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UNI Homecoming Parade Grand Marshalls

Introduction

This page presents a list of UNI Homecoming parade Grand Marshalls. Exactly when this practice began, at least informally, is unclear. The first official Grand Marshall may have been selected in 1962. Grand Marshalls have tended to be respected faculty, alumni, and others whom the university wished to honor because of their distinguished service or contributions.

Those interested in other information about Homecoming may wish to consult the following pages:

Homecoming Parade Grand Marshalls

1962

Governor Norman Erbe

 

1963

?

 

1964

President J. W. Maucker, Dean William Lang, and Professor Daryl Pendergraft

 

1965

Former Coach Art Dickinson

 

1966

Governor Robert Fulton

 

1967

Dean Martin Nelson

 

1968

Professor James Hearst

 

1969

Alumni Donald Adams and Tom Pettit

 

1970

Alumnus Walter E. Brown

 

1971

Former President J. W. Maucker

 

1972

Professor Daryl Pendergraft

 

1973

Regent Mary Louise Petersen

 

1974

Professor Daryl Pendergraft and Mayor Jon Crews

 

1975

Former Broadcast Services Director Herb Hake

 

1976

Alumnus T. Wayne Davis

 

1977

Professor James Hearst

 

1978

Professors William Lang and Donald Howard

 

1979

Professor Myron Russell

 

1980

Former Coach Oliver "Hon" Nordly

 

1981

Irene Eaton (Ma Commons)

 

1982

Alumna Muriel Dirks Lounsberry

 

1983

Alumnus Glenn Boysen

 

1984

Alumnus Gary Kelley

 

1985

Des Moines Register columnist Chuck Offenburger

 

1986

Alumni Gary, Jean, and Roy Johnson

 

1987

Alumna Lynne Brady

 

1988

Alumnus Norbert Noecker

 

1989

None; Walter and Gwen McCague Brown were scheduled but were unable to attend Homecoming

1990

Alumni Walter and Gwen McCague Brown

 

1991

Alumnus T. Wayne Davis

 

1992

Alumnus Robert Beach

 

1993

LeRoy Redfern

 

1994

Professor Willis Wagner

 

1995

Edward and Cathy Gallagher

 

1996

Alumnus R. Gordon Hoxie

 

1997

Alumnus Glenn Boysen

 

1998

John "Jersey" Jermier

 

1999

LeRoy and Nancy Redfern

 

2000

Alumna Donna and Eldred Harman

 

2001

President Robert Koob and former Presidents J. W. Maucker, John Kamerick, and Constatine Curris

 

2002

John "Jersey" Jermier

 

2003

Professors Charles and Marleta Matheson

 

2004

Alumnus Mark Steines

 

2005

Alumni Joey and Heather Woody

2006

President Benjamin Allen

 

2007

Alumnus Carl Boyd

 

2008

No parade due to road construction


Compiled by Gerald L. Peterson, University Archivist, with research by Shanna Taylor and other student assistants, and scanning by Library Assistant Gail Briddle
Special Collections and University Archives
September 2005


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