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UCM Celebrates Homecoming 2017, 'Show Me UCM'

Contact: Mike Greife
WARRENSBURG, MO (Oct. 3, 2017)  – The University of Central Missouri invites the community to join in the celebration of “Show Me UCM” during the 2017 Homecoming celebration Oct. 13-14 as friends and alumni join UCM students and staff in a variety of activities.

Homecoming 2017 Royalty Candidates
Candidates for the title of UCM Homecoming King and Queen and their sponsors are, front  row, left to right, Jordan Owens, Sigma Sigma Sigma; Alyson Joyce, Phi Sigma Pi; Courtney Abt, Delta Zeta; Caroline Green, Alpha Omicron Pi; Julia Garza, Alpha Sigma Alpha; Emileigh Groh, Alpha Gamma Delta; Katharine Mudd, Sigma Kappa; Allison Ratliff, Alpha Phi; Ally Pettey, Gamma Phi Beta; back row, left to right, Collin Witte, Tau Kappa Epsilon; A.J. Majino, Phi Sigma Kappa; Stuart Duncan, Delta Chi; Orie Hemme, Sigma Pi; Justin Vann, Sigma Phi Epsilon; Austin Subke, Lambda Chi Alpha; Kevin Nguyen, Alpha Tau Omega; Trae Venerable, Alpha Kappa Lambda; Preston Donjon, Theta Chi; and Blake Schmidt, Sigma Tau Gamma.

The 20 Homecoming King and Queen candidates will be introduced prior to the performance by Magician Brian Miller at 7 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 12, in Hendricks Hall, with the top 10 finalists to be named following the performance.

The Homecoming Pep Rally is planned for 4-5:30 p.m. Friday, Oct. 13, in the Multipurpose Building. Student organizations will have an opportunity to show their UCM pride during a variety of competitions. Later that evening UCM Alumni Foundation will recognize the recipients of the Distinguished Alumni Award at the annual Distinguished Alumni Reception and Dinner at 5:30 p.m. in the Elliott Student Union ballroom.

Homecoming 2017 logo

Festivities for Saturday, Oct. 14, kick off with the All-Alumni Breakfast at 8 a.m. in the Smiser Alumni Center, followed by the annual Homecoming Parade at 9 a.m. The parade route, unchanged from previous years, will leave from the Multipurpose Building parking lot, proceeding south on Washington Street, east on Houx Street and north on Holden Street through campus and downtown Warrensburg. The parade route turns east onto Gay Street to College Avenue. At College Avenue, the route heads south, ending at South Street. Band and parade judges will be positioned along the route..

The annual Homecoming football game starts at 1:30 p.m. in the Audrey J. Walton Stadium as the UCM Mules take on the Missouri Southern State University Lions. Halftime activities include the introduction of the 2017 Distinguished Alumni, the crowning of the 2017 Homecoming royalty and the performance by the Marching Mules.

For more information on UCM’s 2017 Homecoming celebration, visit, or contact the UCM Alumni Foundation at 660-543-8000.