Homecoming through the Ages: Pictures from WKU’s Past

This year’s Homecoming theme is “Oh, the places you’ll go!”, but some of us here at the Kentucky Building are reminiscing about all of the places that WKU Homecoming has been. From float building, to Big Red’s Roar, to the parade, to the football game, and finally to Homecoming Queen, WKU students have continued the tradition of banding together for a week filled with spirit and Hilltopper pride! Below are several images from Homecoming’s past courtesy of our very own Department of Special Collections at WKU.

Pershing Rifles float, 1960
Christine DeVries and members of her homecoming court, 1964.
Dorm residents preparing for homecoming, 1968.
Alice Gatewood, WKU’s first African American homecoming queen, 1972.
Homecoming float, 1975.
Members of Sigma Kappa at Big Red’s Roar, 1976.
WKU football players at the homecoming game, 1980.
Homecoming queen Ruth Hosse, 1989.
Members of the Hillraisers Club at the homecoming rally, 1998.
Sorority sisters participating in the homecoming step show, 1998.

If you would like to view more Homecoming memories, feel free to go to http://westernkentuckyuniversity.pastperfectonline.com/

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