Students past, present to join Shonrock for breakfast


Melanie Loeffelman | Reporter
October 16, 2015; 11:30 a.m.

Current LU students and alumni will get a chance to enjoy breakfast with Michael Shonrock, the recently appointed president of LU. The meal is set for 8 a.m. on Saturday, Oct. 17 in the Anheuser-Busch Leadership Room in the Spellmann Center.

Shonrock said he is looking forward to meeting students and alumni alike.

“Homecoming is a great opportunity for the new and returning former students to share in a day of Lindenwood Lions excitement and share stories of their experience,” he said. ”

This is Shonrock’s first year as president of Lindenwood, however, this is not his first time experiencing LU’s homecoming.Shonrock

“I actually attended the Homecoming football game two years ago, but I was with a different university at the time,” he said.”

This breakfast is free and open to anyone affiliated to Lindenwood. The buffet-style breakfast will include items such as eggs,bacon, yogurt, bagels, pastries, coffee and tea.

“It will be an informal gathering open to anyone who would like to join Dr. Shonrock for breakfast,” said Erin Kalkbrenner, director of Student Development and Department Assessment Officer.”

A total of 64 alumni attended the same meal last year, and Elizabeth Wikoff, director of Alumni Relations, said she expects to see the same amount, if not more to attend this year.

“Basically, the breakfast is an opportunity for the president to give the alumni an update of campus happenings over the past year,” said Wikoff. “Also, this gives the alumni an opportunity to meet and mingle as well.””

After breakfast, the alumni will stay for the annual Alumni Association meeting where they will vote on Alumni Board members whose terms are expiring.