KU Alumni Association invites campus, community partners to participate in Homecoming 2023

LAWRENCE — The University of Kansas will host its 111th Homecoming Oct. 23-28, culminating in the KU football game against Oklahoma on Oct. 28 in David Booth Kansas Memorial Stadium. The theme for this year’s celebration is “Rah Rah Jayhawk,” a nod to the origins of the Rock Chalk chant and Jayhawk nostalgia.

Rah Rah Jayhawk logo

The KU Alumni Association has selected the members of its student-led Homecoming Steering Committee, who will work with Paige Freeman, the association’s director of student programs, and Ryan Edmonds, assistant director of student programs, to coordinate activities for Homecoming 2023.

Steering committee members:

  • Thanh Tan Nguyen, a senior in business analytics and supply chain management from Phu Yen, Vietnam, executive director.
  • Nana Ansere Amfo Sackey, a junior in visual communication and design from Accra, Ghana, and Lawrence, programs chair.
  • Jess Mumm, a junior in strategic communications and business from Omaha, Nebraska, programs co-chair.
  • Andy Denekas, a graduate student in business and pre-law from Omaha, Nebraska, awards chair.
  • Shayslyne Campos, a senior in marketing and psychology from Kansas City, Missouri, and Lawrence, public relations/outreach chair.
  • Anna Korn, a junior in sport management from Phoenix, Arizona, competitions chair.
  • Aria Woolsey, a junior in strategic communications and psychology from River Falls, Wisconsin, public relations/outreach co-chair.

KU’s Homecoming experience aims to celebrate KU history and tradition and instill Jayhawk pride in all members of the KU community, near and far, through the engagement of students, faculty, staff, alumni and community members. To help foster engagement, the Alumni Association and Homecoming Steering Committee encourage campus and community partners to submit an event for the Homecoming calendar on behalf of your department or organization. Program submissions will be accepted until Sept. 4.

The association and steering committee will hold a virtual Homecoming Information Session from 3 to 4 p.m. Aug. 14 and invite any KU campus or Lawrence community partner interested in hosting an event to attend. Register for the information session, which will be recorded and available later to those who register.

This year’s Homecoming celebration is sponsored by Central Bank of the Midwest, Konica Minolta, KU Bookstore, Pepsi Zero Sugar and StoneHill Hotel.

The Alumni Association will continue to update kualumni.org/homecoming as more information on the week’s activities becomes available.

About the KU Alumni Association

Through the support of members and donors, the KU Alumni Association advocates for the University of Kansas, communicates with Jayhawks in all media, recruits students and volunteers, serves the KU community, and unites Jayhawks. For more information, visit kualumni.org.

Wed, 08/02/2023


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