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Homecoming events Oct. 22-23
Miami celebrates homecoming Oct. 22-23 with a variety of events for students and alumni organized around the theme “Let the Good Times Roll!”
The festivities begin at 11 a.m. Friday with a rally at the Hub.
Students will have a chance to compete in shooting and slam dunk contests in a basketball shoot-out with homecoming grand marshal Ron Harper (Miami '86) at 2 p.m. Friday at Withrow Court. Harper is the second-leading scorer in Mid-American Conference history and a former NBA star.
The homecoming parade begins at 4 p.m. Saturday at the Oxford Community Arts Center, ending at Millett Hall. Harper, President Jim Garland and athletics director Brad Bates will address the crowd during the pep rally at 5 p.m. at Millett. The Miami Gardens Tailgate and the Miami Family Fun Fest open at 4 p.m., with food and drink available.
The football game with the University of Central Florida is at 7 p.m.
Other events on Saturday include UnityFest 2004, which will feature entertainment, food and vendors from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the uptown park, and the alumni association awards banquet at noon in the Shriver Center multipurpose room.
This year's honorees are H. Kenneth Gambee Award recipient Gregory Dunlop '95; John Dolibois Award recipient Jules Koach '63; A.K. Morris Award recipient Stephen Snyder '73; Marilyn Hughes Gaston '60, who will receive the Distinguished Achievement Award; Tom Pekar and Dan Reese, recipients of the Dave Roberts Service Award; and Terry and Jane Hoeppner, recipients of the Honorary Alumni Award.
For more information, visit www.miamialum.org/pages/Homecoming.htm.
Date Published: 10/14/2004