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FSU Holds One of Most Successful Homecoming in Years

In one of its most successful Homecoming celebrations in years, Frostburg State University built on old traditions and created some new ones during the annual alumni event Oct. 24 to 27. Many alumni returned after being away for many years, including some who had not been back to the ’Burg in 30 years, and others traveled from as far away as California and Texas.

Homecoming King and Queen
Homecoming King and Queen, Andy Krehbiel and Candyce Thomas

Students kicked off the weekend by packing the Cordts Physical Education Center’s Bobcat Arena for the annual Growl Pep Rally, where the Homecoming King and Queen, Andy Krehbiel and Candyce Thomas, were crowned. The Homecoming Court collectively raised more than $3,300 for area charities as part of their campaign for the crown.

Hall of Fame Inductees
2013 Bobcat Hall of Fame inductees, from left, Leonard Wright, Steve Forsythe, Donny Woodard, Susan Mahoney Keehan and Kimberley Faust Franzt.

On Friday night, the FSU Bobcat Hall of Fame inducted five new members, Kimberly Faust Frantz ’03, Steve Forsythe ’84, Susan Mahoney Keehan ’87, Donny Woodard ’94 and Leonard Wright ’88, before an audience of hundreds of former and current Bobcat athletes. The inductees were honored again at halftime of the football game between the Bobcats and Alfred University.

Saturday was an activity-packed day, with a variety of reunions for athletic teams, fraternities and sororities, academic departments and student organizations.

Tailgating family
Tailgating was popular.

Tailgating, which bookended the football game, was a resounding success. The centerpiece football game began with a moment of silence in recognition of past and present members of the military, all part of the Capt. James A. Graham Memorial Project, a living memorial to the 1963 graduate and Medal of Honor recipient. Graham’s son, Col. John Graham ’85, and Col. Robert Golden III, Marine Corps Recruiting Command chief of staff, assisted in the coin toss at the beginning of the game.

Bobcat Arena in the PE Center hosted more than a thousand students and alumni for the ever-popular Step Show, followed by the student Homecoming dance sponsored by the Student Government Association and the Black Student Alliance.

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Fun at the Frostburg Finale.

A new tradition, Frostburg Finale, took a page from the popular Late @ Lane student events and drew hundreds of alumni to the Lane University Center for a variety of events and activities late into the night Saturday.

On Sunday, alumni and students got down to business with the Alumni Association Board meeting, as well as the Student Government Association’s Big Event, in which teams fanned out across Frostburg to clean up the neighborhood surrounding campus. And alumni members of the Men’s Basketball team played an alumni game to relive their Bobcat glory days.

It’s time to plan ahead: Homecoming 2014 will be Oct. 16 to 19. And stay connected throughout the year by visiting, calling 301-687-4068 or emailing, or just stop by our new Alumni Center at 18 E. Main St. any time during regular business hours. We would love to see you.

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Coin toss
Col. John Graham shows the referee the command coin offered for the coin toss by Col. Robert Golden III (behind Graham).






The Bobcat played to packed stands for the football game.







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Office of News and Media Services
Frostburg State University
101 Braddock Road
Frostburg, MD  21532-2303

Telephone: 301-687-3171
Fax: 301-687-7589