Laurier’s Golden Hawk family had two opportunities to flock together at Homecoming celebrations on the university's Waterloo and Brantford campuses this fall – proving there’s “no place like home.”
In Waterloo, dozens of Student Alumni Association volunteers woke up early Saturday morning to host the annual Homecoming pancake breakfast. Students, alumni and members of the Laurier community came out to start their Homecoming by enjoying the most important meal of the day.
Other notable Waterloo events included Laurier President and Vice-Chancellor Deborah MacLatchy hosting her first welcome barbecue, as well as alumni, friends, faculty and staff gathering to pay tribute to the life and legacy of long-time faculty member Donald Morgenson, who passed away in April. The celebration included the sharing of heartwarming stories that illustrated the tremendous legacy Morgenson left at Laurier.
And, of course, Waterloo Homecoming saw former classmates reconnect in the “Alumni Endzone” during a football game at University Stadium that saw Laurier take on the Western Mustangs.
In Brantford, alumni gathered for the annual Homecoming tailgate party and hockey game, which this year saw the women's Golden Hawks team take on the University of Toronto at the Brantford and District Civic Centre.
“Homecoming is a special celebration for Laurier and also for the Waterloo and Brantford communities,” says Bridget McMahon, assistant vice-president, alumni relations, annual giving and stewardship at Laurier. “We’re proud to have welcomed everyone as a part of the Laurier family.”