Homecoming Weekend Packed With Activity

October 9, 2023
Missouri Valley College

There’s something for everyone over the weekend at Missouri Valley College’s Homecoming celebration, which gets under way Friday, October 13. View full schedule.

Festivities kick off Friday evening at 5 p.m. with an alumni mixer and the ribbon cutting for the new Welcome Center, followed by the alumni banquet at 6 p.m. in the Malcolm Center. Valley will honor LaTonya Turner ’86, Derek Lark ’97, and Colin Smith ’10. The young alumnus award will be presented to Omar AlRefae ’16.

Friday wraps up with the annual Ed Leslie Torch Run at Gregg-Mitchell Field, a pep rally followed by fireworks at 8:30 p.m., and the alumni basketball game at 9:30 p.m.

Saturday starts off at 8 a.m. with the 50+ Club breakfast for those who are celebrating 50 years as an alum. Campus tours will be available starting at 8:30 a.m. and leaving from the Malcolm Center Bistro. The Homecoming Parade begins at 9 a.m., and the Viking Tailgate Zone opens at 10 a.m.

A reception also begins at 10 a.m. in the Bistro for the Athletic Hall of Fame ceremony and luncheon, which begins at 11 a.m. The inductees this year are:

Jim Morris (football) ’74, Randy “Bear” Hamilton (football) ’81, Todd Vaughn (football), Mark Soto (football) ’95, Debbi Jay (track & field) ’97, Bonnie Johnson (basketball) ’09, Boyce Devance “BJ” Little Jr. (football) ’93, and Tom Fifer, longtime athletics director.

The outstanding alumni and hall of famers will be honored at halftime of the Vikings football game vs. Missouri Baptist, which starts at 2 p.m. Women’s soccer plays William Penn at 6 p.m., the same time as the alumni wresting dual begins at Walker C. Fletcher Athletic Complex. The Vikings men’s soccer team plays William Penn at 8:30 p.m.

An Alumni and Friends Mixer will be held at 7 p.m. at Stone Hedge Golf Club.

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