“Don’t Stop Believin’… Hold Onto That LU Feelin’” is the motto for this year’s Homecoming weekend at Lambuth University. The weekend’s events will begin Friday, October 29, 2010 and conclude on Sunday, October 31, 2010.
“Fall is always a beautiful and exciting time on campus. Alumni look forward to visiting the campus and spending time with former classmates and professors. There is just an air of excitement on campus Homecoming weekend that is contagious and keeps alumni coming back year after year,” says Candy Donald, Director of Alumni Relations at Lambuth University.
The upcoming weekend will include a 50 Year Club Luncheon, honoring the graduation class of 1961, the traditional BBQ Picnic, featuring Lambuth's own Bobby Grooms and his Bad Bob's BBQ, Women and Men’s Basketball meet and greets, and plenty of tailgating before the Lambuth Eagles take on Central State in the Homecoming Football game.
On Friday evening Lambuth will honor some distinguished members of the Lambuth community at the Alumni Awards Dinner. Each year the Alumni Association recognizes members of the community who have excelled in their profession and in the community. This year awards will be presented to the following individuals:
R. E. Womack Lifetime Achievement Award will be presented to Dr. Jerry F. Atkins from Humboldt, Tennessee and a class of 1959 graduate. The James S. Wilder Outstanding Clergy Award will be presented to Rev. Steven Callicoatt, pastor at Browns United Methodist Church in Jackson and a member of the graduating class of 1983. Mr. Michael E. Keeney will be the first recipient of the Michael E. Keeney Alumnus of the Year Award. This award was renamed this year to honor Mr. Keeney, a member of the class of 1988. The Luther L. Gobbel Outstanding Faculty Award will be presented to Dr. Paul Mego, Associate Professor of Political Science and Mr. Joey Stoner will receive the W. Ellis Arnold Outstanding Staff Member Award.
The Annual Alumni Association Business meeting will take place Saturday morning, October 30, 2010 in the R. E. Womack Chapel. All Lambuth alumni are invited to attend the meeting and learn more about the Alumni Association. Following the game, the Lambuth University Choir will participate in the Jackson Symphony Area Colleges Choruses for Beethoven.
The weekend will wrap up with the Homecoming worship service at First Methodist Church of Jackson on Sunday, October 31, 2010.
A complete schedule is available online at www.lambuth.edu
For more information regarding homecoming events please contact Candy Donald at
or (731) 425-3201.
Lambuth University is affiliated with the United Methodist church and was founded in 1843. In the ensuing years, Lambuth has earned a reputation as one of the South’s premier liberal arts universities and has received national recognition as one of the nation’s Top 250 Liberal Arts Colleges by U.S. News & World Report and as one of the nation’s “Top 100 Outstanding Colleges” by The Washington Post.