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ACU to honor Homecoming grand marshals

For immediate release
Oct. 16, 2002

Abilene Christian University's grand marshals for the Homecoming parade are Dr. Mariana Rasco, professor and chair of the Department of Family and Consumer Sciences, and Dr. Perry Reeves, professor of chemistry.

Grand marshals are selected by nomination by the Homecoming Steering Committee and then by student body vote. Ten faculty or staff members are nominated and two are selected by the student vote.

The 2002 grand marshals will be introduced in Homecoming Chapel and presented with a plaque, and the two will ride in the parade Saturday morning in a pick-up truck in keeping with the Homecoming theme "Paint the Town Purple - Texas Style."

For Rasco, this year marks a unique anniversary of another honor - 50 years ago, Rasco was the Homecoming Queen as an ACU student.

"When she was chosen to serve as a grand marshal we did not know she was crowned Homecoming queen 50 years ago," said Amber Peck, director of alumni outreach. "We were delighted to find this information out and think it just added to the honor of being a grand marshal. I think this is a very memorable experience for her - what a celebration."


If you are a member of the media who would like more information about this release, please contact Wendy Kilmer, university news coordinator.

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