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Events & Reunion Information

Methodist Alumni Reunion

The Methodist Alumni Reunion is a great opportunity to reconnect with friends and former classmates, rediscover what Methodist means to you and build upon your legacy. All Methodist alumni are welcome to attend the annual reunion, regardless of class year. Each year we honor the 50th anniversary class as well as those celebrating milestone anniversaries. 

2021 Virtual Alumni Reunion

Throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, ensuring the health and safety of our alumni, students, and community is the top priority of the Methodist Alumni Association and Methodist College. In keeping with that commitment, we decided the Methodist Alumni Reunion will be virtual. A small group of the 50-year class will gather for a luncheon, the speeches will be recorded for all alumni. All activities are subject to change based upon COVID-19 guidelines. 

In lieu of an in-person reunion we are sharing  video to recognize the Class of 1971 and provide an update from the Methodist Alumni Association and Methodist College. 

The 2020 Virtual Reunion is below.

Alumni Award Nominations

Please take the time to nominate your fellow alumni for recognition. The award recipient will be announced in conjunction with the Alumni Reunion.  The award recipient will receive an engraved plaque and article published in the Alumni Newsletter. Nominations for Distinguished Alumni of the Year are now available, see Alumni Award page.

Volunteer for Your Reunion Committee

Help make your reunion a success-join your reunion committee! Volunteering is a great opportunity to reach out to your classmates and fellow alumni to encourage them to attend the annual reunion luncheon. Committees from the anniversary classes (those ending in "5" or "10") are being formed, and your participation adds to the fun!

Celebrate Your Reunion with a Gift to Methodist College

Join your classmates in making a gift to Methodist College in honor of your reunion. Every gift to Methodist College is equally important and makes a difference. Through your contributions, Methodist College is able to ensure support for positive change. Scholarships, improved facilities for students, research, student development and technology help advance our mission of providing quality educational programs.

Your gift will support a wide range of needs:

  • Endowment Fund - Support the operation of Methodist College.
  • Student Scholarships - Ensure that students who need financial support are able to pursue their dreams. 
  • Program Development - Contribute toward classroom improvements, residence hall enhancements, computer lab upgrades, and library enhancements.

If you are interested in giving your time, talent or treasures, please contact Methodist College or the Carle Health Center for Philanthropy to find out how you can make a difference.

Monthly Alumni Association Meetings

WHEN: Second Tuesday of every month, contact Alumni Association President Shelley Riney, Alumni Association President | 309-672-5519

All meetings are held at 5:30 p.m. at the Methodist College campus, located at 7600 N. Academic Drive.

All Methodist alumni are invited and encouraged to attend our monthly alumni meetings. The Methodist Alumni Association meets to provide leadership and service and to encourage other alumni to give their time, talent and treasures to the College. The Association assists the Office of Alumni Relations in planning, executing of alumni programs and development opportunities for current Methodist College students. Please contact the Alumni Relations and Communications Coordinator for further information. Your presence and involvement is our greatest legacy, so we hope to see you there!

Methodist College Scholarship Breakfast

Each spring, Methodist College hosts the Scholarship Breakfast to honor our scholarship recipients throughout the academic year. The event also recognizes the many donors and supporters of the College for their generosity and belief in the value of education at Methodist. Scholarship recipients are invited to dine with their benefactors and utilize the time as an opportunity to spend time thanking our donors for all they do to help support the Methodist College community as well as their education.


For more information, please contact:

Shelley Riney, Alumni Association President | 309-672-5519