Tennessee Tech’s Alumni Association is doing its best to keep the alumni up-to-date for homecoming this weekend. The Alumni Association has planned several events that involve alumni for both Friday and Saturday.
According to ttualumni.org, the Alumni Association’s main focus is to act as liaison between Tech alumni and the University. They want to make sure alumni still feel apart of Tech years after they leave the campus. Emails are constantly sent out to inform Tech’s alumni about any big upcoming events that are going on around campus, including Homecoming. “They do a great job of keep me informed about things that are going on,” said Rosa Webb, TTU alumna from the Class of 1990. “I usually get an email about something every few weeks.”
This year, the Alumni Association has set up a breakfast for the alumni to enjoy on the second floor lobby of the University Center while watching the parade floats pass by. “I remember coming back to the Oracle for Homecoming after I graduated,” said Webb. ” My favorite part was just sitting up there having cookies and coffee while catching up with my old advisor. That was one of the best things about Homecoming.”
Though the Alumni Association sets up many events for the alumni from past years to attend, some of the different colleges on campus have set up other activities for their own alumni. The College of Business has invited its alumni to join Dean James Jordan-Wagner, along with current students and faculty to its Parade Watching Party at the home of Lee and Kim Jones. “We have done this for years,” said Dr. James Jordan-Wagner, who is currently the Dean of the College of Business. “Our alumni can enjoy themselves and catch up with lost classmates while watching the beautiful parade pass by.”
The college is also having a pre-game luncheon for the alumni in Johnson Hall with President Phil Oldham, professors and staff.
“We know that there will probably be more mingling than eating,” said the Dean Wagner. ” But that is what these events are for – seeing someone you haven’t seen in years and going off somewhere to sit and catch up.”
The College of Business will also be giving every alumnus who attends these events a free ticket to the football game.
After the game is over, the TTU American Society of Civil Engineers student chapter and the department of civil and environmental engineering will be celebrating with their annual pig roast.
There will also be a Geekbox Jam concert after the game at 5 p.m. inside the Hooper Eblen Center.
The Alumni Association sent out emails informing alumni about these Homecoming events and posted them on the Association’s Facebook page. On this page, the Association posts pictures of games or events happening at Tech so those how were unable to attend can see what they may have missed.