Homecoming weekend: A success for all

Oct 26, 2011


By Annmarie Ely

DelVal alumni, students and friends came together for another successful Homecoming weekend Oct. 21 and Oct. 22.

This year’s theme was, “Bright Lights, Big City.” Groups, clubs and organizations represented different cities in a parade that started on campus and went through the heart of Doylestown.

After the parade, DelVal showed its college pride at a pep rally in Work Gym. The rally featured performances by the dance team and cheerleaders.

Alumni gathered under a tent near the football field for food, music and fun on Saturday. They watched as the football team pummeled King’s College 54-13. The game was the eighth consecutive win for the Aggies, who are 8-0.

There was an alumni tent with hot dogs, snacks, crab cake sandwiches, desserts, a bar, a live band and other activities set up near the football field.

Bill Loesch ’57, of Jenkintown, Pa., and Joe Kuhta ’57, of Bridgewater, N.J., come out for the alumni tailgating every year.

“You get a chance to meet people you’ve never met before from other classes,” said Kuhta. “Everyone’s very friendly and they tell you what they’ve been doing.”

They were friends in college and both went into the animal health pharmaceutical business.

A caricature artist did portraits of the alumni and a face painter decorated the alumni and their children. Some alumni got their class years painted on their faces.

Loesch got a caricature showing him reeling in a big fish. The artist drew Kuhta wearing a DelVal shirt cheering for the school.

They had Dr. Joshua Feldstein as a professor when they were students and said they really enjoy seeing him.

“It’s a good school,” said Kuhta. “They’re very concerned about you and friendly.”