Students showed off their Laker spirit all last week as Clayton State celebrated Homecoming. The week capped off Saturday with a strong showing from the men’s basketball team as they delivered their 10th straight win and knocked off UNC Pembroke with an 83-73 victory to claim the top spot in the Peach Belt Conference.
The Loch athletics center was packed as the win marked the second longest streak in program history, surpassing the 2008-09 team's nine in a row to start that season, and also propelling the club into first place in the PBC.
Homecoming Week included a number of fun activities for students and alumni, including a Monday evening showing of popular film “Love and Basketball” In the Student Activities Center.
“This was a perfect way to do something where students could relax and enjoy conveniently on campus,” said Armand Brown.
Tuesday focused on giving back with a day of service near the lakes to do cleanup to beautify the campus. That evening, Campus Life hosted the the annual Student Choice Awards. The event awards students and faculty for their time, efforts, and commitment to Clayton State based on the opinions of students.
The awards featured a throwback 90’s theme with students dressing up in 90s attire and listening to music from that era.
“This year’s Student Choice Awards was different because students incorporated a-lot of creativity when presenting awards, I really liked that” said sophomore Myron Champion.
Other Homecoming Week activities included a faculty and staff vs. students basketball game, Atheltics Hall of Fame dinner, performances by the Southern Crescent Symphony Orchestra, and a Clayton State take on the popular Nick Cannon show, “Wildn’ Out.”
The Alumni Association hosted its first-ever Homecoming 5k race on campus followed by a Homecoming tailgate.
“I loved this year’s tailgate location, I was easily able to mingle with everyone,” said Alumni Khalin Johnson.
Alumni, students, and friends gathered in front of Spivey Hall for a traditional tailgating experience mixed with the additional fun and excitement of food trucks, live music, kid’s entertainment, and academic department reunions.
“With the help of students, staff, alumni, and the events presented, Homecoming created an electrifying wave of good vibes this year,” said sophmore Ahad Mahdi.
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