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GSC Announces 2012 Homecoming Schedule


For more information:
Bob Edwards
Public Relations Department
Glenville State College
(304) 462-6390

Glenville, WV—Glenville State College faculty, staff, students, alums, and friends will be celebrating the 2012 GSC Homecoming the week of October 22nd.  The GSC Student Government Association and Homecoming Committee have planned a week full of activities for students, faculty, staff, alumni, and friends. The theme for this year’s event is ‘Proud to be an American, Proud to be a Pioneer’.

The GSC Homecoming Court float rides in the 2011 Homecoming Parade

“Ever since our first homecoming in 1931, homecoming weekend at GSC has been a long tradition of welcoming back alumni to the school. This is a wonderful opportunity for alums to return to campus, visit with their former classmates, reminisce about their time at Glenville State College, participate in sports and culture events, enjoy the parade, and renew past friendships. We welcome our returning alumni from near and far and hope that many of them will come early on Friday evening to attend the PAC Fundraiser and bonfire as well as participate in all of Saturday’s activities. These events culminate with our homecoming game against the University of Charleston’s Golden Eagles at 1:30 p.m.,” said Debbie Nagy, GSC Director of Alumni Affairs and Special Assistant to the President.

The GSC Homecoming Coronation will be held on Monday, October 22nd at 5:00 p.m. in the GSC Amphitheatre. In case of rain, the ceremony will be moved to the Presidents Auditorium in the Heflin Administration Building.

The 11th Annual Fall GSC Bluegrass Concert will be held on Tuesday, October 23rd at 7:00 p.m. in the GSC Fine Arts Auditorium. GSC Bluegrass Band Alums Luke Shamblin and Derek Vaden will be returning to campus to join the concert. Tickets are $5 each or $8 per couple. GSC students and children under five are admitted free. The GSC Bluegrass Band will also be selling copies of their recently recorded CD for $15 each. All proceeds benefit the GSC Bluegrass Program.

Mentalist Keith Metheny will be performing on Wednesday, October 24th at 7:00 p.m. in the GSC Fine Arts Auditorium. The performance is free and open to the public.

A special ‘Premium Night’ dinner will be served at Mollohan’s Restaurant on Thursday, October 25th from 4:30 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.

The GSC Student Government Association’s Homecoming Dance will also take place on Thursday at 8:00 p.m. in the MCCC Ballroom.

Friday, October 26th will be a day full of homecoming activities. A campus-wide picnic will take place from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. in the GSC Amphitheatre. The Pioneer Athletic Club is sponsoring the ‘Grillin & Chillin’ steak grill fundraiser at the Jack Woodyard Room and pavilion at Morris Stadium from 4:30 – 7:00 p.m. The menu includes a ribeye steak (grill your own or let a coach grill it for you), scalloped potatoes, salad, beverage, and desert. The cost is $25 for singles and $45 for couples. The Lady Pioneer Volleyball team is sponsoring an Alumni Volleyball game at 7:00 p.m. at the Jesse R. Lilly Gymnasium. The annual bonfire and spirit competition starts at 8:00 p.m. at Morris Stadium.

On Saturday, October 27th, the GSC Fitness Center, GSC Science Fiction and Fantasy Guild student organization, and the GSC Women’s Basketball program are sponsoring the Zombie Survival Fun Run 5K. The race begins at 9:00 a.m. in downtown Glenville. Early registration is $15 and $20 after October 15th. You may still register on the day of the race beginning at 8:00 a.m. in the Glenville City Square Park. All who pre-register will receive a free t-shirt and those wearing a costume will receive $5 off their registration fee. To access a registration form or for more information, visit or Shan Harkleroad at (304) 462-6440. The Homecoming Parade on Main Street in Glenville begins at 10:00 a.m. Julia Barr, retired GSC Campus Health Services Nurse, will serve as homecoming parade marshal. Glenville State College President Peter Barr and his wife Betsy will host a free Tailgate Picnic from 11:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. in the parking lot at Morris Stadium for all alumni, fans, and friends. The homecoming football game will feature the GSC Pioneers and the University of Charleston Golden Eagles in a key WVIAC battle at 1:30 p.m. at Morris Stadium. The 2012 GSC Homecoming Court will be presented during pre-game festivities. The 2012 Clarissa Williams Award recipient Krystle Bailey and Frank Montrose Award winner Trae Sprague will also be honored at this time. The First Annual Blue/White Baseball Scrimmage will take place at the Sue Morris Sports Complex. The game will start at 5:00 p.m. and tailgating is encouraged. This is a great opportunity for the students and fans to see all of the new players.

Nagy says the GSC Homecoming is a time for renewing college friendships, making new acquaintances, exchanging college memories and experiences, and enjoying good ole Pioneer Camaraderie.

For more information about GSC Homecoming activities, contact the GSC Student Government Association Office at (304) 462-7361 ext. 6419 or the GSC Alumni Relations Office at (304) 462-4122.

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