The dedication of Bankston Hall, the presentation of the 2013 Alumni Awards for Achievement and Merit, the annual Sports Hall of Fame induction banquet, homecoming football game and UAM Marching Band halftime performance highlight the University of Arkansas at Monticello’s homecoming celebration October 24-26.
Thursday, October 24
4:00 p.m. – Homecoming Parade/Pep Rally
The marching band and cheerleaders lead a parade around campus, followed by a pep rally in the University Center gymnasium.
5:30 p.m. – UAM Sports Hall of Fame Reception
Chancellor’s Home, 471 University Drive. All alumni and friends are invited to meet the newest members of the UAM Sports Hall of Fame.
6:30 p.m. – UAM Sports Hall of Fame Banquet
University Center Green Room. Tickets are $35 per person. Proceeds benefit the UAM Sports Association. For tickets, contact Athletics, at (870) 460-1058.
Friday, October 25
11:00 a.m. – Dedication of Bankston Hall
Bankston Hall front lawn. Join us for a special ribbon-cutting ceremony and tour as we dedicate the newly-renovated Bankston Hall.
6:00 p.m. – A&M/UAM Alumni and Friends “Welcome Home” Reception
Chancellor’s Home, 471 University Drive. Open to all alumni and friends of the University.
7:00 p.m. – A&M/UAM Alumni Awards Dinner
University Center Green Room. Tickets: $15 per person. Dinner includes presentation of the 2013 Alumni Awards for Achievement and Merit, Continuing the Connection Award, alumni scholarships, and Golden Weevils Class of 1963. For tickets, contact Patty Withers at (870) 460-1028.
Saturday, October 26
8:00 a.m. – Holiday Inn Express Weevil Ball Scramble
Monticello Country Club. 4-person 18-hole scramble. $300 per 4-person team. Call (870) 460-0100. Proceeds to UAM baseball.
8:30 a.m. – A&M/UAM Letterman’s Breakfast
Indoor Practice Facility, Room 107. All former Boll Weevil and Cotton Blossom letter winners are invited to this reunion. Tours of the Indoor Practice Facility will be provided. For information contact Matt Whiting, Athletics at (870) 460-1758.
9:00 a.m. – A&M/UAM Class of 1963 Alumni and Friends
Reunion Breakfast – Celebrating 50 years. University Center Senate Room. All 1963 alumni and friends (and adjoining years) are invited. Contact Patty Withers at (870) 460-1028.
9:00 a.m. – A&M/UAM African-American Alumni
University Center Capitol Room. Tickets are $20 per person. Alumni and friends are invited to attend this celebration to reminisce with A&M/UAM African-American Alumni. For tickets, contact Shay Gillespie at (870) 723-3582.
10:00 a.m. – Alpha Sigma Alpha Reunion Breakfast
University Center Gallery Room. All Alpha Sigma Alpha members past and present are invited to attend. There will be a silent auction to raise money for Special Olympics. Contact: Julie Barber, ASA alumni representative at (870) 329-6754.
10:30 a.m. – 2:30 p.m. – A&M/UAM Alumni Reunion Celebration of Class Years Ending in 3 (1933-2003) Weevil Pond / Tailgate Area at the Alumni and Friends Tent. For all alumni and friends. Information will be provided about upcoming alumni trips and programs. Drop by to visit with former classmates, view old yearbooks, update your contact information, or purchase a personalized brick for the Weevil Walk.
10:30 a.m. Antique Car Show
Weevil Pond / Tailgate Area.
11:00 a.m. – Weevil Tailgate Parties
Weevil Pond / Tailgate Area. All A&M/UAM alumni, former students, and friends are invited to participate in pre-game tailgating.
11:00 a.m. – Cotton Blossoms Volleyball
Cotton Blossoms vs. Southern Nazarene at Steelman Fieldhouse.
11:00 a.m. – 2:30 p.m. – Sigma Tau Gamma Reunion
Weevil Pond / Tailgate Area. All alumni, former students, and friends affiliated with Sig Tau are invited to this special reunion. For information, contact Sam Light, Sigma Tau Gamma alumnus, at (803) 212-8078.
11:00 a.m. – 2:30 p.m. – Cheerleader Alumni Reunion
Weevil Pond / Tailgate Area. All alumni, former students, and friends affiliated with the UAM cheerleaders are invited. Please join us as we reminisce the good times we had calling the Weevils. Join us at the game and cheer the Weevils to victory. Contact: Julie Barnes at (870) 460-1028.
12:00 p.m. – 2:30 p.m. – 1988 Football Reunion
Weevil Pond / Tailgate Area. All members of the 1988 UAM football team are invited to celebrate the 25th anniversary of the most successful Boll Weevil team in school history, the only 10-win team in school history and the first to make the NAIA playoffs. Contact: Matt Whiting at (870) 460-1758.
12:30 p.m. – Weevil Walk of Champions
Weevil Pond / Tailgate Area. All alumni and friends are invited to this pregame tradition as the Boll Weevil football team and coaching staff walk through the tailgate area on their way to the Cotton Boll Stadium for another gridiron victory.
2:30 p.m. – Pre-game Ceremony
Willis “Convoy” Leslie Cotton Boll Stadium. Introduction of the 2013 Homecoming Court, coronation of the Homecoming Queen, and recognition of the 1988 Boll Weevils football team.
3:00 p.m. – Homecoming Football Game Kick-off
Willis “Convoy” Leslie Cotton Boll Stadium. Come support the Boll Weevils as they take on Southern Nazarene University. For tickets, contact Chris Ratcliff, director of athletics, at (870) 460-1058.
Halftime – UAM Marching Band and Special Recognitions
“Pride of Southeast Arkansas” Marching Band performance. In addition, we will recognize the 2013 Sports Hall of Fame Inductees.