CAENS and ROTC programs welcome students with food and fun


TUSKEGEE, Ala. (August 23, 2013) — The Tuskegee University ROTC programs welcomed their students back to campus with a lunchtime barbecue. 

Student manning the grill during the ROTC barbecue.

Horse at the petting zoo.
Held behind the Gen. Daniel “Chappie” James Center for Aerospace Science and Health Education, the event featured favorites such as hamburgers freshly grilled by ROTC students. There were also several games such as football toss, tug-of-war, and inflatable jousting to help burn off the extra calories. Also, instructors and students from the university’s ROTC programs shared recruitment information about various branches of the Armed Forces. 

In the afternoon, new and transfer students and members of the Tuskegee University community took a break for some fun as well. For the second year, the College of Agriculture, Environment and Nutrition Sciences held its AgFair and Carnival to usher in the new fall semester. 

All new students invited

The event was held on the lawns of Campbell Hall, Henderson Hall and the Morrison-Mayberry building and featured games, hayrides, information tents, and a petting zoo. There were also carnival treats such as hotdogs, popcorn and cotton candy. This year, game and raffle prizes included a book scholarship that was given by a donor. 

Last year, the fair was only open to students in the college. This year, all new and transfer students were invited to attend and learn more about the college and its programs. Brandon Davis, a freshman from Fort Washington, Md., came to the event with his friend, Mario Morejon. Davis is an animal science major and the petting zoo with its chickens, goats and horses were a major draw for him. But, he said the overall experience was fun.

Morejon agreed. The sophomore mechanical engineering major was not a big winner during the egg balancing races, but he still enjoyed the fair. 

“Out of all the things I’ve been to so far, this is the best one,” said the transfer student from Miami, Fla. 

Egg race at the AgFair and Carnival.

Inflatable jousting pit at the barbecue.

© 2013 Tuskegee University

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