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TROY Magazine
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HOMECOMING CELEBRATION
SET FOR NOV. 17
BY ANDY ELLI S
Troy University is borrowing a page
from the book of noted American
children’s author Dr. Seuss for the theme
of its 2012 homecoming celebration.
“Trojans: Here, There and Everywhere!”
will be the theme for activities leading
up to the Nov. 17 celebration, which will
culminate with the homecoming football
game against Sun Belt Conference
opponent Arkansas State. Kickoff for the
game is set for 2:30 p.m.
Along with the traditional activities
for students and alumni, the Student
Government Association will salute the
works of Dr. Seuss by partnering with
local libraries to host book drives in an
effort to support childhood literacy.
The SGA also plans to coordinate a
volunteer program through which TROY
students can become reading coaches
for area youth, according to Cody Farrill,
SGA vice president of campus activities.
“Our most exciting addition for 2012
is the service initiative that we will be
tying in throughout homecoming week,”
he said. “Childhood illiteracy is a major
problem throughout our state, nation
and world, and we hope that Trojans will
come together and host book drives for
donation to their local libraries.”
Faith Ward, alumni affairs director, said
she hopes that all alumni and friends will
plan to return to campus and take part all
of the homecoming activities.
“Homecoming is always a special time
in the life of TROY, and this year is
certainly no exception,” Ward said. “Our
traditional homecoming activities provide
alumni the opportunity to renew old
friendships and see the many changes
that are taking place on campus. I’m also
excited about the opportunity that this
year’s theme provides to focus on a major
issue that impacts our communities, and I
appreciate the leadership of our Student
Government Association in providing