Planning for 2017 TSU Homecoming underway with help from new external committee

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (TSU News Service) – Planning is underway for Tennessee State University’s 2017 Homecoming celebration, and organizers have taken steps to make it one of the best.

For the first time, an external committee of seasoned professionals from the community has been assembled to provide support and use of their resources to help promote Homecoming activities that draw people from all over the country, as well as right her in Metro Nashville.

TSU’s Homecoming this year is on Oct. 14, when the Tigers will take on the Governors of Austin Peay State University at Nissan Stadium.

This year’s Homecoming chair, Grant Winrow, who is also Special Assistant to TSU President Glenda Glover and Director of Special Projects, said “TSU Homecoming’s are legendary and has become an institution for decades!”

“Homecoming is a very exciting time for our Alumni and Nashville communities to take part in some great traditions, such as our legendary parade down Historic Jefferson Street, as well as tailgating at Nissan Stadium before  the football game. But let’s not forgot the anticipated halftime show from our world renowned Aristocrat of Bands,” Winrow said. “We have assembled a team of some very seasoned professionals, some of whom are TSU alums who agreed to lend their talents and expertise to ensure we take Homecoming to even higher heights. So we thought that it would be a great idea to partner up with people who have a stake in their alma mater.”

Sonya Smith, Assistant Director of Alumni Relations, will serve as co-chair on the committee. She brings years of experience assisting with coordinating class reunions, and other alumni-related events.

The external committee members are:

Lonnell Matthews – Director, Mayor’s Office of Neighborhoods & Community Engagement

Marie Sueing – Vice President, Community Relations Nashville Convention & Visitors Corporation

Jamie Isabel – Founder at Dalmatian Creative Agency, Inc.

John Smith – President of John Smith

Sharon Hurt – Councilwoman At-Large and Executive Director at JUMP, Inc.

Adrian “A. G.” Granderson – Radio Personality/Music & Comedy Venue Owner

Stay tuned for updates on host hotel and other information related to TSU Homecoming 2017.

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