For Montclair State University and the Greek Community, this week is one of celebration and reminiscing on great memories with sisters and brothers from the past and present. Homecoming has begun and, with a Blast to the Past with Rocky the Red Hawk, Greeks are ready and willing to represent their community through their run for Homecoming Royalty.
Daniella Marie Ribeiro, the campus events’ coordinator who has been working on the planning of Homecoming events, said, “I think it’s awesome to have Greeks contribute and seeing them involved in campus events other than just Greek events. I think it shows that you can be a Greek and involved in other things on campus as well.”
This homecoming, there is a small number of individuals running for Homecoming Royalty, but the Greek community has a strong turnout, making up 10 of the 12 candidates. Ribeiro said, in relation to Greek Royals Candidates, that “there are more Greeks running for Royalty this semester than the past. Normally there are more organizations running, but I think that most candidates this semester are Greek Life as well as one individual from Players and one from RecBoard.”
Montclair State University just began the new title of “Homecoming Royals” last semester to make the competition gender-inclusive. The Greek community is proud to say that this new title is currently held by two Greeks from last years’ Homecoming, Nick Vessichelli of Theta Xi Fraternity and Victoria Pignataro of Sigma Delta Tau Sorority.
This coming Saturday is the Homecoming Showcase at 12 p.m. at the Amphitheater on campus, weather permitting. If it rains, the show will be located in Memorial Auditorium. Royals will be announced immediately following the Montclair State University football game that starts promptly at 3 p.m.
The Greek community is hoping for a real ‘Blast to the Past’ with another win for the Greek Community this year!