Homecoming 2013 a huge success at Southeastern


DURANT, Okla. – Southeastern Oklahoma State University enjoyed a grand Homecoming 2013 celebration on October 3-4-5.

This year’s activities were built around the theme of “Stormcoming.”

Honored as Distinguished Alumni were Dr. Jim Barnes, Assistant Chief of the Choctaw Nation of Oklahoma Gary Batton, and Mr. Robert “Rob’’ Wells. Recipients of the Distinguished Former Faculty Award were Dr. Jan Dill, Dr. Ken Washburn, and Dr. John “Rick’’ Wright.

All of these individuals were honored at the Distinguished Awards Banquet, held on Friday, Oct. 4, in the Visual & Performing Arts Center.

Other activities on Friday included the 27th annual Whang Bang Golf Tournament and a True Blue Rally at the Amphitheater. At the rally-bonfire, Southeastern’s new Savage Storm mascot – “Bolt’’ – was introduced in costume for the first time.

Cool fall weather greeted everyone on Saturday morning for the annual Homecoming parade held in downtown Durant.

Saturday afternoon at Paul Laird Field, the Southeastern Savage Storm hosted the Texas A&M-Commerce Lions. After a lengthy weather (lightning) delay, the visiting Lions emerged with a 31-29 victory.

At halftime, Sheridan Hill and Domanick Hubbard were crowned Homecoming Queen and King.

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