Homecoming 2017


Homecoming Theme:

During Homecoming 2017, Marshall University's Thundering Herd football team played against Old Dominion University.  The Homecoming theme was "Overthrow the Monarchs".

Marshall University Black Alumni members attended a weekend full of events as The MU Thundering Herd Overthrew the ODU Monarchs.  

A summary of the Homecoming 2017 activities is listed below.

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Thursday, October 12, 2017

On Thursday there was a Homecoming Parade and Bonfire located downtown on 5th Avenue.


Friday, October 13, 2017

There was on-site registration at the MU Student Center Plaza and the 2nd floor lobby of the Pullman Plaza Hotel.

The Friday events that kicked off the weekend are listed below:

  • MU Greek Step Show  -  Keith Albee Theater, (Downtown Huntington) 
  • "Spirit Pep Rally" - Dance Party.  In Memory of Fran Jackson -  Pullman Plaza Hotel Main Ballroom.
  • Hospitality Suite  - Cam Henderson Room - Pullman Plaza Hotel (12:00 Midnight - until)

Many MUBA members enjoyed the Hospitality Suite until ...

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Saturday, October 14, 2017

Saturday began with the MUBA Business Meeting at the MU Student Center.

The MUBA members met the 2017 Nate Ruffin Scholarship award winner, Pruisave Walker and the 2017 Janis Winkfield award winner, Dominique Gibson.  

This was the first time that the Janis Winkfield Scholarship was awarded.  Both Scholarship award winners are wonderful students whith promising futures.  MUBA members should be proud of both of our Scholarship award winners.


After the Business Meeting, it was time for a full day of social events.

There was a Tailgate with MUBA, Marshall University Alumni Association and African American Students' Program Office at Harless Field on MU's campus.

Next came the Football Game and MUBA members attempted to squeeze in all of their "traditional" Homecoming activities.

Saturday evening began with a Dinner and Musical Theater with "The Lady and the Empress at Pullman Plaza Hotel.

Then there was the Homecoming Dance at the Pullman Plaza Hotel. 

The attendance for the dance was not as large as the attendance for other Homecoming Dances.  However,I am sure that the MUBA members that attended the dance will tell you that it was a wonderful event.  The DJ, TNT Productions did a great job engaging the crowd.  Several MUBA members also received door prizes as a thank you for their support.

The evening concluded with the Hospitality Suite in the Cam Henderson Room,

And YES, MUBA members enjoyed the Hospitality Suite until ... 

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Sunday, October 15, 2017


The Janis Winkfield Memorial Homecoming Prayer Service occurred on Sunday morning in the Kentucky Room at the Pullman Plaza Hotel.  This was a wonderful service honoring the memory of Janis Winkfield, who was a former MUBA President.  

There was also a memorial ceremony for some of our fellow MUBA members who "passed" on to Glory during 2017.  We can never forget our MUBA members who are now deceased.  We can only continue to honor them.

The Janis Winkfield Memorial Homecoming Prayer Service concluded with an extraordinary and awsome message from Reverend Reginald Hill, former Pastor of Antioch Baptist Church Huntington, WV,  

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