Southeastern Homecoming Parade to travel new route at 3 p.m. Saturday
Thursday, October 16, 2014
by: Tonya Lowentritt
HAMMOND – With the theme "Step Right Up to Roomie Under the Big Top," Southeastern Louisiana University's Homecoming parade will travel a new route this year, starting at Railroad Avenue near La Caretta Restaurant and ending at the University Center on University Avenue on Saturday.
The annual parade will caravan from La Caretta at 3 p.m. It will travel south on Railroad Avenue, turn right at the corner of West Thomas Street at the DDD Building, then turn right onto North Pine, and jog right toWest Robert Street.
At West Robert, the parade will turn left onto West Railroad Avenue toward campus. The parade will turn into Friendship Circle (Ned McGehee Drive), and then go right on North General Pershing to end at the University Center.
Highlights of the parade will include Alumnus of the Year Craig Huss, who will lead the parade as grand marshal. A retired senior executive who worked for 37 years with one of the nation's largest agricultural firms, Archer Daniels Midland (ADM), Huss most recently served as senior vice president and chief risk officer for ADM at the firm's headquarters in Decatur, Ill. He is a double graduate of Southeastern, earning a bachelor's degree in business administration in 1974 and an MBA two years later.
He will lead a caravan that will include the 14 members of the Homecoming queen and beau courts, Southeastern's Spirit of the Southland marching band, floats, and a variety of other vehicles.
Southeastern's Homecoming week – sponsored by Sigma Tau Gamma Fraternity – is in full swing and will also include the Alumni Awards Evening Friday at 7 p.m. at Twelve Oaks.
With a full day of tailgating and family activities planned on Saturday, Homecoming will culminate when the Southeastern Lions football team takes on Southland Conference foe Central Arkansas at 7 p.m. in Strawberry Stadium.
For additional information about Homecoming, contact the Alumni Association at 985-549-2150 or visit www.southeastern.edu/homecoming for a complete schedule of activities.