Homecoming 2019 is set for Thursday, Oct. 24 on the Goodman Campus with activities
starting at 8 a.m. and finishing up with live music after the football game against
Coahoma Community College.
Honorees for 2019 include: Alumni of the Year, Frank and Dixie Branch; Distinguished
Service Award, Janice and Chuck Putnam; Young Alumnus of the Year, Sherman Miller;
and Veteran of the Year, Donnie Sims.
On Oct. 24, Homecoming festivities kick off with a Fun Run hosted by the Holmes Occupational
Therapy Assistant program at 8 a.m. then inter-squad scrimmages for the softball and
baseball teams at 9 a.m. and continue with a men's basketball scrimmage at 10 a.m.
Academic Programs and Career Technical Education will be hosting their Career and
Transfer Fair from 10 a.m. until noon and at the same time Workforce Development will
host "Major's Truck Expo" with all the big industry vehicles on displaying for guests
coming to campus.
The honorees will be recognized in McDaniel Auditorium at 10 a.m. followed by the
debut performance from the Holmes Connection! and Coachmen at 10:30 a.m.
Academic Programs and Career Technical Education divisions are pleased to host the
2019 Homecoming lecture series with the first lecture series at 11 a.m. and the second
series at noon. The speakers and details will be announced closer to Homecoming.
The mid-day activities include: lunch (available in several locations this year- the
Carroll Cafeteria, Lorance Student Center and Food Trucks in front of McDaniel) fun
and games in the Grove and a performance by the Holmes Chorale in the Chapel on the
The Holmes Tailgating experience will kick off at 1 p.m. on the practice field adjacent
to Ras Branch Field.
The annual Holmes Alumni Association meeting will be held at 1:30 p.m. in the Conference
room of McMorrough Library. The pep rally will be on the practice field by the tailgate
location at 2 p.m. followed by the Holmes Community College Marching Band entering
the stadium. The honorees will be recognized at 2:55 p.m. prior to national anthem,
which is performed by the Holmes Chorale. Kickoff with Coahoma is set for 3 p.m.,
and the presentation of the Homecoming Court is at halftime.
McMorrough Library will be open to all guests who might need a cool place to sit and
guest are encouraged to visit Holmes' Makerspace. The concert will immediately follow
the football game at 6:30 p.m. and details will be announced closer to the Homecoming.