CHADRON – Preparations are underway for Chadron State College’s annual Homecoming. Dr. Rick Koza , chair of the Homecoming Committee, said he hopes students who are members of campus clubs and organizations will use their creativity for costumes, bedsheet posters and parade entries to align with the theme, “There’s No Place Like Home-coming.”
Students are invited to a bonfire and spirit rally Monday, Sept. 18, at 7 p.m. south of the of High Rise housing complex. Homecoming activities include crafts, games and dances.
Royalty will be crowned at coronation Wednesday at 6:30 p.m. in the Student Center. The ceremony will also include announcement of the bedsheet poster winners and the lighting of “C” Hill.
The week will culminate with the Eagle 5k run/walk Saturday at 8 a.m. at the Nelson Physical Activity Center, followed by the parade at 9:30 a.m., northbound from campus on Main Street to First Street. The football game against Adams State University is at 1 p.m. and can be viewed online.
The parade marshal is Craig Conway, a 17-year employee of CSC. Conway’s wife, Joleen, and daughter, Gillian, will join him on the parade route. During his life, Conway has been diagnosed with rare cancers five times and since the fall of 2011, he has had three surgeries, multiple rounds of chemotherapy and a combined seven-plus weeks of radiation – all several hundred miles from home.
The Distinguished Alumni and the Distinguished Young Alumni Awards will be conferred during the Homecoming luncheon. Doug McCallum of Eagle, Nebraska, president and founder of McCallum and Associates, Inc., is the Distinguished Alumni Award recipient and Chedric Monahan of Grants Pass, Oregon, an individual and family therapist with Kairos Northwest, and Jovan Mays of Aurora, Colorado, Emeritus Poet Laureate of Aurora, are the Distinguished Young Alumni Award recipients.
Family Tree awards will be presented to the following families: Fetters-Eitemiller, Reisig, Wefso, and Weitzel.
Thursday, Sept. 21
11 a.m. – Survivors Luncheon honoring alumni from the World War II era at Country Kitchen
Friday, Sept. 22
All day – Homecoming Registration at the Alumni Office in Sparks Hall
Noon – Eagles Luncheon in the Student Center Bordeaux Room
2 p.m. – Campus Tours leaving from the Student Center Lobby
5-7 p.m. – Brats at the Bean Broker Coffee House and Pub, open to the public
Saturday, Sept. 23
8 a.m. – Alumni Coffee in the Student Center Lobby
After the parade – Chi Omega Reunion in Crites Hall
11 a.m. – Homecoming Luncheon in the Student Center
After the football game – Sports Complex Groundbreaking Ceremony on the field
4:30 p.m. – Postgame Reception at Country Kitchen
Golden Era Reunion Social and Dinner in the Sandoz Center Atrium
Chi Omega Reunion Social and Dinner
—CSC College Relations