Co-Lin homecoming activitives planned
WESSON – Copiah-Lincoln Community College is planning Homecoming events forFriday and Saturday, Oct. 19 and 20. Alumni, friends and students are welcomed to the campus to re-connect and enjoy activities.
Homecoming events begin with a golf tournament at noon sponsored by the baseball team. The fee is $50 per team and includes cart and green fees, lunch, snacks on the course and prizes. For more information, contact Keith Case at (601) 643-8412.
Members of the first associate degree nursing class (Class of ’96) will be honored with a reception beginning at 5 p.m. at the president’s home. If you are member of this class and have not received an invitation by Oct. 1, please contact the alumni office at (601) 643-8313 or by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org.
General registration for Saturday’s Homecoming will be in the J. M. Ewing Administration Building from 9-11 a.m. Guests can also register at the cafeteria lobby from 11 a.m.-1 p.m.
The Sports Hall of Fame inductions and a business meeting of the Athletic Alumni Association are planned for 9:30-11a.m. in Rea Auditorium. Inductees into the Sports Hall of Fame include Ira Coats, Chris Dunn, Joel Lessley and Victoria Mason.
The Band and Colette Alumni Chapter will hold its Hall of Fame induction ceremony and recognize its Outstanding Young Alumni recipient at 10 a.m. in the Fred and Jewett Taylor Chapel. Mary Little Peevey will be inducted into the Hall of Fame, and Dr. Sherry Chance Pippen will be recognized as the Outstanding Young Alum. The chapter will also hold its annual business meeting during that time.
The Alumni Association will hold its awards luncheon in the Cafeteria in the Henley Building at 11:30 a.m. Tickets are $10 and may be purchased at the registration tables or the door.
Reunion classes, Outstanding Alumni, Sports Hall of Fame inductees, Band and Colette Hall of Fame inductee and Outstanding Young Alumni recipient and Outstanding Instructors and Staff will be recognized. A business meeting is planned at the end of the luncheon.
A tailgate party will be held from 12-2 p.m. in the center of campus. There will be food, music, and activities for children. A pep rally featuring the BlueWave Show Band, the Colettes, Color Guard and cheerleaders will be held at 12:45 p.m. The Sojourners will perform at 1 p.m. Any class or group interested in setting up a tent should contact the alumni office at (601) 643-8498.
The Class of 1952 will hold its 60th reunion on the first floor of the Mutton building beside the library at 9:30 a.m. The group will meet again at the luncheon in the cafeteria at 11 a.m. Medical Radiographic Technology alumni will meet at 11 a.m. for a reception in the Anderson building and will have a tent set up at the tailgate party afterwards.
The Band and Colette Alumni Chapter will host a reunion at 1 p.m. in Rea Auditorium for those that participated in the Red Knight or Blue Wave Show Band during Stanley Stewart’s 40 years as Band Director or Assistant Band Director. All former band, Colette and auxiliary members are invited to attend.
Several reunions are planned from 1-2:30 p.m. in Smith Hall. Groups that have expressed interest in getting together at this time are the first black football players, cheerleader alumni chapter and the Out to Lunch Bunch. The Class of 1987 will meet under a designated tent at the tailgate party. All classes that end in ‘2 are encouraged to plan reunions. Other groups and classes who want to meet are also welcome.
The high school class of 1962 will meet following the football game at 6 p.m. at the ThamesCenter.
A collection of band t-shirts designed by Stanley Stewart will be on display in the Mutton art gallery (beside the library) during the month of October in conjunction with the Band and Colette Alumni Chapter’s recognition of long-time band director Stanley Stewart upon his retirement. The gallery will be open from 8 a.m.-2 p.m. on Saturday.
Pre-game activities, which include the presentation of the Homecoming Queen and her Court, begin in Stone Stadium at 2:30 p.m. followed by a 3 p.m. game between Co-Lin and Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College.