WAYNE – With the 2018 Fall semester for Wayne State College to begin in two weeks, this year’s Homecoming Theme was announced in late July.
First day of classes are scheduled for Monday, August 20. On July 25, the Homecoming Committee released event dates from Monday, September 24 – Sunday, September 30 with the theme of “Dare to Roar”.
Wildcat alumni will be recognized during a pair of banquets as the Outstanding Alumni Awards Banquet is slated for Friday, September 28 while the Homecoming and Hall of Fame Banquet will take place on Saturday, September 29.
An Open House for the new Criminal Justice CSI Facility will take place on Friday from 3-5 p.m. An Open House for Anderson Hall will be held from 10 a.m. to Noon on Saturday. The WSC Faculty Art Show will also take place from 3:30-5 p.m. at the Nordstrand Visual Arts Gallery in the Conn Library. Scholarship donors and recipients will be invited to a Scholarship Luncheon on Thursday, September 27.
The Wildcats will take on Bemidji State on Saturday during the annual Homecoming football game at 1 p.m. Women’s soccer will play on Friday vs. St. Cloud State at 3 p.m. on the soccer field, and also on Sunday, Sept. 30 at 1 p.m. against the University of Minnesota-Duluth. A WSC Cross Country Meet will begin at 9:30 a.m. on Saturday, in which WSC alumni are welcome to compete.
The Homecoming Parade and Band Day Saturday morning will begin at 9:30 a.m. Visitors can also enjoy WSC students displaying expressions of music, art, language and literature during the annual Artswalk on Wednesday and Thursday. Planetarium shows will be featured on Friday and Saturday.
Student events throughout the week will feature a Community Spirit Fair on Monday, September 24; inflatables, yard games and sand volleyball on September 25; the Nearly Naked Mile, a pep rally and hypnotist Freddie Justice on September 26; Mr. WSC with emcee Daniel Franzese on Thursday and Homecoming Coronation on Friday among other activities throughout the week.
For more information about Homecoming 2018, to see the detailed schedule of events and to RSVP to attend, visit www.wsc.edu/homecoming or contact the Alumni Office at 402-375-7370.
Outstanding Alumni Awards Banquet (honoring an alumnus from each of the four schools):
Odell Santos ’99, MSE ’02, MSE ’05, athletic director at South Sioux City High School in South Sioux City, Neb. (School of Arts and Humanities); Shawn D. Strong ’96, MBA ’97, president of the State Technical College of Missouri in Linn, Mo. (School of Business and Technology); Jay Bellar ’83, executive director of the Nebraska Schools Activities Association (NSAA) in Lincoln, Neb., and former superintendent for Battle Creek Public Schools in Battle Creek, Neb. (School of Education and Counseling); and Miles D. Brey ’85, retired from the United States Secret Service and a current member of the Lionheart International Services Group consulting team and a Secret Service law enforcement training instructor in New Windsor, Md. (School of Natural and Social Sciences).
Homecoming and Hall of Fame Banquet recipients:
Brenda Carhart ’93, MBA ‘96 will be honored with the 2018 Alumni Service Award. Carhart resides in Norfolk, Neb., and is the vice president of Carhart Lumber Co. She is an officer on the Wayne State Foundation Executive Committee, and she and her husband, Scott, are Wayne State Foundation Trustees.
Inductees include Nicole Brungardt ’12 of Omaha, Neb. (volleyball and track and field), Silas Fluellen ’11 of South Sioux City, Neb. (football), the late Kaiti Williams ‘15 (softball-posthumously), Keith Goetz of Littleton, Colo. (administrator-trainer), and the 2011-12 Women’s Basketball Team.