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Homecoming Enters a New ‘Dynasty’ for 2010

Staff Writer

Published: Thursday, April 1, 2010

Updated: Thursday, April 1, 2010 09:04

Howard University experienced R.A.R.E. – Rekindle an Amazing Remarkable Experience, then "Eden: An Epoch of Eminence," followed by RHYTHM: The Pulse of The People. Now, the Howard University community is awaiting the next monumental Homecoming experience for 2010 as newly appointed Homecoming Chair Brian Cox brings "The Dynasty."

Cox, a senior supply chain management major, said the idea for his theme of Homecoming came after going through several different names. "I was asked the question what do I think when I think of Howard University's Homecoming?" he said. "I chose ‘The Dynasty' because it is a well representation of Howard Homecoming; no other homecoming compares. Ours is the one that everyone tries to do; we are trendsetters."

When asked the new plans for Homecoming 2010, Cox said, "My plans for next year are to continue the amazing legacy of Howard's Homecoming. I plan on shaking up some things with the homecoming line up and adding a new event, all of which are still secrets."

Alvin Staley, a junior legal communications major, is contributing to The Dynasty this year as the Treasurer. "I'm the Treasurer of the School of Communications and I do it well,"Staley said. "My goal is to raise the most funds for homecoming, ever.  The funds will allow us to have bigger artists, bigger production, and have the best show opposed to other Homecomings."

Staley has expressed interest in Homecoming since his freshman year. He acted as a volunteer his freshman year, and was partially on staff his sophomore year. "Alvin Staley, HUHSC 2010 Treasurer, and I are in the stages of putting together a creative and dynamic staff for Homecoming 2010," said Cox. 

Many may wonder what qualifications are preferred in order to be eligible to assist in the epic preamble of The Dynasty. Cox stated, "We are looking for people who can think outside of the box; individuals who are innovative, task-oriented, hard working, and team players. Most importantly, we are looking for passionate people who can deliver to their word. Expectations are high for everyone and we will meet them."

Like past Homecoming events, one cannot replicate the other, therefore the chair must devise ideas that surpass past Homecomings.  To do so, Cox said, "We plan to make Homecoming 2010 unforgettable, by just bringing the best to the best. Quality, entertaining shows are what we can guarantee. I applied for the chair because I have worked for Homecoming for the past 2 years and it has grown into a passion. I love Howard."

Additionally, he said, "I love Howard's Homecoming. I am more than confident that I can lead Howard Homecoming into the new decade. As Homecoming Chairs, we must all have the ability to lead and motivate. We must be able to express our visions and bring them into fruition."

Brian Cox denounced his significant qualities, which entitle him to be an apt chair.  "What sets me apart from other chairs is that I am the only Homecoming Chair who has also served as the Homecoming treasurer. There has never been in Homecoming history a chair, who also served as a treasurer," said Cox.

"My financial background and leadership skills make for a full understanding of the homecoming program and a holistic Homecoming leader," said Cox. 

The anticipation is building and many are inquiring about the themes, events, and chairs of Homecoming 2010, so be on the lookout for hints and details about the upcoming festivities. In order to be eligible to apply for a staff position for Homecoming 2010, one must have at least a 2.5 G.P.A., be in good academic standing, a full-time student (12 credit hours), and lastly, produce a proposal.  Applications are available in the Office of Student Activities and are due Wednesday, April 7 at 2 p.m.

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