Mississippi College Alumni Association

Homecoming 2016


Homecoming 2016

Welcome to Homecoming 2016!

Homecoming 2016 is the perfect time to make the trip to Mississippi College. Our 2016 celebration includes fun-filled activities for the entire MC family, from members of the 50-Year Club to the youngest future Choctaws. Homecoming is also a time to reconnect with old friends, relive fond memories, and celebrate the bond that unites us as members of the MC family. It’s this special connection we share with each other and with the university that makes Mississippi College a place we long to return to, year after year, decade after decade.


Contact Information

Primary Contact

Lori Bobo
Box 4027
Clinton, Mississippi 39058

Secondary Contact

Amy Rowan
Box 4005
Clinton, MS 39058

Date & Location

Date: 10/15/2016

Class of 1966 Questionnaire


Thursday, October 13, 2016
6:30 PM
50-Year Club Reunion

Friday, October 14, 2016
10:00 AM
Golden Anniversary Brunch (Class of 1966)

Friday, October 14, 2016
11:00 AM
Homecoming Golf Tournament

Friday, October 14, 2016
6:00 PM
National Alumni Association Meeting and Awards Dinner

Saturday, October 15, 2016
11:30 AM
Homecoming Cookout &Tailgating on the Quad

Full List of All Activities

Thursday, October 13

6:30 pm
50-Year Club Reunion
Anderson Hall, 2nd Floor, B.C. Rogers Student Center
RSVP required. $15

Friday, October 14

10:00 am
Department of Communications Distinguished Alumni Reception
Baptist Healthplex Multi-Purpose Room

10:00 am
Golden Anniversary Brunch (Class of 1966)
Anderson Hall, 2nd Floor, B.C. Rogers Student Center
RSVP required. $15

11:00 am
Homecoming Golf Tournament
Sponsored by the National “M” Club
Location: Patrick Farms
300 Clubhouse Drive
Jackson, MS 39208
Four-man scramble with a shotgun start at noon. Registration fee includes green fees, cart rental, range balls, and lunch at this 200- acre course just over 20 miles from campus off I-20 East in Jackson. Lunch available at 11:00 a.m. Open to alumni, students, and guests. Top three teams win prizes. For questions, call Lori Bobo at 601.925.3252
RSVP required. $50

11:30 am
Class of 1966-Group Photograph
Anderson Hall, 2nd Floor, B.C. Rogers Student Center

11:45 am
Campus Tours for the Class of 1966
Enjoy a campus tour with Admissions Counselors and student Scouts from the Office of Enrollment Services.

2:00-4:30 pm
Class of 1966 Gathering
Latimer House
This lovely Victorian home on the west side of campus is the ideal location in which to relax and continue sharing memories with other members of the Class of 1966.
3:00 pm
MC Men's Soccer v. Union
Longabaugh Field

4:00 pm
School of Education Reception 
Lowrey Hall Lobby
Kinesiology, Psychology and Counseling, and Teacher Education Leadership
Contact Shirley Tipton at tipton@mc.edu or 601.925.3250

4:30 PM
Class of 1956 Gathering
President’s Dining Room, 2nd Floor, B.C. Rogers Student Center
Relax and share memories with other members of the Class of 1956 in the student center just before you join other alumni for the Awards Dinner in Anderson Hall.

4:30 PM
Class of 1961 Gathering
President’s Board Room, 2nd Floor, B.C. Rogers Student Center
Relax and share memories with other members of the Class of 1961 in the student center just before you join other alumni for the Awards Dinner in Anderson Hall.

5:00 pm
Alumni Awards Photographs
Meeting Room A, 2nd Floor B.C. Rogers Student Center, East 
Alumni Honorees will have their picture taken with Dr. Royce and the deans and department chairs.

6:00 pm
National Alumni Association Meeting & Awards Dinner
Anderson Hall, 2nd Floor B.C. Rogers Student Center
Join the National Alumni Association at our annual Homecoming Dinner as we come together to honor our 2016 distinguished alumni – Special recognition for the Class of 1966. RSVP required. $20

7:00 pm
Swor Auditorium
Follies promises an evening of fun and festivities as new pledges from MC’s clubs and tribes display their creativity in hilarious skits about Mississippi College and its traditions. 
Tickets will be available on www.mc.edu/follies, Thursday September 29th  at 9:00 AM CST for $15/person.

7:00 pm
Decade of the 70’s Reception
Baptist Student Union Office, B.C. Rogers Student Center, Lower Level
Members of the classes of 1970-79 are invited to reconnect and relive the best of the decade. Contact Brenda Holloway, ’76 at 601.925.3238 or Holloway@mc.edu.

Saturday, October 15

8:00 am
Coach “Hap” Hudson Homecoming 5K Run
Downtown Clinton
The Department of Kinesiology will host this 8th annual fun-filled 5K, which will begin at Cockroft Hall, wind through the historic district in downtown Clinton and surrounding neighborhoods, and end on the Robinson-Hale stadium track. 
Registration form available at mc.edu/faculty/smcdonou. Registration will be open from 6:30 am to 7:30 am on race day. 
For more information, call race director Suzanne McDonough at 601.940.8186 or 601.925.7720
8:00 am
Mississippi College Baseball Alumni Game Day
Mike Rice Field House/Frierson Field
Play ball! Dust off your cleats, oil your glove, and dig out your favorite baseball pants to take on the current MC players in nine innings of America’s favorite past time. Make plans to join the team for breakfast, a full game, and lunch.
For more information, contact Coach Jeremy Haworth at 601.925-3346 or jshaworth@mc.edu.

8:30 am
Alumni Association Board Meeting
Cross Board Room, 3rd Floor, Alumni Hall

9:00am – 1:00pm
Lobby of Alumni Hall
At the Welcome table, you can pick up your nametag, FREE gift, lunch ticket, and reunion ribbon. 
9:00 am
Class of 1966 Brunch
Home of Jerry and Bobbye (Simmons) Rankin
205 Hester Street
Clinton, MS 39056
Plan to come and go or stay and fellowship prior to the tailgating, parade, concert and football game on campus later that day.

9:00 am
Kissimee Social Tribe Alumni Reception
New Mens Rotunda
9:00 am
MC Table Tennis Team 
Dixie Division Tournament
Alumni Hall Gymnasium
9:30 am
SGA Alumni Reception
Alumni Hall 2nd Floor

10:00 am
Reunion Class Gatherings
Exchange memories with your classmates and share the best of your MC stories at individual class gatherings.
Class of 1971-President’s Board Room, 2nd Floor B.C. Rogers Student Center
Class of 1976-Baptist Student Union Office, B.C. Rogers Student Center, Lower Level
Class of 1981-President’s Dining Room, 2nd Floor B.C. Rogers Student Center 
Class of 1986-"1826" Restaurant
Class of 1991-Meeting Room B, 2nd Floor B.C. Rogers Student Center
Class of 1996-Meeting Room A, 2nd Floor B.C. Rogers Student Center
Class of 2001-4th Floor Alumni Hall Patio North
Class of 2006-3rd Floor Dining Room, Alumni Hall
Class of 2011-4th Floor Alumni Hall Patio South

10:00 am
Department of Art and the Leland Speed Library Reception
Gore Galleries
A gathering to celebrate the 2016 Department of Art Distinguished Alumni and 2017 calendar signing by internationally acclaimed artist Wyatt Waters. Do not miss the alumni and student art on display, as well as the silent auction and book sale hosted in the library until 1:00 p.m. 
10:00 am
Swannanoa Social Tribe Alumni Reception
Jennings Hall Courtyard
10:00 am
Nenamoosha Social Tribe Alumni Reception

10:00 am
London Semester 2006 10-Year Reunion
Latimer House
If you were part of MC’s 2006 trip to London, this reunion is a chance to share those fond memories from across the pond. Please plan to bring your children and spouses, and don’t forget photos and scrapbooks. 
10:00 am
Medical/Dental Alumni Association Reception
Physician Assistant Department, Baptist Healthplex, 3rd Floor, 
Physicians and dentists who completed their undergraduate work at MC are invited to attend this reception (which will be in partnership with the Physician Assistant Program) to learn about our Medical/Dental Alumni Association. 

11:30 am 
School of Science and Mathematics Reception
MCC Science Building Lobby
For more information contact Mary Beth Graves, 601.925.3300 or mgraves@mc.edu

11:30 am
Homecoming Cookout 
The Quad/Patio
RSVP Required. $10

11:30 am
Reunion Tailgating
The Quad
Join the men’s service clubs, Laguna Social Tribe, and MC softball alumni along with parents, friends, and families as they celebrate homecoming.

11:30 am
Academic Department Tailgating
The Quad
Join the School of Nursing, School of Humanities and Social Sciences, School of Law, Department of Communication and Department of Music as they welcome all alumni back to MC.

11:30 am
Blues and Gold Young Alumni Event
The Quad
Alumni from the past decade (2006-2016) are invited to the annual young alumni party on the Quad. The gathering will feature a photo booth open to all Choctaw fans (not just young alumni) ready to say, “Go Choctaws!”.

1:00 pm
Homecoming Parade
College Street
Enjoy as MC students, faculty, staff, alumni, and friends parade down College Street celebrating the Choctaw spirit.

1:30 pm
MC Singers in Concert
Provine Chapel
Please come to Provine Chapel to hear the nationally acclaimed Mississippi College Singers as they join with former choir members from 1956 and 1957 in a homecoming concert under the direction of Dr. Mark Nabholz, director of choral activities.

1:30 pm
Reception for MC Athletes Past and Present
Moody Adams Field House
Join former teammates as they gather to reminisce about the glory days. 

3:00 pm
Kick-Off: Mississippi College vs. Valdosta State 
Robinson-Hale Stadium

Sunday, October 16

3:00 pm
MC Men's Soccer v. Christian Brothers
Longabaugh Field