John F. Kennedy College Reunion

October 11th-13th, 2019

All reunion registrations must include this form:

https://www.kennedycollege.com/reunion-2019registration

which requires scrolling down and clicking on “SUBMIT”. (if you have trouble using the computer, please call melody at 303-522-9388 for a paper copy of the form)

Once we receive your check (payable to and mailed to John F. Kennedy College Reunion 2019, PO Box 72, Wahoo NE 68066) and the completed form, your registration is completed.

You CANNOT register through Facebook by saying you will attend the event!!!

 

the “events description” tab in the black area above shows event details.

John F. Kennedy College opened in 1965 in Wahoo Nebraska, offering a liberal arts curriculum and robust basketball and baseball/softball programs for men and women. The small but mighty college produced its first graduating class of twelve in 1968, and saw graduation size increase to a high of 129 in 1970. In the early 70’s, finances and enrollment tumbled, and the college closed in 1975.

During its short run, the school helped spawn many noteworthy graduates and earned several national titles. From this little college came an Olympic silver medalist, former NBA coach, Saunders County’s largest private contractor, a 50-year wrestling coach and a Florida mayor, while the school won the first NCIA Women’s Softball Title in 1969, a national AAU Women’s Basketball title in 1971 and traveled to The People’s Republic of China in 1973. But perhaps the most significant accomplishment was the establishment of so many long-term relationships.

The school fell on hard financial times early, and three fires did not help. Perhaps it was the passing of Title IX, allowing women to play sports in other locations. Maybe it was a young alumni base, just getting started financially, or the end of the draft deferment. But when the school was not able to bring in enough new freshmen to replace graduating classes, the handwriting was on the wall, until the school closed on July 2, 1975.

The formerly-pristine campus is no longer maintained as it had been, remaining vacant. For those who walk by now, its an eyesore, something that “needs to be dealt with.” But for those of us who attended classes here, it remains a source of fond memories, of friendships...and of a time when we thought we had the world by the tail.

TO REGISTER FOR THE REUNION:

COMPLETE THIS FORM/LINK BELOW:

https://www.kennedycollege.com/reunion-2019registration

DOUBLE-CHECK TYPING AND ARITHMETIC BEFORE CLICKING ON “SUBMIT”

make reunion registration check payable to:

john f. kennedy college reunion 2019

PLACE CHECK IN A STAMPED ENVELOPE AND ADDRESS ENVELOPE TO:

john f. kennedy college reunion 2019

PO BOX 72

Wahoo, Nebraska 68066

MAIL THE ENVELOPE
 

Contact us at:

johnfkcollege@gmail.com

or linda_bucky_collins@msn.com

Bucky 402-443-6816