"Glitz, Glamour, and Golden Eagles" Focus of Homecoming Weekend at the U of M, Crookston

Homecoming is the big weekend for alumni to come back to campus to reminisce and reconnect with friends and classmates. Homecoming at the University of Minnesota, Crookston is scheduled for Friday and Saturday, September 24-25, 2010, and promises to be filled with excitement. The theme for homecoming is "Glitz, Glamour, and Golden Eagles" and the weekend kicks off on Friday evening by honoring alumni achievement.

The Outstanding Alumni and Athletic Hall of Fame Recognition will be held on Friday evening, September 24, beginning at 6 p.m. with a social followed by dinner and a program. The 2010 Outstanding Alumni are James Clack, '80, and Jan Patenaude, '77. The 1982 Football Team, along with alumni Ken Essay, ex. '94; Rick Spaeth, '86; and June Shaver, '76 and '82, will be inducted into the Athletic Hall of Fame. Reservations for the event are required and available by contacting Rose Ulseth in the Office of Development & Alumni Relations at 218-281-8439 (rulseth@umn.edu).

Sullivan_Pam 7316.jpgOn Saturday, September 25, the morning begins with a homecoming parade at 10:30 a.m. The parade will take its traditional route around the Campus Mall led by this year's Grand Marshal Pam Sullivan (pictured at left), manager of the Eagles Nest. At 11 a.m. the Golden Eagle Soccer team will take to the field in a match up with the St. Cloud State University Huskies.

The Teambackers will host a tailgate in Parking Lot E with music by Four Wheel Drive at noon followed by Golden Eagle Football vs. the Dragons from Minnesota State University Moorhead at 1 p.m. on Ed Widseth Field. Following the football game, alumni are invited to a social at the Minakwa Golf Course Clubhouse.

For more information on homecoming weekend, visit www.umcrookston.edu/homecoming . If alumni are interested in planning a gathering for their class, contact the alumni office at 218-281-8439.

Today the University of Minnesota, Crookston delivers 29 bachelor's degree programs, 18 minors, and more than 40 concentrations, including several online degrees, in the areas of agriculture and natural resources; business; liberal arts and education; and math, science and technology.  With an enrollment of about 1,300 undergraduates from more than 25 countries and 40 states, the Crookston campus offers a supportive, close-knit atmosphere that leads to a prestigious University of Minnesota degree.  "Small Campus. Big Degree."  To learn more, visit www.umcrookston.edu.

Contact: Corby Kemmer, director, alumni and development, 218-281-8434(ckemmer@umn.edu); Elizabeth Tollefson, assistant director, communications, 218-281-8432 (ltollefs@umn.edu)