Homecoming 2012

This year’s Homecoming week was a rousing success – with events targeted to both students and alumni. Current students had a variety of fun events to attend such as a bonfire, a comedy show with two stars from the Reno 911! television show and a powderpuff football game. A new event this year: painting the athletic logo on Church Street. President Weiss even got in on the action!

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Several new activities were added this year, including a painting of the Wolves logo on Church Street and a fireworks display over McArthur Field. The latter was a huge hit; the stadium stands were packed with standing room only along the fence at the field.

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The week was topped off with a Saturday full of events for both alumni and students, featuring a football game where WOU beat Dixie State. During halftime, WOU’s newest inductees to the Hall of Fame were recognized: Marv Hiebert ’50, Renne Lambrecht ’80, Judy Lovre and Kevin Boss ’07. There were also joyful reunion events for alumni and faculty to reconnect, and much more!

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Homecoming events included fireworks, a bonfire, a pie-eating contest, a live comedy show, tailgaters and, oh yeah – a football game! (Pictured in photo above right: Kevin Boss, Renne Lambrecht and Judy Lovre.

Above center: Congratulations to this year’s Homecoming Court king and queen, Oswaldo Moreno and Meghin Pitts!

Class of ’62 reunion
The class of 1962 kicked of this year’s Homecoming celebration with a 50-year reunion at Eola Hills Winery on Friday, Oct. 12. Led by class representatives Steve Trout ’63 and Wayne Hamersly ’62, the alumni shared stories and reminisced about their time at (then) OCE and what they have been doing since.

College of Education and College of Liberal Arts and Sciences reunion
Before the Homecoming football game on Saturday, Oct. 13, the College of Education and the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences held a reunion to share updates on each of the programs. Mark Girod, interim Dean of College of Education and Dean of Liberal Arts and Sciences Steve Scheck discussed the current state of each program and the future goals and plans.

alumni reunion

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Above: When asked for a show of hands of how many alumni became teachers, the response was nearly unanimous!

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