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.
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
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
"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
Saturday night, the TSU Tigers are
taking on Arkansas-Pine Bluff.
For a full list of TSU Homecoming
Events visit their webpage.