The community is invited to Northwest Mississippi Community College for its Homecoming game and festivities on Saturday, Oct. 5 on the Senatobia campus. This year the college will honor the classes of 1953, 1963 and 1973. One special group being honored this year will be nursing alumni from all years. There will be a naming ceremony for the baseball field, which will be named for longtime coach Jim Miles.
The day will begin with a Nursing Alumni Open House and Reunion in the new Nursing Building, located on the Senatobia campus across from the R.C. Pugh Library, and Tate Hall, which is currently under construction.
There will be “Meet and Greet” time for alumni and friends in the David M. Haraway Center from 10 – 11:30 a.m. during which time campus tours will also be available.
Across the campus, the new baseball field will be named for long time baseball coach, Jim Miles. The naming ceremony will be held at 10 a.m.
There are two options for lunch during homecoming, and reservations are needed for both. The homecoming picnic will be served from 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. in the cafeteria. The serving time for the homecoming celebration luncheon will from 11 a.m. to noon, followed by the program at noon. The deadline to make reservations for lunch is Sept. 16.
During the program, the Northwest Alumna of the Year, Kim Mettetal, a nursing alumna, will be introduced and honored. At this time honored alumni will be introduced and there will be entertainment by Northwest students.
At 1:30 p.m., the pre-game show will begin at Ranger Stadium. The Rangers will take on the Mississippi Delta Trojans in the game beginning at 2 p.m. The 2013 Homecoming Court will be introduced, and a new queen from each campus will be crowned during halftime festivities.
“We want to take this opportunity to invite everyone to come out and join us on this special day at Northwest. We are very excited to have our nursing alumni back on campus to tour our new Nursing Building and to welcome back Coach Miles, as we honor his long service to the college’s baseball program. This is a community-wide event and not just for alumni, students, faculty and staff. We are hoping the community will come and experience what a great place Northwest is on homecoming,” said Dolores Wooten, director of alumni affairs and development operations.
To make reservations for either the homecoming picnic or luncheon program, contact Wooten at 662-560-1105 or email@example.com.
Story by LaJuan Tallo, Communications Assistant
Graphic by Julie Bauer, assistant director of Communications