Oct 17, 2019

College of the Ozarks Homecoming planned for early November

Logo for Homecoming 2019
Homecoming 2019

POINT LOOKOUT, MO. — College of the Ozarks will kick off Homecoming 2019, themed Hard Work U.: Stay True, with its annual Miss Hard Work U. Coronation Ceremony on Thursday, Oct. 31, at 7 p.m., in Jones Auditorium.

Homecoming events will run through Saturday, Nov. 2. Guests on campus are encouraged to join the students at a chapel the following day, Sunday, Nov. 3, at 11 a.m.

Alumni and members of the community are invited to participate in many Homecoming activities, including the 5k Glow Run/Walk hosted on campus, Bobcat basketball, and the traditional C of O parade held on campus Saturday afternoon at 2:15 p.m.

“Homecoming is a wonderful time to return to campus to celebrate friendships and honor traditions,” said Alumni Director Angela Williamson. “It is also a great time to honor some outstanding alumni who are making an impact on their communities, businesses, and the world.”

In order to honor the accomplishments of several notable alumni, the 2019 Meritorious Awards will be presented during the festivities. Those being awarded include Robert Lewis (’58) JC, Distinguished Achievement Award; Mark and Dori Rapinchuk, Distinguished Community Service Award; Scott Roberts (’99), Distinguished Achievement Award; Dr. Ryan Siebert (’07), Distinguished Young Alumnus Award.

Schedule of events

Thursday, Oct. 31

  • 8 a.m. - 5 p.m. Alumni Registration, Alumni Center
  • 7 p.m. Miss Hard Work U. Coronation, Jones Auditorium

Friday, Nov. 1

  • 8 a.m. - 5 p.m. Alumni Registration, Alumni Center
  • 10 a.m. Alumni Golf Game, Buffalo Ridge Golf Course
  • 4 p.m. Alumni Council Meeting & Dinner, Henry R. Herold Room, The Keeter Center
  • 5 p.m. ‘40s Original 27th Annual No-Host Buffet, Lakeside Room, Pearl Rogers Dining Center
  • 7 p.m. 2nd Annual Angela Mallonee Garbee Lady Cats Alumni Game, Keeter Gymnasium
  • 8 p.m. 1980s Remix, Main Level, Plaster Business Building
  • 9 p.m. BSU Reunion, Baptist Student Union
  • 9 p.m. 5K Glow Run/Walk, Keeter Gymnasium

Saturday, Nov. 2

  • 8 a.m. Alumni Breakfast & 50th Reunion Honors, Dobyns Dining Room, The Keeter Center
  • 9 a.m. Alumni Registration, Alumni Center
  • 10 a.m. 1960s Reunion, Christian Ministries Lounge
  • 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. Student Activity Booths, Activities Field
  • 10:30 a.m. Dedication of the H. Don & Judith Coker Tilmon Fitness Center
  • 1 p.m. Alumni Memorial Service, Williams Memorial Chapel
  • 2:15 p.m. C of O Homecoming Parade
  • 3:15 p.m. Bobcats vs. Southwestern College, Keeter Gymnasium
  • 6 p.m. Alumni Banquet & Meritorious Awards, The Hook Center

For questions on the 5K Glow Run/Walk, please contact Associate Professor of Physical Education and Head Women’s Basketball Coach Becky Mullis at (417) 690-2574.

For more information regarding Homecoming 2019 events, contact the College of the Ozarks Alumni Office at (417) 690-2208.