One Thousand Days Transformed - The Campaign for Cedarville

by Cedarville Office of Public Relations

Dick Walker, the father of Getting Started Weekend, passed away on February 9, 2024. Remember his legacy with this episode of the Cedarville Stories Podcast.

Dick Walker served at Cedarville for 42 years, arriving at the University in 1970. His first job at Cedarville? Assistant food service manager. But he is best known for his 40 years in student life and campus activities, serving as a resident director, Dean of Men, Director of Campus Activities, and finally in the Office of Alumni Relations.

He had a huge impact on the lives of hundreds of students. One of his most enduring contributions was the creation of Getting Started Weekend, which is a signature weekend of events on campus each year.

Driven by his desire to see new students welcomed and feeling at home at Cedarville, Dick began Getting Started Weekend, now one of the most highly anticipated events on the campus calendar.

On Commencement weekend, 2018, Dick was surprised with a very special honor: a new university residence hall would be named in his honor. Walker Hall is located across from the Doden Field House and Fitness Recreation Center.

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