QUINCY, Ill. – Quincy University will host the fifth annual QU Alumni Day on Thursday, February 16, in honor of the university’s first day of classes in February 1860. QU alumni are encouraged to wear a QU Alumni button and QU gear to work and attend the day’s events. Participating alumni will receive tickets to the women’s and men’s basketball games that evening.

“I invite all QU alumni, no matter where you live, to wear a QU Alumni button or your favorite QU gear, and take a picture of yourself to share on social media using #qualumniday,” said Kyra Schuckman, coordinator of alumni services. “I encourage all QU alumni in the Quincy region to join us for the day’s events as we celebrate their successes as graduates.”

The day will start with “Mimosas with McGee” at the Connie Niemann Center at North Campus from 7:30-9:00 a.m. Alumni are invited to enjoy lunch, courtesy of fellow alumnus Luis Barnes ’89 from 11 a.m.-1 p.m. at the QU Cafeteria in Student Union. At 1:30, we will be back to North Campus in the Connie Niemann Center for our two college sessions with Dr. Justin P. Coffey, Professor of History and Joe Zimmerman, Ph.D. Professor Emeritus of Sociology. Dr. Justin P. Coffey will provide a look at the major events of 1973, including the Vietnam Peace Accords, Watergate, the resignation of a vice president, and the oil crisis and the legacy of that turbulent and pivotal year. Father Joe Zimmerman will share his review of the history of QU, he has been involved in Quincy University affairs since the mid-1960s and in 2010 wrote a history of QU published by its Advancement Office. These sessions will be in person and streaming.

That evening, alumni get free admission to the women’s and men’s basketball games vs. William Jewell College. Alumni will enjoy a dessert bar and can be a part of a group picture during halftime of the men’s basketball game. The day will end with an online trivia game starting at 9:00 p.m with a chance to win QU attire and prizes.

QU Alumni buttons and basketball tickets will be available at “Mimosas with McGee,”  the Alumni Lunch or the Office of Advancement in Francis Hall B37. Alumni who attend any event will receive an Alumni Day t-shirt.

For more information, contact Kyra Schuckman at 217-228-5209 or k.schuckman75@quincy.edu or visit the Alumni Day page at https://www.quincy.edu/alumni-day/.


Founded in 1860 by Franciscan friars, Quincy University is a small Catholic university emphasizing the sciences, liberal arts and the professions. Quincy University offers undergraduate, graduate and adult education programs integrating practical experience and Franciscan values. Faculty and advisors work with students to design customized success plans to help them graduate on time, find their passion and prepare them for life. QU is a member of NCAA Division II for intercollegiate athletics. For more information, please visit www.quincy.edu or contact the Office of Community Relations at (217) 228-5275 or communityrelations@quincy.edu. Quincy University. Success by Design.