Williams Baptist University is set to host its annual Homecoming on Saturday, November 4, when alumni and other friends of the college come to campus for a day of reunions and activities.
The day’s activities will kick off at 10 a.m., with a 20th Anniversary Reunion of The Cast in the Swaim Administration Building atrium. At 11 a.m. there will be both alumni baseball and softball games, and picnics, at their respective fields.
100 Years of Williams Basketball will be celebrated with a meet and greet at 11 a.m. and special luncheon at 11:30 a.m. The event will celebrate 60 years of Eagles and 40 years of Lady Eagles basketball teams. Former coaches Jerry Ann Winters and John Sheehy will offer remarks about the Williams basketball programs, and there will be a jersey retirement ceremony for Brian Tanner (’02) and Jeremy Bell (’16).
Performances by The Williams Singers, The Cast and The Reunion Cast will begin at 1 p.m. in Manley Chapel. The Williams chapter of PBL business society, the Golden Eagles and Distinguished Alumnus Clifford Toney will all be recognized during this time, as well.
The newly renovated Jerry D. Gibbens Atrium, located in the Maddox Center, will have a dedication ceremony at 2 p.m.
The Eagle’s basketball squad will take the court at 3 p.m. in the Southerland-Mabee Center when they face Hendrix College. The Homecoming court and coronation will be presented at halftime of the game, as well as recognition of 100 Years of Williams Basketball.
The day will conclude with the Theatre Department’s production of “This Random World,” which is set for a 7 p.m. curtain call in the Old Chapel. Tickets are $3 for students and senior citizens and $5 for general admission. The play will run both Friday night, Nov. 3, and Saturday, Nov. 4.
WBU’s Spirit Store, Felix Goodson Library, and the Maddox Center art gallery will also be open throughout the day.
For a complete list of Homecoming details, click here.
Williams is a Christian, liberal arts college in Walnut Ridge, Ark. It will formally become Williams Baptist University in July of 2018.