Homecoming 2017 brings back tradition of Bison Day, basketball and top students’ honored, Nov. 9-11

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In keeping with our 125th anniversary celebration in 2016, Lipscomb’s Office of Alumni Relations revived Homecoming, offering the return of the Homecoming musical along with reunions, gatherings and family events.

The revival continues in 2017 with Homecoming scheduled for Nov. 9-11 and expanding to involve men’s Bison basketball games, return of Bison Day as well as the honoring of Miss Lipscomb and the Bachelor of Ugliness. Homecoming weekend also will continue to include last year’s new addition, the Lipscomb Honors awards ceremony, on Thursday, Nov. 9. Lipscomb Honors celebrates the highest honor conferred upon a Lipscomb alumnus.

This year’s Lipscomb Honors award recipients are Kerri Pauley Edwards (’93) of Nashville, president of KP Entertainment which manages artists Luke Bryan, Cole Swindell and others; and Bruce Bowers (’72) of Hermitage, former Metro Nashville Public Schools administrator and member of the Lipscomb Athletics Hall of Fame. Additional info about these two outstanding alumni will be available at www.lipscomb.edu/homecoming soon!

“In 2017 we have added more of the signature events alumni have held dear over the years to provide a variety of options for alumni to participate in and enjoy,” said Phil Ellenburg, vice president for alumni relations. “We are also planning events for students, in order to bring our entire Lipscomb community together for a great Homecoming weekend.”

Homecoming 2017 will feature the return of Bison Day—a student-led afternoon celebration—as well as a Bison basketball game against Emory University on Friday, Nov. 10, at 6:30 p.m. in Allen Arena. For those who can’t get enough, the Bisons will play again on Sunday afternoon, Nov. 12, against Morehead State University.

In recent years, students have voted on the Miss Lipscomb and Bachelor of Ugliness honors later in the school year, but this year voting is taking place earlier in the academic year to allow alumni to join in honoring these two worthy students during the Nov. 10 basketball game, Ellenburg said.

Throughout Homecoming weekend, Lipscomb Theatre will present the hit romantic comedy musical She Loves Me, telling the story of Amalia and Georg, shop clerks in the 1930s who are carrying on a romantic correspondence with secret admirers. The musical is based on the same story as the movie You’ve Got Mail. The performance will be staged in Willard Collins Alumni Auditorium, Nov. 10-12, and tickets are available at lipscomb.edu/theatre.

In addition to these signature events, Homecoming 2017 will offer an entire weekend of milestone reunions (including the Class of 1992’s 25th Reunion and the Class of 1967’s 50th Reunion), an academic reception where alumni can visit with their former professors, and social club reunions, including several 50th anniversary reunions.

For more information or to register for events, log on to lipscomb.edu/homecoming.