Campuses utilize Homecoming activities to connect students to TROY

T-Roy visits with scholars at the Confucius Institute table during Tuesday's Homecoming celebration on the Montgomery Campus.

T-Roy visits with scholars at the Confucius Institute table during Tuesday's Homecoming celebration on the Montgomery Campus.

Students, faculty and staff at TROY’s Montgomery and Dothan campuses have joined in the Homecoming spirit this week, leading up to Saturday’s football game against Louisiana at Veterans Memorial Stadium. Kickoff for the game is set for 2:30 p.m.

The Montgomery Campus scheduled events throughout the week, kicking off on Monday encouraging students to wear pink or don pink ribbons in support of Breast Cancer Awareness.

On Tuesday, the Campus held a Homecoming celebration adjacent to the Davis Theatre for the Performing Arts. Students, faculty and staff enjoyed a superhero costume contest, food, games and a Cornhole Tournament. The event concluded with the crowning of the campus’ Homecoming representative Jasmine Daughtry, a senior sociology major from Anniston. Daughtry is the wife of Tevin Daughtry and the daughter of Sabrina Barnes and Mark Denson.

“Hosting an event like this each year provides a fun opportunity to for students, faculty and staff to get engaged outside of the classroom and celebrate TROY,” said Jim Smith, associate dean of student services. “With our non-traditional student body, events like these serve to keep them connected to the University. Of course, this doesn’t happen without volunteers, we really appreciate the student volunteers and organizations who have been helping with activities throughout the week and the homecoming committee who organized many of the events.”

Other events for the week in Montgomery included Wicked Wednesday, featuring a Halloween/fall outfits contest, and TROY Spirit Day Thursday, during which students, faculty and staff were encouraged to wear TROY colors and deliver Thank-O-Grams to show appreciation for faculty and staff.

At the Dothan Campus, students, faculty and staff gathered for a Homecoming picnic and costume contest on Tuesday. Savannah Mackey took top honors in the costume contest.

Kaderricka Adams, a sophomore criminal justice major with a psychology minor from Ocala, Fla., was selected as the Dothan Campus Homecoming representative.

The Phenix City Campus selected Justice Kyera Lias, a senior social work major from Hurtsboro, as the campus Homecoming representative. She is the daughter of Stondus and Cassandra Hodo.

Daughtry, Adams and Lias will ride in the Homecoming Parade, presented by the Pike Area Chamber of Commerce, and be recognized during the pre-game show in Veterans Memorial Stadium on Saturday.