UAM Celebrates Homecoming October 9-11

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MONTICELLO — Alumni of the University of Arkansas at Monticello will return to campus this week as the university celebrates homecoming October 9-11.

The annual celebration will be highlighted by the UAM Sports Hall of Fame banquet and an Alumni Lawn Party hosted by Chancellor and Mrs. Jack Lassiter.

tv_buzzworthy 10dbThe celebration kicks off at 4 p.m. Thursday, October 9 with bed races and a pep rally at Convoy Leslie Cotton Boll Stadium. Chancellor and Mrs. Lassiter will host a reception at 5 p.m. prior to the Sports Hall of Fame banquet at their home at 471 University Drive. The reception is open to all alumni and friends of the university.

The 15th annual UAM Sports Hall of Fame induction banquet will be held that evening beginning at 6 p.m. Tickets are $35 and may be purchased at the door or in advance by calling the Department of Athletics at (870) 460-1058. Rex Nelson of Little Rock will serve as master of ceremonies.

In lieu of a traditional sit-down dinner on Friday, October 10, Chancellor and Mrs. Lassiter will host an Alumni Lawn Party at their campus home from 6 to 8 p.m.. The event is free and open to all alumni and friends. The university will recognize Jeff Wardlaw of Warren and Bill Lawrence of Russellville as the 2014 recipients of the Alumni Award for Achievement and Merit. Ronnie McFarland of Searcy will be honored as the 2014 recipient of the Continuing the Connection Award.

Saturday, October 11 has been designated “Judy and Jack Lassiter Day” in honor of UAM’s chancellor, who will retire January 5, and his wife. The events include:

• 8:30 a.m. – A&M/UAM Lettermen’s Breakfast at the Indoor Practice Facility;
• 9:00 a.m. – A&M/UAM African-American Alumni Reunion Breakfast in the Capitol Room of the John F. Gibson University Center. Tickets are $20 per person and may bepurchased at the door.
• 10:00 a.m. – Alpha Sigma Alpha Sorority Reunion Breakfast in the Gallery Room of the University Center;
• 11:00 a.m. – 2:30 p.m. – Tailgate Parties at the Bennie F. Ryburn, Jr., Tailgate Row;
• 11:00 a.m. – Kappa Alpha and Sigma Tau Gamma Fraternity Reunions at the Bennie F. Ryburn, Jr.,Tailgate Row;
• 12:00 p.m. – A&M/UAM Track and Field & Cross Country Alumni Reunion at the Bennie F. Ryburn, Jr., Tailgate Row;
• 12:30 p.m. – Weevil Walk of Champions and Homecoming Parade at the Ryburn Tailgate Row;
• 2:30 p.m. – Pregame ceremony, including the introduction of the homecoming court and coronation of the 2014 homecoming queen, at Convoy Leslie Cotton Boll Stadium;
• 3:00 p.m. – Kickoff of homecoming football game, UAM vs. Harding.
• Halftime – UAM Marching Band tribute to Judy and Jack Lassiter.

For more information, contact Jim Brewer, director of media services, at (870) 460-1274.

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