Rockhurst welcomes back alumni for annual Spaghetti Dinner

Rockhurst hosted its annual Alumni Spaghetti Dinner Thursday night. Founded by Father Pacelli SJ, a Rockhurst High School priest, over 20 years ago, the spaghetti dinner honors those who have attended Rockhurst with a spaghetti and salad meal provided by Flik Dining and Cascone’s Italian Restaurant.

“It’s an old tradition that keeps coming back,” Mr. Mark Blanck, Director of Alumni and Annual Giving said. “It’s just for the alums to come back, see the school, reconnect and eat some good food.”

The event typically sees a large turnout. “We have over 250- 350 alums come back,” said Mr. Mark Blanck . “We will have guys all the way from 1950 to guys that graduated in 2009.”

In addition to the food, Mr. Lawrence Freeman, Chief Advancement Officer, gave a state of the union speech about what’s going on at the school and Coach Tony Severino and Coach Christopher Lawson hosted a Q&A session about the fall sports teams.

“The alumni from different generations like to compare their football and soccer teams,” Mr. Blanck said.

The event was hosted in the Dining Commons, and was open to all alumni who wished to come.

“It keeps the alumni connected to the school,” Mr. Blanck said. “Its about keeping them connected years after they’re [alumnus] done.”

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