DURANT — “Faithful to the Gold and Blue” was the theme of Homecoming this year at Southeastern Oklahoma State University.
Three days (Sept. 27-28-29) of events were held as part of the celebration, including such traditional events as the Whang Bang Alumni Golf Tournament, the Distinguished Alumini Awards Banquet, Former Athletes’ Breakfast, and football game.
Honored as Distinguished Alumni this year were Captain Gail Gorski, (’74), Mr. Steve Robinson (’86), and Mr. Towana Spivey (’68).
Recognized with the Distinguished Former Faculty award were Dr. Walter Britt, Dr. Elbert Hill, and Dr. Pat Robbins. (’60).
The Benefactor award was presented to the family of the late Albert H. Brigance (’55). In addition, the grand opening of the Albert H. Brigance Curriculum and Assessment Center was held on Thursday, September 27, in Southeastern Oklahoma State University’s Henry G. Bennett Memorial Library.
The Heritage Award, which honors individuals who have impacted the history of Southeastern in some unique way, was presented to the family of the late Dr. Bernice Crockett (’34).
Amanda Scott, junior psychology major from Ardmore, and Payton Werner, sophomore social studies major from Broken Bow, were crowned Homecoming Queen and King.
On Friday, September 28, coach Mike Metheny’s team carded a 50 to claim the championship of the 26th-annual Whang Bang Alumni Golf Classic at Silverado Golf Course. Other members of the winning team were Rusty Zumwalt, Owasso; Jack Park, Norman; Casey Clayborn, McAlester; Paul Postier, Tulsa; and Norm Clayborn, Wilburton.