Homecoming a hit

Working hard Kirk Dodson of the Wesley Foundation paints the Bears' nightmare - Boll Weevil Cory Allred. Photo by Amanda Haught
Karon Parrish

   A huge success for the students, faculty, football team and community, Homecoming 2004 concluded an exciting, well-planned week enjoyed by a host of fans.

   Chancellor Jack Lassiter crowned Homecoming Queen Caswanna Allen, a freshman from Monticello, during pre-game ceremonies. She received a silver tray, roses and a tiara from the university. The student body chose the homecoming queen. Allen is the first student Dr. Lassiter crowned as the Univesity of Arkansas-Monticello’s homecoming queen since he returned UAM July 1.

   The Weevils played the UCA Bears and came away with the victory of 44-41.  Many of the university’s sororities, fraternities and organizations participated in the week-long festivities. Spirit Wall winners included first place, Missionary Baptist Student Foundation; second, Alpha Sigma Alpha; and tied for third, Wesley Foundation and UAM Ambassadors. The parade contest winners included the first-place UAM Knights, Sigma in second, and MBSF taking third.

   “The entire week of homecoming went really well, Ashley Lynn, director of Student Activities and Programs, said. We had great turn outs for each day's activities. I feel it's very important to have each organization active on campus especially during homecoming week. That's when the town looks at UAM most! I am very proud of all our students for their attendance in all the homecoming activities as well as all the alumni that showed up.

   The campus provided opportunities for students, faculty and the community to participate in the week preceding Saturday’s game. A large number of students and community members attended the bonfire on Thursday before the game on the Fine Arts Center lawn although it was a rainy night. 

   “I loved our crowd at homecoming, Lynn said. I was so happy to see that many people there! I definitely think there were more people there because for the tailgating plus the advertisement, the alumni receptions, the Greek sorority receptions, fraternity cook outs for their alumni, Walk of Champions and the pep rallies.

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The Voice, 2004
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