wright ’00, Samyra Leonard ’19, and Cody Cotton ’16 for another virtual discussion.
Finally, in June, we learned how to build a personal brand on LinkedIn from director of the Center for Career and Professional Development Lori Miltenberger ’92, ’95 M.A. Full recordings and highlights of these virtual programs are available at youtube.com/valpoalumni.
REGIONAL EVENTS AND DAY OF CARING
In August 2021, alumni in the Chicago and Milwaukee areas helped us send off local students and their families as they prepared to begin their Valpo journeys in the fall semester.
In October, the Valpo Club of Minnesota met to catch Valpo Football take on St. Thomas, and California alumni and friends met at Stanford University for a meet-andgreet with President Padilla prior to a men’s basketball non-conference matchup against Coach Lottich’s alma mater. In November, we welcomed men’s basketball fans to the Baha Mar Hoops tournament in the Bahamas.
The new year began with a pregame party in Chicago prior to the men’s basketball game against Loyola, and continued with brunch with President Padilla in St. Louis during the Arch Madness tournament. We also welcomed alumni to the Quad Cities for the women’s basketball tournament, Hoops in the Heartland.
The Valpo Club of Washington D.C., met President Padilla for drinks and laughs at Wunder Garten, and Chicago alumni met for cocktails at Ice Miller in a reception hosted by Kim Geiger ’00 Stapleton.
Colorado alumni met for a service project with Annie and Millie’s Place hosted by Kristen Baltrum ’93 in June, and alumni and friends once again engaged in service together for Valpo Alumni Day of Caring on July 23. The Valpo Clubs of Milwaukee and Chicago met at American Family Field for Cubs at Brewers on August 26.
SPRING VUAA BOARD MEETING
In April 2022, the Valparaiso University Alumni Association (VUAA) Board of Directors met on campus for their spring meeting, which included selected student, faculty, and award recipients. The recipients of the 2022 Distinguished Student Awards were honored at a May 2022 luncheon. The VUAA Alumni Award recipients will be honored with a banquet on Friday, Sept. 23, 2022. The Distinguished Teaching Award recipient, Associate Professor of Meteorology Kevin Goebbert ’03, Ph.D., will be honored at December 2022 commencement.
2022 VUAA ALUMNI AWARD RECIPIENTS
Jennifer Love-Pruitt ’81
ALUMNI ACHIEVEMENT AWARD
Mark Fisher ’87
Luke Gore ’06 M.S.
Rhoda Grever ’77 Schuler
Tiffany Vivo ’97, ’00 J.D.
OUTSTANDING YOUNG ALUMNA/ALUMNUS
James Lockridge ’14
Jaclyn Kollmann ’07 Wuebbles
Michael Nevergall ’05
ALUMNI COMMUNITY SERVICE
Kristen Bruner ’93 Baltrum
Mitchell Peters ’80, ’84 J.D.
2022 DISTINGUISHED STUDENT AWARD RECIPIENTS
COLLEGE OF ARTS & SCIENCES
Eric Burkholder ’22
Maddie Henry ’22
Cassandra McMorrow ’22
Ashley Oyer ’22
COLLEGE OF BUSINESS
Mark Lorenz ’22
Jakob C. Wiegand ’22
COLLEGE OF ENGINEERING
Alex Hurtig ’22
COLLEGE OF NURSING AND HEALTH PROFESSIONS
Dakota Kampmeier ’22
2022 DISTINGUISHED TEACHING AWARD
Kevin Goebbert ’03, Ph.D., Associate Professor of Meteorology
FACULTY DEVELOPMENT GRANTS
George Pati, Surjit S.
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We hope you were able to join us at Homecoming and Reunion Weekend 2022. It is always a special time on campus. Be sure to mark your calendar for Homecoming 2023, scheduled for Sept. 22-24, 2023. You can also register for upcoming events at alumni.valpo.edu/events, and watch replays of virtual sessions at youtube.com/valpoalumni.
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