East Central to host 2017 homecoming events Oct. 19

By ECCC SUBMITTED NEWS,

East Central Community College invites alumni and friends to campus Thursday, Oct. 19 to help celebrate college’s annual Homecoming festivities.

U.S. Congressman Trent Kelly of Saltillo and Union Elementary School principal Deanna Rush of Union will be recognized as Alumnus and Alumna of the Year, respectively. Tuscaloosa native and Chicago White Sox shortstop Tim Anderson and Scott County School District Athletics Director Jeff Breland of Lake are this year’s Athletic Hall of Fame inductees.

Numerous activities are also scheduled as part of ECCC’s 2017 Homecoming celebration.

The festivities begin with the 50th Anniversary reunion of the Class of 1967 at 2 p.m. in the Gordon Room of Mabry Memorial Cafeteria. The group will also be honored with a ceremony in Vickers Fine Arts Center beginning at 3 p.m.

A reception hosted by the ECCC Alumni Association will be held from 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. in the lobby of the Vickers Fine Arts Center. The group’s annual business meeting and the recognition of alumni awards will begin in the Vickers Fine Arts Center Auditorium at 4:30 p.m.

Activities continue at Bailey Stadium beginning with Alumni Association Tailgating from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. This event is free for current Alumni Association members and $10 for all other alumni and guests. Reunion groups will also meet here.

The ECCC vs. Northwest football game begins at 6:30 p.m. Alumni of the Year will present the game ball and Athletic Hall of Fame inductees will serve as honorary team captains. The Homecoming Queen will be announced during the halftime presentation of the Homecoming Court. Following the crowning, the Wall O’ Sound Marching Band will present its full halftime show.

For more information, contact David LeBlanc, director of alumni relations and the foundation, at 601-635-6327 or call toll free, 877-462-3222, ext. 327. His email address is dleblanc@eccc.edu.