Thursday, September 13, 2012

[46] MTSU ag alumni, friends gather Sept. 1 at The Celebration

For release:  Aug. 27, 2012


News and Media Relations contact: Randy Weiler, 615-898-5616 or
School of Agribusiness and Agriscience contact: Dr. Warren Gill, 615-898-2404 or

MURFREESBORO — MTSU’s School of Agribusiness and Agriscience and the Ag Alumni Board of Directors extend an invitation for people to attend the third annual Ag Alumni and Friends Reception.


It will be held Saturday, Sept. 1, starting at 5 p.m. at the Tennessee Walking Horse National Celebration in Shelbyville, Tenn. Reservations are required by Thursday, Aug. 30. You can call Kym Stricklin at 615-898-2523 or email to RSVP and make arrangements to pay at the door.


The group gathers as part of The Celebration, which is considered the Super Bowl for the walking-horse industry. The reception will be in the Hall of Fame Room in Calsonic Arena, 1110 Evans St., in Shelbyville.


“This is going to be the best one yet,” School of Ag Director Warren Gill said. “The Celebration is one of the premier horse shows in the world and we are meeting on World Grand Championship night.”


“The show, itself, is going to be great,” Gill added. “The first Saturday night sets up the drama for the second Saturday night and that last big class.”


Gill said Lisa Moore, coordinator of the Shelbyville-based Middle Tennessee Education Center, will share about the program and the MTSU/Motlow State Community College partnership with the center.


More than 100 alumni and friends have attended in each of the first two years, Gill said.


The cost is $10 per person, and includes the reception and box-seat tickets to The Celebration, which starts at 7 p.m. A portion of the proceeds will go toward the alumni scholarship.



For news about the school, visit and click on “AG ALUMNI NEWSLETTER FALL 2012.”


The School of Agribusiness and Agriscience is one of 10 departments in the College of Basic and Applied Sciences.





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