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“Come Back to the Future”
Who says weather can make or break a well-planned Homecoming weekend? Sure, for the second straight year rain provided the backdrop for Homecoming 2018, but in all honesty, it did not slow us down one bit. Under the theme “Come Back to the Future”, the weekend did go off without a hitch as Honor Class alumni returned to Lamoni to reconnect with old friends and revive precious, back-in-the-day memories.
The musical “Ghost” lived up to all of the pre-Homecoming hype, while the Emeriti Dinner and Awards banquet showcased three outstanding recipients in Dr. Gary McLean ’61, earning the Distinguished Service Award; Don Hickman ’76, hauling in the Graceland Award of Recognition; and Kathy Robinson being added to the Honorary Alumni family.
Homecoming Saturday featured a great pre-football game pep rally, a well-attended Hall and Wall of Fame luncheon in the Higdon Administration building, another stellar Homecoming Court along with an emotional installation of a new paver on the alumni brick plaza saluting Brad Carr.
Graceland welcomed back all former Student Activities workers to campus while former Graceland Flyers and Fighting Saints enjoyed a reunion in the Memorial Student Center. The MSC also hosted a darn good Alumni and Friends talent show rounding out Saturday night.
The Sunday morning Homecoming schedule opened with the annual Crescent Breakfast, followed by a special communion service inside Cheville Chapel celebrating its 40th year anniversary. Mike Seagraves ’94, delivered a powerful worship service message inside the Shaw Family Auditorium while the Presidential Societies brunch celebrated the addition of four new families into the prestigious Heritage Club.