FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
April 1, 2011
Contact: Anika Mitchell Perkins
MUW Homecoming April 15-16
COLUMBUS, Miss. – Mississippi University for Women will welcome alumni and guests back with a host of events as part of its Homecoming celebration scheduled for April 15-16.
Mary Margaret Roberts, MUW executive director of alumni relations, said, “We are delighted to welcome our alumni to the campus to reconnect both with old friends and the university. We hope alumni will have a wonderful time not only reminiscing about the past but also learning more about MUW as it exists today and for the future.”
Preparations are currently under way to ready the campus for the many activities planned. A recently held campus cleanup included faculty, staff and student volunteers who weeded and mulched flower beds as well as other general grounds work.
Jessica Harpole, MUW coordinator of leadership and service, said, “We were very excited to have student and staff participation. The projects gave volunteers more appreciation for the work that the grounds crew does everyday.”
Registration will begin at 9 a.m. on Friday, April 15. The Golden Girls Luncheon, honoring the Class of 1961, will follow at 11a.m. in the Pope Banquet Room located upstairs in Hogarth Dining Center. Tickets for members of the Class of 1961 are free and $15 for all others.
The Dorabel Moore Craig ’38 Memorial Garden Dedication will be held at 1:30. The garden is located south of McDevitt Hall.
From 2:30 to 5 p.m., open houses, campus tours led by Student Alumni Ambassadors beginning at Stovall House and information sessions will be held.
The Class of 2001 Nursing Alumni Reunion is set for 2:30 p.m. in Martin Hall, Room 116.
An art exhibition featuring pieces by alumni Lee Bolen, Leslie Burns, Lynette Cook and Selena Nawrocki will be held from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. in the Eugenia Summer Gallery.
Participants also are invited to a fish fry dinner from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. Tickets are $20 per person and the location is to be announced.
A musical theater performance will follow at 7 p.m. in the Black Box Theater in Cromwell Communications Center.
Friends and guests can relax and catch up during Alumni Lounge at the Puckett House from 8 p.m. to 11 p.m.
Activities will continue on Saturday, April 16 at 8:30 a.m. with the campus walk with MUW Interim President Allegra Brigham ’69. Participants will meet at the Old Maid’s Gate.
The Homecoming Brunch will be from 10 a.m. to noon in Pope Banquet Room. Tickets are $15.
At 1 p.m., the Alumni Association Meeting and presentation of alumni awards will take place in the Claudia A. Limbert Assembly Room of Cochran Hall. The meeting is open to all alumni and guests.
Reunions for four-year and two-year social clubs as well as fraternities and sororities will follow.
A reunion banquet in honor of the classes of 2006, 2001, 1996, 1991, 1986, 1981, 1976, 1971, 1966, 1956, 1951, 1946, 1941 and 1936 will be held at 6 p.m. in Pope Banquet Room. The cost is $25 per person.
For more information, please call MUW’s Office of Alumni Relations at (662) 329-7295 or visit http://www.muw.edu/alumni/.