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West Virginia Wesleyan College kicks off Homecoming 2023 week

BUCKHANNON, West Virginia – Alumni are invited to return to their Home Among the Hills at West Virginia Wesleyan College for Homecoming 2023, Sept. 28-Oct.1.

“We have a lot of exciting events planned not only for alumni returning to their Home Among the Hills, but for our students as well,” director of alumni relations Kobe Vinegar ’22 said. “This includes multiple reunions for graduation class years ending in “3” and “8” and a bonfire that will serve the purpose of cheering on all our fall sports. One of our most significant events featured this year will be the investiture of our very own Dr. James Moore as the 20th President of West Virginia Wesleyan College. There will be a number of events surrounding his investiture and that will involve members of the Wesleyan community and surrounding communities.”

Founder’s Day scheduled for Friday, Sept. 29 at 11 a.m. in Wesley Chapel will include Moore’s inauguration ceremony.

“Homecoming allows alumni, students, and other members of the Wesleyan community to come together to celebrate a place that was truly transformational for us all,” Vinegar said.  “There are not many places like West Virginia Wesleyan. Homecoming brings us together to not only share stories of the past, but to also create new memories that will be told for generations to come.”

One of those events especially for the Wesleyan community is the return of a Homecoming bonfire and pep rally to be held on Thursday, Sept. 28 starting at 8 p.m. that will celebrate fall sports. The Wesleyan Marching band and dance team will perform and coaches or team captains from each athletic team have been asked to share a few words on behalf of their team. 

Additionally, there will be small giveaways, free T-shirts for the first 150 students who attend, music and campfire food provided by Aladdin. West Virginia Split Rail is generously assisting in the bonfire preparations.

Homecoming concludes Sunday, Oct. 1, with an ecumenical worship service at 10:30 a.m. in Wesley Chapel.  The Rev. Dr. Ellis Conley ’73, a member of the board of trustees, will be the guest speaker. 

For a complete schedule and to register, visit www.wvwc.edu/homecoming.

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