Homecoming 2010

October 26, 2010

On Nov. 5-6, the McDaniel College community will toast the 2010 Sports Hall of Famers, cheer on the football team against rival Gettysburg, see old friends and bask in the Homecoming tailgating experience around the big bowl at Bair Stadium.

The Homecoming parade theme is “Wild, Wild Westminster” and will begin at 12 p.m. at Longwell Avenue, continuing down Main Street, and ending at Bair Stadium. McDaniel’s new Cinema major will hold an academic open house from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. in Lewis Hall of Science, Room B4.

During the halftime celebration the Homecoming Court will be presented, the 2000 Centennial Conference Champion Football Team introduced, and the James Brant Memorial Cup awarded to the Greek organization whose members have excelled in academics, varsity sports, leadership and community service.

Several alumni affinity reunions will be celebrated this year, including baseball alumni, Alpha Gamma Tau (1961-71), the 2000 football team, Graduates of the Last Decade (GOLD), the Office of Diversity & Multicultural Affairs, women’s basketball alumnae and the 1960 baseball team, which will receive special recognition Nov. 5 at the Sports Hall of Fame banquet.

The Sports Hall of Fame will induct eight alumni at a banquet and ceremony in the Gill Center, including Meaghan Giorno ’00; Rebecca Cassilly Borland ’81 (posthumous); Kerry Wilson Duvall ’00; Marie “Maggie” Mules Herman ’81; Harry M. Lambert ’58, M.Ed. ’67; Alexander G. Ober ’63, M.Ed.’69; Ron S. Sermarini ’00 and Eugene “Stoney” Willis ’34 (posthumous).

Sally Keck Gold ’78 will be honored with the Alumna of the Year Award at the Alumni Award Brunch at 10 a.m. in McDaniel Lounge. The College Service Aware will be given to Steven L. Kousouris ’79, Lisa T.H. Pearre ’97 and Barbara Payne Shelton ’70. The Community Service Award honorees are Donald W. Linzey ’61, C. Downey Price ’62 and Charles W. Sullivan, III ‘72; and the Professional Achievement Award winners are John “Jack” Blackburn ’63 (posthumous), Robert M. Gagnon ’71 and Julie A. Lucas ’95.

Click here to see a schedule of events and download the Homecoming brochure.

By Juliann Guiffre