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Cumberlands to host “Come Home…to Cumberlands” for homecoming 2012


Williamsburg, Ky. – On September 28-30th, University of the Cumberlands (UC) will be welcoming back alumni, current students, their family and friends, as well as members of the community during homecoming.

This year’s event, “Come Home…to Cumberlands” will feature a weekend of memories that will last a lifetime. Class reunions, musicals, a carnival, a football game, fireworks, a movie, worship services and more will be available! A special welcome will greet the reunion classes of ’62, ’67, ’72, ’77, ’82, ’87, ’92, ’97, ’02, ’07, and ’12.

The festivities kickoff Friday at noon as the golf team will be having their golf outing and reunion at the Tri-County Golf Course. Later that evening the Creech Boswell Club and 1962 Class Reunion Dinner will take place at 4:30 p.m. at the Cumberland Inn. At 7:30 p.m., the music department will present its annual Homecoming concert at the Mary McGraw Music Building. The concert is free and open to the public.

The Friday night headliner will be the Body Poets from the television reality show America’s Got Talent at the Gatliff Chapel at 9:00 p.m. Admission is free for those wishing to attend.

On Saturday, festivities get started with the Boswell 5K Run/Walk Registration at 8:30 a.m. followed by the event at 9:30 am at James H. Taylor, II Stadium. Also at 8:30 am will be a corn hole tournament on the band practice field. The homecoming brunch will start at 9:00 am and run until 11:00 am in the T.J. Roberts Dining Hall.

The Carnival, which starts at 10:30 a.m. and runs until 1:30 p.m. at the soccer and band practice fields in front of the Hutton School of Business (HSB) on campus will have food, games, a balloon artist, a face painter, inflatable’s, Author’s Row Book Signing, and much more. The Alumni Board Auction starts at 11:30 a.m. at the gazebo and band practice field.

Kickoff for the football game vs. Lindsey Wilson is at 1:30 p.m., with the presentation of the homecoming court and the coronation of the king and queen during halftime. Tickets will be available at the gate starting at 11:00 am.

The T.J. Roberts Dining Hall will host the Informal Buffet Dinner for students, families, and alumni starting at 4:30 p.m. At 6:00 p.m. an Alumni dinner will be held at the Boswell Campus Center. The keynote speakers for the event will be Major General Ken Dowd (class of ’79) and Mike Wilson (class of’94). The program will also feature the presentation of alumni awards, the installation of new members of the Alumni Board, and reunion class photos.

Saturday’s events will conclude with a free fireworks show at 9:00 p.m., presented by Pyro Shows of Lafollette, TN., with additional fireworks provided by Thunder Sam’s Fireworks of Jellico, TN., on the band practice field. Immediately following the fireworks will be a screening of Disney Pixar’s Brave in the O. Wayne Rollins Center.

Sunday morning, Homecoming will conclude with worship services at First Baptist Church and Main Street Baptist Church starting at 10:45 am. The services are open to all alumni, students, family, and friends that wish to join.

All Cumberlands alumni should register at the Smiddy Building at the north entrance when they arrive on campus. Registrants can vote for Alumni Board members and become eligible for prizes. Registration will be open from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. on Friday and from 8 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. on Saturday.

Pre-paid reservations are required for both Saturday’s Alumni Dinner and Informal Buffet. Tickets must be picked up by 1:30 p.m. Saturday at Homecoming Registration. Tickets are not required for students attending the Informal Buffet in the T.J. Roberts Dining Hall but are required for family members and alumni. For ticket and registration information, as well as a full schedule of Homecoming events, contact the Office of Alumni Services at (606) 539-4167 or visit

Located in Williamsburg, Ky., University of the Cumberlands is an institution of regional distinction, which currently offers four undergraduate degrees in more than 40 major fields of study; nine pre-professional programs; twelve graduate degrees, including two doctorate, two specialist and eight master’s degrees; certifications in education; and online programs.