Office of Public Relations

Pomona, NJ  08240


The Richard Stockton College of New Jersey Alumni Association Plans Full Plate of Activities for Homecoming Weekend


For Immediate Release

Thursday, September 21, 2006

Contact:   Tim Kelly

                  Stockton Public Relations

                  (609) 652-4950


Stockton Alumni and friends are invited back to campus to participate in a wide range of Homecoming events Oct. 3rd through the 8th.


“Many of the usual Homecoming activities will be back this year, but we have added to the schedule to include even more,” said Director of Alumni Relations Sara Faurot. “There are so many things going on we had to expand the schedule beyond the normal weekend.  There’s something for everyone.”


This year’s Homecoming, themed “Then and Now” in recognition of the College’s many proud traditions and its contemporary standing, kicks off Tuesday Oct. 3 with an 8 p.m. performance by Mentalist Robert Channing in Alton Auditorium (formerly A-Wing Lecture Hall.)


On Wednesday, Oct. 4, a drive-in movie, “Superman Returns” will be shown at 8 p.m. in Parking Lot 5 with free concessions. Also at 8 p.m. the Performing Arts Center’s Experimental Theatre presents “Crumbs from the Table of Joy” tickets available at the PAC Box Office for $6-$8. The show will also run Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday at the same time and location each night except Sunday, when a 3 p.m. matinee will be held.


Thursday’s events include a Fall Career Fair from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the I-wing Gym and the Fannie Lou Hamer Human and Civil Rights Symposium from 2:30 to 4:30 p.m. in the PAC.


On Friday, the schedule swings into high gear.  The Annual Stockton College Scholarship Recognition Ceremony, during which more than 100 scholarship recipients and donors will be honored, takes place from 4 to 6 p.m. in the Sports Center.


From 8 to 10 p.m. a Jazz Concert will be held in the PAC to benefit the “Pop” Lloyd Committee, whose work is dedicated toward the values espoused by one of Atlantic City’s pioneers of baseball’s Negro Leagues, John Henry “Pop” Lloyd.  From 8 p.m. to midnight, the Annual Semi-Formal Osprey Autumn Ball will take place in I-wing gym (tickets, $5 in advance and $10 at the door, are available at the PAC box office.)


On Saturday, Homecoming hits full stride with events and activities going on from 8 a.m. straight through the evening hours.  From 8 to 10:30 a.m. there will be an Open House Program in the Sports Center.  An Alumni Breakfast will be held at 10 a.m. in the Inglenook Room of N-wing, where the Annual Alumni Meeting will also take place from 10:30 to 12:30 p.m.


At 11 a.m., The Ospreys’ Men’s and Women’s Soccer Programs will have alumni games featuring some of the great players in Stockton’s proud soccer history.  At 1 p.m. the current Stockton men’s squad will kick off against Steven’s Institute, and the women will host Centenary at 3 p.m.


While all this soccer action is taking place, there will be a Carnival and Spirit Displays from 12 noon to 4 p.m. in Parking Lot 5.


From 3 to 5 p.m., an Alumni Mixer, with music provided by the Stockton Faculty Band, is slated for the Inglenook Room.


At 8 p.m., the popular show “Beatlemania Now”, a depiction and musical interpretation of the “Fab Four” will entertain at the Performing Arts Center.  Call the PAC Box Office (609) 652-9000 for ticket information.


On Sunday Oct. 8, the events pick up again with the Alumni Association’s 5K Run (Register 8 a.m. at the Sports Center for the 9 a.m. event. Zeta Tau Alpha Fraternity, in conjunction with the Office of Student Development, will host the 3rd Annual Car Show in Parking Lot 5 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.  At 12 noon and 1 p.m., respectively there will be a Women’s Alumni Softball Game and Barbecue and a Men’s Alumni Lacrosse Contest.  The Annual Hellenic Event is scheduled from 2 to 7 p.m. in I-wing gym.


The Lakeside Center will host a special showing of the NFL football game pitting the Eagles against the Dallas Cowboys.  Prizes, a halftime food spread and many surprises are planned.

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