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All Roads Lead to Mississippi College Homecoming 2012

October 2, 2012

A parade down College Street, a concert featuring the MC Singers, a Choctaws football game and a book sale in Alumni Hall are part of the smorgasbord of events at Mississippi College’s 2012 Homecoming.

The blitz of activities from October 25-27 awaits MC alumni traveling to the Clinton campus from metro Jackson and around the USA. This year’s theme is “All Roads Lead to MC.”

“Our 2012 celebration includes fun-filled activities for the entire MC family, from members of the 50-Year Club to the youngest future Choctaws,” says the Rev. Hugh D. Plunkett, the Mississippi College National Alumni Association president. “Homecoming is also a time to reconnect with old friends, relive fond memories and celebrate the bond that unites us as members of the MC family.”

A 17-page booklet available at the Mississippi College Alumni Affairs Office details dozens of the events and includes handy information on hotel accommodations in Clinton.

Among the activities Thursday October 25 will be:

--a 4 p.m. Lady Choctaws volleyball game with the University of Texas at Tyler at the A.E. Wood Coliseum.

--the 50-Year Club Reunion at 6:30 p.m. at Anderson Hall on the second floor of the B.C. Rogers Student Center. RSVP is required and the event costs $15.

Among the events Friday October 26:

--The Leland Speed Library annual book bazaar from 8 a.m. until 5 p.m. at the Alumni Hall Gymnasium. More than 15,000 books, records and other items will be up for grabs at bargain prices. A silent auction is also planned to help raise funds for the library.

--The Golden Anniversary Brunch for the Class of 1962 is set for Anderson Hall at 10 a.m.

--Golfers are invited to tee off at a Homecoming Golf Tournament sponsored by the National “M” Club at 11 a.m. at the Live Oaks Golf Course in Jackson. RSVP is required and the cost is $50.

--The National Alumni Association Awards dinner is set for 6 p.m. in Anderson Hall. University of Mississippi Chancellor Dr. Dan Jones is being honored as the 2012 Alumnus of the Year. RSVP is required and the cost of the dinner is $20. MC alums and other guests will commemorate President Lee Royce’s 10 years as the university’s leader.

--The time for an evening of laughter will be at the Follies at 7 p.m. to showcase skits by MC’s tribes and clubs. A limited number of tickets are available at www.mc.edu/follies.

Among the events Saturday October 27:

--The Hap Hudson Homecoming 5K run beginning at Cockroft Hall at 8 a.m. The Department of Kinesiology is hosting the run and walk. Race director Suzanne McDonough will supply the details at 601.925.7720.

--The Book Bazaar is open for a second day from 8 a.m. until 5 p.m. at Alumni Gym.

--The men and women’s American Southwest Conference Cross Country Championships are from 8:30 a.m. until 9:15 a.m. at Choctaw Trails.

--Ranked No. 2 in North America, the MC Choctaws table tennis team hosts the fall Dixie Division Tournament from 9 a.m. until 5 p.m. at the Baptist Healthplex. Teams are packing their paddles from universities in Mississippi, Alabama and Florida.

--A reception to honor Pamela Milling, the Alumni Pool’s longtime director and water aerobics instructor is set from 10:30 a.m. until 12:30 p.m. at the pool. There will be lots of water volleyball games on tap and food served.

--The Homecoming Parade begins on College Street at 1 p.m.

--The MC Singers appear in a free concert at Provine Chapel at 1:30 p.m. Jamie Meaders, chairman of the Music Department, directs the singers.

--The Choctaws face ASC foe East Texas Baptist in gridiron action at Robinson-Hale Stadium with kickoff at 3 p.m. It never hurts to bring sunglasses, a comfortable blue and gold shirt, and a favorite Choctaws hat during a fall day of sunshine at the 8,000-seat stadium.

--Blue and Gold Young Alumni gather for networking, food and music at the Chapatoula Building at 115 W. Cynthia Street in Clinton. Alumni from 2002 to 2012 are invited. RSVP is required. The cost is $10.

Lori Bobo, coordinator for alumni affairs, is orchestrating all the class reunions, dinners and loads of other special events to set the stage for another fabulous homecoming on the Clinton campus. “There is a plethora of activities on the Homecoming 2012 schedule,” she says. “There’s something for everyone!”

For more information, contact Lori Bobo at 601.925.3252 or stop by her office for a free Homecoming booklet at 300 Nelson Hall. Lori can also be reached at lbobo@mc.edu.

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