May 3, 1999

Homecoming Committee gets new allocation

by Josh Renaud
staff assistant

Hoping to build on the success of Homecoming this year, the Student Government Association's executive committee has allocated $15,000 for next year's Homecoming Committee.

It was the executive committee's decision, said SGA President Jim Avery.

Funding has been set aside for next year's Homecoming Committee by the Student Activities Budget Committee.

Hoping to build on the success of Homecoming this year, the Student Government Association's executive committee came up with the idea of moving the money into a new account, Avery said.

"This year's [Student Activities Budget Committee] reallocated the monies that SGA spent on Homecoming to the Student Activities Programming account, a budget in the Office of Student Activities," said Rick Blanton, manager of Student Activities.

Avery said the executive committee felt that funding the Homecoming Committee through Student Activities would give planners next year more time and more freedom to do their work.

"Now they have money in their account, so when they get together this summer, they'll already have it," Avery said. "This will make it easier for them, [and since] they can get more accomplished faster, it will expedite Homecoming activities."

This year, the SGA and the University Program Board spent approximately $15,000 on Homecoming, said Michael Rankins, SGA vice-president. The same amount has been allocated for next year, he said, but more would be available if the Homecoming Committee needed it.

Ryan Metcalf, chair of the Homecoming Committee this year, said he thought this was a good idea.

"We have every intention of building on the success of this year and making next year even more exciting," Metcalf said. "It does eat up a lot of money, but it's worth it."

This article was reprinted with permission from The Current.


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