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Date: Sep 17, 2007
HOFSTRA CELEBRATES HOMECOMING "PASSPORT TO THE WORLD," SATURDAY, OCTOBER 6, 2007
Special Events Also Include Alumni Awards Dinner (October 4) And a Special Production of Tony n' Tina's Wedding (October 5)
Hofstra University, Hempstead, NY: Come to the Hofstra University campus to enjoy the spirit and all the events of Homecoming on Saturday, October 6, 2007. The day begins with the Parade of Floats at 11 a.m. and includes the Football game against the University of Maine at 1:30 p.m. as well as a post-game party from 4 to 6 p.m.
Make your plans today to be a part of the Hofstra Homecoming tradition! For information and tickets please call (516) 463-6636 or 463-5665. Or visit the Web site at www.hofstra.edu/homecoming or www.hofstra.edu/alumni. For tickets to the Football game call (516) HOF-TIXX (8499).
SCHEDULE OF EVENTS: THURSDAY, OCTOBER 4
Alumni Awards Dinner honoring:
- Alumnus of the Year: James E. Quinn '74
- Award for Alumni Achievement recipients: James A. D'Addario '72; Mitchell M. Gans '71, '74; Debra Sandler '82; Thomas J. Sanzone '82;
- Young Alumnus Award recipients: Thomas J. Basile '97 and Paul R. Manson '97
- Honorary Alumna: Maureen O. Murphy, Ph.D. The event will be held at the Garden City Hotel.
The cocktail reception will begin at 6:30 p.m., followed by dinner at 7:30 p.m. For ticket prices and more information call the Office for Development and Alumni Relations at (516) 463-5284.
FRIDAY, OCTOBER 5
Tony n' Tina's Wedding will relocate from New York City to Hofstra University for a one-night, special benefit performance honoring John Kominicki, president and publisher of Long Island Business News. The performance will be held Friday, October 5, 2007, at 7 pm at the Sondra and David S. Mack Student Center.
This performance raises much-needed funds for scholarships at Hofstra. Join the happy couple as they tie the knot. Then on to the reception, featuring dinner and dancing. It's a fun time for everyone. At Tony n' Tina's Wedding, you're not just a member of the audience - you're part of the family!
Tony n' Tina's Wedding was originally produced in New York City by Joe Corcoran '82 and Dan Corcoran. After working on Wall Street in a number of capacities, Joe Corcoran joined a number of fellow Hofstra alumni to become part of what would be Tony n' Tina's Wedding. Liz Smith called the show, which was conceived on the Hofstra campus, "one of the most imaginative and successful hits in off-Broadway history."
The $125 ticket price includes performance, dinner reception and dancing. All contributions are tax-deductible to the extent allowed by law. For more information, to purchase tickets or make a contribution please visit www.hofstra.edu/weddingregistry or call (516) 463-6636.
SATURDAY, OCTOBER 6
11 a.m. Homecoming Parade of Floats begins on Hofstra's North Campus. Show your Hofstra pride and enjoy the parade of floats celebrating this year's theme, "Passport to the World."
11:30 a.m. Student Skits, South Campus, adjacent to James M. Shuart Stadium.Watch students perform skits celebrating the day's theme, "Passport to the World," a fun viewing for the entire family.
11: 30 a.m. Tent Party and Tailgating Tent adjacent to James M. Shuart Stadium. Enjoy world foods, fun and games, spirited tailgating and music!1 p.m.
Pregame Show; 1:30 p.m. Football Game at James M. Shuart Stadium. Cheer on the Pride at this year's Homecoming football game vs. University of Maine. Stay for half-time to watch the annual crowning of the King and Queen. For more information or tickets call (516) 463-TIXX (8499).
4 to 6 p.m. Post-Game Party. Alumni Pride Tent, adjacent to James M. Shuart Stadium. Enjoy music, food and refreshments! Site of the All-Greek Reunion.
Hofstra University is a dynamic private institution offering more than 140 undergraduate and 155 graduate programs in liberal arts and sciences, business, communication, education and allied human services, and honors studies, as well as a School of Law. With a student-faculty ratio of 14-to-1, professors teach small classes averaging 23 students that emphasize interaction, critical thinking and analysis. The Hofstra community is driven, dynamic and energetic, helping students find and focus their strengths to prepare them for a successful future.
Related Link: Alumni Relations