Current students were joined by alumni spanning generations during Homecoming festivities last week. Based around the theme “Moving Forward, Looking Back,” a festive atmosphere throughout the week culminated in a rousing day on Saturday, capped off with a football win over Otterbein.
On campus, the week kicked off with the Homecoming Showcase, followed by lobby decorating in the residence halls and residence hall olympics. Greek groups also worked through the week to build floats for the traditional parade on Saturday. On Thursday, students gathered at Mayer Field for a pep rally and crowning of the Homecoming king and queen. Students selected seniors Cody Waterman and Kathryn Quilter as this year’s royalty.
Alumni returning to campus took center stage Friday and Saturday. The wrestling program celebrated its 50th anniversary with a banquet. Those who attended the Alumni Office’s Dinner and a Show event Friday evening helped recognize the winners of the 2012 Young Alumni Achievement Awards, presented to Dr. Jennifer Seminario, ’03, and magistrate Frank Seminario, ’05, before attending the fall musical presentation of “The Drowsy Chaperone.”
A student comedy show Friday night prepped everyone for a big day Saturday that started with 10K and 5K runs and a 2-mile fun walk. Following the parade, the campus community had the opportunity to gather at Mayer Field for an end zone party to get fired up for the football game.
Celebration of the 21-0 football victory and the undefeated Student Princes moved from the ringing of the victory bell at University Hall to The University Commons, and continued through the vening.
The university held its annual appreciation and donor recognition event for members of The Fellows Organization Saturday afternoon, followed by class reunions for alumni from the classes of 1997, 2002 and 2007.
The weekend concluded with the annual Athletic Hall of Fame dinner and induction ceremony. The newest members of the Hall of Fame are: Alex Czeranko ’52 (football), Matt Adams ’95 (basketball), Todd Drake ’96 (football), Joseph Conduah ’00 (football, track) and Teresa Darrah Crane '03 (tennis).