MISSOURI VALLEY COLLEGE CELEBRATES HOMECOMING 2021: THE ONE WHERE FRIENDS COME HOME
The Missouri Valley College community celebrated Homecoming 2021 festivities Oct. 15-17 on the MVC campus. The Homecoming theme “The One Where Friends Come Home” was based on the popular 90s sitcom “Friends.”
Activities included the annual torch run/Ed Leslie 5k run and 1-mile walk, fireworks provided by the MVC Alumni Association, alumni banquet, 50-plus club breakfast, homecoming parade, pre-game tailgate, MVC Athletic Hall of Fame reception and luncheon and a schedule of Viking athletic events.
“After a year without our annual homecoming in 2020, we were very excited to welcome everyone back to campus,” said Eric Sappington, MVC V.P. of External Relations. “It was great to see everyone together, and to celebrate our honorees during the weekend festivities.”
Four alumni were recognized at the alumni banquet on Friday, Oct. 15. Outstanding Alumni Award recipients included: Robert “Bob” Brinkley ’80 of Climax Springs, Missouri; Rebecca McConville ‘02 of Pleasant Hill, Missouri; Dr. Ann Murphy ‘07 of Kansas City, Missouri; and Outstanding Young Alumni Award recipient Jordan Webb ‘10 of Chicago, Illinois.
The 2021 MVC Athletic Hall of Fame Inductees included: Raul Roldan ‘77 for cross country and track & field; Mike Hedrick ‘92 for football; Justin Palmer ‘96 for football; Carrie (Harmon) Moore ‘99 for athletic training; Warren Dew, baseball coach; and the 1966 baseball team and coaching staff. The induction ceremony took place Saturday, Oct. 16 in the Malcolm Center.
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