Issue 14
September 25, 2018
 HC Alumni News
Fall is in the air! What does that mean? Homecoming!
We are looking forward to having all of our reunion classes and alumni back on-campus on October 19, 2018 to enjoy the game and catch up. We hope to see you there!

Houston Christian's campus has been a flurry of student elections, sports and pep rallies. Our football team is currently on a winning streak and we are confident they will play a great game for all our alumni at Homecoming. Our new coach, David Nelson has received great coverage on his coaching style and incredible ability to build a team ( read more here ).

We have a new website ! Please take a moment to check out our new alumni pages. We have done our best to ensure that our website will be our best source of information you may need regarding alumni events, reunions, and sharing your updates!

If you are looking for more ways to get involved as an alumni, contact Alumni Relations to see what opportunities are available to you and your fellow alumni!
Exciting Investment in the Arts at HC!

Last spring Houston Christian learned that it was the beneficiary of a significant gift from the estate of Jeannette Clift George, who passed away in December 2017. This gift was a surprise, but it was not surprising that our beloved friend and former board member chose to leave Houston Christian a legacy gift that would ensure that our students could continue her own passion and dream – to create smart, faithful and wonderful theater. Her designation for the funds was that they be used for the operation of HC’s Fine Arts program, including but not limited to theater classes.

Before Mrs. George's death, she noted to her attorney that she hoped to see HC and AD Players, that she founded and built into a theater and academy, develop a stronger relationship. From collaboration at the theater, to theater technical skills and artistic interaction, AD Players and HC have a great vision for the future. And it is all thanks to this former board member whose vision for community is truly community building and beautiful. This endowment will be a permanent part of Houston Christian’s portfolio and enhance offerings to the fine arts students. 

HC was featured on KPRC Channel 2's Houston Life where we showcased a few members of our school’s award-winning ComedySportz team while recognizing Jeannette Clift George’s vision. Maya Houston, HC’s director of development and Jake Speck,  AD Players’ executive director, talked about this legacy gift and the impact that it makes on our whole arts community.
On Campus
Raise Your Flag for Texas Tech
Texas Tech University was in the house! Thanks to the Fridge Family, HC celebrated Texas Tech for "Raise Your Flag" with our students!

Keep an eye out for your school! We will be recognizing Auburn University, The University of Alabama, and Baylor University this year.

How can you Raise Your Flag? By joining us on April 6 at the Junior League of Houston to support HC students at our Annual Houston Christian Gala & Auction, you can bid on the opportunity to show off your school spirit! Stay tuned for more info on gala.
Northwest Academy Class of 1988
The Class of 1988 kicked off our Homecoming season with their reunion on September 22. To celebrate 30 years, alumni gathered at Rudy's Country Store and BBQ in Katy for a family friendly lunch. Then, the party sequel for 21+ was hosted by Brock Boehm '88 and brother, Brandon Boehm '82 at Texas T Tavern.

Congrats on 30 years - looks like fun!
Journey to Jog 5k!
Head of School Steve Livingston, XC Coach Jake Powers, and Ms. Karen Arnold ran in the Journey to Jog 5k that opened the Dave Jantzen High School Cross Country meet on September 22 at Houston Christian.

A huge shout out to all our runners and thanks for their support of our second annual Journey to Jog 5k.

Join us next year!
Mustang Classic Golf Tournament & Paint Party
Dust off your clubs & practice your swing! Our annual golf event will be held on Monday, October 8, 2018 (Columbus Day ) at Riverbend Country Club.

The Paint Party is a new addition!
If you don't golf, come out anyway and
create a masterpiece!

Registration 11:30 am
Tee Off – 1:00 pm
Paint Party – 3:00 pm
BBQ Award Dinner – 6:00 pm

- Special Alumni golfer/painter rate of $100/person

- Sponsorship opportunities are available
NOTE: Homecoming is NOT during Fall Break!
HC HoCo will take place on Friday, October 19th.
Homecoming & Alumni Round-Up
The Homecoming football game will take place on Friday, October 19, 2018.
(Not Columbus Day Weekend!)

Each year at Homecoming we invite all of our alumni back on campus to enjoy the game from the Alumni Room.

These are classes with reunions this year:

1973, 1978, 1983, 1988, 1993,
1998, 2003, 2008, & 2013 .

Whether you're celebrating 45 years or
5 years, we hope you'll join us back on campus for Homecoming & enjoy reconnecting with your classmates!
Alumni Turkey Games
Dig out your cleats and come on campus to work off that turkey dinner! The Class of 2010 is hosting their second annual
Turkey Bowl on Mustang Field.

Join us on November 24 at 9 a.m. for a game of flag football!

Stay after the game for an alumni basketball game at 10:30 a.m. !
Best seat in the house! Join us on campus this year for some stellar theater performances! This fall, our talented students will bring Anne Frank's attic to life in the Black Box theater and share her inspirational story. Call early for tickets, they will go fast!
Performances on November 1 & 3, 8-10
Mustang Stories
Erin Lallinger '16
"This semester, I am studying abroad in Santiago, Chile and traveling around South America, something I would have never decided to do if it weren’t for Houston Christian. I had the opportunity to go on two Globe Trek trips that were some of the most transformational experiences of my time in high school. Globe Trek taught me a lot about myself, as well as the importance of getting out of your comfort zone and experiencing new cultures.

Houston Christian instilled in me the educational foundation necessary to succeed in college. The teachers I had at Houston Christian were some of the most dedicated and inspiring educators I have had the opportunity to learn from. I have yet to have a teacher since then that has had the same passion for teaching as those I had at Houston Christian. They fostered my keen desire to learn for the sake of learning and understanding. This has been helpful in college, where I have been able to take classes purely because I thought the material was interesting.

I am most grateful for the emphasis HC placed on leadership, which helped to define my world view and develop my character. Having Colonel Wilson as a teacher for three years taught me the importance of integrity and how to stand firm in my convictions. Of course, I also learned valuable academic lessons: a business class I took my sophomore year at Vanderbilt was almost exactly the same as a Colonel Wilson leadership class. Three years removed from HC, Colonel Wilson has still been one of the biggest influences in my life. HC’s leadership emphasis prepared me more for my future than I would have ever guessed, and the leadership program alone is enough reason for me to be grateful that I chose Houston Christian."

Erin Lallinger ’16 is a junior at Vanderbilt University, where she is double majoring in Economics & Spanish and minoring in Medicine, Health, and Society. Erin is involved in various organizations, and a member of Chi Omega.
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