Stillman Homecoming Weekend Has Something for Everyone
One of the major highlights of the fall semester is the annual homecoming celebration. This weekend, thousands of alumni, donors, and community supporters will converge on the Stillman campus.
On Thursday, November 8th, Stillman will celebrate its 136th Founder’s Day at 11 a.m. in Brown Memorial Presbyterian Church. The speaker for this historic event is Dr. Keisha Lowther. A 1998 Stillman graduate, Dr. Lowther is dual board certified in Internal Medicine and Pediatrics. She attended medical school at Meharry Medical College in Nashville, Tennessee and completed her residency at the University of Alabama at Birmingham Hospital and the Children’s Hospital of Alabama. Before opening Generations Primary Care with her husband, Dr. Jamie Lowther, Dr. Lowther was a physician at the Maude Whatley Clinic in Eutaw, Alabama.
This year, the Educator Hall of Fame will be held on Thursday in the Warner Presentation Room of Wynn Center at 7 p.m. Following the Educator Hall of Fame is the Old School Block Party featuring Blues Singer Caroline Shines on Greek Row at 8:30 p.m.
On Friday, November 9th, the Homecoming Golf Tournament will be held at The Links. Registration for this event is $75 and will begin at 7 a.m. At 12:30 p.m., the Blue Pride Luncheon will begin in the Hay Center Cafeteria. At 3 p.m., there will be a general membership meeting for the National Alumni Association of Stillman College (NAASC) in Stinson Auditorium. At 4:30 p.m., the President’s Reception for Alumni will be held on the second floor of the Education Building. A little later that evening at 5:45 p.m., there will be a pep rally followed by fireworks in the Wynn Center parking lot. Miss Stillman will be officially crowned during coronation at 7:30 p.m. at the Bama Theatre located in downtown Tuscaloosa.
Friday evening’s events will end with a Victory Bonfire in the Physical Plant parking lot. Head Stillman Tigers football coach Teddy Keaton will have the honor of lighting the bonfire.
On Saturday, November 10th, the annual Homecoming Parade will take place in downtown Tuscaloosa. The Parade begins at 9 a.m. and starts at the corner of 22nd Avenue and University Boulevard. The parade will end at the corner of 22nd Avenue and 11th Avenue.
Following the parade at 11:30, The Dr. Thomas E. Lyle Battle of the Bands will take place in the Stillman Stadium. The Battle of the Bands will feature Paul W. Bryant High School of Tuscaloosa, Ramsey High School of Birmingham, Jackson-Olin High School of Birmingham, Hillcrest High School of Memphis and Selma High School of Selma.
At 1:30 p.m., the Homecoming game against Concordia will commence. Tickets to the game are $25 for executive seating (blue seats), $15 for general admission, and $7 for children 6-12 years old.
The annual Greek Step Show will be held at 8 p.m. Because of renovations to Birthright Auditorium, the location of the Step Show has yet to be determined. Stillman students can purchase tickets for $10. Advance tickets are $15 and tickets purchased at the door will be $20.
Further, on Saturday, November 10, all pedestrians and vehicles arriving on the campus at the main entrance must pay an entry fee: adult walk-on ($5.00) / children 12 years old and under walk-on ($1.00) or parking fee ($10.00) to gain admittance to the campus. Walkers who have purchased a game ticket will not be required to pay a walk-on fee.
For more information regarding activities, vending and parking, please visit the Stillman web site at www.stillman.edu or call Public Relations at 205-247-8018.
Parking and Traffic Rules for Homecoming 2012
Homecoming 2012 is upon us. To ensure that the campus community, alumni and friends of the College have a memorable experience, the following guidelines should be reviewed and adhered to:
Friday, November 9, 2012
RV’s can begin to arrive on campus. All RV’s will enter the 40th Avenue entrance.
The Wynn Center parking lot should be cleared of all vehicles to set up for the Pep Rally and remain free of student, faculty and staff vehicles through the remainder of the weekend.
The street in front of the Education Building will be CLOSED at both ends and will remain CLOSED through Sunday, November 11th.
The gate at Brown Memorial will lock and remain closed until Sunday, November 11th.
The street at the traffic circle going to the gazebo, Wynn Hall, Hay Hall and Johnson Robinson will be barricaded and will remain so until Sunday, November 11th.
The 40th Avenue entrance will close. All parties will exit the campus through the main entrance.
Saturday, November 10, 2011
Walk-through gates at Knox Hall and Main Entrance at Birthright will open to sell game day tickets. These entrances will be closed after the game begins at 2 p.m.
All pedestrian and vehicle traffic arriving on the campus must pay an entry fee to gain admittance to the campus. Adults walking onto the campus (not attending the game) will be charged $5. Children under the age of 12 years old walking onto the campus will be charged $1.
All vehicles entering the campus will pay a $10 parking fee. Individuals parking on the campus will receive a ticket for paid parking. Tickets should be placed on the dashboard of the vehicle as proof of paid parking.
All faculty, staff, students and game day workers should enter the campus through the 18th Street entrance and park on the east side of the campus. Faculty, staff or students entering the main gate will have to pay a $10 parking fee.
The parking lot directly across from the Birthright Hall should be cleared by 10 a.m.
NOTICE: All persons under the age of 18 will not gain admittance onto the campus without a parent or guardian.
Parking and traffic rules will be strictly enforced by Campus Police.
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