Homecoming 2014 Wrap-up

Homecoming 2014

The Alumni Association wants to thank everyone who participated in Homecoming 2014 and helped make the weekend such a great success!

The festivities kicked-off with the Alumni Chapel on Thursday, October 2rd. Worship was led by Jake Marburger ('12), Mike Farrell ('12), Amanda Patrick ('11), and Trent Thompson (2010-12) and the chapel speaker was Dr. Joe Boysel (‘98). Later in the day students celebrated at a pep rally, followed by the Annual Torch Run through Downtown Circleville.

The 23rd Annual Ohio Christian University and Linking Legacies golf tournament was a great success on Friday, October 3rd, as over 140 alumni and friends raised over $10,000 in support of student scholarships. In the evening, both current and past students gathered for the 8th Annual Gil Conley Homecoming Gospel Concert featuring the musical talents of The Collingsworth Family, Greater Vision, and The Talleys.

Saturday morning over 80 participants came out to support the Josias Rodriguez Ministry Scholarship by running/walking in the 2nd Annual Run for Rodriguez 5K. The all-trail course and fall weather made for a scenic and memorable run to honor the life and legacy of our very first Homecoming King.

This year the OCU baseball team got down to business and claimed the win over the alumni team in the Annual Alumni Baseball Game with a final score of 4-2.

Current students and alumni enjoyed food and fellowship at the tailgating picnic, while the kids played on the inflatables.

Then, in front of the enthusiastic homecoming crowd, the Men's Soccer team ousted visiting rival Kentucky Christian University with a 3-1 win. During halftime David Holt and Haley Shank were presented as the 2014 Homecoming King and Queen along with the entire Homecoming Court which included Alex McCrary, Katie Keep, Oscar Castro, Lyndsey Haas, Eli Prosper, Jazzmin Poole, Jacob Gideon, Natasha Hudnell, Prince Anokwah, and Aubri Paugh.

The culmination of the homecoming weekend was the 3rd Annual Legacy Chapel held in Detty Chapel, and featuring the music of Matthew and Megan Harshbarger ('14), Audrey Grabbins ('92) and band, the OCU Chorale, and current traveling group Ablaze. Chase Smith ('09) was the master-of-ceremonies for the service with special guest speaker Dr. Keith Grove ('75). All in attendance were blessed with God’s overwhelming presence.

Once again a sincere thank you to ALL who made Homecoming 2014 possible. It was an unforgettable weekend and we are excited for next year!