'J' is for Jovial, 'C' is for Compassionate
The Homecoming Parade is by far one of the biggest events of the week. For most people, the parade awesomeness only lasts a couple hours, but for the parade intern, the planning and preparation lasts all year. Justin Carlson, a Senior Marketing and Political Science Major, has been Homecoming's parade point for both 2009 and 2010. He has made significant changes to this event and has worked diligently to increase its attendance and awareness. With the inclusion of a high school band, brand new parade competitions and an expanded parade line-up as some recent updates to the night parade last year, look for this year's Homecoming Parade to be even more spectacular. Justin truly enjoys the pride and spirit of Gopher Nation, but he also values any opportunity to travel, whether it's a summer study abroad in Spain, a trip around Europe, or a Caribbean cruise. Not only does Justin love traveling around the world, he is also big into sports of any kind, but particularly soccer, hockey, and tennis. While you can usually catch him showing support for Gopher athletics, working with various student organizations on campus or planning his next foreign adventure, it will be on the October 1st, 2010, that he will deliver a parade that will top the success of the 2009 Ultimate Homecoming Parade.
Until next time!-