Homecoming 2019

Celebrating 137th Homecoming and Founders Anniversary Saturday,

February 3, 2019 to Sunday, February 10, 2019

Dear Alumni and Friends,

It is my honor to welcome you back to Lion Nation for our 2019 Homecoming Celebration. Our theme, "Defend the Den", is altogether fitting in the life of Paine College. Over the past few months, we have surpassed expectations, met every challenge placed before us and defended Paine College on all fronts. And, we could not have done this without you!

Let me be clear, Paine College is accredited by Transnational Association of Christian Colleges and Schools (TRACS. It is our desire to maintain membership in both accrediting bodies, TRACS and the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC). To learn more about our TRACS membership, visit www.tracs.org.

The week of festivities will offer something for everyone. Immediately following the Founders' Day Convocation, join us for the unveiling of the Ellis M. and Ann N. Johnson Performing Arts Studio. Make sure to purchase your tickets for the Masquerade Ball and the Sunday Jazz Brunch. Visit the Alumni House and be sure to meet our new Director of Alumni Relations, Ms. Sophia Morse '94.

If you are unable to join us for the festivities, I ask that you support the College by signing up to serve as a Mentor to our students or as a Volunteer. Paine College is fortunate to have loyal alumni such as you who are making a difference in our communities and in the lives of our students.

I look forward to seeing you during Homecoming weekend.







Jerry L. Hardee, Ed.D. |  President


Participation Forms


2019 Homecoming Parade Participants Letter

2019 Homecoming Tailgating Letter

2019 Homecoming Vendor Letter __________________________________________________________________________________________________________

Official Homecoming Host Hotel


Crowne Plaza Hotel & Resorts

1060 Center Street - North Augusta, SC 29841 (803) 349-8400

Paine College Rate: Standard Room - $119.00 per night plus tax

Directions: 8 mins from Paine College Campus. Take the 13th Street Bridge from Broad Street. Just over the bridge, take a left at the light and proceed on Center Street.


Schedule of Events


Sunday, February 03, 2019
Event Time Location Additional Information
Midnight Madness Breakfast | Student Event 10 pm – midnight Peters Campus Center  
Monday, February 04, 2019
Event Time Location Additional Information
Campus Organizations Fair | Student Event 12:30 pm – 1:30 pm Peters Campus Center  
The Gong Show | Student Event 7:00 PM Candler Memorial Library Conference Center  
Tuesday, February 05, 2019
Event Time Location Additional Information
Field Day | Student Event 3:00 pm – 6:00pm The Campus Quad  
Game Night (Spades and Uno Tournament) | Student Event 8:00 pm – Until Peters Campus Center  
Wednesday, February 06, 2019
Event Time Location Additional Information
LION Image Awards | Student Event 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm HEAL Complex  
LION Image Ball | Student Event 9:00 pm – 11:00 pm Candler Memorial Library Conference Center  
Thursday, February 07, 2019
Event Time Location Additional Information
The Founders' Pilgrimage to Gravesites 11:00 am Depart from Gilbert-Lambuth Memorial Chapel  
Friday, February 08, 2019
Event Time Location Additional Information
Founders' Day Convocation
Speaker: Dr. Larry E. Rivers
10:15 am -- Procession begins at Haygood Holsey Hall
10:30 am - Program
Gilbert Lambuth Memorial Chapel  
Unveiling of the Ellis M. and Ann N. Johnson Performing Arts Studio Immediately following Founders' Day Convocation The Odeum, Gilbert Lambuth Memorial Chapel  
Young Alumni Council Meeting 1:00 PM Alumni House  
Alumni Day Party 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm Studio Neighborhood Bar, 402 11th St., Augusta  
Paint Ball Game | Student Event 2:00 pm – 5:00 pm The Campus Quad  
Tailgating Set Up Friday --- 3:00 pm
Set Up Saturday – 9:00 am
Set up on Laney-Walker Boulevard Cost: Friday ($50) Saturday ($60) – Both Days ($90)
Complete Application – Tables and Chairs will not be provided
Contact: Mr. Joseph Dingle at 706-821-8282 or via email at jdingle@paine.edu
Pep Rally | Student Event 8:00 pm – 9:00 pm TBA  
The 16th Annual President's Scholarship Gala and Masked Ball Doors Open: 6:00 pm – Program: 7:00 pm Crowne Plaza Hotel & Resorts in North Augusta Featuring American Rapper, Singer, Songwriter, Kurtis Blow
Appearing: Lady and the Gents
Tickets: $125.00 – Tables: $1,000 (Seats 8)
Friday Night Live
The After Party (Must be 25 or older)
10:00 pm Until HEAL Complex Tickets: $20
Contact: Alumni Relations – Smorse@paine.edu – 706.869-2985
Saturday, February 09, 2019
Recruitment Training – "How To Recruit Students For Paine" Recruiting 9:30 am Gandy Richardson Auditorium – Haygood Holsey Hall – 2Nd Floor  
Homecoming Parade Homecoming Parade Line up – 9:00 am
Parade: 11:00 am
Richmond Academy High School  
PCNAA Meeting 12 Noon The Odeum, Gilbert-Lambuth Memorial Chapel Contact: Johnny Nimes – Jnimes@comcast.net
Homecoming Basketball Games
Paine College vs Fort Valley State University
Lady Lions Game @ 2:00 pm
Lions Game @ 4:00 pm
HEAL Complex General Admission: $10
VIP Admission: $20 (Access to Sports Suite)
Greek Step Show and Alumni Stroll Off 7:00 PM HEAL Complex Tickets: $20 General Admission
$10 Paine College Alumni (Limit 2 tickets)
$5 Children 12 and under
$5 Non-Paine College Students with Identification (Limit 2 tickets)
Free-Paine College Students with valid ID
Everyone will need a ticket to enter
Contact: Joe Dingle (Step Show)- Jdingle@paine.edu
Contact: Sophia Morse (Alumni Stroll Off) – Smorse@paine.edu
The Official Alumni Homecoming Party 9:00 pm Until Private Eye Club, 2507 Thomas Lane, Augusta Tickets: $25
Contact: Jnimes@comcast.net
Sunday, February 10, 2019
Event Time Location Additional Information
Choir Fest 4:00 PM Gilbert Lambuth Memorial Chapel Free and Open to the Public




Vendor form


To register to become a vendor, please fill a vendor form.




Call the Office of Institutional Advancement at (706) 821-8233, 821-8323 or email Hcarter@paine.edu.

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