Legacy Family Event Celebrates Families with Multiple Generations of Vanguard University Alumni and Current Undergraduate Students

VU_AlumniLogo_RGB_SmallGenerations of Vanguard University alumni and current students gathered in the Towers Lobby for a legacy family reception and pinning ceremony on Oct. 5.

This year, one legacy family donated a $500 scholarship to be awarded to a randomly selected legacy family student. The winner, Sherayah Limon, is a freshman studying communications. Her parents, the Reverend Ed Limon ’90 and Angela Limon ’91, are Vanguard alumni.

The eight families in attendance made up a “really fun group,” Heather (Rachels ’02) Clements, a legacy family alumna and the assistant director of alumni relations at Vanguard University, said. Attending Vanguard University became tradition in these families because of the “life-changing experience” the first generation had, Clements said.

Vanguard University President Michael Beals attended the event. President Beals warmly greeted families, introduced the pinning ceremony and drew the winning name for the $500 scholarship.

In addition to recognizing and honoring these special families, the event provided an opportunity for alumni, wearing their legacy family pins, to present a pin to the current student in their family. Director of Alumni Relations Joel Gackle said his favorite part of the event was having the opportunity to celebrate these families that are “so uniquely tied to Vanguard.”

To learn more about Vanguard’s alumni relations, click here.

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