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Office of College Communications
Linda Hutson, Director of College Communications
K. Michele Trice, Associate Public Relations Director
Phone: (318) 487-7194

October 12, 2005

Louisiana College Plans Homecoming Celebration

View a schedule of events and
download the Homecoming 2005 Booklet

Each fall, alumni from around the state and region return home to their alma mater to celebrate the year’s successes and to anticipate an outstanding future for the next year. Byron McGee, director of enrollment management and alumni relations, says he expects a strong turnout for this year’s Louisiana College Homecoming Celebration.

Homecoming will be held October 27-29 on the Louisiana College campus, McGee says. This year’s theme of “Coming Together” speaks to the solid traditions of the College as well as anticipated times ahead.

The Homecoming festivities will begin on October 27 (Thursday) with the annual Homecoming chapel service at 10:50 a.m. in Guinn Auditorium. The 2005 Distinguished Alumni will be presented during chapel and will be given the opportunity to address the campus community at that time.

This year’s Distinguished Alumni are: Dr. Dewey and Bobbie Dunn, Dr. Ricky Jones, and Della Guillory Pigott.

The October 27 afternoon will feature the annual Alumni Golf Tournament at the Links on the Bayou golf course. Registration fees are $50 per person, and the fees cover green fees, cart rental, and dinner. Spouses of players are invited to attend the dinner at $15 per person.

Alumni and friends of the College will have a full slate of activities to choose from on October 28 (Friday), McGee says. A special Missionary Reunion will begin the day at 10 a.m. in the Guinn Religious Education Center. The Graduating Senior Art Exhibit will be open from 9 a.m. until 4 p.m. in the LC Art Gallery located within the Weathersby Fine Arts Building.

The 50th Reunion Luncheon for the Classes of 1955 and all classes prior to 1955 will be held at noon in the Granberry Conference Center. Tickets for the luncheon are $15 each.

The Eighth Annual Tricycle Race will be held at 3:00 p.m. in the Inner Loop on the Louisiana College campus. Faculty, administration, and students round up their best tricycles each year to see who can win the races.

Homecoming Saturday (October 29) will begin with the beloved Homecoming Registration and Louisiana College Women’s Reception at 8 a.m. in the Lynn Alumni Center.

“This is always one of our best attended events, and most of our alumni have special memories of these receptions,” McGee says. “We’ll be looking forward to taking some time to visit with everyone during this year’s reception.”

The student art exhibit will again be on display throughout the day.

Several organized reunions will be held during the morning of the 29th at the Frye Suite in the Granberry Conference Center. Anyone who participated in these groups is encouraged to attend. The BSU/BCM Reunion will be held at 9 a.m. in the BCM Suite, Hixson Student Center, and Young Alumni will meet at the same time at the Frye Suite.

Various other reunions will be held around campus. Specific meeting times and locations will be announced that morning. The Science Advisory Board will meet at 10 a.m. in the Cavanaugh Hall of Science.

A reception will be held at 10:30 a.m. in the Granberry Conference Center’s Formal Lounge for both the Distinguished Alumni and the Wildcat Athletic Association’s 2005 Sports Hall of Fame Inductees. Billy Brooks, Burman Deshautelle, William Harold Garrett, and Lowell Lucas are being inducted this year into the Wildcat Sports Hall of Fame. They, along with the Distinguished Alumni, will be honored at the 11:30 a.m. Homecoming Celebration Banquet. Tickets to the luncheon are $15 each.

Louisiana College will host a PrayerWalk at 2 p.m. on the lawn between the Student Center and Alexandria Hall for all those attending Homecoming to have the chance to walk the campus and pray for the school and the College community.

The Wildcat football game against Mississippi College will begin at 4 p.m. at the Pineville High School Stadium.

For more Homecoming information, contact the Office of Alumni Relations at 318.487.7301.


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