Spring Alumni Reunion set for March 31 at Troy University

Posted: Monday, 19 March 2012

TROY - A St. Patrick's Day-themed parade and an alumni luncheon are among the highlights for March 31, as Troy University celebrates its annual spring alumni reunion.

Alumni Affairs Director Faith Ward said the annual event provides alumni with the opportunity to reconnect with former classmates, as well as the University.

"Spring Reunion weekend is an important event in the life of Troy University," Ward said. "We hope that all members of the TROY family will take advantage of this opportunity to reunite and reconnect with former classmates and friends, take part in the fun activities we have planned and witness first-hand the tremendous growth that is taking place on campus."

A St. Patrick's Day-themed parade will take place at noon on University Avenue, followed by a fish fry on the grounds of the University's Alumni House. Tickets for the fish fry are $10 per person and are available by contacting the Alumni Office at 334-670-3318

An Alumni Leadership Luncheon will be held in the Stadium Club, located on the fourth floor of the Douglas Hawkins Press Box tower at Veterans Memorial Stadium, beginning at 1 p.m. Chapter awards will be presented during the luncheon, along with special recognition of Silver and Golden Trojans and Lifetime Members of the University's Alumni Association. Tickets for the luncheon are $25. For additional information, contact the Office of Alumni Affairs at 334-670-3318

The T-Day spring football scrimmage will be held at Veterans Memorial Stadium beginning at 2 p.m. The scrimmage is free and open to the public.

This year's event will also take on the flavor of the University's yearlong 125th birthday celebration with a performance of the musical "Band Geeks," written by TROY alumnus Tommy Newman beginning at 7:30 p.m. in the Claudia Crosby Theater. The play is about a small high school marching band with dwindling funds that enters into a festival against much larger bands in hopes of saving their school's music program.

Newman, a 2003 music education graduate, is serving as TROY's artist-in-residence. In addition to performances on March 29, 30 and 31 on the Troy Campus, the play also will be presented at the Davis Theatre for the Performing Arts on the Montgomery Campus on April 20 and at the Virginia Samford Theatre in Birmingham on May 12 and 13. Dates for other performances are expected to be announced soon.

For tickets or additional information about "Band Geek" performances, contact 334-808-6477 or visit the TROY website at www.troy.edu Complete schedule of events for weekend of March 30-April 1

March 30
    5 p.m. – Opening Ceremony for Troy University Relay for Life, Tailgate Terrace
    6 p.m. – TROY baseball vs. Arkansas State, Riddle-Pace Field
    7:30 p.m. – "Band Geeks," Claudia Crosby Theater
March 31
    9 a.m. – Spring Trojan Day for prospective students and their parents
    10 a.m. – Scholarship Brunch (by invitation)
    10 a.m. – "The First & Best" Delta Chi Reunion Garden Party, Shackelford Quad; Contact Steve Campbell at 334-672-2897 for additional information.
    Noon – St. Patrick's Day-themed parade, University Avenue
    12:30 p.m. – Old Fashioned Fish Fry, Grounds of the Alumni House; $10 per person, contact the Office of Alumni Affairs at 334-670-3318
    12:30 p.m. – Tailgating and special events, Shackelford Quad and Tailgate Terrace
    1 p.m. – Alumni Leadership Luncheon, Stadium Club; $25 per person, contact the Office of Alumni Affairs at 334-670-3318
    1 p.m. – Letter Winners' Lunch and Chapter Meeting, Grounds of the Alumni House
    2 p.m. – T-Day Spring Football Scrimmage, Veterans Memorial Stadium
    6 p.m. – TROY baseball vs. Arkansas State, Riddle-Pace Field
    6:30 p.m. – Circle of 125 Receptions (by invitation)
    7:30 p.m. – "Band Geeks," Claudia Crosby Theater
April 1
    1 p.m. – TROY baseball vs. Arkansas State, Riddle-Pace Field