Homecoming is an exciting time on the Missouri State University campus. It takes countless hours of dedication and dozens of students to make this week successful. The 2014 student homecoming directors Hannah Morrison, senior business education major, and Sara Sabulsky, entertainment management senior, made this year’s homecoming memorable while incorporating a fun, new spin on the week.
“As a committee, we are looking to capture the essence of homecoming in everything we do,” said Sabulsky. “We are honoring our university and the alumni who got us where we are, and we want to continue the tradition and share our passion of what being a Missouri State Bear really means.”
Planning for MSU’s 2014 student homecoming activities began last spring, and Morrison and Sabulsky believe all that time was surely needed to make the week special.
“We started by selecting a group of 15 members to our amazing Homecoming Committee,” said Sabulsky. “We couldn’t have made all this happen without the help from every single person involved in the process.”
In an attempt to bring the entire university together in ways that haven’t been done before, the homecoming directors have added a new event to the week that will incorporate safe and exciting fun for everyone.
Field Day is a new event where each organization or team will take part in a variety of challenges that will test them academically, athletically and intellectually, including balloon pop, cornhole, card throwing, dice and stacking.
“This year you should expect the best homecoming Missouri State has ever seen,” said Morrison.
Morrison and Sabulsky both plan on doing work that will include lots of planning post-graduation, and they said working as student homecoming directors has helped them tremendously in preparing for their future careers.
Over the past three years Sabulsky has also been a University Ambassador, helping incoming Bears with their transition from high school to college. This position also gave her many positive skills that she has transferred over to her job as Homecoming director.
Morrison plans on getting her masters degree, then PhD to become a collegiate level business professor or work in the business field. Both fields will indeed take a lot of knowledge and preparation skills as well.
These two students have made a dynamic duo and their hard work and dedication will soon pay off as homecoming is set to kicked-off Sunday with public events Friday and Saturday
Story by Britney Brown, MSU’s communications office graduate assistant. This article originally appeared in the Springfield News-Leader October 12, 2014.