On October 3, McConn Coffee Co. (Check out their facebook page.) and the Alumni Office are hosting the second annual McConn Staff Reunion to reconnect McConn alumni with their former coworkers. The social center of campus, McConn is the universal meeting place for students and professors alike, and those who work for McConn often form close bonds. “Last year, we didn’t have as many people at the reunion because there were two McConn weddings that weekend,” says Seth Harshman, co-manager and former Batista.
Many former students who would have been on campus for homecoming were instead celebrating with the friends they made during their time as McConn baristas, having their own reunion. “I don’t think there are any weddings this year, that I know of,” Harshman says, hoping.
The agenda for this year’s reunion is almost identical to last year’s. The event will be split into two parts: the barista reunion and the Young Alumni practical demonstration of how to live “post-McConn,” in which former baristas will give tips for making and enjoying good coffee at home. “The first part is largely unplanned, so that we’re giving people space to come together and hang out,” says Harshman, “and the second part is so that people have something to take home.”
McConn Staff Reunion will be held on Oct. 3, 10:30 AM at the newly renovated space where the old Daily Planet area. Check out the new space completed by IWU Grad Mark Brand.
Join other former Baristas as you meet to reconnect with college friends who shared your unique student job, McConn. Check out pictures from the very beginning of the “Common Grounds” to the current McConn experiences. Current Baristas will be present as well to network with experienced alumni on career advice and hear from current students as they realize their dreams. Make a friend and even become a mentor as students transition to becoming alumni. Please RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org
Share memories and update your friends on what you are doing today!
We will also have McConn alumni share in a very exciting addition to the Homecoming events especially designed for young alumni. A taste and see event – “Techniques for Enjoying McConn at Home” will be held on Saturday, Oct. 3, 11:00 AM in the Century Dining Room.
Come hear former McConn Baristas coffee brewing advice. Alumni will speak on topics like brewing the perfect French press and pour-over, choosing a home espresso machine, picking coffee beans and hear current Baristas speak on the latest drink trends on campus. Please RSVP to email@example.com.
These events are free but please RSVP.
This article is written by Hannah Combs who is a student writer for the Alumni Office. She is a senior student of Writing and Humanities through the John Wesley Honors College.