Members of the UMSL community gather for annual Night at the Ballpark

by | Sep 19, 2022

The Office of Alumni Engagement organized the event, which brought together 900 students, alumni, faculty and staff members at Busch Stadium.
UMSL Alumni Association President John Hixson, his wife, Fran, and UMSL Vice Chancellor for Strategic Enrollment Reggie Hill at UMSL Night at the Ballpark

UMSL Alumni Association President John Hixson, his wife, Fran, and UMSL Vice Chancellor for Strategic Enrollment Reggie Hill were among the hundreds of members of the UMSL community in attendance at the annual UMSL Night at the Ballpark on Friday night at Busch Stadium in downtown St. Louis. Hixson threw out the first pitch before the game. (Photos by Phil Shoulberg)

Students, faculty, staff and alumni of the University of Missouri–St. Louis gathered at Busch Stadium in downtown St. Louis Friday night for the annual UMSL Night at the Ballpark.

UMSL’s Office of Alumni Engagement organized the event and sold 900 tickets – 300 for students and 600 for alumni, faculty and staff – for the game between the St. Louis Cardinals and Cincinnati Reds. They sat together in loge sections in the left field stands.

Photographer Phil Shoulberg captured a few of the scenes as the group gathered before the game at Cunningham Corner.

Joe Cavato greets guests at UMSL Night at the Ballpark

Joe Cavato (at right), the assistant director of alumni communications, helped greet guests inside Cunningham Corner, the event space inside Busch Stadium.

 

Hundreds of UMSL-themed St. Louis Cardinals hats sit on a table

Each person in attendance received an UMSL-themed St. Louis Cardinals hat featuring UMSL red and gold colors as well as a voucher for a hot dog and a soda.

 

UMSL Night at the Ballpark

Attendees gathered in Cunningham Corner for before the game and had a chance to win prizes raffled off by the Office of Alumni Engagement.

 

Tom and Anna Lange and Louie

Louie was a popular throughout the pregame festivities, taking photos with UMSL retiree and “The Hat Man” Tom Lange and his wife, Anna …

 

Terry and Stan Freerks and Louie

Alumni Terry Freerks, BA in history in 1977 and MEd in 1979, and Stan Freerks, MBA in 1992 …

 

Dan Grossman and his wife and Louie

Dan Grossman, an assistant professor in the Department of Marketing and Entrepreneurship, and his wife, Nicole …

 

Ted Uy and Pyae Thu and Louie

And alumni Ted Uy, BS in computer science in 2019, and Pyae Thu, BSBA in 2018.

 

Jennifer Jezek-Taussig and Joe Rottman

Jennifer Jezek-Taussig, associate vice chancellor of alumni engagement and annual giving, and Professor Joe Rottman, the chair of the College of Business Administration strategic planning and innovation committee, were among the many who enjoyed the evening as the Cardinals rallied to beat the Reds 6-5.

View more pictures from UMSL Night at the Ballpark on Flickr.

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