Homecoming 2018

2018 Homecoming

Schedule Highlights

Friday, October 12 - Sunday October 14, 2018

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Friday, October 12

Millsaps College Library Exhibits

8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Millsaps Wilson Library

The Library will feature an exhibit titled “A Tradition of Excellence: Journals and Artifacts from travels of George Crawford Swearingen, Classics Professor and First College Librarian.” In addition, there is an exhibit about late History Professor Dr. Ross Moore and the library collection of Karl and Mildred Wolfe paintings may be enjoyed in the College Archives gallery.

Library exhibits are located in the library display cases, main floor and second floor and may be viewed any time the library is open: Friday 8-5, Saturday 1-5, and Sunday afternoon and evening, beginning at 2:00 p.m.


Major Generals Luncheon

11:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.
Old Capitol Inn, 226 North State Street

Join us in celebrating the Class of 1968 and those who have been graduated for 50 years or more. Complimentary for the Class of 1968, $25 for guests. For more information email kitchme@millsaps.edu or call 601-974-1002.

Seated luncheon. Please RSVP at www.mbench.org/homecoming18


Friday Forum - “Major Changes: Millsaps in 1968 and Fifty Years Later. “

2:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.
Gertrude C. Ford Academic Complex Room 215

This panel takes a close look at 1968 as a pivotal year for the United States and the world. Debates over escalating war, student activism, civil rights, and sexual equity swirled around the campus of Millsaps College. Alumni who were here during that time will reflect on their memories of campus life, academics, and national politics and how those years shaped their paths in years to come.


IVI Hour - Theon Johnson

3:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Academic Complex 137

IVI Hour sets one hour apart from our busy lives to hear from a faculty member or alum of Millsaps College. In an intimate setting, they share with faculty, students, and staff about their lives, their work, and lessons learned along the way. Theon Johnson receives an alumni award later today.


Elseworks/Midtown Tours

2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Midtown Tour

Tour led by ELSEWorks faculty members David Culpepper, Blakely Fender, Ray Grubbs, Phil Hardwick and Penny Prenshaw. Midtown businesses and ELSEWorks Business Analysts will be featured.

Please RSVP at www.mbench.org/homecoming18


Alumni Awards and Athletics Hall of Fame

5:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. with the Reception starting at 5:00 p.m. and the Programs starting at 5:45 p.m.
Country Club of Jackson

A celebration of the achievements of distinguished alumni in philanthropy, athletics, service and leadership. This year represents the 75th anniversary of the Navy V-12 program at Millsaps College. Join us at the Country Club of Jackson as we recognize these veterans and honor the 2018 Distinguished Alumni, the Outstanding Young Alumna, and winners of the Livesay, Leadership in Giving, and Spirit of Giving Awards. Millsaps Athletics will induct 2018 Hall of Fame members. The 25$ tickets include admission and hors d'oeuvres. Cash bar.

Please RSVP at www.mbench.org/homecoming18


Tour and Viewing at the James Observatory

6:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.
Country Club of Jackson

Constructed in 1901 and the oldest building on campus, the observatory was restored in 2016. Come for a brief tour of the restored building and a viewing through the restored telescope. For further information, please contact Ben Nichols at bnichols229@gmail.com

Please RSVP at www.mbench.org/homecoming18


Millsaps 2018 Homecoming Showcase

7:30 p.m.
Hosted by the Millsaps College Department of Music in the Gertrude C. Ford Academic Complex Recital Hall

Join us for an evening of music-making featuring Millsaps’ vocal and instrumental ensembles, and special solo performances by our talented Millsaps musicians. The music of Leonard Bernstein will be featured in this year’s concert. Contact Charlotte Bass, bassc@millsaps.edu.

2018 Class Reunions

Class of 1968

- Friday night reception at the home of V.A. Jones Whitley and Cleve Whitley
From 7:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.

Class of 1973
- Friday night reunion party at the home of David and Patsy Marsh
From 7:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.

Class of 1978
- Friday night party at Bravo Patio in Highland Village
From 7:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.

Class of 1983
- Friday night party at CS’s on N. West St.
From 7:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.

Class of 1988
- Friday night party at the Weems House on N. State St. across from the Millsaps Campus 1718 North State Street
From 7:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.   

Classes of 1993, 1998, 2003
- Friday night “Subway Lounge” party, lower level of the A. Boyd Campbell College Center
Return to the “Subway Lounge”, complete with the blues, blues dogs and beer buckets.

From 8:00 p.m. to 11:00 p.m.

Class of 2013
- Friday night party at Hal and Mal Oyster Bar - 200 Commerce St.
From 8:00 p.m. to 11:00 p.m.

Please RSVP for all reunion parties at www.mbench.org/homecoming18


Saturday, October 13, 2018

Plaza Ya Ya

11:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Plaza between the A. Boyd Campbell College Center and the Hall Activities Center

Enjoy a gumbo of activity in the Plaza Saturday morning –A pop-up art show, coffee, king cake and libations set to live music, game booths, Poet for Hire, palm-reading, face-painting for the kids, academic department booths such as Geo Ya Ya , Chalk it Up and more.


Class of 1968 Reunion Brunch

10:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m
Rickhouse 717 Poplar Boulevard

The Class of 1968 will celebrate their 50th reunion with a delicious brunch at the new Rickhouse Room at the Manship restaurant on Poplar Boulevard. Free parking is available in the adjacent parking garage. Tickets are 30$.

Please RSVP at www.mbench.org/homecoming18


Major Tailgates

1:00 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.
North End Zone Harper Davis Field

Enjoy great food and drink and activities for the kids while visiting with alumni and friends. Tickets include gourmet treats from Mangia Bene, two drink tickets and admission to the game. Seating will be provided for class reunions. Tickets are 20$ with registration 25$ at the gate.

Please RSVP at www.mbench.org/homecoming18


Homecoming Football Game

2:00 p.m.
Harper Davis Field

All tickets are to be purchased at the gate. Gates open two hours before kickoff: $10 general admission, $50 chair back seats based on availability. Free for kids 10 and under. Game tickets are included in alumni tailgate price, $20 with registration or $25 at the door. Be sure to stop by the “Kappa Sigma Homecoming Floats Sale” inside the stadium for an ice cream float benefitting the Rev. Ed King Endowed Award and Scholarship. Floats are $2.00

Please RSVP at www.mbench.org/homecoming18


Class of 2008 Reunion Party

7:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.
Saltine – 622 Duling Avenue

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Sunday, October 14, 2018

Memorial Service for Alumni and Friends

10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.
Franklin Hall

Please join us as we celebrate the lives of Millsaps alumni and friends who have passed away in the last year. The service will be led by Millsaps Chaplain Joey Shelton, Millsaps staff and current students.


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For additional information, contact the alumni and parent relations office at kitchme@millsaps.edu or call 601.974.1002.