2014 Reunion Information is listed on Events Page!
Welcome again to the upcoming 2014 Bishop College Alumni Reunion coming November 7-9, 2014. I realize that we have had a few social gatherings recently but, there ain't nothing like the real thing. Right now it appears that the 70's & 80's classses will be our largest groups and the 60's classes are also pretty stable but, we still need you to tell your classmates/friends. As with all things a change has to come, so for some of us as committee members, this will be our last hurrah. It's time to pass it on, time for new blood, fresh ideas and the chance to take this thing to the next level. So come on and let's make this one, one of the most unforgetable reunions by far.
One of the proposed changes to this year's itinerary is the addition of two tour buses. One bus will do a tour of Dallas and the second one will take all willing to go to WinStar Casino located in Durant, OK to win your first or for some your next million dollars. Both buses will leave Friday morning at 10:00 a.m from the hotel and will return 6 hours later but, to offer these services, we need to know if this is of interest to you. Also, to have these tours there will be a $5.00 charge per person. So please let us know via email on the "Contact Us" link on this website if this is something you would like to participate in because time is of the essence.
Looking forward to seeing you in November and don't forget to go to the Events Page for all information as it pertains to this year's reunion.
Yours in the Blue,
Bobby E. Moten, Sr.
President, Bishop College Alumni Association
Beginning of the Alumni Association
The general Alumni Association of Bishop College is dated back to May 19, 1913 in the Bishop College Catalog (192-13). An annual meeting and an alumni banquet was held during the closing week of school commencement.
The Bishop College Yearbook "THE BEAR" was published in 1926, states the The Alumni Association of Bishop College was organized about the year 1891. W. F. Bledsoe served as the organization's first president and Christine Benton Cash served as secretary. During the 93-year history of the Alumni Association, there have been sixteen presidents of record. Among them are Phineas Gray, Reverend E. M. Griggs, Sam Jones, Professor M. E. Butler, Thomas Downs, Dr. O. W. Phillips, Reverend Earl Harrison, Sr., T. C. Calhoun, A. S. Hawkins, Dr. C. O. Searcy, Dr. William Shaw, Reverend S. M. Wright, Freddie Gaines, Dr. William C. Young and Estelle Adams.
Officers listed in 1926 were Professor T. J. Downs, President ( Marshall, Texas); Reverend E. J. Campbell, Vice President ( Marshall, Texas); Ms. Marjorie Humble, Secretary ( Cameron, Texas); and O. W. Phillips, Treasurer ( Marshall, Texas).
These were the notes found and recorded regarding the beginning of the Alumni Association. In 1988 Bishop College closed it's doors, in 1991 under the leadership of Bobby E. Moten, Sr. as President and Rebecca Harrison as Vice-President, the Alumni Association sprang back to life.
The account in 1925-1926 record stated that "the purpose of this association is to develop and nurture the loyalty of former students, and to further the interests of the College in every way." In 2007 this statement still applies as the present alumni's purpose.
Bobby E. Moten, Sr.
Frances Ross-McNeal - Treasurer
Lorrine D Ollie