With Lancaster Bible College | Capital Seminary & Graduate School’s Homecoming & Family Weekend quickly approaching on Friday & Saturday, September 24 & 25, 2021, the August installment of “The Way It Was” is reflecting on a few anniversaries, just as we did in the July post. This month, we will feature the Classes of 1991, 1986, 1981, 1976 and 1971.
As we celebrate anniversaries, we invite those from 2015/16, 2010/11, 2005/06, 2000/01, 1995/96 & 1970/71 to join us at Homecoming on September 24 & 25! We will be taking group photos, showcasing old photos, giving campus tours and honoring those who are celebrating their fifth, 10th, 15th, 20th, 25th and 50th class reunions. Visit lbc.edu/homecoming for all the details and to register. And watch the college’s social media pages for a pre-Homecoming alumni giveaway soon!
1991 – 30-Year Anniversary
A theme you will notice in these recaps is how vibrant the campus has been for so many years. The 1990-91 academic was no exception, as fun events, times for prayer and a focus on academics and growth were major parts of the student experience.
Homecoming 1991 was held on the first weekend of October, as a beautiful day was highlighted by Sharon Harris (’91) being named Homecoming Queen and the men’s soccer team earning a victory.
1986 – 35-Year Anniversary
The Lancaster Bible College of 35 years ago was full of clubs, events, tremendous faculty and staff, and hundreds of fantastic students. Clubs like the Sojourners, Pastoral Interest Fellowship, the Social Committee, Teachers United Upon the Foundation of Faith and so many more filled the buildings and held events.
Some of the shows during the 1985-86 academic year included ‘A Man Called Peter,’ ‘Christ in the Concrete City’ and ‘Bridge of Blood,’ while the men’s soccer, men’s basketball and baseball teams starred in the field of competition.
1981 – 40-Year Anniversary
As the calendar turned over from 1980 to 1981, the Lancaster Bible College campus was charging full steam ahead on a tremendous school year filled with events like the Halloween Rollerskate, a corn roast on campus, a carnival night, artist series and friends fellowship banquet. Intercollegiate athletics began to thrive on campus as well, with the men’s soccer, field hockey, men’s basketball, baseball and men’s tennis teams taking center stage.
1976 – 45-Year Anniversary
The 1975-76 academic year was a special one on campus, as Lancaster Bible College and country celebrated the bicentennial of our nation. The Homecoming Parade featured several floats honoring the country, and campus itself was quite vibrant in 1976. From all-school picnics to soccer and basketball contests, the campus was full of activity and life.
1971 – 50-Year Anniversary
Fifty years ago at Lancaster School of the Bible, the new library (currently the Student Center) was nearly completed and was a major expansion for the institution. Forty-two graduates made up the 1971 senior class, and the school featured a newspaper called ‘Scroll.’ There were also several music ministries, including The LSB Choir and Girls’ Ensemble, The Lordsmen, The Calvarymen, The Patrick Sisters and the Encounters.