Six distinguished alumni and friends will be recognized as the 2011 Alumni/Foundation Homecoming Honorees:
- Bernard Meyer, Alumnus of the Year;
- The Sauter Family, A Family Tradition;
- Kip Christensen, Friend of the College;
- Art and Linda Grochow, Wildcats of the Year;
- Bob and Mary Gette, Parade Grand Marshals; and
- Terry Marohl, Commitment to Excellence.
The recognition ceremony will take place on Friday, Sept. 23 at 7:30 p.m. at the Harry Stern and Ella Stern Cultural Center.
Coronation to select the 2011 NDSCS Homecoming King and Queen will take place at 8 p.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 21 in the Harry Stern and Ella Stern Cultural Center.
Friday also marks NDSCS’ 40th Annual Family Day. Registration for Family Day begins at 10 a.m. and includes a continental breakfast, guided department tours, luncheon and concludes with a Family Day program at 1:45 p.m. Entertainment will be provided by the Wildcat Stage Band and Wildcat Singers.
On Saturday, the Wildcat Volleyball Tournament begins at 8 a.m. in the Clair T. Blikre Activities Center. The annual homecoming parade will begain at 10 a.m. with a tailgate party to follow in the Earl “Skip” Bute Stadium. The Wildcat football team will kick-off against College of Dupage at 1 p.m. The 2011 homecoming court and honorees will be recognized during half-time ceremonies. After the game, the Alumni/Foundation is sponsoring a Wildcat Letterwinners social held at the Niblicks Clubhouse at Wahpeton Park.
The Hall of Fame Banquet, held in the newly renovated Flickertail Dining Center (Student Center), will be the final event of the week. A social will be held at 6 p.m. with a dinner and program to follow at 6:30 p.m. The NDSCS athletic department will induct the following individuals in to the Hall of Fame:
- Daniel Shultis;
- Justin Cobb;
- Michael (Mick) Dunn;
- Sue (Singelmann) Smith;
- Arden Anderson; and
- the 2001-02 Wildcat Volleyball team.
For a complete list of NDSCS Homecoming events, go to ndscs.edu/homecoming.