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Alumni Invited To "A Blast From The Past"Sam Houston State University's alumni are invited to experience a "Blast From The Past" during Homecoming 2000 activities Oct. 26-28.
The Office of Alumni Relations encourages guests to "make plans now to join the fun, celebrate with friends, and keep traditions alive."
Thursday, October 26
At 11 a.m., members of the Class of 1975 in addition to the Class of 1950 will begin their reunion in the Lowman Student Center. Family and friends are invited to join with University alumni, faculty, and staff for this special occasion.
Thursday evening, the Department of Student Activities will sponsor the Homecoming Parade led by SHSU's Distinguished Alumni for 2000. The parade will travel down Bearkat Boulevard to Avenue H, past the University Theatre and Library, ending at the intramural fields for the student spirit rally known as Kat Kall.
The Bearkat football team along with the Homecoming king and queen candidates will be on hand for the pep rally. Also, making an appearance will be the Bearkat Marching Band and Orange Pride Dance Team.
Saturday, October 28
At 11:30 a.m., the SHSU Lettermen Association will host its annual Hall of Honor Luncheon in the Lowman Student Center. This year, the Lettermen Association has selected former athletes who competed in baseball, track, basketball and football for induction.
Scheduled to be inducted at a noon luncheon that day are:
Laissez les bon temps rouler--Let the Good Times Roll--will be the theme of the Alumni tailgate party at noon at Bowers Stadium, complete with Cajun gumbo and Zydeco music.
From noon until 1:45 p.m., Bearkats of all ages are invited to join with the many SHSU organizations gathering for pre-game food and family fun in the parking lot west of Bowers Stadium.
At 2 p.m., the gridiron battle between the SHSU Bearkats and McNeese State Cowboys is sure to provide excitement with every play. For tickets to the Bearkat football game, contact the Athletics Department at (936) 294-1726.
For additional information regarding Homecoming activities, contact the SHSU Office of Alumni Relations at (936) 294-1841 or Office of Student Activities at (936) 294-3861. Events and activities are also listed on the web at Homecoming 2000.
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Media Contact: Julia May
Oct. 17, 2000