Concord Homecoming 2007 Schedule of Events Includes First-ever Night Game!
Athens, W.Va. – Concord University’s homecoming is just around the corner and will bring lots of activities for students, faculty, staff, and alumni. This year’s celebration promises to be special because it is the first homecoming night game in the history of the University! Concord’s homecoming opponent will be West Virginia State University, and kickoff for the night game is set for 6 p.m. Cost to attend the game is $8 for adults and $5 for non-Concord students. Children 10 years of age and younger will be admitted at no charge.
Additional activities scheduled prior to the game are as follows:
Thursday, October 4
At 6 p.m., attend the annual homecoming parade on Vermillion Street. Honorary co-marshals will be retiring Concord President, Dr. Jerry Beasley, and his wife, Jean. A bonfire will be taking place shortly after the parade in the valley at 6:45 p.m. After the bonfire, enjoy the Bayless Scholarship barbeque smoker and fundraiser in the valley at 7 p.m. Barbeque chicken and bottled water will be free, but organizers will ask for donations to the Bayless Scholarship fund.
Friday, October 5
At 5 p.m., students and banquet guests are invited to enjoy a social with delicious apple cider and cookies in the television lounge of the Student Center. The homecoming banquet follows at 6 p.m. in the Student Center Ballroom. Cost for the banquet is $20 per person. Mr. Gary Rado ’63, retired president and chief executive officer for Casio Electronics, will be introduced as Outstanding Alumnus for 2007. Guests may enjoy the ConChords vocal ensemble, featured entertainment for the evening. A full buffet menu with numerous meal options will be served. Afterwards, at 8:30 p.m., students and banquet guests may enjoy watching organizations test their performance skills at the lip sync contest in the Carter Center Main Gymnasium. There is no charge for this event.
Saturday October 6
The festivities for homecoming day will begin at 8:30 a.m. with a golf outing at Glade Springs Resort. Cost for the golf outing is $50. A ladies crepe breakfast featuring a presentation by WVNS News Anchor, Alicia Suka, will be held at 9 a.m. Cost for the breakfast is $50. For information about the golf outing or crepe breakfast, contact the Concord University Athletics Department, 1-304-384-5347.
From noon to 2 p.m. there will be organizational teas and socials on campus. The bookstore will be open from noon to 3 p.m., and they will have a tent set up from 4 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. in the stadium parking lot.
This year, the Alumni Association will staff hospitality tents in two locations, lot no. 1 (near Science Building) and lot no. 3 (near Callaghan Stadium). Returning alumni may stop by the hospitality tent in lot no. 1 and register for social activities. Before and during the game, the Association will provide complimentary refreshments in lot no. 3.
Football players and homecoming queens celebrating their 25th and 50th reunion will be introduced prior to kickoff. A coin toss will take place featuring honorary team captain, Mr. Bret Munsey, and honorary letterman, Dr. Chris Ward. The game begins at 6 p.m. During the game, the alumni marching band will perform, and at halftime, two lucky students will be crowned Homecoming King and Queen.
Following the game at 8:30 p.m., an athletics gala will take place in the Carter Center. Cost for the gala is $50 per person.
For information or reservations for any of the homecoming events, log on to www.concord.edu > Alumni. Contact staff directly by calling 1-304-384-5348 or 1-304-384-6056 or by e-mail, email@example.com.
CONCORD UNIVERSITY NOTES: Persons with disabilities should contact Nancy Ellison, 1-304-384-6086 or 1-800-344-6679, extension 6086 if special assistance or help is required for access to an event scheduled by the University on campus.
Andrea Meador a freshman majoring in English and journalism wrote this news release. Her hometown is Ghent.