Contact: Wendel Sloan at 575.562.2253
PORTALES — Eastern New Mexico University in Portales is celebrating Homecoming on Oct. 7-8. This year’s theme is Hollywood Hounds.
Events will kick off with the Homecoming Golf Experience on Friday from 8 a.m.-noon for the first group and 1-5 p.m. for the second group. For more information, contact the Department of Athletics at 575.562.2153.
Alumni registration will be from 9:30 a.m.-5 p.m. in the Campus Union Lobby.
The 50-Year Class Reunion Luncheon is at noon in the Campus Union Pecos Room.
From 1-3 p.m. there will be an open house in the Zuni Room of the Campus Union Building for the Graduate Student Commons.
At 1:30 p.m. there will be a groundbreaking for a new residence hall at 17th and K streets.
The COPE (Council of Professors Emeriti) Reception will be held at 1700 S. Ave I in Portales from 3-5 p.m. The College of Education and Technology School Carnival on the Education Building lawn is from 3:30-7 p.m.
Friday evening from 6-8 p.m. there will be a Greyhound Grill at Casa del Sol at 1401 W. 17th St. Alumni and friends are welcomed to the the cookout at Penny Sanders’ house.
Immediately following the cookout, the annual bonfire will begin at 8 p.m. at Greyhound Arena, where the Homecoming king and queen will be announced.
Saturday starts off with the ENMU Foundation’s 36th Annual Breakfast in the Campus Union Ballroom at 8 a.m. Serving will start at 7:30 a.m. and tickets are $10. For more information or to get additional tickets, contact the ENMU Foundation at 888.291.5524 (575.562.2412 locally).
The Homecoming Parade begins at 10:30 a.m. on Saturday The route runs from Abilene down West First Street in Portales. For more information, call Alumni Affairs at 575.562.2195.
Immediately following the parade, the Sodexo Buffet will be open from 11:30 a.m. to 1:15 p.m. at the Crossroads dining hall in the Campus Union Building. It is $8.25 per person.
The homecoming football game against Abilene Christian University is at 2 p.m. on Saturday at Greyhound Stadium.
The ENMU Educators Hall of Honors Gala will wrap up Homecoming at 6:30 p.m. on Saturday in the Campus Union Ballroom. The cost is $15 a person. For ticket information, call the ENMU Foundation at 888.291.524 (575.562.2412 locally).
For a complete homecoming schedule, go to www.enmu.edu/homecoming.
For more information on any Homecoming events, contact Alumni Affairs at 575.562.2125 or email email@example.com.