Northwest Homecoming set for Oct. 22

    Ranger alumni, administration, faculty, staff, students and friends are invited to join in Northwest Mississippi Community College’s Homecoming celebration Saturday, Oct. 22.

    The day kicks off with a “meet and greet” for alumni and friends from 10-11:30 a.m. in the Haraway Conference Center on the Senatobia campus. During that time, campus tours will be held.

    The community and friends of Northwest are invited to a Homecoming picnic in the Haraway Cafeteria from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Tickets are $5 for adults and $3 for children under six.

    The Alumnus of the Year, Jacqueline (Jackie) Collinsworth, will be honored at the Alumni and Friends Celebration luncheon and program at 12 p.m. The class of 1951 and 1961 will also be recognized at this time.

    “We sincerely hope that everyone will join us for Homecoming,” said Dolores Wooten, manager of Alumni Affairs. “The celebration is for everyone; not just reunion classes. The public is certainly invited to join us that day.”

    Festivities will then move to Ranger Stadium where the Ranger Band will perform a pre-game show at 1:30 p.m. on Bobby Franklin Field.

    Kick-off for the clash between the Rangers and Holmes Community College is set for 2 p.m. Admission for adults is $5. The Homecoming court, as well as the crowning of the 2011 Northwest Homecoming Queens, will be presented at halftime. The Ranger Band will perform afterward.

    A Homecoming Family Fun Carnival will be held from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. on Oct. 22 to raise money for the Northwest Cares Health Major Exam Assistance Fund. The carnival will consist of face painting, temporary tattoos, sand art, one-on-one basketball hoops, football toss, bean bag toss, pluck a duck, inflatable tee ball and inflatable obstacle course and slide.

    For more information, call Wooten at (662) 560-1105 or e-mail This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

    Pictured above:  Northwest Mississippi Community College sophomore art major Kenson Christon of Hernando works on his chalk art creation during last year's Homecoming. Christon's art work won first place.