Founder's Weekend



April 19 - 21, 2018

Join us for a community-wide weekend celebration of those who have formed the College’s strong foundation, from A. J. Gordon to professors, students and alumni of the distant and recent past, from the first classes of missionaries to the present-day faculty, staff and students.



Thursday, April 19

Social Venture Challenge: Final Showcase

6:00 P.M.

Gregory Auditorium

Join the Center for Entrepreneurial Leadership for the final showcase of the annual Social Venture Challenge. Every spring, the Center sponsors this campus-wide challenge for Gordon student teams preparing to launch their own non-profit or business ventures. The winning teams will pitch in front of experienced executives and split $10,000 in seed money to get started. For more information, please visit: www.gordon.edu/socialventurechallenge


Friday, April 20

Convocation: Founder's Day Celebration

10:25 A.M.

A.J. Gordon Memorial Chapel

This celebration of Founder’s Weekend will include the presentation of the Founder’s Medal to Brad and Pam Warner, a recognition of an individual or couple who has selflessly supported the mission of Gordon College. The Founder's Medal presentation will be followed by a Conversation with the President featuring Eric Ha, Chief Risk Officer and General Council for IJM.

6th Annual Gospel Experience 

8:00 P.M.

A.J. Gordon Memorial Chapel

God’s Chosen Gospel Choir presents the 6th Annual Gospel Experience Weekend. This weekend will include performances by groups and choirs from churches around the New England area. An exceptional weekend of praise and worship that draws together diverse denominations and nationalities. 


Saturday, April 21

Music Mania Workshop

9:00 A.M. to noon

Let’s tell the story through music!

A two-Saturday workshop for Pre-K through Grade 6. Students are invited to discover music and movement using a beloved piece of children’s literature as a theme for games, singing, and instrument exploration. (Minimum age: 5 by April 1, 2018)

Participation is free. Advance registration is required at www.gordon.edu/musicmania.

Annual Highland Games

3:00 P.M.

 The Highland Games are an annual Gordon tradition in which Residence Halls select (6) participants to compete in traditional Scottish heavy games. Events such as weight over bar, caber toss, and a sprint race create a competitive spirit as halls rally for the title of Highland Champions. The hall with the most spirit wins the Berserka Award which equates to bragging rights and a hall pizza party. The winning hall of the Highland Games receives recognition by having their names engraved on the Highland trophy.


6th Annual Gospel Experience

3:00 P.M.

A.J. Gordon Memorial Chapel

God’s Chosen Gospel Choir presents the 6th Annual Gospel Experience Weekend. This weekend will include performances by groups and choirs from churches around the New England area. An exceptional weekend of praise and worship that draws together diverse denominations and nationalities. 


Voices of Spring Concert

7:00 P.M.

A.J. Gordon Memorial Chapel

Annual spring concert featuring the Gordon College Women's Choir, Men's Choir and College Choir under the direction of Professor Faith Lueth and Dr. Jamie Hillman. Works will include Gabriel Faure's Requiem with organist Colin Howland (Tenth Presbyterian Church, Philadelphia), and selections by Rollo Dillworth, Randall Thompson and Eleanor Daley.