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SWOSU Celebrates Homecoming

SWOSU Homecoming2019 SWOSU Homecoming 50-year graduates included Don Scales, Nova Minyard, Buford Abeldt, Darrell Carter, Robert Darby, Robetha Darby, Jimmy Evetts, Barbara Gilbert, Mark Glenn, Virgil Graybill, Wallie Graybill, Larry Kirkpatrick, John Krittenbrink, David Pickett, Gary Porter, Rodney Powell, Ernie Sykora, Gary Tigert, Susan Tigert, and Paula Willis. Congratulating the honorees were SWOSU President Dr. Randy Beutler, SWOSU Alumni Association President Melanie Mouse, former SWOSU President Dr. Joe Anna Hibler, former SWOSU President and 50-year graduate Dr. John Hays, and Regional University System of Oklahoma (RUSO) Regent Lake Carpenter (SWOSU Class of 1999).

Southwestern Oklahoma State University (SWOSU) with locations in Weatherford and Sayre recently hosted its 2019 Homecoming festivities. The 2019 SWOSU Homecoming theme was “Game On!”

Homecoming kicked off with the traditional bonfire outside of Henrietta Mann Hall on Thursday night.

On Friday, there was a diverse array of activities including a joint concert of SWOSU music students and the St. Louis Brass Band in the Fine Arts Center; a match between the SWOSU volleyball team and Quachita Baptist University in historic Rankin Williams Fieldhouse; a performance by comedian Ken Jeong in the Pioneer Cellular Events Center; and an Alumni & Friends Reception hosted by the SWOSU Alumni Association at the Lobby Lounge in downtown Weatherford to end the evening.

On Saturday morning, the SWOSU soccer team was pitted against East Central University while 50-year graduates were recognized by SWOSU President Dr. Randy L. Beutler and SWOSU Alumni Association President Melanie Mouse at the Homecoming Hair of the Bulldog Brunch in the Memorial Student Union. There were 83 entries in the SWOSU Homecoming Parade, and over 1,600 high school students from Oklahoma and Texas united with the SWOSU “Pride of the Southwest Marching Band” for an unforgettable massed band performance prior to the SWOSU Football team taking on Arkansas Tech University.

A spectacular fireworks display coordinated by the SWOSU Student Government Association capped off the week’s celebrations.

For more information on SWOSU Homecoming, please contact the SWOSU Office of Institutional Advancement at 580-774-3267 or visit