Homecoming and family weekend occurred Oct. 1-3 and welcomed alumni and family to VWU Campus to celebrate the new academic year. The homecoming dance was hosted on Friday, Oct. 1, at 9 p.m. in the CMAC. This dance was an event for the student body where students came dressed to impress their fellow peers while they danced to music, ate food and took photos for remembrance.
Throughout the week preceding homecoming and family weekend, the Student Activities Director, Sarah Guzzo, hosted a spirit week that consisted of different dress up days. These dress up days were PJ Monday, DC vs Marvel Tuesday, jersey day Wednesday, throwback Thursday and Marlin spirit day Friday.
Along with the dance and spirit week, homecoming included the crowning of the Marlin Majesties. Students were able to vote two majesties from the homecoming court that consisted of a total of eight students to choose from. The winners were junior Jordan Gilliam and sophomore Ashleigh Lockard who were revealed at the Birdsong Field during halftime of the field hockey game.
Family weekend was an opportunity for families to be able to come onto campus and join the Marlin community in the annual tailgate tradition for homecoming. These family members were able to purchase meal and beverage tickets as they arrived and enjoyed a picnic style meal while they engaged with their favorite faculty member and their Marlin student. The weekend was wrapped up with a homecoming worship at Heritage United Methodist Church led by chaplain Kotosha Griffin.
By Jade East