Activities and Events

Recent Events

Homecoming Week

In October, we had three event-filled days that brought together several generations of Menlo alumni from all over the world to celebrate the College’s achievements since its founding in 1927.

Thursday, October 9, 2014:

Inauguration of President Richard A. Moran, Ph.D.

The Menlo College Board of Trustees hosted the inauguration of Richard A. Moran, Ph.D., as the tenth President of Menlo College on the Menlo College Quad. The keynote speakers were Kerry A. Dolan, Assistant Managing Editor at Forbes magazine, and Peter Moore, Chief Operating Officer of Electronic Arts.

Friday, October 10, 2014:

Hall of Fame Reception and Induction

The induction ceremony was held on the quad. A champagne reception kicked off the event, with the induction immediately afterwards.  The inductees were also recognized at half-time of the Homecoming Football game. The 2014 inductees were:

Saturday, October 11, 2014:

Alumni Softball Reunion

On Saturday, there was an alumni softball reunion game at Wunderlich Field, followed by a softball fundraiser at the Homecoming Tailgate at Cartan Field.

Saturday, October 11, 2014:

Alumni Tailgate and Homecoming Game

The Alumni Tailgate and Homecoming Game took place starting on Saturday, October 11th. Guests enjoyed good food, wine and brew, followed by the game pitting our home team against Arizona Christian University.

Saturday, November 1, 2014:

Señor Carlos Lopez Memorial Soccer Tournament

Menlo College hosted the 6th Annual Carlos Lopez Memorial Soccer tournament on Saturday, November 1. The event honored Señor Lopez, Menlo’s beloved coach and professor. The event was preceded by a double-header home game for both the men’s and women’s soccer teams, and an alumni game at 3 PM. A men’s soccer alumni dinner was held on Friday, October 31st.

Monday, November 10, 2014:

Menlo Connect Day

Menlo Connect Day is the major annual event on the Menlo Campus. The program originated back in the 1970s as the SBA Day – a means for Menlo students to interact with alumni and business community leaders.

The Goals of Menlo Connect Day are:


Alumni and Student Career Networking

Alumni professionals are encouraged to share their experiences and skills acquired along the road to success, including how they built their network during college.

Executive Speaker Series

The Executive Speaker Series is open to all Menlo students, faculty and staff. The
presentations are designed to provide students with insights into real business operations
as a complement to the academic training they receive, and to create an opportunity for informal dialogue between the executives and the students.

Accounting Speaker Series

Menlo College sponsors “Careers in Accounting” panel discussions with working professionals from fields, such as public accounting (assurance and tax), private industry, non-profit and government. The panelists describe their career paths, their current responsibilities and give advice for students interested in careers in accounting.

Out of the Box, Into the Frame

The tradition of the well-rounded student at Menlo College continues with the “Outside of the Box, Inside the Frame” art series and field trips to concerts, classes with the Artist-in-Residence, and other cultural events and programs.


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