Alumni Association offers array of Homecoming events
As Homecoming week 2010 gets under way, the Alumni Association is gearing up for a series of special events that are open to alumni, faculty and staff of BGSU as well as others in the local community.
On Oct. 1, a Centennial Celebration will be held from 7-11 p.m. at the William T. Jerome Library. The evening, which includes live entertainment, food, drinks and camaraderie, will offer a unique perspective on BGSU's first 100 years.
Oct. 2 will feature the 10th annual Freddie & Frieda 5K Fun Run/Walk, with registration from 7:30-8:45 a.m. and a 9 a.m. race start at the Student Recreation Center. This invigorating morning trip through campus is a healthy, fun way for the whole family to celebrate Homecoming.
Also on Saturday, the campus will welcome past Homecoming queens and kings. Since 1931, 97 young men and women have been honored by their peers as outstanding representatives of the student body. In 1938, Homecoming queen elections became a tradition with the election of Weldon Brooks Fruth of Fostoria.
Fruth fondly remembers living on campus and having fun with her many friends and sorority sisters. "You knew everybody, and it was wonderful," she said. The first Homecoming king, Mark Davis, was elected in 1977, and two of BGSU's royal couples became Falcon Flames—students who later married. Linda Tieman Hecker was the only woman to be elected Homecoming queen twice, in 1954 and 1957.
The special history of these and many other queens and kings will be highlighted when up to 40 past royals will gather with family and friends for a luncheon before they are recognized on the field of Doyt Perry Stadium during halftime of the football game.
Registration for these events, as well as a complete schedule and other details, may be found online.
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