Homecoming 2014: Honor Bronze & Blue
This year’s Homecoming was a wonderful success and it could not have happened without our Central Alumni and Friends! Thank you to all of those alumni, students, and families that shared in this year’s Homecoming festivities. In case you weren’t able to visit us for our weekend of celebration (or if you just want to revisit the fun), here’s a look at some highlights from the week.
Golden Bronchos Reunion Breakfast
We celebrated the classes of 1974 and prior with nearly 150 Central graduates and their families. UCO President Don Betz greeted the graduates and updated all of them on all of the wonderful additions and changes to the campus. We also took time to honor the 50-year graduates from the class of 1964. After the breakfast, two of our Golden Broncho alumni led other guests on a tour of Thatcher Hall, which served as a residential hall for many students in years past.
Golden Broncho attendees enjoying breakfast.
Our 50-year graduates.
Distinguished Alumni Awards Luncheon
This year we honored three UCO graduates as Distinguished Alumni Award Winners: Ret. Brig. Gen. Tom Daniels, John Gladden, president and chief executive officer of Delta Dental Oklahoma and Sharon McCollam, executive vice president, chief administrative and chief financial officer of Best Buy. In addition, the Ben and Peggy Kates Family were honored as this year’s Central Family of the Year. With the honoring of these high-profiled alumni, we had a wonderful turnout out at the luncheon with nearly 200 guests from across Oklahoma and the surrounding states.
Central Family of the Year - the Kates Family
DAA Award Winners
Homecoming Tailgate and Pep Rally
Nearly 1,000 alumni, students, and their families enjoyed free food provided by students in UCO’s ROTC program, giveaways and activities from dozens of campus offices and departments, and plenty of fun with our inflatables, rock wall and photo booth!
Inflatable Fun at Tailgate.
Buddy Broncho Pictures at Tailgate!
A new addition to our tailgate event this year was a Pre-Game Pep Rally! With the help of UCO Cheer, Pom, and the UCO Stampede of Sound Marching Band, Head Football Coach Nick Bobeck greeted the crowd and got everyone pumped up and ready for the game.
Pep Rally at Tailgate
We hope that you enjoyed Homecoming 2014: Honor Bronze and Blue as much as we did! We can’t wait to see you again next year!