Joining President LaForge are Amanda Robinson, director of alumni affairs, and Charlie King, president of the Student Government Association, to tell us about some of the activities planned for Delta State’s 86th annual Homecoming.
Homecoming is a time-honored tradition at Delta State. Here are some fun facts about one of everyone’s favorite events of the year.
- Eight distinguished alumni will be honored on November 9, including Outstanding Alumnus of the Year, the Alumni Hall of Fame inductees and the Service Awards winners.
- Nine young women will be introduced as Homecoming maids with one being crowned Miss Green and White at halftime of the football game.
- 53 groups participated in the Homecoming parade last year, and 89 will participate this year.
- The Statesmen football team is 54-29-1 in Homecoming matchups. They will face off against in-state rival Mississippi College for the 39th time in program history, and the Statesmen hold a 21-15-2 advantage in the all-time series versus the Choctaws.
- 6,555 people attended last year’s Homecoming football game.
In other news on campus, pre-registration is this week. Students, go see your advisor to register for the spring 2019 semester. And for our students who plan to graduate in December, the deadline to turn in fall 2018 graduation applications is Friday. The Wiley Planetarium will show the program “November Sky” on Friday, Nov. 9 at 6 p.m. Tickets are $3 for adults and $1 for children, seniors and any Okra card holders. Tailgating will begin at 11 a.m. on Saturday, and Statesmen football will kick off against Mississippi College at 2 p.m.
To keep up with all of our news, events and activities, please visit our website at deltastate.edu.