On Monday, November 9, 2015, the School of AREAS (Agriculture, Research, Extension, and Applied Sciences) of Alcorn State University hosted a Fall Harvest Festival in the E.E. Simmons Gymnasium from 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm.
The festival turned out to be another successful event as the gymnasium was filled with students, faculty, and staff. There were tables set up from each educational department. It was a night full of games, dancing, and BBQ. Also, there was a pumpkin carving contest for anyone that wanted to participate. Members of ABEC (Agriculture Business Economic Club), Manners, and the Animal Science Club competed at various games which included a 3 point shoot-out and a bean bag toss. The students enjoyed interacting with their professors in a setting outside of the classrooms. This year’s festival had an 80s theme so the students and professors were dressed to impress in their 80s attire.
Professors from the School of AREAS planned this event to show appreciation to their students for their hard work throughout the semester and dedication to their various departments. Cori Pittman, a senior from Tylertown, Mississippi, is the Vice President of the ABEC. He played a major role in assisting the professors with planning this event, along with other students. Pittman stated, “I hope the School of AREAS will host this event every year, it gives my classmates and I time to bond outside of the classroom.”