Page 23 - Summer Alumni Magazine 2012

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opportunities to give back and encourage
literacy for our young people.”
The celebration will get a bit of a head
start this year with the announcement of
the homecoming court being made as
TROY opens the new Trojan Arena on
Nov. 9, kicking off the basketball season
with a visit from the Mississippi State
Student organizations will take part
in various competitions throughout
homecoming week, leading up to a Nov.
16 pep rally on Bibb Graves Quad. In
addition, the SGA is also planning the
Trojan Trot 5K run for the afternoon of
Nov. 16.
The annual homecoming parade
presented by the Pike County Chamber
of Commerce will kick off festivities on
Nov. 17 in downtown Troy. Pre-game
activities, including a performance by the
Sound of the South and the introduction
of the homecoming court, will begin at 2
p.m. in Veterans Memorial Stadium. The
homecoming halftime show will include
performances by the Sound of the South
and the Alumni Band, the crowning
of the homecoming queen and the
presentation of the Alumni of the Year
awards. Nominations for Alumni of the
Year can be made on the alumni page of
the University’s website (
Farrill said many other activities are
in the planning stages for students and
alumni alike.
“Our hope is to host events where
TROY students and alumni across
the world can come together in a
social setting, which will provide many
networking opportunities and personal
growth for our student body,” he said.
Ellis is a coordinator of university relations and
editor of the Troy University Magazine.
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