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    Homecoming 2017: Wyoming Spirit, Wild as the West

    August 25, 2017

    For More Information contact Emily Vernon, Special Events Coordinator at or (307) 766-4166.

    The University of Wyoming Homecoming is set for Oct. 21-28, 2017, with the theme Wyoming Spirit, Wild as the West. Homecoming activities will range from department open house celebrations, tailgate parties and the annual Homecoming parade to the All Alumni and Friends Reunion in conjunction with the Pokes Pre-Game Pep Rally. 

    Homecoming registration will take place Friday, Oct. 27 from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. and Saturday, Oct. 28, time to be announced, in the Blalock Family Room at the Marian H. Rochelle Gateway Center, 222 S. 22nd St. At registration, you may pick up a University Store discount coupon (only for UW graduates), the Homecoming events schedule booklet and update your contact information.

    Those who pre-register for Homecoming for $10 will receive a UW Alumni Association (UWAA) limited edition t-shirt. Pre-registration to receive the t-shirt is available until Oct. 5 by visiting Those who have pre-registered can pick up their t-shirt at the registration location and times noted above. T-shirts are only available through pre-registration and sizes cannot be substituted the day of pick-up.

    The UWAA will celebrate the 50th Club Reunion Oct. 26-28. The reunion will celebrate the honoree Class of 1967 while also inviting all alumni who have graduated earlier to attend. Registration is open through Oct. 5 at or by contacting for a registration packet. The Association will also honor the 2017 Distinguished Alumni award recipients, Dr. Stephen C. Adams, Mr. Richard (Dick) E. Agee, Dr. Mary Catherine (Mimi) Fenton, and The Honorable M. Margaret McKeown. For more information about these awards, please visit

    The All Alumni and Friends Reunion sponsored by First Interstate Bank is Saturday, Oct. 28 in conjunction with the Pokes Pre-Game Pep Rally, hosted by the UW Foundation. The reunion will begin at the Marian H. Rochelle Gateway Center four hours prior to kickoff. Appetizers will be available while they last, along with a cash bar. The pep rally begins three hours prior to kick-off and will feature remarks from Coach Bohl, the Cowboy Walk, and the Western Thunder Marching Band and Cheer Team.

    The parade begins at 9:30 a.m. on Saturday, Oct. 28 starting at 9th St. and Ivinson Ave. The UWAA and the WYO-Gold Student Alumni Association coordinate the parade.

    The Grand Marshals for Homecoming 2017 are Charles “Chuck” and Katherine “Katie” (Kugland) Brown. Chuck (B.A. '62) and Katie (B.A. '61) met while attending UW. She was Homecoming Queen in 1959, and a member of Pi Beta Phi. He was a member of Sigma Chi. They married in 1961 then moved to Wheatland, which has been their home for more than 50 years. This is where they also raised their two daughters, Brenda and Kristi, both of whom are UW alums.

    In 1968, they went into business for themselves and over the span of the next 50 years the C.H. Brown Co. has grown into a nationwide heavy equipment finance company.

    In 2005, Chuck was appointed to the Board of Trustees and has served as its president. He is a former president and board member of the UW Alumni Association, received the College of Business Distinguished Alumni Award in 2008, and received the UW Distinguished Alumni Award in 2011. Chuck has also served his state as a member of the Wyoming Game and Fish Commission, Wyoming Transportation Commission, and the Denver Branch of the Federal Reserve Bank. Katie has been a member of the UW Libraries Development board and is active with numerous other civic organizations.

    Chuck and Katie are long-time members of the Cowboy Joe Club and have held Cowboy football season tickets for 50 years; they have attended over 500 games at home and on the road.

    Those interested in participating in the parade must fill out an application and return it to the Alumni Office at the Marian H. Rochelle Gateway Center by Friday, Oct. 20 at 4:00 p.m. Applications are available at  

    The football game on Saturday, Oct. 28 is against New Mexico with the time yet to be determined. The Pepsi Pregame Zone (in the Indoor Practice Facility northeast of the stadium) opens three hours prior to kick-off.

    For more information about Homecoming 2017, please visit or contact the Alumni Office at (307) 766-4166 or   Homecoming Logo.jpg