2009 COHS Homecoming Committee


September 10, 2009



Members present:

ü  Patti Calk – Chair – Department Occupational Therapy

ü  Debbie Wisenor – Department Clinical Laboratory Science

ü  Kim Whorton – Department of Dental Hygiene   

ü  Tammy Soileau– Department of Speech-Language Pathology  

ü  Paula Griswold –Department Health Studies

ü  Cathy Campbell – School of Nursing

Members unable to attend:

¨  Jaclyn Peters – Department Radiological Technology (We missed you)



1.  Site

COHS has the Special Events site reserved.  Will investigate putting each department’s “Browse” Display Boards in the Mobile Health Unit for Homecoming. Spoke with Judy. We don’t think that there will be room for this.

Need to find out who will be responsible for driving the RV to the spot and returning it after Tailgating?


2. Food/Drinks

Debbie Joyner took care of food: We have someone who will bring a grill and do the cooking and supply the meat and have all the cooking supplies necessary.  He will be by himself, because most of our people will be showing cows that weekend.  His name is Robert Cobb, his wife Diane Cobb use to work in the speech and hearing clinic.  He said he would do it, He’ll call me to iron out the details. 

Steve (Kim Whorton’s husband) can help cook. Any other volunteers are welcome

Plan for food for 100 people.


Each department will be responsible for bringing items (either through student participation or student organization groups).

1-      Drinks (canned drinks and bottled water), ice chests, ice – recommend that Nursing department group brings these due to large student population

2-      Paper-goods: bowls, spoons, napkins, and ULM gold tablecloths – Rad. Tech. Dept

3-      Buns – OT Dept

4-      Chips and dip– CLS Dept

5-      Cookies/Brownies – SLP

6-      Mums for tent – HS

7-      Mayo, mustard, ketchup – DH


ALL items need to be delivered by 10:30 for set-up




3.  Tent

The 20 x 30 tent was decided ordered and will be delivered around 9:00am on Friday and they will pick it up Monday morning. 

I will be there to assist the rental company setting-up on Friday, Oct. 2nd. If anyone else wants to come for input, I will welcome you.


4.  Tables and chairs

I spoke with Helen Johnson in Physical Plant about setting up tables (3). They do not have any chairs available. Tammy Soileau thinks that she can get ~30 chairs from her church and possibly a couple of tables


5.  Banner

Will ask Dr. Oliver about the COHS banner.  Each Department can hang their department banners around the tent. Also the student organizations can bring their letters and put them up.


6.  Student Involvement

Students from the COHS programs and/or student organizations will work in 30-minute shifts. The first group will start at 10:30 for setting up and the last group at 1:30 for cleaning up. Each of the other slots will consist of serving and cleaning area as you go.  Sign-up times and duties as follows:




Clinical Laboratory Science

Chips and Dip

10:30 am (setup)

Radiologic Technology

Paper-goods: bowls, spoons, napkins, and ULM gold tablecloths

1:30 pm
(clean up)

Occupational Therapy


11:00 am

Speech-Language Pathology

Cookies & brownies

11:30 am

Dental Hygiene

Mayo, mustard, Ketchup



Drinks (canned drinks and bottled water), ice chests, and ice


Health Studies




7.  Advertising

Flyer is attached. Please put on Moodle and post in your areas


8.  Hours of tailgating

Game is at 2:30. Tailgating from 11:00 to 1:30.


9.  Set-up

The committee will be responsible for set-up beginning at 10:30 pm along with the 10:30 sign-up group.


10.  Clean-up

The 1:30 sign-up group will be responsible for clean up.


11.  T-shirts

Jaclyn has set up a “Cow Tagging” account so that each department can order their own T-shirts and sizes and they will be delivered to Jaclyn for distribution. (unless she has the baby by that time).T-shirts are $12. All orders must be in by September 14th midnight. Decide how you will collect for and pay for t-shirts in your department. In OT, I am going to collect cash and put order on my credit card.


12.  Fan / Extension Cords

 Will determine needs closer to the date



The next meeting will be  Wednesday Sept 23rd @ 8:30 am in Caldwell Hall in the OT office?






Submitted by: Patti Calk