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TSU Celebrates Centennial Homecoming

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NASHVILLE, Tenn.– Downtown Nashville turned into a sea of TSU fans as Tiger Fever hit LP Field Saturday evening. Thousands of current students and alumni are celebrating Tennessee State University's 100th Homecoming celebration this weekend.

Ivanetta Davis, 100-year-old alumna of Tennessee State University was the grand marshal of the homecoming parade Saturday morning.

"I am honored to be asked to serve as the homecoming parade grand marshal," Davis said. "Tennessee State University is my school, and I love to serve in any way I can."

Davis entered Tennessee State University, then Tennessee A&I, in 1936 as an elementary education major. While attending the University, she met and fell in love with the then head football coach, Walter S. Davis, who would later become the second president of the University. The two later got married and had a son, Ivan, who currently works at TSU in the Health Department.

Named A Centennial Homecoming, this year's celebration will include many of the traditional events, but will also feature new activities geared toward celebrating the 100-year anniversary.

"I think for the community and the state, this is a real milestone for Nashville's only public university," said Portia Shields, TSU President. "It's our opportunity to celebrate the past, but also look forward to the future as we move the university into a new era."

Saturday night, the TSU Tigers are taking on Arkansas-Pine Bluff.

For a full list of TSU Homecoming Events visit their webpage

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