Saturday, January 29, 2022 is the date for the annual Homecoming & Alumni Appreciation Day. The Pirates are hosting a double-header against North Platte Community College and Ellsworth Community College. Many activities and events are scheduled and ALL alumni members are invited to attend.
Fans in the Ketcham Community Center and those viewing from home through www.piratesdigitalmedia.com helped NCMC celebrate Homecoming and Alumni Appreciation Day Saturday, February 27th.
Pirate Crew rally towels were made available by Phyllis Jackson and additional give-a-ways were provided by the NCMC Alumni Association and the NCMC Marketing Department. NCMC Student Senate President Jacquelyn Perez of Milan, MO welcomed fans and Dance Wave member Sarahbeth Michael of Gallatin, MO sang the National Anthem.
Lady Pirates and Pirates competed against the Metropolitan Community College Wolves, a Region XVI rival. The Lady Pirates won 101-49, bringing their record to 9-3 overall. Men’s basketball also won, 94-88, which pushed their season record to 7-5.
During halftime of the Lady Pirates game, the NCMC Dance Wave, coached by Carli Beebe, performed their “Hip Hop Remix” routine and video messages from former NCMC basketball alumni were played congratulating the teams on their seasons.
Between games, the Rondon Family of Santa Domingo, Dominican Republic, nominated by son and NCMC Baseball Pirate Yasser Rondon, was honored as NCMC Family of the Year. Family members Nolberto, Maria Marte, Nairobi, Nolberto Jr, Yasser, and Mabel were recognized for their support and dedication to North Central Missouri College. A video message was played from the family thanking NCMC for the honor. The additional five NCMC sports teams and current Student Senate Officers were recognized prior to tip-off of the men’s game. Schedules for Pirate Athletics spring seasons can be found at www.ncmcpirates.com.
Coronation took place during half-time of the Pirates game and Nick Rhodes of Brookfield, MO was crowned the 2021 Homecoming King and Lily Osborn of Stanberry, MO was crowned the 2021 Homecoming Queen. NCMC Distinguished Alum Sam Smith of Trenton, MO escorted the 2020 Homecoming Queen Katie Adkison of Hamilton, MO who assisted during the festivities. Other candidates included; Calvin Basham, Cowgill, MO; Sebastian Perry, St. Joseph, MO; Wilmy Germinis, Willemstad, Curacao; Jacquelyn Perez, Milan, MO; Madison Eller, Chillicothe, MO; Trinity Cox, Spickard, MO.
Final announcements were Spirit Week winners sponsored by the NCMC Student Senate.
Pirate Pride Winner – Cross Coffee Shop, prize provided by the NCMC Alumni Association.
SHOW ME Monday winner – Annette Pool
Character Tuesday winner – Kimberly Meeker; prizes provided by the NCMC Student Senate.
Jersey Day Wednesday winner – Jillian Stiens
Dress for Success Thursday winner – Dre Moorehead, prizes provided by SMSTAA and Business Club.
PIRATE FOR LIFE Friday winner – Grace Massman; prize provided by NCMC Alumni Association.
“The NCMC Student Senate makes this event possible every year. They are excited to show their Pirate Pride and honor NCMC students, faculty, staff, alumni and family that make NCMC such a special place to be,” commented NCMC Director of Development Alicia Endicott. “The Alumni Association is thrilled to be a part of this annual event and we appreciate all of our alumni and friends who are a ‘Pirate for Life’, the theme of Homecoming and Alumni Appreciation Day.” A post-game meal was served for NCMC Students made possible by Smithfield Hog Production Missouri and the NCMC Alumni Association.