PCC Alumni Homecoming
October 21–22, 2022
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Alumni Homecoming

Experience a homecoming celebration like no other—
exciting events, old friends, and new memories are just a few highlights to anticipate this fall.

Register Now

When registering for Homecoming,
you’ll have the option to add your name to our public list of attendees!

  • Barbara Shertzer (Hess), 1978
  • Clarence Montgomery, 1980
  • Glenn Jago, 1981
  • Philip Davis, 1984
  • Matthew Mank, 1986
  • Peggy Allen (Lewis), 1986
  • Ruth Lunsford (Cheatham), 1986
  • Alan Moody, 1987
  • Connie Armstrong , 1987
  • Jackie Ordway (Grubbs), 1987
  • Alan Ordway (Alan Ordway), 1988
  • Tina Dafoe (Federinic), 1989
  • Jamie Rutt, 1991
  • Jeff Charleston, 1991
  • Vicki Heitman (Crosby), 1991
  • Joel Dafoe, 1992
  • John Lopez, 1992
  • Lawrence Allen, 1992
  • Linda Troutman (Whittle), 1992
  • Stephanie Peach (Daniel), 1992
  • Cindy Lopez (Finnegan), 1993
  • Dan Troutman, 1993
  • Jon Becker, 1993
  • Clinton Peterson, 1994
  • J David Peach, 1994
  • Nathan Walker (Nathan Walker), 1994
  • Trina L (Roberts), 1994
  • Hope Kilstrom (Baker), 1995
  • Maybeth Elliott, 1995
  • Meredith Garrou (Eledge), 1995
  • Tracie Becker (Thomsen), 1995
  • Brian Jackson (Brian Jackson), 1997
  • Christina Hall, 1997
  • Kristy Geiser (Hoffman), 1997
  • Robert Klavohn , 1997
  • Jason Rigsbee, 1998
  • Jody Wolf, 1998
  • Stacey Rigsbee (Cartwright), 1998
  • Amy Wolf (Acker), 1999
  • Bobby Lyles, 1999
  • Neal Gardner, 1999
  • Stephanie Gardner (Epps), 1999
  • Jon Garrou, 2000
  • Rebecca Corliss (Tarvin), 2000
  • Stephen Lostroh (Stephen Lostroh), 2000
  • Tor Kilstrom, 2000
  • Jonathan Epps, 2001
  • Shae Epps (Denton), 2001
  • Bill Morris, 2002
  • Christina Dillon, 2002
  • James Tilton, 2002
  • Rebecca Crawford (Linzey), 2002
  • Tracy Cushman, 2002
  • Amy Garlick (McElrath), 2003
  • John Corliss , 2003
  • Rachel McDowell (Parish), 2003
  • David Garlick, 2004
  • Matthew Jahnke, 2004
  • Mattthew Roop, 2004
  • Rachel Yaeger, 2004
  • Cara Wright, 2005
  • Carrin Corliss (Dutcher), 2006
  • Andrew Corliss, 2007
  • Kathyn Baird (Moffett), 2007
  • Paul Baird , 2007
  • Kathryn Bishop (Garcia), 2008
  • Mary Jahnke (Wood), 2008
  • Melody Ison (Liga), 2008
  • Michael Wappelhorst, 2008
  • Nicole Lemacks (Boone), 2008
  • Ruth See (Straka), 2008
  • Ryan See, 2008
  • Ya Ju Goad (Chang), 2008
  • Emily Pintar (Kelley), 2009
  • Hannah Jekel (Ledford ), 2009
  • Jason Chiu, 2009
  • Josh Pintar, 2009
  • Jessica Wappelhorst (Natzke), 2010
  • Jordan Jekel , 2010
  • Thomas Ison, 2010
  • Christopher Webb, 2011
  • Katie Mendola (O'Rourke), 2011
  • Shawn Goad, 2011
  • Bonnie Webb (Garzarelli ), 2012
  • Jacob Kaiser, 2012
  • Jennifer Garelick , 2012
  • Joshua Edwards, 2012
  • Sarah Kaiser , 2012
  • Charis Roberts (Bowman), 2013
  • Erin Edwards (Canterbury), 2013
  • Kayla Lippert (Wiegers ), 2013
  • Kyle Shertzer, 2013
  • Alyssa Hester (Vanderlee), 2014
  • Marina Shertzer (Iwanowycz), 2014
  • Stephen Chappell, 2014
  • Vinny Lieb, 2014
  • Brandon Roberts, 2015
  • Joshua Bennett, 2015
  • Chad Lippert, 2016
  • Stephanie Pickering (Heitman), 2016
  • Victoria Bennett (Foster), 2016
  • Eric Brewster, 2017
  • Phoenix Schrock, 2017
  • Aaron Green, 2018
  • Denise Drey, 2018
  • Feliciano Mendola, 2018
  • Harry Stanley, 2018
  • Hannah Ott, 2020
  • Jared Sommer, 2020
  • Katelyn Frank (Troutman), 2020
  • Michael Frank, 2020
  • Eric Portis, 2021
  • Ryan Troutman, 2021
  • Eric Cherubin, 2022
  • Holly Levi, 2022

Alumni and Their Families

Exciting Events

Unforgettable Weekend

Return to campus this October for an Alumni Homecoming weekend you’ll never forget. Homecoming is a special time for you to reconnect with former classmates, join in favorite campus traditions, and celebrate the rich heritage of your PCC community.

Discover the latest campus updates, explore exclusive behind-the-scenes tours, and join in the excitement of Eagles game-day activities. Whether you’re looking for a relaxing weekend on the sparkling Gulf Coast or an exciting family getaway, you can create a custom schedule that includes all your favorite activities.

Reserve Your Spot

Early Registration Discount: Register before October 9
to receive a $5 discount on your Homecoming ticket!

Featured 2022 Events and Activities

See times on schedule below. Events may be subject to change.

Bonus Perk

You and your family will enjoy 10% off at Common Grounds Café, The Grille, Papa Johns, Chick-fil-A, The Hub, and The Hut. Discount applies to in-person purchase only. Show your alumni lanyard to cashier at the register to receive your discount.

Special Guests

Dr. Arlin Horton

Dr. Horton

PCC founder and President Emeritus Dr. Arlin Horton followed . . .
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God’s calling to Pensacola in 1952. He served the Lord faithfully for 60 years until retiring in May 2012. We are honored that he is coming and hope you can connect with Dr. Horton as he greets alumni at the Kickoff Reception and Alumni Dinner.
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Dr. Phyllis Rand

Dr. Rand

Dr. Rand’s influence can be seen in many areas of PCC and . . .
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its affiliate ministries. As an expert in the education field, she taught elementary at PCA for many years and wrote the 4–6th grade English and language textbooks for Abeka. She then transitioned to PCC, becoming our first dean of education in 1988 and championing our educational philosophy through articles and speaking at conventions. She is also the author of the Hortons’ biography, Builders of the Dream. The Rand House on campus is named in her honor.
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Dr. Matt Beemer

Dr. Beemer

Dr. Beemer faithfully served at PCC for over 20 years and is fondly . . .
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remembered as a favorite communications and computer science faculty member. A strong example of servant-leadership to many, Dr. Beemer became PCC’s first dean of communicative arts and later served as academic vice president. He was instrumental in the formation of our current high school academic camps— especially Music Academy and Drama Camp.
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Dr. Denis McBride

Dr. McBride

Dr. Denis McBride taught for many years at PCA and served . . .
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as Campus Church pastor from 2011 until his retirement in 2018. A favorite speaker and Abeka video teacher, he always has a joyful smile and witty remarks to brighten the lives of those around him. Dr. McBride’s heart for people and faithful ministry at PCC have touched the lives of thousands over the years.
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Time flies, especially when you’re juggling work, family, and service. Alumni Homecoming is the perfect opportunity to take a refreshing break from your busy schedule and reconnect with your alma mater!

Rest and relax for a fun weekend at PCC without any thought of to-do lists or required activities. All events are optional—allowing you to create a custom experience that lets you feel right at home.

See how the campus has improved and what’s stayed the same. You’ll be able to reconnect with old friends, experience the excitement of campus traditions, and enjoy a wonderful weekend with your family or friends.

Denise and I look forward to seeing you there.

Troy A. Shoemaker

Sample Schedule Highlights


  • 8 a.m.–4:45 p.m.
    Class Tours
  • 10 a.m.–5 p.m.
  • 1:30–4 p.m.
    Campus Tours
  • See times below
    Sports Center Access
    Planetarium Shows


  • 8 a.m.–5 p.m.
  • 8 a.m.–4:45 p.m.
    Class Tours
  • 10:05–10:45 a.m.
    Alumni Chapel
  • 11:45 a.m.–4:45 p.m.
    Dolphin Cruise
  • 12 noon–4 p.m.
    Campus Tours
  • 5:45–7 p.m.
    Kickoff Reception
  • 6:30–7:30 p.m.
    Alumni Tailgate Dinner
  • 7 p.m.
    Eagles Soccer Game
  • See times below
    Sports Center Access
    Planetarium Shows


  • 7:30 a.m.
    Eagles 5K—Sports Center
  • 9:30–11 a.m.
    Reunion Brunch*
    by invitation only
  • 11:30 a.m.–4 p.m.
    Camp o’ the Pines
  • 11:30 a.m.–4:30 p.m.
    Dolphin Cruise
  • 12 noon–4 p.m.
    Campus Tours
  • 6–8 p.m.
    Alumni Dinner with the President*
  • See times below
    Sports Center Access
    Planetarium Shows
* Childcare provided. Ages 11 and under. Pick up and drop off 15 minutes before and after.
Attire is Business Casual.


  • 8 a.m.–3 p.m.
    Shuttles to Airport
  • 9–9:50 a.m.
    Campus Church Bible Study Groups
  • 10:15–11:15 a.m.
    Campus Church Service

Subject to change; final schedule received at check-in

Additional Information

If you are looking for lodging in town, discounts are provided by many area hotels. Check out these local hotels that may offer reduced rates exclusively for PCC guests!

PCC also offers comfortable lodging options at Campus House, which is adjacent to campus and only a short walk away. Availability is limited!

The Palms

With relaxed indoor and outdoor seating, The Palms offers a food court with three restaurant choices—The Grille, Papa John’s, and Chick-fil-A.

  • Thursday
    7 a.m.–8 p.m
  • Friday
    7 a.m.–8 p.m.
  • Saturday
    9 a.m.–8 p.m.
Common Grounds Café

On the second floor of the Commons, the Common Grounds Café offers a warm coffee shop environment. With fruit smoothies, coffee drinks, and made-from-scratch baked goods, it’s a favorite place to study or relax.

  • Thursday
    7 a.m.–10 pm.
  • Friday
    7 a.m.–10 p.m.
  • Saturday
    9 a.m.–10 p.m.
The Hut

Located in the Sports Center, The Hut offers a wide range of beverages and snacks such as soft pretzels, hot dogs, Papa John’ pizza, nachos, and hand-dipped ice cream. Students and guests can grab refreshments with friends while having fun at the Sports Center.

Four Winds and Varsity

Meal tickets may be purchased in the dining hall lobbies. Children 2 years and under are free.


  • Thursday
    5:45–8:30 a.m. (Four Winds only)
  • Friday
    6–8:30 a.m. (Four Winds only)
  • Saturday
    6–10:30 a.m. (Varsity only)
  • Sunday
    7:30–8:30 a.m. (Four Winds only)


  • Thursday
    10:45 a.m.–1:15 p.m.
  • Friday
    10:45 a.m.–1:15 p.m.


  • Thursday
    4:45–6:30 p.m.
  • Friday
    4:45–6:30 p.m.
  • Saturday
    4:45–6:30 p.m.

You are family! Our priority is for you to feel welcome, comfortable, and confident on campus. Here’s what you need to know:

The Alumni Dinner is a semi-formal event. Business casual is appropriate, including polos, button-up shirts, khakis, or suit pants for men and dresses and skirts for women.

For recreational activities such as the campus tours, Alumni Kickoff Reception, Alumni Tailgate, Dolphin Cruise, Sports Center, and Camp o’ the Pines, recreational or casual attire is appropriate.

  • For men, this would include casual pants, athletic pants, jeans, or shorts (longer lengths), and sports shirts. Pants are needed for rock climbing, and trunk-style swimsuit is requested for the water park.
  • For women, recreational attire would include casual dresses and knee-length denim/casual skirt or walking shorts with blouse. We ask that you not wear pants or denim jeans. Wind/athletic pants are needed for rock climbing (optional for ice skating), and a modest swimsuit that fully covers midriff is requested for the water park.

Clothing should be modest and appropriate for the occasion.

For more information, visit the guest dress guidelines.

The Sports Center has a wide range of activities for the whole family! Make sure to save time in your schedule for fun activities like ice skating, rock climbing, bowling, surfing, swimming, foosball, pool, Ping-Pong, rollerblading, volleyball, racquetball, air hockey, miniature golf, and more.

General Areas
  • Thursday
    6–10:15 p.m
  • Friday
    6–11:15 p.m.
  • Saturday
    12 noon–11:15 p.m.
Water Park


  • Friday
    6–11:15 pm.
  • Saturday
    5:45–8:30 p.m.


  • Thursday
    6–10:15 p.m.
  • Saturday
    4:30–5:30 p.m., 8:45–11:15 p.m.
Escape Room

Sign up at the Hub on the Sports Center 1st floor.

  • Friday
    8, 9, and 10 p.m.
  • Saturday
    5, 6, 7:15, 8:15, 9:15, and 10:15 p.m.
  • 3 p.m.
    Stair Steps to Space
  • 4:30 p.m.
    CAPCOM GO! The Apollo Story
  • 2:30 p.m.
    The Heavens Declare
  • 3:30 p.m.
    Stair Steps to Space
  • 8:15 a.m.
    Exploring with the North Star
  • 11:15 a.m.
    Celestial Stained Glass
  • 1:15 p.m.
    The Heavens Declare
  • 2:15 p.m.
    CAPCOM GO! The Apollo Story

Location: Library, 1st floor

  • Friday
    1–3 p.m.
  • Saturday
    1–3 p.m.

With just the right mix of nostalgia, fun activities, and exciting new updates,
this year᾿s Alumni Homecoming is an event you won᾿t want to miss!

Ready to start planning your perfect homecoming weekend?

Register Now

Early Registration Discount: Register before October 9
to receive a $5 discount on your Homecoming ticket!


Please email us at alumni@pcci.edu or call 850-479-6501. We’d love to help!