September 6, 2019 / Vincennes University hosting Law Enforcement and Conservation Law Enforcement Alumni Reunion

VINCENNES, Ind. – The Vincennes University Law Enforcement and Conservation Law Enforcement programs in collaboration with the VU Alumni Association are hosting an alumni reunion on Sept. 27-28 as part of Parent, Family and Alumni Weekend.

The Law Enforcement and Conservation Law Enforcement programs are longstanding with a rich history on the VU campus. The Law Enforcement Program is celebrating its 50th year and the Conservation Law Enforcement Program is not far behind. Alumni, current students, current and past faculty are invited to gather and celebrate those who have walked the halls and paved the way for the success of these programs.

The reunion will include a BBQ and bonfire at Kimmell Park on Sept. 27 at 6:30 p.m. with a social hour later at Vincennes Brewing Company.

Earlier in the day, ATF agent and VU alumnus James Soper is the guest speaker during a presentation from 1:30-3:30 p.m. at Red Skelton Performing Arts Center. Soper will share his expertise about what to do in the case of active shooter and will present the Avoid Deny Defend program. This event is free and open to the public. Law enforcement officers in Indiana can receive continuing education hours for attendance.

Activities on Sept. 28 kick off at Kimmell Park with the annual Tube Race down the Wabash River at 10 a.m. The Parent, Family and Alumni Picnic begins at noon at Kimmell Park.

The reunion wraps up with a Law Enforcement and Conservation Law Enforcement banquet at Green Activities Center at 6 p.m. with distinguished alumni being honored during the evening.

To register or get a schedule of all activities, go to Reunion tickets are $40 per person.

VINCENNES UNIVERSITY - Indiana’s First College

VU is state-supported with campuses in Vincennes and Jasper, the Aviation Technology Center and American Sign Language program in Indianapolis, Early College Career and Technical Education Centers, and additional sites such as the Gene Haas Training and Education Center in Lebanon, the Logistics Training and Education Center in Plainfield, and the Gibson County Center for Advanced Manufacturing and Logistics in Fort Branch. A leader in developing Early Colleges statewide, VU also offers instruction at military sites throughout the nation.

In addition to offering a wide range of associate degree and certificate programs, VU also offers bachelor’s degree programs in technology, homeland security, nursing, secondary education programs in mathematics and science, and special education/elementary education.

VU enrolls students from throughout Indiana, 35 other states, and 17 countries. Tuition and fees are the lowest among Indiana campuses with residence halls. VU is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission.

Founded in 1801, VU is Indiana’s first college and is the only college in the nation founded by an individual who would later become President of the United States. William Henry Harrison, the ninth U.S. President, founded VU while serving as governor of the Indiana Territory. More information is available at


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