Voorhees University’s 2022 Homecoming is a time for reflection and celebration
Denmark, S.C. – Voorhees University will celebrate its 2022 Homecoming with the theme, “Remember the Times,” selected by students, alumni, faculty and staff. Homecoming includes a week filled with activities for the entire community from Nov. 6 through Nov. 13 and reunites current students with alumni to celebrate the university.
There will be a gospel concert to start the excitement on opening day. The concert features BET’s Sunday Best winner Joshua Rogers as the headliner, along with Regina Skeeter, Monica Ross and Family, Flossie Johnson and Favor, Debra Murray, Anthony Thomas and Team Encounter and the Voorhees University Alumni Reunion Choir. The Homecoming gospel concert will be held Nov. 6 at 4 p.m. in the Leonard E. Dawson Center. Doors open at 3 p.m. Tickets are $10. After the concert, the bonfire will be held at The Grove.
On Nov. 10, Voorhees University will induct four new members into the hall of fame during the Alumni Hall of Fame Gala in the Leonard E. Dawson Center. Alumni Carnella V. Adams Geathers, Marvin H. Franks, Linda Flowers McCullough and Geneva Levey Fleming have been selected for induction based on their outstanding contribution and service to their communities. The ceremony will be emceed by Cynthia Pryor Hardy, a communications executive and owner of OnPoint Media LLC, a South Carolina-based public relations and broadcast media company. There will be a 3-on-3 basketball tournament, too.
A highlight of the week will be the Homecoming concert. Arrested Development will headline the concert with Markaan Smith as the opening act. Comedian MC Lightfoot will emcee the fun-filled evening of music and dance. The concert is Nov. 11 at 8 p.m. in the Leonard E. Dawson Center. Doors open at 7 p.m. Tickets are $50 each; VIP tickets are $100 each and include food and beverage. Seating is limited.
As November 11 is Veterans Day, the university has planned an observance in Bedford Hall to honor veterans. The speaker is Namon “Pete” Richardson, a second-class petty officer in the U.S. Navy. Other events during the day include a career fair at Wright Potts Library and a pep rally at The Grove.
Other exciting events for the week include men’s and women’s basketball games. On Homecoming Day, Nov. 12, the Voorhees University Tigers Basketball Teams play the Johnson & Wales University Wildcats, with the women’s game beginning at 1 p.m. and the men’s game starting at 3 p.m. Before the games, a parade is planned from downtown Denmark through the campus. The parade grand marshal is Ruth Woodliff-Stanley, bishop of the Episcopal Diocese of South Carolina. During the evening, homecoming guests can attend a step show or a party.
Throughout the week, events will be held that are for Voorhees University students only, including a brunch, a silent headphone party, a Trap & R&B bingo night and more. Other events include a fashion show, queen’s tea or king’s lounge and more. To end the week, an alumni Sunday service will be held Nov. 13 in Massachusetts Hall.
A full schedule of events, along with ticketing information, can be found online at Voorhees Homecoming 2022. Voorhees will be using the following hashtags for homecoming social media postings: #vuhc2022, #voorheesuniversity and #thenextlevelofexcellence.
About Voorhees University
Voorhees University, founded by Elizabeth Evelyn Wright in 1897, is a private, coeducational institution affiliated with the Episcopal Church and the United Negro College Fund. The university is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges to award baccalaureate and graduate degrees. Its mission is to produce highly qualified graduates who coalesce intellect and faith in pursuit of life-long learning, healthy living, the betterment of society, and an abiding faith in God. U.S. News & World Report has ranked Voorhees as a #1 best value, #3 in social mobility and #33 among regional colleges in the south in 2022-2023; and #26 among Historically Black Colleges and Universities, nationally. Additional information about Voorhees University can be found at www.voorhees.edu.