2008 Homecoming~”Field of Dreams”

October 23rd, 2008
Contact: The Louisiana College Office of Alumni Affairs
(318) 487-7301 or Cunningham@lacollege.edu

Pineville, LA.The Louisiana College Office of Alumni Affairs announces the schedule and theme for Homecoming 2008.  Homecoming will begin on Thursday, October 23rd and continue through Saturday, October 25th. This year’s theme is “A Field of Dreams” that coincides with the opening of the brand new Wildcat football/soccer field. “This will be the first time in 40 years that the LC football team has played on campus,” said Joe Aguillard, President of Louisiana College.

Homecoming this year will have a special meaning for those who attend. Current students and alumni alike will be part of history as the LC Wildcat Football team takes on Howard Payne University on the new football field.

“Our football players and students are very excited about having a football field and stadium right here on campus,” explained Dennis Dunn, Head Coach of the Wildcat Football team. “This has been a long time coming.” Football was re-introduced to LC in 2000 and since that time home games have been played on the Pineville High School football field.

Each year several Louisiana College alumni are recognized and awarded the Distinguished Alumni Award and the Wildcat Athletic Association (WAA) also inducts graduates into the Wildcat Hall of Fame. This year’s Distinguished Alumni recipients are: Paul Brewer 1967 graduate; Tommy Davis 1972 graduate; and Sammy Tippit, 1967. The WAA Hall of Fame inductees are: Tonya MacIntosh 1992 graduate, Bill Morgan, 1959 graduate, Frank Schneider, 1971 graduate and Dr. Carolyn Spears, 1962 graduate.

2008 Homecoming schedule is as follows:

Thursday, Oct. 23rd

10:45 a.m. - Chapel Service honoring Distinguished Alumni

1 p.m. - Alumni Golf Tournament - Links on the Bayou

7 p.m. - Theatre Louisiana College Production “Into the Woods”

Friday, Oct. 24th

5:30 p.m. - Faculty recital, art show and reception

7 p.m. - Theatre Louisiana College Production “Into the Woods”

8:30 p.m.-CIRCLE THE FIELD IN PRAYER–Bring your family, friends, and flashlights as we join on the new football field for prayer time of thanksgiving and dedication.

 9:30 p.m. - Bonfire/ pep rally-commuter parking lot (by Walden Gym)

Saturday, Oct. 25th

9 a.m. - Reception for former Homecoming Queens and this year’s court and queen.

10 a.m. - Annual Missionaries Reunion

10 a.m. - Grand Opening event at the New Wildcat Football field.

11 a.m. - Reception honoring WAA Hall of Fame Inductees and Distinguished Alumni

Noon - Homecoming celebration banquet

1:30 p.m. - Homecoming Parade to the new football field

*2:30 p.m. - Homecoming football game: Louisiana College vs. Howard Payne University

*time of game has been moved from 4pm to 2:30pm.

For more information about Louisiana College’s 2008 Homecoming, “Field of Dreams” contact the LC Office of Alumni Affairs at (318) 487-7301 or e-mail Cunningham@lacollege.edu or visit www.lacollege.edu