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New Mexico State University celebrates Homecoming 2002 Oct. 10-12

New Mexico State University will celebrate Homecoming 2002, "Decades of Tradition," Oct. 10-12 with an alumni social, parade, football game and other activities for students and alumni.

ursday, Oct. 10, to Saturday, Oct. 12, University Archives will present an exhibit, "Homecoming 2002 - Decades of Tradition: Honoring the Classes of 1942, 1952 and 1962," on the second floor lobby of Corbett Center near the Art Gallery entrance.

A bonfire sponsored by the Associated Students of New Mexico State University and KRUX 91.5 FM is scheduled for 7 p.m., Thursday, Oct. 10, in the parking lot east of Aggie Memorial Stadium.

Events for Friday, Oct. 11, begin with a student symposium of New Mexico Space Grant Consortium scholarship holders from 8:45 a.m. to noon in the Jerome and Joyce Shaw Conference Room in the Goddard Hall Tower.

The College of Health and Social Services will hold a reception in honor of Ann Stege Anderson, Distinguished Alumni for the college from 10 to 11 a.m. in the New Mexico Room of Corbett Center.

From 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m, the College of Engineering will hold its Distinguished Alumni Luncheon in honor of John Eugene Scruggs in the East Ballroom of Corbett Center.

A Klipsch Professorship Ceremony will be held outside the Klipsch Museum in Engineering Complex III at 2 p.m.

From 2 to 3 p.m., the College of Education will hold its Distinguished Alumni Reception in O'Donnell Hall in honor of Robert and Olivia Ogas. At the same time, the College of Arts and Sciences will honor its Distinguished Alumni, Teri Schultz, Fabian Samaniego and Katherine Ganz, in the Dona Ana Room of Corbett Center.

From 3 to 4 p.m. on Friday, the College of Business Administration and Economics will hold its Distinguished Alumni Reception honoring Lisa Donnini in the Business Complex Lobby.

The College of Agriculture and Home Economics Distinguished Alumni Reception in honor of Bill Cantrell will be held from 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. on the Skeen Hall Patio.

A "Decades Social" for all New Mexico State alumni and friends will be held from 5:30 to 7 p.m. in the Corbett Center Ballrooms.

The events for Saturday, Oct. 12, will begin with the "Eye Opener Breakfast" from 8 to 9:30 a.m. in the Corbett Center Ballrooms. Recipients of the 2002 Distinguished Alumni Awards, the James F. Cole Memorial Award for Service, Honorary Alumnus and Conquistador of the Year will be honored at the breakfast. Reservations must be made with the Alumni Association.

From 9 to 11:20 a.m. tours will be given of "A Distinct Grace," the University Art Gallery's current exhibition. The tours start on the hour and last 20 minutes.

The President's Reception will be held at 10 a.m. on the Horseshoe. Also beginning at 10 a.m. is the Homecoming Parade on University Avenue traveling from the Pan American Center and turning on Espina Street to Stewart Street.

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

The Alumni Tailgate Party will begin at 4 p.m. at the tailgate area near the football practice field. The football game will follow at 6 p.m. with the Aggies playing the University of Louisiana - Lafayette at Aggie Memorial Stadium.

This year's events include reunions for the classes of 1942, 1952 and 1962, as well as groups such as ROTC, Conquistadores and Pi Beta Phi.

For more information about Homecoming 2002 activities, contact the Alumni Association at (505) 646-3616 or visit http://www.nmsu.edu/~Alumni/Homecoming.html.