College Celebrates Homecoming with Spirit Week

Brevard College students walking past bell tower

This week, the Brevard College campus is decked out in royal blue and white in anticipation of Homecoming weekend, Oct. 2-4. Students, faculty, staff, alumni, and parents will have the opportunity to attend football and volleyball games, art and music shows, as well as other spirit-filled events throughout the weekend.

On Friday, Brevard fans are encouraged to “Pack the Bosh” at Boshamer gymnasium and cheer on the volleyball team when they go head to head with Mars Hill University at 7 p.m. At the game, the Brevard Homecoming Court will be announced and the Homecoming freshmen, sophomore, and junior Princes and Princesses will be sashed.

Saturday is also packed as the volleyball and football teams face off against Tusculum College. Volleyball tips off at noonwhile the big football game begins at 4 p.m. During halftime, the Homecoming King and Queen will be crowned. The Brevard Tornados hospitality tent will be open and free to any alumni 90 minutes prior to football kickoff and will close at the start of the game.

“We couldn’t have picked a better time for Homecoming with so many of our sports in action this weekend,” said Randall Stewart, athletic media relations director. “We hope everyone can make it out to watch their favorite teams in action.”

A few of the weekend events apart from sports are indicative of the College’s growth. The official ribbon-cutting of the new coffee shop, Bill’s Boiler House, is set for Friday at 11 a.m. Dina Ting Tang, ’69, one of the generous donors who made possible the renovation of the College’s old boiler house, will speak at the event. The coffee shop will provide attendees free coffee samples.

Another event not to miss is the honoring of Taylor Hall, a once-thriving residence hall on campus. The ceremony, which takes place on Saturday at 10 a.m., will precede the official decommissioning of the building in the coming weeks. President Joyce and other College leaders will speak at the ceremony.

“We have two important events in the life of Brevard College that will epitomize the cyclical nature of things,” said Susan Cothern, Vice President for Philanthropic Development. “The coffee shop is already proving to be even more popular than we had hoped! And on Saturday, we will gather to say goodbye and bring closure to another building on campus: Taylor Hall.”

Students, faculty, staff and visitors will also have the opportunity to sample the talents of Brevard alumni at an art show on Friday and concert on Saturday. The creative works of alumni who graduated in 1980 through 2012 will be on display in the Spiers Art Gallery during a reception Friday evening at 5:30 p.m.
“I’m showing two new paintings in the Alumni Art Show, which I feel are representative of my current artistic path,” said Bianca Mitchell, a 2003 graduate of the College. Mitchell said she is honored to exhibit her work alongside her fellow alumni – “an accomplished and dedicated group.”
The first-ever Alumni Jazz Concert on Saturday at 7 p.m. will feature past members of the Brevard College Jazz Ensemble, as far back as 1975. Jamie Warren, director of jazz studies at Brevard College and a 2002 graduate of the Music Program, said he hopes that the concert will have a large student turnout as it closes out the Homecoming Week.