The sophomore class won this year's competition, with seniors coming in close second. After a week of competition, the students welcomed alumni back to campus on Saturday for a "block party," football game, and evening banquet.
This year's homecoming commenced with another alumni reunion dinner at Grate County Farms. President Jack Haye, Vice President Howard Schmidt, and Trustee George Clay spoke during the event, sharing their vision for Patrick Henry College's future and celebrating God's faithfulness through the last 18 years.
The week's end revealed a thrilling win for the freshman class with the sophomores close behind. “In the end, the freshmen simply outperformed the sophomores. They were excited, passionate, and enthusiastic about homecoming and it showed in their participation,” said senior and Homecoming Committee chair Danielle Fife.
Homecoming weekend may have been a little wet, but that didn't dampen the spirits of the students or alumni! Since the format of homecoming was more relaxed than in previous years, it allowed plenty of time for the students to mingle and get to know alumni they'd never met before. On Saturday, it was nothing but fun and games for three solid hours—PLUS amazing food! The event coordinators did a phenomenal job seamlessly pulling everything together.
This year’s homecoming theme was ‘The Next Chapter,’ as the PHC community welcomed a new president and embarked on a new era. It was the epic 15th anniversary of Patrick Henry College Homecoming.
Ninety-degree weather didn’t stifle participation in Patrick Henry College’s homecoming celebration last week. From Wednesday night’s dodge ball tournament to the alumni vs. student football game on Saturday, students and alumni agreed that this year’s homecoming was one of the most successful the school has ever seen.
Strolling the Patrick Henry College campus during Homecoming 2012 last weekend were men in kilts, girls wearing sheets converted into makeshift togas, fellows in tri-cornered hats, and others sporting, (what?)red communist armbands. This year’s Homecoming theme was the Age of Revolutions, and while there was plenty of revelry to go around, PHC does it a bit differently than most other colleges and universities, foregoing parades and football games for more, say, historic fare.
Defying rainy, cold weather, students took a break from studies to dress up, rock out, and show some class spirit this past weekend, making PHC Homecoming 2011 what many thought was the best homecoming yet. And in the end, the senior class accrued enough points to win the yearly spirit competition.
More than 100 alumni, representing more than a quarter of all Patrick Henry College graduates, flocked to their alma mater from all over the country this past weekend for the 2010 Homecoming celebration. This special yearly tradition continues to grow through the concerted efforts of the Office of Student Life, a student-appointed Homecoming committee, the PHC Alumni Association and more. View the photo gallery below for a glimpse into this tenth-anniversary weekend filled with school spirit, alumni recognition, and glory to God for the journey on which He has led our College so far.
Sumo suits. Face paint. Circus activities. Homecoming 2009 passed this last week in a blur of class color, as Patrick Henry College alumni reunited with current students to celebrate what God has done to build their alma mater in recent years. From the Hodel Center Dedication ceremony to two winning soccer games to an alumni vs. student football game fought to a tie, this jam-packed weekend resulted in a PHC community exhausted yet encouraged.
In one of Patrick Henry College's most exciting Homecoming seasons yet, alumni, parents, and students came together for a weekend of fun and comradery October 2-4, 2008. Share some of the memories with us below.