Homecoming Memories

Students huddled together in the rain during Homecoming 2006

Emily Wickham and Jessica Parrish each shared a great memory from their days as CFAES students.

Emily Wickham received her BS in Agricultural Communications in 2007.  She shares her favorite Homecoming memory.  

Emily Wickham shares her favorite homecoming memory.In 2006, my senior homecoming, I convinced the members of Saddle & Sirloin Club that we should build a float to enter into the homecoming parade. The theme that year was “Where’s Brutus?” so we decided to have him showing a heifer at the club’s annual Little International Showmanship Competition. For two evenings, the club worked in the South Stands of Ohio Stadium building Brutus and his heifer from wood, chicken wire and tissue paper pomps. Those who showed cattle in the club made sure the heifer was perfect and show ready and we had Brutus wear jeans and boots in addition to his scarlet and gray top. The night of the actual parade was a rainstorm, but the parade went on despite the rain and we received 3rd Place with our entry! Those three evenings are some of my favorite memories from my time at Ohio State – we worked together as a team and had a lot of great laughs.


Jessica Parrish, 2014 graduate

Jessica Parrish received her BS in Agricultural Communications with a minor in Agribusiness in 2014.  Her memory includes a surprise visit from Brutus.

My favorite Ohio State homecoming memory was being selected to serve on Homecoming Court. During a normal day at my internship, I was surprised by Brutus, the entire Homecoming Court and my most influential mentors as I was tapped onto court. I’ll always remember the overwhelming pride I felt for Ohio State during that moment. This university (and its people) are exceptional. I was (and am) so proud to be a Buckeye! 


If you are looking to make new Homecoming memories, join us for Fallfest and then go cheer on the Buckeyes on October 7th.  There are still tickets available!  And if you are an ACEL alum like Emily & Jessica, be sure to check out all the special activities that same weekend to celebrate ACEL's centennial year!