101-year-old Burnece Walker Brunson will be TSU’s grand marshal in homecoming parade

(top row) Burnece Brunson and Damon Lee III (bottom row) Yvonne Y. Clark and Edward L. Graves

(top row) Burnece Brunson and Damon Lee III (bottom row) Yvonne Y. Clark and Edward L. Graves

This year’s celebration marks Tennessee State University’s 104th anniversary and like every year they will celebrate with a homecoming parade on Saturday, October 15, 2016 at 9A.M.

The university will also celebrate the contributions of several former students and numerous supporters, including Burnece Walker Brunson, a 101-year-old member of the Alumni Cheerleading squad, who will serve as co-grand marshal for the Homecoming parade.

“I’m really looking forward to (this year’s) homecoming,” Brunson said in a recent interview.

She will be joined as grand marshal by Damon Lee III, who along with his sister Kimberly Lee-Lamb, earlier this year contributed $250,000 to the university on behalf of their late parents Damon and Rachel Lee, who attended TSU 80 years ago.

Yvonne Y. Clark (affectionately referred to as “TSU Lady Engineer”), who served the university for 55 years as instructor and associate professor of mechanical engineering; and Edward L. Graves, retired professor and bandleader for 35 years, will serve as honorees for the Homecoming.

The homecoming parade to the campus will start at 14th & Jefferson Street and end at 33rd & John Merritt Blvd.

Greek Letter Organizations Serenades and other Activities will take place at Welton Plaza (Greek Row) immediately after. The Showcase of Bands will take place at noon at theWilliam Jasper Hale Stadium. The cost is $5 per person.