Homecoming at SWU honors past, future vision
Bernice Carter, right, was recognized during Homecoming Chapel at Southern Wesleyan University in Central. She is pictured with Joy Bryant, executive director of alumni and constituent relations; and Dr. Todd Voss, SWU president. Carter, of Hemingway, celebrated her 100th birthday Oct. 1. Bernice and her late husband Clifford were adult students who attended the university (then known as Wesleyan Methodist College) while working to keep three churches going in the 1950s.
Generations came together during Southern Wesleyan University’s 2013 Homecoming, a movie-themed event titled “Scene 107” for 107 continuous years of providing educational excellence in a Christian environment.
Laura Tossey Austin, a Southern Wesleyan graduate, was on hand to talk about and screen “Turned Upside Down,” a film she wrote and produced with her husband Chris. Alumni and their families shared memories over a meal during one of several Homecoming luncheons, and youngsters as well as the “young-at-heart” enjoyed games on the campus.
Sylvain Brevil was crowned Homecoming King and Chynna Douglas was crowned Homecoming Queen during halftime of the Men’s Soccer game at Southern Wesleyan University in Central. Brevil is an Exercise Science major from Kissimmee, Fla., and Douglas is an English Education major from Thomasville, N.C.
On Oct. 25, the new Warrior mascot was introduced during the Men’s Soccer game. Bob Cooley, who was the original mascot in 1970, donned the mascot suit and greeted the fans. On Oct. 26, Athletic Director Chris Williams honored Cooley and his wife Norma, as well as members of the Wood and Thomas families whose support made the new mascot possible.
The Men’s Soccer Team defeated Faulkner University 5-4 Oct. 25 and the Women’s Soccer Team fell to Faulkner 2-0. On Oct. 26, the Women’s Soccer Team lost to Auburn-Montgomery 5-1 and the Men’s Soccer Team defeated Auburn-Montgomery 2-1 in overtime.
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