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Dogwood Homecoming 2021 at Home

April 16, 2021


Please mark your calendars and save the date for Dogwood at Home on April 16-17, 2021. Unfortunately, we do not feel that an on-campus gathering is safe at this time, we are excited to announce many exciting and interactive virtual events including class reunions. If you are from the class of ’60, ’61, ’65, ’66, ’70, ’71, ’75, ’76, ’80, ’81, ’85, ’86, ’90, ’91, ’95, ’96, ’00, ’01, ’05, ’06, ’10, ’11, ’15, ’16 and you are interested in helping to host a virtual reunion please contact Jenna Christie at jmchristie@king.edu. Please be on the lookout for more information about Dogwood at home in the coming weeks.

Schedule of Events

In conjunction with King’s “Reframing the Institutional Saga” grant from the Lilly Foundation, graduates from different professions discuss finding their vocation here at King.

Join this event live on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/kingfaithandculture.

Alumnus John Van Dyke, a Navy chaplain who is about to be posted to the training and operations shop in the Chief of Chaplains Office for the Navy (at the Pentagon), has just published a book with the University of Tennessee Press, Poetic Creation: Language and the Unsayable in the Later Poetry of Robert Penn Warren. To celebrate this achievement, the King Institute for Faith and Culture presents a conversation with John Van Dyke and Brandon Story, Assistant Professor of English at King. This virtual book launch will feature prize copies of the book, and a chance to ask questions and interact with John.

Join this event live on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/kingfaithandculture.

University Update and Q&A with President Alexander Whitaker

Alumni are invited to join President Alexander Whitaker for a Microsoft Teams Interactive Event as he provides various updates regarding King. Attendees will have the opportunity to ask questions to President Whitaker. Registration is required to participate.

A registration link will be available soon.

Virtual Campus Tour

Join Enrollment Counselor Leah Presley on a campus tour of the beautiful King University. Leah will show off new renovations around campus and give insight into buildings and spaces you may not have known before. Dogwood is a time where alumni enjoy coming back to campus so we thought to bring campus to you – virtually!

This event will premiere on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/kutornado.

  • Trivia brought to you by Raise the Roof Entertainment and sponsored by Truist Bank
    • Test your trivia skills in this interactive, family-friendly competition. Two rounds of virtual trivia will be played and there will be prizes for each round. Must have a smartphone, tablet, or computer to participate.
  • Virtual Poster Session

Class Zoom-Unions

  • Dogwood Devotional
    • Enjoy interacting through a daily devotional specifically for Dogwood. Each entry was written by an alum or previous faculty member from King.
  • 50th Class Reunion Story Spotlights
    • Join us on Facebook daily during Dogwood to read the story of an alum from the class of 1971 who is celebrating their 50th reunion.
  • Dogwood Tunes
    • In lieu of live concerts due to the pandemic, King University band students have been working on recording projects. Enjoy a daily recording to keep you on your feet during this week of Dogwood.
  • Alumni Awards
    • In 2021 we are honoring five alumni as recipients of the following King University Alumni Awards, Young Alumni Achievement Award, Legacy Award, Christian Service Award, Distinguished Alumni Award, and Honorary Alumni Award. The recipients will be announced with a special video one at a time throughout the week. Please join by watching and congratulating your fellow alum who have received this high honor.