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Homecoming 2014


"A Major Experience"

Friday, October 24 – Sunday, October 26, 2014

On-site registration and check-in will be available in the A. Boyd Campbell College Center lobby
on Friday from 10:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

Can’t make it Friday? Pick up your registration packet in the Bowl on Saturday morning at the Welcome Table
from 9:30 a.m.-11:00 a.m.

Join us on the Millsaps College Alumni Facebook page or on Twitter (@millsapscollege) for updates. Reserve your hotel room in the Millsaps block soon at the King Edward Hilton Garden Inn.  Questions? Email us at alumni@millsaps.edu or call 601-974-1038.

Friday, October 24, 2014

8:00 a.m.- 6:00 p.m.
Millsaps College Library Exhibit

The Library will feature an exhibit titled "Glimpses into the Ancient Past: Southwestern United States, Mesoamerican and South American Objects from the Banks Livingston Collection." Exhibits in the upstairs Archives Gallery will include "Discovery of Long Lost Mississippi Methodist Manuscripts" and selected materials from the "Trunk Documents of Muggie Hopkins."

Library exhibits are located in the library display cases, main floor and second floor and may be viewed any time the library is open: Friday 8-6, Saturday 10-5, Sunday Noon-1:00 p.m.

10:00 a.m.- 4:00 p.m.
Check in and Hospitality
A. Boyd Campbell College Center Lobby

Pick up weekend information along with a Millsaps alumni sticker. Say hello to classmates and the alumni staff while enjoying music in the Bowl.

11:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.
Major Generals Luncheon
Robert & Dee Leggett Special Events Center in the A. Boyd Campbell College Center

Join us in celebrating the class of 1964 and those who have been graduated for 50 years or more. Entertainment will be provided by the Millsaps Singers. Complimentary to the Class of 1964, $15.00 for guests/spouses. For more information email sloane.noble@millsaps.edu or call 601-974-1038. Seated luncheon. Reservations required.

1:30 p.m. – 2:45 p.m.
Friday Forum
"Mississippi Entrepreneurs"

Gertrude Ford Academic Complex
Room 215

The panel discussion is based upon the book Mississippi Entrepreneurs, edited by Millsaps alumna Polly Dement and published by the University Press of Mississippi, and will include several entrepreneurs featured in the book. Moderating the discussion will be Tim Medley, Millsaps alumnus and one of the people who was instrumental in the book’s publication. The panel will focus, in particular, on entrepreneurship in non-profit contexts and will feature Millsaps trustee Bill Bynum, President and CEO of Hope Enterprise Corporation; alumna Betsy Bradley, Director of the Mississippi Museum of Art; friend of Millsaps and honorary degree recipient Seetha Srinivasan, Director Emerita of the University Press of Mississippi; and David Culpepper, Professor of Accounting and Entrepreneurship and Chair of the ElseWorks Initiative at Millsaps. 

2:00 p.m.
Service of Remembrance for Class of 1964
Fitzhugh Chapel in Christian Center

2:00 p.m.
Memorial service for Bruce Stafford, Class of 1969
Kappa Alpha House

3:00 p.m.- 5:00 p.m.
Student activities in the Bowl

5:00 p.m.- 6:30 p.m.
Alumni Association Awards
Reception 5:00 - Program 5:45
Country Club of Jackson

Andy Mullins ’70, Ricky James ’04, Gene Ainsworth ’64, and Chat Lenhart ’03 will be honored at the 2014 Alumni Association Awards program. Plan to join your Alumni Association leadership, friends and classmates at this annual celebration of outstanding alumni. All are invited. Tickets are $30 and include hors d’oeuvres and two drink tickets.

6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
Mu Chapter of Kappa Delta Centennial Soiree
1702 North State Street

6:30 p.m.
Class of 1964 Reunion Party
Country Club of Jackson

The Class of 1964 will celebrate their 50th reunion with a dinner at the Country Club of Jackson. Registration required. Cost is $50 per person and includes the Alumni Awards Reception and Class of 1964 Reunion Party. Contact sloane.noble@millsaps.edu or call 601-974-1038 for more information.

7:00 p.m.- 9:00 p.m.
Class of 1974 Reunion Party
Home of Jan and John Wofford


Saturday, October 25, 2014

8:00 a.m. (registration begins at 7:30 a.m.)
5K Run/Walk
Hosted by Pi Kappa Alpha Fraternity
North Gate at the intersection of North State Street and Riverside Drive.

The event proceeds support the Don Fortenberry Endowed Scholarship Fund, which provides scholarship to a freshman recognizing his/her community service work. The scholarship is in honor of the Rev. Don Fortenberry, who served Millsaps College for 31 years as chaplain and professor and was the president of Alpha Iota Chapter of Pi Kappa Alpha in 1961.  For registration information contact James Adamoli at adamojr@millsaps.edu, or 832-584-8549.

9:30 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.
Get Your Bowl On
Millsaps Bowl

Enjoy delicious brunch samples from our students at the annual Tasting at the Tents, a cooking competition that promises to be the best yet. Entrants will be judged on food, creativity and presentation by three celebrity judges. We will introduce Josh Brooks, our new Athletics Director, present this year’s Class Participation Award and the Spirit of Giving Award, enjoy live music, activities for the kids (jump castle, balloons, cotton candy etc.) an array of booths, library book sale, bookstore table and check-in center.

10:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Millsaps-Wilson Library Book Sale
Visit the Millsaps-Wilson Library basement for the annual Homecoming Book Sale.

The public is invited to browse our assortment of books, Millsaps College yearbooks, and much more. For more information, call the library at 601-974-1073 or e-mail librarian@millsaps.edu.

10:00 a.m.
Mu Chapter of Kappa Delta Founder's Day Dedication
Kappa Delta Lodge

10:30 a.m.-11:30 a.m.
Fraternity and Sorority Open Houses

Stop by the house and say hello to your fraternity and sorority brothers and sisters.

10:30 a.m.-11:30 a.m.
Kappa Sigma New House Dedication
Kappa Sigma House

11:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m.
Major Tailgates
English House Lawn

Walk down to the English House Lawn for the annual Major Tailgate featuring delicious food, drinks, live music, photo booth, jump house for the kids, and more. Tickets ($10 for adults, $5 for young alumni and minors) include all of the above, as well as admission to the Millsaps vs Sewanee football game.

12:00 p.m.
Millsaps vs Sewanee
Homecoming Football Game
Harper Davis Field

All tickets are to be purchased at the gate. Gates open two hours before kickoff: $12 general admission, $75 chair back seats based on availability. Free for kids 5 and under. For more information email Anne Clark at anne.clark@millsaps.edu or call 601-974-1190.

3:00 p.m.
Women's Volleyball
Millsaps vs Berry
Hangar Dome

6:30 p.m.-11:30 p.m.
Millsaps Homecoming Party
King Edward Hotel/Hilton Garden Inn

All Millsaps Alumni are invited! Reunion classes include: 1964, 1969, 1974, 1979, 1984, 1989, 1994, 1999, 2004 and 2009.

All reunion classes, the 1980 undefeated football team, KD Centennial celebration and more will gather under one roof for the great Homecoming celebration. All alumni are invited. Tickets are $40 and include full dinner (tiramisu anyone?) two drink tickets, cash bar and the musical stylings of DJ Phingaprint in the ballroom. Young alumni will have their own gathering downstairs, with $20 tickets. This is one FUN party. Prepare for a Major Experience!

For details related to the reunion of the 1980 football team, contact Marshall Pemberton at majormania1@yahoo.com or call 678-234-2612.


Sunday, October 26, 2014

10:00 a.m.-11:00 a.m.
Memorial Service for Alumni and Friends
Christian Center, Fitzhugh Chapel

Join us in a service of remembrance as we honor the alumni we have lost in the last year. The service is a fitting end to the weekend and a meaningful tribute to loved ones and friends.

2:00 p.m.
Women's Volleyball
Millsaps vs Oglethorpe
Hangar Dome

The Hilton Garden/King Edward has reserved a block of rooms exclusively for Millsaps Alumni.

Contact them at King Edward Hilton Garden Inn