Alumni and friends will celebrate “Oh, the Places You’ll Go! A Ransdell Story” for WKU’s Homecoming 2016.
“Homecoming will be bittersweet as it is President and Mrs. Ransdell’s final Homecoming as President and First Lady of WKU,” said Ginny Hensley, director of Alumni Programming. “The committee chose a theme that would celebrate their tenure at WKU while still allowing our student body to have fun.”
Homecoming activities will be conducted Oct. 19-23.
“We’re excited to see the different directions this theme can go,” Hensley said. “It can represent the popular graduation book by Dr. Seuss, which suggests graduates of all ages, from high school to college, to even retirement can control their own destiny. Education gives everyone the opportunity to succeed and control their own destiny.”
The theme can also represent Dr. and Mrs. Ransdell’s career. “He and Julie began their journey as WKU college students. Our university gave them the opportunity to see ‘great places’ and ‘move mountains.’ Along the way, they created life long memories and a better WKU,” she said.
The Hilltopper football team will face Old Dominion in the Homecoming game at 6 p.m. Oct. 22 at Houchens Industries-L.T. Smith Stadium. Additional information about the Homecoming week schedule of events will be available on the Alumni Association website and Spirit magazine.
“Homecoming is a special time on the WKU campus when students, faculty, staff and alumni together show great pride in the WKU Spirit,” Hensley said. “Our goal is to spread that same Spirit throughout the region through our Homecoming festivities.”
Contact: Ginny Hensley, (270) 745-4395