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"Legacy of Heroes" celebrated at NMSU Homecoming 2003

New Mexico State University will celebrate Homecoming 2003, "Legacy of Heroes," Oct. 30 to Nov. 1 with a scholarship breakfast, president's reception, parade, football game and other activities.

ing events will kick off with the Third Annual Danny Villanueva Scholarship Breakfast from 7:30 to 9 a.m. Thursday, Oct. 30, in the Corbett Center Ballrooms. Tickets are $20 and proceeds will fund the Danny Villanueva Scholarship Endowment.

From 4 to 4:30 p.m. Thursday, the College of Engineering and the Klipsch School of Electrical and Computer Engineering will dedicate the George W. Lucky Circuits Lab in Thomas and Brown Hall Room 102 and the Ring of Honor in the Engineering Complex III clock tower area.

At 6 p.m., the College of Education will hold its Distinguished Alumni Dinner in honor of Virginia Foltz in the Corbett Center Student Union.

The events of Friday, Oct. 31, will begin at 7:30 a.m. with the College of Agriculture and Home Economics Alumni and Donor Breakfast in honor of Distinguished Alumnus Topper Thorpe in the Livestock Judging Pavilion.

The University Art Gallery will give gallery tours of the Segura Publishing Company Fine Print Retrospective from 10 a.m. to noon on Friday.

Distinguished Alumni receptions on Friday include the College of Engineering Distinguished Alumni Luncheon in honor of Rhonda G. Faught from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. in the Corbett Center East Ballroom.

The College of Education Distinguished Alumni Reception honoring Virginia Foltz will be held in the O'Donnell Hall lobby. The College of Health and Social Services will hold its Distinguished Alumni Reception in honor of Kathryn M. Autrey in the Corbett Center New Mexico Room. Both receptions will begin at 2 p.m. on Friday.

At 3 p.m., the College of Business Administration and Economics will hold a Distinguished Alumni Reception in honor of Michael Rogers in the Business Complex.

The College of Arts and Sciences will hold a Distinguished Alumni Dinner in honor of Kirsten Chavez, Patricia D. Lopez and Esther Reyes at 6:30 p.m. in the Corbett Center Ballrooms.

Beginning at 5:30 p.m. Friday, an Alumni Social will be held in the Corbett Center Ballrooms.

From 5:30 to 7 p.m. Friday, there will be an ROTC Reunion. For more information, contact Gary Cataldo at (217) 753-1189 or catgr@aol.com.

Also on Friday, a reception for the Rio Grande Historical Collections Society will be held from 4:30 to 6 p.m. in the Kent Hall Courtyard. The reception will be followed by an informal tour of "Border Lives Once Lived, Vidas Fronterizas: Como Se Vivieron," an exhibit on Las Cruces' historic Amador and Armijo families.

At 7 p.m. Friday, the New Mexico State Pride Marching Band will hold an alumni band reception at the Sonoma Ranch Golf Course.

The events of Saturday, Nov. 1, will begin with an "Eye Opener Breakfast" from 7:45 to 9:30 a.m. in the Corbett Center Ballrooms. Reservations are required and tickets are $8.

The President's Reception will be at 10 a.m. Saturday in the University Art Gallery. Also at 10 a.m. is the 2003 Homecoming Parade, which will start at the Pan American Center, travel west on University Avenue and turn south on Knox Street.

The University Museum will offer a "Behind the Scenes" tour from 1 to 2:30 p.m. in the museum, located in Kent Hall.

The Alumni Tailgate Party will be from 3 to 4:30 p.m. Saturday at the football practice field. The Homecoming football game against Arkansas State University will begin at 5 p.m. in Aggie Memorial Stadium.

New Mexico State also is celebrating the 115th anniversary of its founding in 1888.

For more information about Homecoming 2003 activities, contact the Alumni Association at (505) 646-3616 or visit http://www.nmsu.edu/~Alumni/Homecoming.html.