Contact: Wendel Sloan at 575.562.2253
PORTALES—Eastern New Mexico University in Portales is celebrating homecoming on Friday and Saturday, Oct. 24–25.
The Homecoming Parade will be at 10:30 a.m. on Saturday in downtown Portales. The homecoming football game will be at 2 p.m. that afternoon at Greyhound Stadium against Texas A&M Kingsville.
Friday activities will include a golf tournament, an alumni mixer from 6–9 p.m. at the Dawg Houze in Portales, and an 8 p.m. bonfire at Greyhound Arena.
For more information about all Homecoming activities, call the Alumni Office at 575.562.2125.
2008 Eastern New Mexico University Homecoming
Oct. 24-25, 2008
Please join us Ho’olu komo la kaua for homecoming 2008 as “Greyhounds Go Hawaiian!” Think Hawaii and all that comes to mind—warm sun, hula skirts and loads of laid-back fun and enjoyment. Enjoy the ultimate dream vacation and say aloha to students, faculty, staff, alumni and friends while experiencing Hawaiian pleasures at Eastern New Mexico University!
Friday, October 24
8 a.m.–noon and 1–5 p.m.
The Homecoming Golf Experience
The Department of Athletics invites you to participate in a great day of golf! Due to popular demand and an overwhelming number of participants, this event will be split into morning and afternoon tee times. Lunch will be served. Advance registration is required. For more information, please contact the Department of Athletics, ENMU Station 17, 1500 S Ave K, Portales, NM 88130 or 575.562.2153.
9:30 a.m.–5 p.m.
Alumni Registration—Campus Union Lobby
Stop by the Hawaiian cabana and register for homecoming 2008. The Office of Alumni Affairs will be giving out nametags, buttons and other surprises. This is an opportunity to update your address and e-mail information—we don’t want you to miss out on receiving invitations to events and other important alumni news! Homegrown Portales peanuts and local information will also be provided, compliments of the Roosevelt County Chamber of Commerce. Tickets to the Hall of Honors Homecoming Football Game will be available for purchase in the lobby.
Regents’ Meeting—Regents’ Room
Regents will assemble in the Administration Building for their traditional homecoming meeting. The regents are Pauline Ponce of Roswell, Chad Lydick of Clovis, and Marshall Stinnett, Charles Britton and Alva Carter, all of Portales.
50-Year Class Reunion Luncheon—Pecos Room
A 50-year reunion is something to celebrate! This is a great opportunity to share your memories with classmates and renew ties with the University. The weekend kicks off Friday with alumni registration in the Campus Union lobby and a luncheon at noon in the Pecos Room. Dr. Steven Gamble, ENMU president, will stop by to visit and give an update on the University. Then hold on tight as we board the carts for a campus tour provided by the President’s Ambassadors.
COPE Reception—COPE Center, 1700 South Avenue I
The Council of Professors Emeriti will sponsor a special reception for emeritus and former faculty members. Current faculty, alumni and community members are invited to attend.
Homecoming Picnic—Dallan Sanders Memorial Patio
The Campus Union and Dallan Sanders Memorial Patio will no doubt be filled with crowds at the cookout before the pep rally and bonfire. Alumni, students, faculty and University personnel are invited to a delicious picnic sponsored by Sodexho.
Alumni and Friends Mixer—Dawg Houze
The center of activity for alumni and friends will be a casual come-and-go mixer at the Dawg Houze located at 1013 W 2nd St. Laugh, play pool and chat the night away—you're on Hawaiian time now! Make the Dawg Houze the place to gather with old friends and meet new ones!
Student government, ENMU cheerleaders, athletic teams and Greyhound Sound invite you to attend a high-energy pep rally and bonfire lighting. All students, alumni, friends and University personnel are invited to take part in this traditional event. Greyhound and Zia coaches will deliver the inside scoop for the weekend’s athletic events, and the 2008 homecoming king and queen will be announced.
Saturday, October 25
The ENMU Foundation 33rd Annual Breakfast—Campus Union Ballroom
Homecoming 2008 marks the 33rd ENMU Foundation Breakfast to honor donors. Everyone is invited to attend. Free tickets are mailed to donors and special guests. For all other guests, it is $10 per person. Advance tickets can be requested by calling the ENMU Foundation toll free at 888.291.5524. Serving begins at 7:30 a.m. for early arrivals. During the breakfast program, the ENMU Foundation and ENMU Alumni Association awards will be presented. Members of the Class of ‘58, Greyhound Hall of Honors inductees, Educators Hall of Honors recipients and Distinguished Emeritus Faculty Award recipients will be recognized. Seating is limited, so request your tickets early.
The Homecoming Parade—West First Street
Polynesian flair will be celebrated with tiki torches, palm trees, tropical flowers and hula skirts. Greyhound Sound will participate along with student organizations, area schools, political candidates and local businesses. The parade moves downtown (beginning at East First and Abilene) toward the ENMU campus. For entry information, please contact the Office of Alumni Affairs at ENMU Station 48, 1500 S Ave K, Portales, NM 88130 or 575.562.2125. This year’s parade promises to be one of the best, so get there early to claim your spot along the Hawaiian Island parade route!
11:30 a.m.–1:15 p.m.
Sodexho Hawaiian Luau—Campus Union Dining Hall
For the people who live in the Hawaiian Islands, a luau is a gathering of family and friends to enjoy good food, good company and good times! Immediately following the parade, join us for a traditional buffet in the Campus Union Dining Hall. This is a Hawaiian feast at its finest, and everyone is invited; no reservations are needed. Tickets will be available at the door for $8 per person.
Student Government Tailgate/Barbecue
ENMU student government will host a tailgate/barbecue at Greyhound Stadium. Students, along with the public, are invited to get into the spirit at this pre-game activity!
Alumni/Foundation Pre-game VIP Tent
The ENMU Alumni Association and ENMU Foundation are hosting a pre-game VIP tent at Greyhound Stadium for alumni, faculty and friends. Mix and mingle with the homecoming award recipients and past football players, friends and family. Register for prize giveaways and get fired up for the afternoon game. At halftime, alumni and friends are invited back to visit and have refreshments.
The Hall of Honors Homecoming Football Game—Greyhound Stadium
The Hall of Honors Homecoming Game will match the Greyhounds against the Texas A&M-Kingsville Javelinas at 2 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 25. The Zia’s will host Midwestern State in Greyhound Arena at 10 a.m. Homecoming spirit and rivalry will be strong! Halftime activities at the football game will include the presentation of the homecoming king and queen and their court and the induction of the 2008 Greyhound Hall of Honors recipients: Floyd White, Linda Sultemeier, Jessica Rowley-Burgess, Amanda Mendez-Huett, Mark Beeman, Steve Hamrick, Shontea Joshua, Cedrick Palmer, Jerry Wright and Dan Buzard (posthumously). Winners of the 2008 ENMU homecoming floats will be announced along with local business sponsors for this event.
ENMU Educators Hall of Honors Gala—Campus Union Ballroom
Homecoming 2008 marks the first ENMU Educators Hall of Honors Gala. Everyone is invited. The event begins at 6:30 p.m. with dinner served at 7 p.m. Free tickets will be mailed to honorees and special guests. For all other guests, the cost is $15 per person. Advance tickets can be requested by calling the ENMU Foundation toll free at 888.291.5524. The new ENMU Educators Hall of Honors Awards will be presented along with musical entertainment. Seating is limited so request your tickets early.