Schreiner’s 2017 Recall Weekend—April 21-23—will feature class reunions, a special gathering of Schreiner high school football alumni of the 1950s and ‘60s, dedication of the baseball field in memory of the late Bob Henry, and honoring four alumni for their life achievements.
As in past years, the annual Randy Shepler Alumni Golf Tournament starts the weekend’s festivities. The tournament, which raises funds for the Schreiner Former Students Association Endowed Scholarship Fund, begins with a shotgun start at 1 p.m. Friday at the Riverhills Country Club course.
Friday evening returning alumni will have an opportunity to meet and reminisce during the Welcome Back Reception starting at 7 p.m. in the Floyd and Kathleen Cailloux Campus Activity Center Ballroom. Special reunions are set for for the classes 1957, 1967, and 1992. Also, men who played for Schreiner Institute’s high school teams from 1950 to 1972 have been invited to gather and remember their playing days.
Saturday morning’s activities start with another Recall tradition, the Military Tribute Breakfast at 8 a.m. in CCAC Ballroom. The breakfast honors Schreiner’s early history as a military academy, and Greystone Academy, a one-year program on campus which now helps college freshmen qualify for the military academies. Also, members of the Gold (1967) and Silver (1992) classes will be honored at the breakfast.
At 11:30 Saturday, Schreiner’s baseball field will be dedicated in memory of Coach Henry, who is credited with creating the Mountaineer’s modern varsity program, and literally building the facility where they play.
Former players, co-workers, fans and members of Henry’s family will be on hand for the dedication. One of those alumni, former Texas Ranger outfielder David Hulse, will have his uniform number retired by the Mountaineers during the SCAC game with the University of Dallas, which follows at noon.
Schreiner students are sponsoring a vintage car show in front of the Athletic and Event Center from noon to 2 p.m. Saturday, and at 1:30 p.m. the Schreiner University Choir and its alumni will serenade Chancellor Tim Summerlin in the newly refurbished Summerlin Music Education Hall (formerly the Rex Kelly Pavilion).
Four former Schreiner students will be honored during the by-invitation-only Tribute to Schreiner Legends on Saturday evening. Two graduates will be honored as Distinguished Alumni, one will be inducted into the Athletic Hall of Honor, and one will receive the Schreiner Former Students Association Distinguished Service Award.
Joining the list of Schreiner’s distinguished alumni will be Michael Pate, Class of 1971, who recently retired after a legal career that placed him at the center of legislative action in both Washington, D.C., and Austin; and telecom and banking entrepreneur Richard E. Cree, a 1967 graduate of Schreiner’s high school program.
Retired collegiate and professional athletic trainer Ken Murray, a 1966 graduate, will be inducted into the Schreiner University Athletic Hall of Honor.
Meleah “Lea” (Siebold) Nye, Class of 1992, will receive the SFSA award for her service to the school and its alumni program.
More information about these and other Recall events may be found on the Alumni webpage schreiner.edu/recall.