The Texas College Family celebrated Homecoming the week of October 21-27, 2018. The week was full of activities for students, faculty, staff and alumni. The College kicked off Homecoming week on Sunday, August 21st by worshiping at Miles Chapel. Later that afternoon students and staff went to work decorating the campus in purple and gold. The College continued to celebrate the week and hosted a student organization fair, a flag football all-star game, jazz on the yard, a Texas College version of the television show Wild 'N Out, a midnight breakfast, a talent show, a battle of the bands versus Langston University, an alumni basketball game and many other events and activities for the Texas College Family.
While the 2018 Homecoming schedule was full, there were some notable events for the week.The annual Miss Texas College Coronation was hosted on Wednesday, October 24th, officially crowning Relicia Morrison as Miss Texas College 2018-2019. Alumni returned to campus on Thursday, October 25th for the annual Leadership Symposium, Lead 365, where they filled the Moody Science and Business Center classrooms offering advice on success following graduation; the event closed with a special message for students from Thomas Joyner, Jr., President and CEO of The Tom Joyner Foundation. Following Lead 365, the Texas College National Alumni Association (TCNAA) gifted current students with various essentials for college life.
Homecoming Convocation was held on Friday, October 26th, with Dr. Jesse W. Jones, class of 1954, serving as the convocation speaker. Dr. Jones offered a message of encouragement, closing with a reference to Michael Jordan, "when the ball is in your hands, shoot!" Gwendolyn Collins, TCNAA President and Board Trustee, served as the mistress of ceremony for the occasion. Thomas Joyner, Jr. and Greg Ellis, former Dallas Cowboys defensive end, also offered remarks as special guests. Musical selections were offered from the band and choir; the choir even joined forces with choir alumni for a selection. To close the event, a multitude of alumni groups presented President Dwight J. Fennell with donations to the College.
The Homecoming Parade was held on Saturday morning, October 27th. Spencer Hervey, former TCNAA President and Board Trustee, served as the Grand Marshall. Included in the parade were a host of participants from East Texas and Dallas/Fort Worth. Following the parade, alumni and students filled the campus to reminisce and connect with one another. The homecoming football game versus Langston University was hosted later that evening at CHRISTUS Trinity Mother Frances Rose Stadium. The game officially closed out the 2018 Homecoming festivities. The Steers would fall to Langston University.
Photographs from the 2018 Homecoming are available here.