Homecoming set for Nov. 13
“Celebration of the Trojan Nation” will be the theme for Troy University’s 2010 Homecoming as the Trojans welcome Sun Belt Conference-foe Florida International to Veterans Memorial Stadium on Nov. 13. Kickoff for the game is set for 2:30 p.m.
Alumni Affairs Director Faith Ward said Homecoming is a special time for all members of the Trojan family and this year’s celebration provides many special activities for alumni.
“Homecoming is always a special time in the life of Troy University and this year will be no exception,” Ward said. “We are excited about the activities we have planned and we encourage all TROY alumni and friends to join us as we celebrate the Trojan Nation.”
Homecoming activities for alumni will kick off on Friday, Nov. 12, beginning with a reunion for World War II-era alumni at 5 p.m. in the Stadium Club in the Press Box Tower at Veterans Memorial Stadium.
A Homecoming pep rally is set for 5:30 p.m. on Nov. 12, on the Bibb Graves Quad, featuring the Sound of the South marching band and comments from Head Football Coach Larry Blakeney.
A reunion for Vietnam-era alumni is set to begin at 7 p.m. Activities will include a flag-folding ceremony and a viewing of a memorial wall honoring fallen Alabama soldiers of the Vietnam War. Entertainment will be provided by the Johnny Barron Band and hor d’ouevres and beverages will be available. Please RSVP by Nov. 5 to the Special Events Office at 334-241-9501 or by email to firstname.lastname@example.org. The reunion is sponsored by the University’s Office of Development; however, donations will be accepted to help defray the cost of the event.
On Saturday, Nov. 13, festivities will begin with the annual Homecoming Parade around the square in downtown Troy. The parade is scheduled to begin at 10 a.m. Various tailgating activities will follow, beginning at 11 a.m. on the Shackelford Quad, Tailgate Terrace, the Alumni House and various other locations throughout the campus.
The pre-game show will begin at 2 p.m., featuring a performance by The Sound of the South marching band and introduction of the Homecoming Court. At halftime, the Homecoming Queen and King will be crowned and the Alumni and Honorary Alumnus of the Year will be honored. Halftime will also feature performances by The Sound of the South and alumni bands.
All members of the TROY Alumni Association are encouraged to nominate candidates for the Alumni of the Year and Honorary Alumnus of the Year awards. Candidates will be judged on the following: loyalty and service to the University and the Alumni Association; integrity and an admirable personal life; professional achievement in a chosen endeavor; and, local, state or national service to the community.
The Troy University Alumni Association Board of Directors will accept nominations submitted on the form below.
On Nov. 14, special tribute will be paid to alumnus and Alabama Teacher of the Year Phil Rodney Wilson during the John M. Long School of Music’s Concert Chorale at 3 p.m. at Bush Memorial Church in Troy.