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Homecoming 2015 Photo Album

Race Team, Assemble!

The 2015 Great Race team has made it to St.Louis, Missouri for the Kick off of the 2015 Hemmings Motor News Great Race Presented By Hagerty!

The day began by gathering the team member from the airport and registering for the event. We had a wonderful welcoming committee in the form of Corky Coker himself: a supporter of the race and a great friend of the college.

Corky Coker greets the McPherson College Great Race crew.

Corky Coker greets the McPherson College Great Race crew

Our first minor hiccup of the race was a faulty turn signal, which decided to eat fuses. A few calls led us to another friend of the school that let us work on the Fairlane out of the rain. Thankfully we had some help to fix what would turn out to be a faulty bulb.

An enthusiastic supporter who let us work in his (parent's) shop

An enthusiastic supporter who let us work in his (parent’s) shop

After ensuring all systems were good we headed for tech inspection and most importantly race decals!


Next order of business was dinner. On the way we made a pit stop at the Stiremann Brothers hot rod shop to check out some outstanding autos.

Vintage Neon at the Stirnemann Brothers shop

Vintage Neon at the Stirnemann Brothers shop

Dinner ended with a show as we enjoyed our complementary tour of Grant’s Farm and historic homestead of the Busch family.

The Sheep of Grant's Farm

The sheep of Grant’s Farm

Tonight will be an early night due to the general meeting in the AM and Hagerty Trophy run as well.

Stay tuned for all of the excitement and pictures as we race with the clock on Route 66 all the way from Kirkwood, MO to Santa Monica, CA!

Let’s get our kicks.

End of Year Traditions

For over 10 years students have participated in two campus events during the annual McPherson County All-Schools Week – the Campus Blowout team competition and the Senior Drive-Thru where seniors are recognized as they pass through the Heaston Gazebo.

Campus Blowout photo album

Senior Drive-Thru photo album

Light and Life Awards for 2015

Congratulations to all the nominees and winners of the Light & Life awards – designed to recognize students who exemplify “Scholarship, Participation, Service” at McPherson College.

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Awards were as follows:

Emerging Leader Award: Jacob San Martin (Nominated: Andrea Kadeba, Jeremiah Friend, Johanna Hoffman, Justin Smeltzer)

Outstanding Student Leader Award: Colby Patton (Nominated: Bailley McKinnley, Kevin Aka, Elizabeth Newby, Scott Crist, Laurina Hannan, Tyler Henning, Amanda Leffew)

Overall Excellence for Community Service Award: SGA – Special Needs Prom (Nominated: Rotaract – Poverty Week, Orientation Team)

Overall Excellence in Programming/Activity Award: Allie Hicks and the McPherson College Women’s Soccer Team – Pink vs. Purple Powder Puff Game for awareness of domestic violence and breast cancer (Nominated: Metzler Hall RAs – Sausage Feast/March Madness Tournament)

Outstanding New Student Group Award: Diamond Dogs (Nominated: Quartermasters)

Outstanding Student Group Award: Peacefully, Simply, Together (PST) (Nominated: Teachers of Tomorrow (TOTS), Rotaract)

Outstanding Volunteer Advisor Award: Becki Bowman (Nominated: Shane Kirchner, Jen Jensen)