Alumni Association Kicks Off WKU Homecoming

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BOWLING GREEN, Ky. (WBKO) -- WKU was doing last minute preparations before officially kicking off homecoming.

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Some are feeling the last minute pressures of getting ready for homecoming.

Miranda Malone from Omega Phi Alpha expressed her feelings. "I'm ready for it to be Saturday, to be homecoming on the hill because the stress of all the preparation is wearing me thin," she said.

Sororities and fraternities were putting last minute touches on their floats and tents were being set up for tailgating.

"There's such an incredible group of individuals on the WKU campus that work countless hours making homecoming happen," said Ginny Hensley, the Director of Alumni Programs.

The Alumni Association kicked off the homecoming weekend Friday by inducting three new people into the Hall of Fame: Brig-General Dan Cherry, Chief Justice of Kentucky John D. Minton, Jr., and former NBA champion Greg Smith.

Chief Justice John Minton was honored.

"This is an exciting day, since Dr. Randsell call me back in June to inform me that I would be including among the honorees, it's been an exciting time. I've heard from alumni of Western and friends that I haven't heard from in years. It's just been a very very humbling, rewarding, honoring experience for me," he said.

He, along with others, expressed their excitement about the homecoming festivities.

"Homecoming is such a special time to be on campus. It doesn't matter who you are, if you're affiliated with WKU it's a great time to come back," said Minton.

The Alumni Association hopes many people stop by Saturday to tour the new Augenstein Alumni Center.

The new building will have many different activities set up in front of its building, and it's inviting anyone and everyone to join.

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