North Dakota State College of Science will celebrate Homecoming during the week of September 24-29, 2012 in Wahpeton, N.D. A full line-up of events for students, alumni and community members is planned, including a campus and community decorating contest, Homecoming Coronation, a pep rally, parade, volleyball tournament and football game.
Once again a decorating contest will be held this year for both downtown businesses and campus departments. Judging will take place during Homecoming week with voting available online on the Wahpeton Daily News web site, wahpetondailynews.com.
This year the NDSCS-Fargo location will be hosting a Family and Alumni Day on Wednesday, September 26 from 10:30 a.m.-1 p.m. Homecoming Coronation is set for 8 p.m. Wednesday night in the Harry Stern and Ella Stern Cultural Center.
Six distinguished alumni and friends will be recognized as the 2012 Alumni/Foundation Homecoming Honorees: Jeanette Miller, Alumnus of the Year; the Jacklitch family, A Family Tradition; Linda and Mike Neppl, Wildcats of the Year; Corner Drug, Friend of the College; Carol and Blayne Helgeson, Parade Grand Marshals; and Mary Uhren, Kyle Armitage and Richard Siegel, Commitment to Excellence. The recognition ceremony will take place on Friday, September 28 at 7:30 p.m. at the Alley in the Student Center.
Friday also marks NDSCS' 41st Annual Family Day. Registration for Family Day begins at 9 a.m. in the Student Center and includes guided department tours and demonstrations. Other activities for the day include a caricature artist in the Student Center and lunch, which is open to the community and $6 per person, and games on the Oval from 11 a.m.-1 p.m. The Homecoming pep rally begins at noon followed by dessert in the Student Center at 1 p.m.
On Saturday, the Wildcat Volleyball Tournament begins at 8 a.m. in the Clair T. Blikre Activities Center. Also scheduled for 8 a.m. is the Wildcat Tracks 5K/10K which starts at the Chahinkapa Zoo. The annual Homecoming Parade will begin at 10 a.m. with a tailgate party to follow at the Earl "Skip" Bute Alumni Stadium. The Wildcat Football Team will kick-off against the Dakota College Bottineau Lumberjacks at 1:00 p.m.
The Athletic Hall of Fame Banquet, held in the Flickertail Dining Room in the Student Center, will be the final event of the week. A social will be held at 5 p.m. followed by the banquet at 6 p.m. The NDSCS Athletic department will induct the following individuals into the Hall of Fame: Brad Betson, Patrick Copenhaver, Joel Landkammer, Paul Marquart, Ed Toohey, both the 1962 and 1992 Football Teams, and the 1988 Volleyball Team.