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Homecoming 2017

Students hosted events for Spirit Week, and alumni returned to Ohio Northern University during Homecoming 2017. “Bringing Memories Out of the Shadows” was the theme for ONU’s Homecoming, an annual festive event that gives former students the opportunity to return to campus and connect with their alma mater. In that spirit, the series of events captured the essence of Ohio Northern and revived college memories.

Kevin Thayer, a 2014 graduate from Troy, Ohio; his wife, Katie Thayer; and their 10-month-old child Sam Thayer wait for the parade in front of Lehr Memorial.

From left, freshman Sean Moser and junior Mitchell Frisby compete. The Student Planning Committee hosted “SPC Gladiators” as part of the ONU Homecoming Spirit Week.

Second-year pharmacy students Carrie Freed and Mike Swander dance in the Bear Cave at McIntosh Center. The Ohio Northern University Office of Residence Life hosted the dance as part of the ONU Homecoming Spirit Week.

Jana Ruffini, a 2016 graduate, plays a game outside James F. Dicke Hall. The Ohio Northern University Dicke College of Business Administration hosted BIZBASH for students and alumni.

Toby and President Emeritus Ken Baker talk with Kaitlyn Leach during the Homecoming weekend scholarship brunch at McIntosh Center.

Men from Theta Chi walk down Grand Street in Ada before the parade.

Alumni band members played with the Ohio Northern University Marching Band during the parade down Main Street.

From left, 1967 graduate Bill Laudick of Holland, Ohio, and 1966 graduate Jerry Stechschulte of Columbus Grove, Ohio, look at a poster of athletic photos.

Mara Haynes, 7, jumps on the Tundra. Haynes is the daughter of 2003 graduates Mike and Sarah (Wollf) Haynes of McCutchenville, Ohio.

Jason Trusnik talks to players before the game. The 2007 Ohio Northern University graduate played 10 years in the National Football League.

Freshman Ty Pegramm waits to run onto the field before the game.

From left, second-year pharmacy student Hallie Franklin, second-year pharmacy student Callie Caswell and sophomore Karlyn Kirchens watch the football game at Dial-Roberson Stadium.

Senior cheerleading captain Lizzy Low performs at Dial-Roberson Stadium.

Junior Katie Kurtz reacts as she is named Homecoming queen.

Sophomore trumpet player Amanda Ohler plays with the marching band at Dial-Roberson Stadium.

Junior Kyle Rowe works to stay cool between plays. Ohio Northern University defeated Otterbein 35-7 during Homecoming at Dial-Roberson Stadium.

From left, 1967 graduate Kay (Huston) Schaeffer of Vandalia, Ohio, and 1967 graduate Pam (Hunter) Dishman of LaPorte, Ind., look over a yearbook photo of Alpha Xi Delta members.

Ohio Northern University freshman Abigail Long, junior Hallie Heffernan and second-year pharmacy student Alexis Dayton rehearse at the Freed Center for the Performing Arts. Students were preparing for "Catapult and the ONU Dance Company” with visiting performers. Founded in 2009 by Adam Battlestein (choreographer, creative director and master teaching artist for Pilobolus Dance Theatre for 19 years), Catapult catapulted to fame during the eighth season of "America’s Got Talent," earning their way to the finals of the hit NBC-TV show. Alumni returned to Ohio Northern University during Homecoming 2017.