Two alumni and two women in law enforcement have been selected as Grand Marshals for Fayetteville State University’s (FSU) 2017 Homecoming Parade. The parade will be held October 21, 2017 at 10 a.m., and will start on Hillsboro Street, turn on Moore Street, and head to Murchison Road toward the old V-Point Grocery. It will then make a right turn and make its way down Murchison Road to the FSU campus. Following the parade will be the annual homecoming football game against St. Augustine’s University at 2 p.m.
Serving as Grand Marshals will be Senora Diggs Davis, who resides in Poughkeepsie, N.Y., and a member of the Class of 1964, and Dr. Clarence Lloyd, a Greensboro, N.C., resident and a member of the Class of 1965. Joining them as FSU pays tribute to women in law enforcement will be new Fayetteville Police Chief Gina Hawkins, and Sgt. Renae Lockhart of the Raleigh Police Department.
“We have some outstanding individuals serving as leaders of our homecoming parade this year,” said FSU Chancellor James Anderson. “This is our Sesquicentennial year and we wanted to make certain we identified individuals whose contributions and work are symbolic of such an important time in the institution’s history. Mrs. Davis and Dr. Lloyd are two of our most respected alumni and they are two of our most generous donors. Both love FSU and demonstrate that love through both their financial commitments and through their support of other university endeavors. Chief Hawkins and Sgt. Lockhart are two examples of the quality law enforcement officers we have in North Carolina, and they are true role models for other women. I am pleased and honored that each of them accepted our invitation to join us for homecoming.”
FSU is a constituent institution of The University of North Carolina and the second-oldest public institution of higher education in the state. FSU offers nearly 60 degrees at the bachelor’s, master’s, and doctoral levels. With more than 6,300 students, Fayetteville State University is among the most diverse institutions in the nation.
For more information about the parade or to participate, call (910) 672-1474 or go to http://www.uncfsu.edu/ia/marketing/homecoming.