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MU alumni flock to Homecoming Headquarters to start Homecoming weekend

Friday, October 14, 2011 | 5:22 p.m. CDT; updated 6:37 p.m. CDT, Friday, October 14, 2011
MU alumni Curtis and Becky Gurley joke with their sons Jackson, 16, and Davis, 13, while purchasing Homecoming T-shirts outside the Reynolds Alumni Center on Friday afternoon.

COLUMBIA — Wind gusts blew signs left and right.

Pots full of golden glass pebbles were blown off tables.

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But alumni weren't going to let the wind stop them from kicking off MU's 100th Homecoming.

Friday afternoon marked the start of Homecoming weekend at the Reynolds Alumni Center. Homecoming Headquarters, as it is called, serves as the central location for MU alumni to meet up and purchase their homecoming centennial merchandise.

"I'm glad to see how Mizzou has grown up over the years," said Susannah King, a 1995 alumna. "Yet they have kept the tradition at the same time."

In anticipation of the weekend, returning graduates visited the alumni center throughout the day decked out in their black and gold.

"There's a lot more people, more black and gold," said Becky Hardesty, a 1989 alumna who grew up in Columbia. "The town is more involved. It has really become a community thing."

Mary Stixrud graduated from MU in 1974 and now serves as a board member on the Boone County Chapter of the Mizzou Alumni Association. Stixrud regularly volunteers with the Alumni Association during Homecoming and has been particularly impressed with how MU has expanded its sports opportunities for different students.

"I just love seeing the spirit of the university," Stixrud said.


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