Missouri Valley College to Celebrate Homecoming 2018: Follow the Stars Home
The Missouri Valley College community will celebrate Homecoming 2018 festivities Oct. 5-7 on the MVC campus. The Homecoming theme is Follow the Stars Home.
Activities include the annual torch run/Ed Leslie 5k run and 1-mile walk, homecoming bonfire, alumni banquet, 50-Plus Club breakfast, homecoming parade, pre-game tailgate, MVC Athletic Hall of Fame reception and luncheon, a schedule of Viking athletic events and the Ken Gibler all player reunion/alumni and friends mixer.
“This year’s theme “Follow the Stars Home” is a take on how we’re all connected under the same stars and it’s good for the soul to return “Home” and visit your alma mater,” said Jennifer Hiller, director of alumni relations. “We encourage our alumni and friends to make the trip to campus, connect with their fellow Vikings and rekindle their love for Missouri Valley College!”
Four alumni will be recognized at the alumni banquet on Friday, Oct. 5 in the Charles L. Bacon Conference Center. Outstanding Alumni Award recipients include: Thomas Moore ‘70 of Chicago, Illinois; Raul Roldan ‘77 of Alpharetta, Georgia; Joshua Miller ‘05 of Colorado Springs, Colorado; and Outstanding Young Alumni Award recipient Igor Lima ‘10 of Osasco, São Paulo Brazil. The anniversary classes of 1958, 1968, 1978, 1988, 1998, 2008 and 2013 will also be recognized.
The 2018 MVC Athletic Hall of Fame Inductees include: Joe Spallina ‘77 of Staten Island, NY; Mike Polk ‘91 of US Army Africa; Linze Leimkuehler ‘08 of Marshall, Missouri; Cody Martin of Saint Joseph, Missouri; the 1978 football team and coaching staff; and the 2001 women’s wrestling team and coaching staff. The induction ceremony will take place Saturday, Oct. 6 in the Malcolm Center.
For more information about homecoming 2018, visit https://www.moval.edu/alumni/homecoming/ or contact the office of alumni relations at 660-831-4006.