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Join Us for Our 2021 Virtual Homecoming, Starting October 18

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By LaVarn Gordon
Student and Alumni Affairs Liaison

It’s party time! We have a lot to celebrate as we prepare for our second annual Virtual Homecoming. We are celebrating 30 years as an educational institution of higher learning.

Last year, we started a new tradition with the first Virtual Homecoming. This year, we’re back again with a great lineup of speakers, events and surprises!  

Homecoming events are met with much fanfare, and we are excited to recognize graduates, alumni, and the rest of the university community for their contributions. Our Virtual Homecoming is also an opportunity to celebrate all the great memories and accomplishments our alumni have made throughout the years.

Dates for Our Virtual Homecoming

Our virtual homecoming week starts on October 18 and runs through October 22, 2021.

You can attend virtually from anywhere. We’ll be using our alumni social media channels for most of the events. You can follow us on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram and LinkedIn.

Be sure to RVSP for our Virtual Homecoming today!

October 18: Diploma Day

Show us a picture with your diploma or a picture of yourself from your commencement/class
year on social media. Tag us with the hashtags #AMU4Life or #APU4Life for a chance to win
swag.

Lunch and Learn: Returning for Another Degree, Certificate, or Credential
1 p.m. ET

Are you thinking about returning for another program at the University? Here is your chance to hear from Financial Aid Advising and Academic Advising on the process.

October 19: President’s Day

Are you a previous award winner? Share your awards with us on social media. Tag
us with the hashtags #AMUBravo or #APUBravo for a chance to win swag.

The President’s Town Hall
7 p.m. ET

Join us as we talk with current President Dr. Wade Dyke, President Emeritus Dr. Wallace Boston and founding President Dr. James Etter. We will celebrate our school’s legacy and the impact the alumni community has had on our success. You’ll even get a virtual tour of the Charles Town, WV campus.

You could also be chosen to ask the Presidents a few questions! So take a chance and enter our contest to see if you are selected to interview the Presidents.

October 20: ‘APUS Gives Back’ Day

Share stories about the University or your community service experiences. What cause(s) matter to you?

We know we have a community of people who are all about service and giving back, so share your photos of you giving back on social media. Tag us with the hashtag #AMUGivesback or #APUGivesback for a chance to win swag.

Let’s Chat Live Mentoring Webinar
12 p.m. ET

A great way to give back is through mentoring. Join us in a conversation with our mentoring team to learn about the incredible opportunity to become a mentor.

Thanking Those Who Serve

Send a postcard to thank military personnel, disaster relief, or a rescue worker currently deployed overseas. Send a postcard today.

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Fall Virtual Career Fair
9 a.m. – 3 p.m. ET

Login to your ecampus and register to meet and form connections with recruiters seeking talents for a variety of industries. Recruiters who are scheduled to attend come from fields such as information technology, business management, healthcare, engineering and government contracting.

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October 21: Alumni Day

Are you a member of a student organization or honor society? We want to honor the great work our student organizations are doing. Share a post and shout them out, and tag us on social media using #APUSOrgs for a chance to win swag.

Alumni Advisory Council: Staying Engaged and Connected
7 p.m. ET

Learn how to stay connected with the University from the Alumni Advisory Council. Register for the Alumni Advisory Council webinar today!

October 22: School Spirit Day

Share creative photos of yourself in your school gear or school colors. You can also let your
school mascots Jake and Valor get in on the action. Tag us using the hashtag #AMUPride or
#APUPride for a chance to win swag.

Virtual Homecoming Hangout and After Party
7 p.m. ET

Join us for the finale celebration. We will feature comedian and magician Harrison Greenbaum from the TV show “America’s Got Talent.” It will be a night of fun, entertainment, games and prizes!

We are eager and excited to see you at our Virtual Homecoming! There will be several giveaways, including a contest for AMU and APU diploma frames to showcase your achievement. To be considered for a giveaway and claim your prize, you must attend the Virtual Homecoming Hangout and After-Party event on Friday, October 22.

Here’s to 30 more years of amazing educational experiences and reaching even greater milestones! We are a shining light in higher education because of our students, alumni, faculty, and staff, and we appreciate you all. Let’s get this party started!

LaVarn Gordon is a Student and Alumni Affairs Liaison. He is originally from Portsmouth, Virginia, but currently resides in Charles Town, West Virginia. LaVarn has been with the university since May 2017. His greatest joy is engaging and supporting the student and alumni body. LaVarn has an undergraduate degree in religious studies from Shenandoah University and is also a lover of music.

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