The Lineup - JCC Homecoming
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March 18 – 24, 2013


It’s going to be unforgettable!




Accomplished Journalist George E. Curry, Former Jarvis Board member Dr. Douglas Skinner, KGLD Personality Kenneth Butler, Jarvis Christian College Choir, Texas College Choir, Comedian Ali Siddiq, Comedian Michael Colyar and Artist Roscoe Dash



The Line Up


Homecoming Pageant


JCC Wild n’ Out


Men’s BB Championship Game


The Men of Jarvis


Career & Graduate School Day


High School Day


Blue & Gold Baseball Game


Fish Fry- Tally Rally


Alumnae Gathering


Greek Park – Tailgaiting


Blue & Gold Banquet/Dance


Founders’ Worship Service



Homecoming Convocation

Journalist George E. Curry


J. N. Ervin Lecture Series

Former Board Member Dr. Douglas Skinner


UNCF Gospel Extravaganza


Comedy Show Starring

 Ali Siddiq & Michael Colyar


Concert Starring

Roscoe Dash


President’s Inaugural Scholarship 5K Run/Walk

Monday, March 18


JCC 2nd Annual Homecoming Pageant

7 PM Meyer Auditorium - Free


The 2nd Annual Jarvis Christian College Homecoming Pageant features 16 contestants competing for the titles of Prince and Princess (Freshmen Class); Duke and Duchesses (Sophomore Class); Lord and Lady (Junior Class); and King and Queen (Senior class). The contestants will compete in five categories:


·         Self-Expression

·         Q & A (Formal Attire)

·         50s-60s

·         70s-80s

·         90s-today


During the last three segments students will dress like a celebrity or other recognizable person from that era. Official judges will be present to help select the winners.


By class group, the contestants are: Freshmen: Josalyne Wyatt, Kydashia White, Dalton Dunlap, and John Davis; Sophomores: Shaquanna Bagsby, Eriel Harris, William Blake II, Joshua Hatcher; Juniors: Ayla Diles, Kyerra Woods, Christopher Davis, Dontae Johnson; Seniors: Marsharea Brown, Ivory Russell, Jacoby joseph, and DeMarcus Miles.


Tuesday, March 19


Homecoming Convocation Featuring

Accomplished Journalist George E. Curry

11 AM Smith-Howard Chapel - Free


George E. Curry, editor-in-chief of the National Newspaper Publishers Association (NNPA) News Service, will deliver the Founders/Homecoming Convocation Speech. The Award-winning journalist, syndicated columnist, author, moderator, keynote speaker and presenter is best known for his work as editor-in-chief of Emerge, a national news magazine that focused on issues of interest to African Americans from 1989 to 2000.


When Curry accepted the position with Emerge, he felt that the magazine had lost its focus on news. To restore it he replaced the magazine’s staff by drawing black journalists from the top newspapers in the United States. Under his leadership, from 1992 to 2000, Emerge won 40 national journalism awards. According to the Washington Post, when the magazine stopped publishing, its circulation was 170,000, “more than most political magazine.”


In April 2012, Curry returned to the NNPA News Service to work as its editor-in-chief, a post he originally held from 2001 to 2007. The range of work has taken him to the Supreme Court to hear oral arguments in the University of Michigan affirmative action cases to Doha, Qatar to report on America’s war with Iraq.



“JCC Wild n’ Out”

7 PM Meyer Auditorium - Free


You’ve seen the hit MTV show Wild n’ Out featuring Nick Cannon—now you can experience Wild n’ Out Jarvis style. The stage will be set for a battle of the bulldogs. Wild n’ Out is a high-energy evening of thumping music, high velocity microphones and student-teams performing live skits in front of an audience filled with their peers. The event promotes student creativity, student spontaneity and student personality, but most importantly, it will produce laughter and a great homecoming memory. You won’t want to miss JCC Wild n’ Out! Copy and paste the link below into your browser to sneak a peek.


Wednesday, March 20


JCC Career & Graduate School Fair

10 AM Anthony Robinson Varsity Gymnasium - Free


The Career Center has organized one of the largest Career and Graduate School Fairs to be experienced by the College in a while. Representatives from approximately 35 organizations (Businesses and Graduate Schools) will visit the campus to share current employment opportunities and/or information about future careers and internships. Among the participants are:


·         FBI

·         Alabama A & M University

·         State Farm Insurance

·         Dallas Police

·         Chapel Hill Independent School District

·         HEB Grocery Company

·         University of Texas at Tyler

·         Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas

·         Suddenlink Communications.


Students of all classifications, recent graduates and alumni seeking full time or  part time employment are invited to the Career & Graduate School Fair. Making a great first impression with the representatives should be the goal of all participants. Affirmative answers to the statements below means you will be well prepared for the exciting opportunities of a Career & Graduate School Fair!


q I have coordinated my clothes for this event (Business Attire) .

q I have several copies of my error-free resume ready to share.

q I have developed at least 3 questions to ask representatives.

q I am excited about the many opportunities this event offers. 



Men’s Basketball Championship Game featuring A Slam Dunk 3 Point Shoot Out

8:30 PM Anthony Robinson Gymnasium - Free


Thursday, March 21


J.N. Ervin Lecture Series featuring

Former Board Member

Dr. Douglas B. Skinner

11 AM Smith-Howard Chapel - Free


Dr. Douglas Skinner, former member of the Jarvis Christian College Board and Honorary Degree recipient will deliver a speech entitled, “The Idea of a Christian College” for this year’s J. N. Ervin Lecture Series.


Dr. Skinner has been a leader with Northway Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) since 1997. His leadership however extends beyond Northway. Dr. Skinner has served as the Moderator of the Christian Church in the Southwest and as the Vice Moderator of the General Assembly of the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ). In addition, Dr. Skinner has served on a variety of boards and task forces. He is heavily involved in the ecumenical partnership, Friendship Among Faiths. Dr. Skinner is a gifted preacher, teacher, and writer.


He is the author of At the Lord’s Table: Communion Prayers for all Seasons and is currently working on several new books with Chalice Press. Dr. Skinner holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Biblical Studies from Northwest Christian College, a Masters of Divinity degree from Brite Divinity School, Texas Christian University, and a Doctor of Ministry degree from Austin Presbyterian Theological Seminary. Dr. Skinner also has a Certificate in Spiritual Direction from the Pecos Benedictine Monastery in Pecos, New Mexico.



UNCF Gospel Extravaganza Featuring Area College Choirs and more

7:30 PM Smith-Howard Chapel - Free


Gospel Extravaganza is an evening of celebration featuring three College Choirs under one roof. The choirs will first sing separately but by the end of the extravaganza, they will be singing together as one.


With KGLD AM 1330 Radio personality Kenneth Butler as Master of Ceremonies the audience will delight in the vocal sounds of the choirs of Jarvis Christian College, Texas College and more.


Friday, March 22


JCC High School Day

8 AM Rand Center Varsity Gymnasium - Free


Nearly 200 high school students will travel to Jarvis Christian College to experience High School Day. The event offers high school students the opportunity to visit the Jarvis campus, get answers to their questions about college, and meet Jarvis faculty and staff.

Activities include academic sessions and a college showcase. During the academic sessions advisors will share information about a variety of majors. During the college showcase department and student representatives will present ways for students to get involved, encourage student participation, and share the benefits of students staying involved throughout their college career. Greek life, leadership, and athletic opportunities will also be covered in the presentations.


Comedy Show Starring Ali &Michael Colyar And Concert Starring Roscoe Dash

E.W. Rand Center Varsity Gym











Student After Party

Rand Center Varsity Gymnasium


Saturday, March 23


East Texas Natural Museum Open House

8 AM to 5 PM Frost Hall - Free


The East Texas Natural History Museum will host an open house from 8 AM to 5 PM. Visit to see special exhibits of East Texas nature photography, including the Jarvis nature trail, by Woodrow Starkey. Mr. Starkey will be on hand to discuss his work. Other exhibits from general collections include fishes of East Texas by Jarvis student Idris Fahmi, Butterflies and moths of East Texas by Jarvis Research Associates Robert Nuelle Jr. and III.



President’s Inaugural Scholarship

5K Run/Walk

8 AM Registration, 9 AM Run/Walk – Jarvis Campus


Join the Jarvis family along with friends and families from the community for the President’s Inaugural Scholarship 5K Run/Walk. One goal of the walk is to promote movement as a way to combat obesity. Another goal is to raise funds for a Presidential Scholarship.


Be a part of the movement! To ensure student participation, faculty and staff are encouraged to sponsor one or more students. President Newman was the first to announce that he would sponsor several students. The registration fee for Jarvis Students is $5. If you want to sponsor a student(s) visit the Office of Institutional Advancement and Development.


The registration fee for others is: High School Students and below,  $10; Adults , $15; and families of four, $25 ($5 for additional family members). Listen during Chapel (3/19) for an announcement with updates on the sponsorships.



Blue & Gold Baseball Game

12 Noon



Greek Park – Tailgaiting

1 PM – 4 PM



Jarvis Parade

2 PM



Blue & Gold Banquet/Dance

7 PM Maude Cobb Convention Center (Longview, Texas)


Sunday, March 24


Founders Worship Service Featuring

Dr. Crystal Williams

11 AM  Smith-Howard Chapel



Sunday Brunch by

Sodexo Dinning Services Following Worship Service




It’s going to be Unforgettable!





Jarvis Christian College

Hawkins, Texas
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