By Casey Peacock: Freedom New Mexico
Sen. Pete Domenici and the undefeated 1957 Greyhounds football team will be among those honored during this year’s Eastern New Mexico University homecoming.
Domenici, R-N.M., the longest serving senator in state history, will be given an honorary lifetime alumni award Saturday during a homecoming breakfast.
The 1957 Greyhounds football team reunion is being organized by Carl Richardson and B.B. Lees, who were the coaches of the team, and Buck Wilson, who played on the team, according to Janice Cowen, alumni affairs coordinator.
The weekend also includes a golf tournament, an ENMU Alumni Association past presidents luncheon, an ENMU Foundation breakfast, a homecoming parade, the coronation of the homecoming king and queen and Saturday’s football game against Aneglo State.
The theme is “Homecoming at the Forum.”
8 a.m.-noon, 1–5 p.m. — The Homecoming Golf Experience. Advance registration is required. Info: 562-2153.
9:30 a.m.-5 p.m. — Alumni registration, Campus Union Lobby
9:30 a.m. — Regents’ meeting, Regents’ Room
Noon — 50-year class reunion luncheon, Pecos Room
Noon — ENMU Alumni Association past president’s luncheon, Zia Room
3–5 p.m. — COPE Reception, COPE Center, 1700 S. Ave. I
5–6:45 p.m. — Student picnic, Dallan Sanders Plaza
6–8 p.m. — Alumni and friends social, Casa del Sol
8 p.m. — Bonfire, Greyhound Arena
8 a.m. — The ENMU Foundation 32nd annual breakfast, Campus Union Ballroom. During the breakfast program, ENMU Foundation and ENMU Alumni Association awards will be presented. Members of the Reunion Class of 1957, Greyhound Hall of Honors inductees, and Distinguished Emeritus Faculty Award recipients will also be recognized.
10:30 a.m. — Homecoming parade, West First Street. Contact the Office of Alumni Affairs at 562-2125 for entry information.
11:30 a.m.–1:15 p.m. — Sodexho buffet, Campus Union Dining Hall. Tickets will be available at the door for $8 per person.
12–2 p.m. — Tailgate barbecue, Greyhound Stadium
12–2 p.m. — Alumni hospitality tent, Greyhound Stadium
2 p.m. — Angelo State vs. ENMU. Halftime activities include the presentation of the homecoming king, queen and court and the induction of the 2007 Greyhound Hall of Honors recipients.