Friday, October 4, the Office of Development & Alumni Relations honored the 2013 Outstanding Alumni and Athletic Hall of Fame inductees. During the evening, Outstanding Alumni Eugene Dufault '68, Timothy Rhonemus '84, Susan Jacobson '87 & '96, and Tyler Grove '94 were recognized for their achievements. Michele (Johnson) Allen ex. '88, volleyball/softball, Craig Talberg '91, football, and Karla (Thormodson) Isley '98, women's basketball were inducted into the Athletic Hall of Fame.
It was a blustery, cold & rainy Saturday (Oct. 5), but everyone braved the weather to attend the annual homecoming parade at 10:30 a.m. around the Campus Mall. William "Bill" Peterson, professor of mathematics, served as the parade's grand marshal. Peterson is a senior faculty member and is currently serving as Interim Department Head for the Math, Science, and Technology Department. He has been with the University since 1968. Peterson received the Distinguished Teaching Award in 1984 and 1994 and received the Torch and Shield Award in 2000.
Following the parade, Golden Eagle Women's Soccer will took on Sioux Falls at 11 a.m for a tough loss of 1-0. Teambackers then hosted a tailgate with live music by the band Four Wheel Drive in Parking Lot E. The Golden Eagle Football game kicked off at 1 p.m. against Bemidji State University Beavers, which led to the first-ever Hub Cap Trophy Win!
Students celebrated homecoming week with events planned around the theme "Golden Eagle Nation Celebration." Highlights for students included a homecoming photo booth, the 2nd Annual Alpha Sigma Pi Powderpuff Football game, and the coronation of homecoming royalty, along with a number of other homecoming related activities.
The class of 1994 was recognized at this year's homecoming on their 20 year anniversary. It marks 20 years since the first baccalaureate degree was granted on the campus along with the laptop initiative.
Special events for the classes of 1968 and 1969 and all communication alumni and former faculty was also held.
Visit www.umcrookston.edu/homecoming or www.facebook.com/umcrookston.homecoming for more information.