Shepherd homecoming events outlined

October 02, 1997

SHEPHERDSTOWN, W.Va. - Shepherd College's homecoming weekend will be Friday, Oct. 17 and Saturday, Oct. 18, featuring a Caribbean theme.


* 11 a.m. - Registration for the sixth annual Alumni Golf Tournament at the Cress Creek Golf and Country Club in Shepherdstown. The entry fee is $75.

* 5 p.m. - Student pep rally and skits in the amphitheater.

* 6 p.m. - 12th annual Hall of Fame Banquet in the College Center Storer Ballroom. Tickets are $25 each and must be purchased in advance by calling Shepherd's Alumni Affairs Office at 1-304-876-5157. Hall of fame inductees will also be recognized at 12:30 p.m. Oct. 18 in Ram Stadium.


* 8 a.m. - Registration for the Phi Epsilon Kappa 5K run in front of the Butcher Center. The entry fee is $10. The first 50 runners will receive free T-shirts.


* 9 a.m. - 5K run begins.

* 9:30 a.m. - Alumni sign dedication ceremony on the bluff overlooking the football field. The sign was created to commemorate Shepherd's 125th anniversary.

* 9:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. - Alpha Sigma Tau 50th Anniversary Reception for the Chi Chapter in the Cumberland Room of the College Center.

* 10 a.m. - Presidents' Grove dedication ceremony to honor the former presidents of Shepherd with a tree planted in their honor. President Dunlop's tree was planted in April to mark his inauguration as the college's 14th president. The remaining trees will be dedicated at the ceremony.

* 10 a.m. - Alumni brunch and fashion show in the College Center Storer Ballroom.

* 10 a.m. - Trinidad and Tobago Steel Drum Band, Bumble Britches the Clown, a 125th anniversary alumni gift basket giveaway for dues-paying alumni, a basketball free throw contest, and a raffle sponsored by the Classified Employees Scholarship Committee will be held in the midway between Sara Cree Hall and the College Center.

* 10:30 a.m. - 1997 Senior Class Sign Dedication Ceremony at McMurran Hall.

* 10:45 a.m. - Homecoming parade, which runs through Shepherdstown on German Street and W.Va. 480.

* 1 p.m. - Homecoming game in Ram Stadium: Rams vs. West Virginia Tech

* 4:30 to 9 p.m. - Post-game party for alumni and friends at the Sharpsburg American Legion, featuring music by the I Steadies.

For more information, call Shepherd's Office of Alumni Affairs at 1-304-876-5157.

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