Family Weekend!

September 21st- 23rd was family weekend here at Ball State, and there were a lot of families on campus! Even though I didn’t have family come up this weekend, I was blessed to interact with families and alumni here on campus.  Saturday was a busy day at the Alumni Center.  After a very windy and cold walk to the Alumni Center, I joined the rest of the Legacy Scholarship Recipients at a luncheon to recognize all of us.

All dressed and ready for the football game, we got a big group picture of all of the recipients outside the Alumni Center.  The poor photographer had to work around the sun and the wind!  We then went inside and the legacy students introduced themselves.  It was so interesting to hear about each students’ different majors and the amount of family that had attended Ball State back in the day.  We listened to Dr. Park give a wonderful speech, then to Katie DeBoy talk about the new Student Alumni Association (which I highly recommend for all students to join!), and finally to President Jo Ann Gora give remarks about the campus and its improvements.  My favorite part of all the speeches?  Dr. Park happened to let slip that South Florida was a tough football team, but they had asked for bench heaters in case it was too cold. 🙂  It definitely gave us all hope for another win for our fabulous football team.  Lunch was delicious, as always!  I am so thankful for receiving one of the legacy scholarships this year, Ball State means so much to me.

After lunch I helped out the other St.A.R.T. member working the alumni reception before the football game.  I spent a couple hours talking to alumni and their families coming through the door.  I helped many kids, students, and even some adults show their Cardinal pride with temporary Cardinal tattoos. Chirp, Chirp!

The football game started at 4:30 p.m. and the stands were packed despite the cold.  Students and their families came to support our football team and they did a great job.  South Florida was a tough school to play, but we came out victorious with a score of 31-27! Go Cards!

Samantha Pickens (Proud Ball State Legacy Student!)

Marching into the Scheumann Stadium

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