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YANKTON COLLEGE
2016 All-Class Reunion


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YANKTON COLLEGE
ALL-CLASS REUNION
July 21 - 23, 2016
Yankton, South Dakoa

IMPORTANT

FPC ANNOUNCES NEW TOUR TIMES

The 2016 Yankton College All-Class Reunion is approaching.   The United States Federal Prison Camp has graciously scheduled two tours of the old YC campus, Friday, July 22, 2016.  However, the FPC staff recently announced a drastic change in the two tour times and the location from where the tours begin (see below).  There will still be two tours available but they are available ONLY within an hour of each other in the morning.  We apologize to you for the sudden change but realistically it is out of our control so we will make the necessary adjustments.  If you have registered for an afternoon tour, please make contact with the Yankton College office with your new choice of time (see below) by emailing info@yanktoncollege.org

#1 TOUR 
NOW 8:45 A.M.
Launching from NASH GYMNASIUM
Please arrive no later than 8:30 a.m. for check-in

 #2 TOUR
1:00 P.M. TOUR – NOW CANCELED - HOWEVER THERE IS A SECOND A.M TOUR
NOW 9:45 A.M. TOUR
Launching from NASH GYMNASIUM
Please arrive no later than 9:30 a.m. for check-in 

No one may go on the tour, who has not filled out and returned the enclosed Notification to Visitor form.  Fill out and return the form when you arrrive for the tour now at Nash Gymnasium. There is parking along and around Crane-Youngworth Field.  We urge car-pooling with others if its convenient. Please have the Notification with you and a form of identification. You may be asked for the license plate number of the car you are driving.  You are not allowed to carry anything else with you, except your car keys. 

There will be transportation for handicapped individuals during the tours, however, building access will have limited handicapped accessibility.  For those unable to climb stairs, you may remain in the cart. Be prepared for a quick 60-minute tour that you can comfortably walk the necessary distances.

Remember, it is a federal prison camp -
please follow the rules and other instructions
you are given by prison personnel.

·         No one under 18 years of age is permitted on the grounds. 

·         No cameras, drugs, or weapons.  Photographing the buildings and grounds will not be permitted during the tour.   

 

·         Please leave your purse, cell phones,  pagers, etc. in your car trunk.  They will be taken from you if they are on you during the tour. 

 

·         Please bring a photo ID of yourself and know your auto license plate number.

 

·         All visitors must wear shoes. 

 

·         Shorts, mini skirts, sleeveless tops, or other revealing apparel are prohibited; if worn, you will not be permitted to take the tour.

When you arrive at Nash Gymnasium, you will be signed in and arranged into groups.  Please stay with your assigned group; do not go off on your own or join another group.  

Thank you for your cooperation with the sudden times changes.  See You Soon!


 
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BOARDS MEET IN APRIL - Wednesday, May 04, 2016

The Yankton College Board of Trustees met this spring April 15 and 16 to continue gearing Yankton College towards its future as it moves to a new home before 2024.  Steering away from tradition, the business matters were discussed and action taken during the first afternoon, leaving the second day for an open forum concentrating on the hopes and dreams of Yankton College.  

When the gavel was laid to rest on Friday afternoon under the leadership of Joan Neubauer, the following business was recommended and approved:

1) the Scholarship Committee awarded nineteen scholarships from endowed funds to students whose applications ranked the highest; each recipient will receive up to $1,000 from designated named-scholarships to be used during the coming 2016-17 academic year.
 

   2) the approval of the FY16-17 Budget; the re-election of Board members whose terms have expired; acceptance  with regret the resignation of Board member Rev. Dr. Paul Opsahl from Sioux Falls, and acting to bestow the honor of Trustee Emeritus to Opsahl for his thirty years of service on the Board.

Fundraising efforts towards the Yankton College Alumni & Educational Center began last fall and have progressed well according to the Legacy Committee, chaired by YC President Joe Ward.  Between pledges and contributions received, the campaign has reached nearly half of its $750,000 goal.     The majority of the contributions have come from several major donors contributing $25,000 or more each which earns the donors naming-rights for five of the ten rooms that are available in the new YC residency located on the third floor of the historic Mead Cultural Center.  Ideas for the next step of the fundraising campaign include familiarizing the YC alumni with the new home while they are visiting Yankton this summer during the 2016 All-Class Reunion.  

Although the endeavor to move is top priority, the members of the Yankton College Board were encouraged during the second meeting to explore new projects while they revisited the College Mission Statement to determine the future purpose of Yankton College and its operations.  Viable ideas were listed and it was mutually agreed that any project pursued as a Board should be educational in nature, sustainable financially and not require alumni volunteers.

Discussion was held on procuring a “design team” that will assist in conceptualizing the YCAEC floor plans, space needs and exhibit ideas as the next step. 

Members of the Alumni Advisory Board met the morning of April 15 under the direction of Ron Bertsch of Yankton to finalize the fun-filled events of the 2016 All-Class Reunion scheduled this summer, July 21-23, in Yankton.  Plans will center on the reunion theme – “Keeping the Dream Alive.”  A reunion schedule was available and members were encouraged to volunteer their time as needed during the reunion.   A new AAB member, Susan Notheis-Kemnitz from Platte, SD was introduced and welcomed. 

Members of both Boards travel to Yankton twice every year from a wide-range of U.S. locations to attend these meetings that foster the ongoing affairs of the College and alumni outreach.    For further information, call the Yankton College office at (605) 665-3661. 


Board of Trustees To Address Future Hopes & Dreams of Yankton College - Friday, April 08, 2016

The Yankton College Board of Trustees will assemble like usual on April 15 and April 16 in Yankton at the Summit Activities Center for their annual Spring Board meetings, presided over by Dr. Joan Neubauer, of Yankton. But this time, steering away from tradition, the entire Friday agenda will be devoted to  discussion and action on regular topics in order to provide more time and opportunity Saturday morning to concentrate on the future hopes and dreams of Yankton College.

This includes looking into the future as Yankton College moves towards its residency at the historic Mead Cultural Center by 2024.  The Board members will re-visit the College Mission Statement; review handbook procedures and purposes of certain committees; discuss pursuing legacy projects and  establish a “design team” which will conceptualize the look of the third floor space in the Mead.  There will also be an open forum to allow time for questions, concerns, hopes and dreams.

Regular Board business on Friday will include the approval of eighteen Yankton College named scholarships to be awarded during the 2016 – 17 academic year; a fundraising update from the Legacy Campaign Committee; the approval of the FY16-17 Budget; the re-election of Board members whose terms have expired; and accepting with regret the resignation of Board member Rev. Dr. Paul Opsahl (pictured right corner).

Members of the Alumni Advisory Board will also gather the morning of April 15 at the SAC under the leadership of Ron Bertsch of Yankton.   The AAB will finalize the three-day fun-filled events of the 2016 All-Class Reunion scheduled for this summer, July 21-23, in Yankton and recap the Yankton College Regional Reunion held last October in Fayetteville, NC.

The Scholarship Committee will convene on Friday morning to finalize their 2016-17 scholarship recommendations. 

Following the Friday meetings there is a no-host dinner at Murdo’s Aten Resort in Nebraska at 6:00 p.m. for members of both Boards and their spouses.  At this time, Rev. Dr. Opsahl of Sioux Falls will be presented with a proclamation naming him to the position of Trustee Emeritus for having served on the regular Board since 1980.

Members of both Boards travel to Yankton twice every year from a wide-range of U.S. locations to attend these meetings which foster the ongoing affairs of the College and alumni outreach.

For further information, call the Yankton College office at (605) 665-3661.

 


New Administrative Assistant Hired - Friday, January 29, 2016
We are pleased to introduce to you our newly hired staff member, Mr. Michael Sprong, who began his part-time position as Administrative Assistant just before the Christmas break.  A search for a suitable and qualified replacement was launched and Michael was chosen from a full field of applicants. He and his wife, Beth Preheim, serve the community through the Emmaus Hospitality House which provides short-term accommodations for women and children visiting loved ones in prison. They say that “service is part of our life” and you will surely feel that philosophy as you learn to know him better. We welcome you, Michael!
 


News Coverage of Legacy Campaign - Thursday, October 6, 2015News Coverage of Legacy Campaign - Thursday, October 6, 2015 - Thursday, October 08, 2015
The Yankton Daily Press and Dakotan recently carried this story about the Yankton College fund raising for the Yankton College Alumni & Educational Center. read more ...


A Successful Start! - Thursday, August 13, 2015

GOOD NEWS!  $254,060 has already been committed in contributions and pledges towards the Yankton College Alumni & Educational Center.  The campaign is off to a successful start!    Our goal is to raise $750,000 with help from the alumni in order to assure a permanent home and perpetual care.  Help make the dream of “Yankton College Forever” come true.  This campaign is worthy of your support.