Ship Homecoming 2020

Homecoming 2020 was celebrated on November 12 - 14 offering a vibrant array of activities and events. As always, Ship's great alumni stepped up bringing true Ship Homecoming spirit to our 2020 StayHomecoming.

Below are a few of the highlights of virtual activities and events:


Throwback Thursday


Your Ship family shares their favorite homecoming memories


Alumni Awards of Distinction Announcement
Share in our congratulations to the 2020 award recipients!


Spirit Friday


SpiritSearch #ShipPride2020 in your favorite social and see how your friends  share their Ship pride.


Missing fall sports – or just Raider Athletics in general?  Host your own game watch party from the Ship Athletics Digital Archives . All 2019-20 athletic events can found at this link. Simply click “On Demand” and scroll to the game you want to watch.


Virtual Tour & Meet the Brewers with McAllister Brewing Company
“Real beer. Real people. Real memories”   

Tour McAllister Brewing Company with our alumni hosts Mike McAllister ’08, Dan McCarthy ’08 and Seth Montz ’09-’10M

A shared passion for craft beer drew Mike McAllister, Kate McAllister and Seth Montz together to form McAllister Brewing Company in 2018, located in North Wales, PA. Demand for expansion into the “canning/distribution” side of brewing craft beer in 2020 presented Dan McCarthy an opportunity to invest in the already thriving business despite the unique circumstances of this year.

Mike, Dan, and Seth met in college, and their passion for craft beer and their mutual love of playing rugby led to many memorable days. Mike, Brewmaster, has been brewing beer for over 13 years, starting with 5-gallon batches on his parents’ porch. Among many friends and family, Seth and Dan nominated themselves early in Mike’s brewing years as “official” beer taste-testers for his creations. Both have lived to tell about it! From there, the very first McAllister craft brew recipe was perfected and is still on tap at the brewery today, “First Love” – English Brown Ale.

Were you one of those college friends who tasted some of Mike’s first batches?  Stop in the next time you are in the North Wales (Montgomery and Bucks county, greater Philadelphia area)!


Athletic Hall of Fame Honorees Announced
The Hall of Fame recognizes outstanding athletes who have distinguished themselves later in life. Congratulations to these six alumni as they are inducted into the Athletic Hall of Fame today. Lauren Beckley '10 (Women's Basketball), Kevin Boccella '01 (Wrestling), Elizabeth Corr '05 (Softball), Mary Dell Fuller '10-'15M (Women's Track & Field/Cross Country), Michael Harris '09 (Football), Gayle Kintzmann '10 (Women's Soccer & Women's Lacrosse).


Stay Home Saturday


Ship signature STAYHomecoming cocktail with Bill Ackerman ’93
Bill, an alumni member of the Acacia fraternity, graduated in 1993 with a BSBA in marketing and a BA in speech communication. Bill has 20+ years experience as a bartender and is the assistant principal at Centerville Middle School, Hempfield School District. Watch Bill show us how to mix up our signature Homecoming Ship cocktail. Watch Bill show us how to mix up our signature Homecoming Ship cocktail.

‘Ship Wrecked’ served in a 16oz pint glass or hurricane glass.  
Have these ingredients ready:

  • Frozen strawberries and blueberries 
  • Ice 
  • 2oz spiced rum
  • 1 1/2 oz coconut rum
  • 1/2 oz blue curaçao
  • Splash of pineapple juice and cranberry juice
  • Splash of sour mix and club soda, and grenadine

Ship signature mocktail with senior Isabel ‘Izzi’ Ortiz
Izzi is a senior graduating in 2021 with a major in psychology. She’s the social media coordinator for the Activities Programming Board and member of the Latino Student Organization, MSA, and D.I.V.A.S. Izzi enjoys spending time with friends, and is passionate about women empowerment and helping others. Watch Izzi create the signature Ship mocktail for Homecoming. 

Have these ingredients ready: ¼ cup orange juice, pineapple juice, and cranberry juice, splash of grenadine poured over frozen strawberries and blueberries.

Relive Homecoming memories, visit our
Homecoming 2019 Photo Album
Homecoming 2018 Photo Album
Homecoming 2017 Photo Album