Homecoming 2015: MinerFest in review

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The Miners came from behind in the second half of the Homecoming football game to beat McKendree University 34-27.

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The Chancellor’s Advisory Committee on African-American Recruitment and Retention celebrated its 30th anniversary during Homecoming. Gregory Skannal, GeoE’85, and Joan Montague, CSci’95, reminisce at the CACAARR Tailgate.

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Spectators lined the Rolla streets to watch the first-ever MinerFest Homecoming Parade, sponsored by the Student Union Board.

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Students made s’mores and watched a movie at a SUB-sponsored bonfire outside Toomey Hall.

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During the Legends Luncheon, the Miner Alumni Association presented vintage-inspired letter sweaters to award recipients.

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The Miner Cheerleaders shared a bit of school spirit with alumni and guests during the Legends Luncheon.

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S&T student design teams showed off their work to alumni during the Silver and Gold Gathering at Hasselmann Alumni House.

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Alumni visited with current students and old friends during the Silver and Gold Gathering.

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