Contact: Wendel Sloan at 575.562.2253
PORTALES–Eastern New Mexico University in Portales will celebrate homecoming on Friday and Saturday, Sept. 28-29.
The homecoming football opponent will be Angelo State University at 2 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 29, at Greyhound Stadium. The parade starts at 10:30 that morning at the intersection of West 3rd street and South Avenue C in Portales. The volleyball team will play Tarleton State University at 7 p.m. that night in Greyhound Arena.
Saturday activities begin with the ENMU Foundation Breakfast at 8 a.m. in the Campus Union Ballroom. There will be a buffet in the Campus Union Dining Hall from 11:30 a.m.-1:15 p.m. The ENMU Educator Hall of Honors Gala will be at 6 p.m. at the Yam Theatre in Portales.
Friday, Sept. 28, activities include a golf tournament, with tee times at 8 a.m. and 1 p.m., at the Portales Country Club. The College of Education will host a carnival for kids from 3:30-7 p.m. by the College of Education Building.
The women’s soccer team will play the University of Incarnate word at 4 p.m. at the ENMU Soccer Field. There will be an alumni cookout from 6-8 p.m. at 1401 W. 17th in Portales. The volleyball team will play Angelo State University at 7 p.m. in Greyhound Arena. The bonfire and pep rally will be at 8 p.m. at Greyhound Arena.
Also on Friday, the 50-Year Class Reunion Luncheon will begin at noon in the Campus Union Pecos Room, and the retired professors organization will host a reception from 3-5 p.m. at 1700 South Avenue I in Portales.
For a more information, call 575.562.2125 or visit www.enmu.edualumni.
Here is the detailed schedule:
Friday, September 28
The Homecoming Golf Experience – 8 a.m.-noon and 1-5 p.m.
The Department of Athletics invites you to participate in a day of golf. Due to popular demand and an overwhelming number of participants, this event will be split into morning and afternoon tee times. Advance registration is required. For more information, call the Department of Athletics at 575.562.2153.
Alumni Registration–Campus Union Lobby, 9:30 a.m.-5 p.m.
The Office of Alumni Affairs will give out name tags, traditional homecoming buttons and other freebies. General admission tickets to the Greyhound Homecoming football game will be available for purchase in the lobby.
50-Year Class Reunion Luncheon–Campus Union Pecos Room, 12 p.m.
The weekend kicks off Friday with alumni registration in the Campus Union Lobby and a luncheon at noon in the Pecos Room. Steven Gamble, ENMU president, will stop by to visit and give an update on the University. Then golf carts will be boarded for a campus tour provided by the President’s Ambassadors.
COPE Reception–COPE Center, 1700 South Avenue I, 3-5 p.m.
The Council of Professors Emeriti will sponsor a special reception for emeritus and former faculty members. Current faculty, alumni, and members of the community are invited.
College of Education and Technology School Carnival–Education Building Lawn, South Avenue N, 3:30-7 p.m.
A school carnival with all the traditional merriment of fun, food, games, entertainment, book fair and petting zoo will be hosted by the College of Education and Technology.
ENMU Zia Soccer–4 p.m.
The Zias face the University of Incarnate Word Cardinals at the ENMU Soccer Field.
Greyhound Grill–Casa del Sol, 1401 W. 17th St., 6-8 p.m.
Alumni and friends are invited to join us for a casual cookout located at Casa del Sol (across from the University tennis courts). Special guests will include recipients of the Alumni Association and ENMU Foundation Awards and the Education Hall of Honors and members of the 1962 reunion class.
ENMU Zia Volleyball Game–7 p.m.
Come support the Zia volleyball team as they match up against Angelo State University in Greyhound Arena.
Bonfire–Greyhound Arena, 8 p.m.
Student Government, ENMU cheerleaders, athletic teams, and Greyhound Sound invite you to attend a pep rally and the lighting of the bonfire. The 2012 Homecoming King and Queen will be announced.
Saturday, September 29
The ENMU Foundation 37th Annual Breakfast–Campus Union Ballroom, 8 a.m.
Homecoming 2012 marks the 37th ENMU Foundation Breakfast to honor donors. Everyone is invited to attend the breakfast. Invitations are mailed to donors and special guests to this annual event. For all other guests, it is $10 per person. Additional tickets can be requested by calling the ENMU Foundation toll free at 888-291-5524. Serving begins at 7:30 a.m. for early arrivals. During the breakfast program, ENMU Foundation and ENMU Alumni Association awards will be presented. Members of the Class of 1962, Educator Hall of Honor recipients, and the Distinguished Emeritus Faculty Award recipients will be recognized.
The Homecoming Parade–10:30 a.m.
The ENMU Homecoming parade has traditionally provided fun and entertainment for everyone. Contact the office of Alumni Affairs at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 575.562.2125 for entry information.
The parade will start at 10:30 a.m. on Saturday, Sept. 29
The parade will begin at the intersection of 3rd street and Ave C.
The parade will travel southbound on Ave C.
The parade will turn westbound onto 18th Street.
The parade will end at south Ave J.
The parade will not go down 1st street toward ENMU, as the parade has in the past.
Sodexo Buffet–Crossroads, Campus Union, 11:30 a.m.-1:15 p.m.
Immediately following the parade, join us for the traditional buffet in the Crossroads dining facility. This is a feast at its finest, and everyone is invited; no reservations are needed. Tickets will be available at the door for $8.25 per person.
The Homecoming Football Game–Greyhound Stadium, 2 p.m.
The Homecoming game will match the Greyhounds against Angelo State University. Halftime activities at the football game will include the presentation of the Homecoming King and Queen and their court. Winners of the 2012 ENMU hmecoming floats will be announced along with local business sponsors for this event.
ENMU Educator Hall of Honor Gala–Yam Theatre, 6 p.m.
Everyone is invited to attend the fifth annual ENMU Educator Hall of Honor Gala. The event begins at 6 p.m. with dinner served at 7 p.m. Free tickets will be mailed to honorees and special guests of this annual event. For all other guests, the cost is $15 per person. Advance tickets can be requested by calling the College of Education and Technology at 575.562.2443. The new ENMU Educator Hall of Honor Awards will be presented along with musical entertainment.
ENMU Zia Volleyball Game–7 p.m.
The Zias play their second game of the weekend against Tarleton State University in Greyhound Arena.