Homecoming 2012 celebrates Alumni

By Sarah Hoffbeck

Tradition. Pride. Success. Vibrant. Strong. Leaders.

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NDSCS Homecoming: September 24-29, 2012

These are the calling cards of alumni from NDSCS. You may be an alumni dating back from when we were the State School of Science, or perhaps you just graduated from NDSCS a few years ago. Whatever the case may be, we hope you know how vital you are and have been to the NDSCS community.

Our truly supportive alumni have been instrumental in shaping NDSCS into the college it has become. Without their generous support, care, and donations NDSCS would not be where it is today.

With over 29,000+ active alumni, it’s hard not to see how they have impacted NDSCS, let alone the communities of Wahpeton and Breckenridge. You may not know it, but NDSCS Alumni are everywhere. They are the professors on campus, your neighbors next door, the nurse at the clinic, maybe even your co-worker or boss.

While we all face our trials and tribulations, NDSCS has stood the test of time. It is the second oldest public two-year college in the country and has been in place since 1903. NDSCS is truly committed to a tradition rooted in quality and integrity. NDSCS is also committed to success—the success of its students, faculty and staff, and community members.

And while it may seem like a time to reminisce, and of course it is, Homecoming is also a time to celebrate. NDSCS is a home where people are friendly and welcome everyone, take pride in their education and work, and really believe in what is happening and taking place on campus.

NDSCS is proud to welcome alumni, family, friends, and community onto its campus once again this Homecoming season.

For a complete list of NDSCS Homecoming events, go to ndscs.edu/homecoming.

NDSCS Homecoming: Sept. 19-24

North Dakota State College of Science will celebrate Homecoming during the week of September 19-24 in Wahpeton.

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.